Pennsylvania Avenue (IRT New Lots Line)

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Pennsylvania Avenue
"3" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Southern stair
Station statistics
Address Pennsylvania Avenue & Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Borough Brooklyn
Locale East New York
Coordinates 40°39′53″N 73°53′39″W / 40.664722°N 73.894129°W / 40.664722; -73.894129Coordinates: 40°39′53″N 73°53′39″W / 40.664722°N 73.894129°W / 40.664722; -73.894129
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT New Lots Line
Services       2 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
      3 weekdays only (weekdays only)
      4 weekends, late nights, and special rush hour trips (weekends, late nights, and special rush hour trips)
      5 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B20, B83
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 24, 1920; 96 years ago (December 24, 1920)
  • Whole station: April 11, 2016; 15 months ago (April 11, 2016) to September 19, 2016; 10 months ago (September 19, 2016)
  • Mezzanine: October 27, 2016; 8 months ago (October 27, 2016) to March 3, 2017; 4 months ago (March 3, 2017)
Station code 350[1]
Passengers (2016) 753,493[2]Decrease 64.3%
Rank 387 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Junius Street: 2 special rush hour trips 3 weekdays only 4 weekends, late nights, and special rush hour trips 5 special rush hour trips
Next south Van Siclen Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 weekdays only 4 weekends, late nights, and special rush hour trips 5 special rush hour trips

Pennsylvania Avenue is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Livonia Avenues in East New York, Brooklyn, it is served by the 3 train at all times except late nights and weekends, when the 4 train takes over service.[3] Limited 2, 4 and 5 trains also serve this station during rush hours.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Junius St
to Van Siclen Av
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "3" train weekdays toward Harlem–148th Street ("4" train toward Woodlawn late nights, weekends, and rush hours) (Junius Street)[4]
Center trackway No track or roadbed
Southbound "3" train weekdays ("4" train late nights, weekends, and rush hours) toward New Lots Avenue (Van Siclen Avenue)[5]
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

This elevated station, opened on December 24, 1920, has two side platforms and two tracks with space for a center track that was never installed. Both platforms have beige windscreens and brown canopies with green support frames and columns that run along the entire length except for a small section at the extreme west (railroad north) end. Here, there are only waist-high black steel fences. The station name plates are in the standard black with white lettering. The platforms are slightly longer than the standard IRT train length of 510 feet.

From April 11, 2016 until September 19, 2016, Saratoga Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue were closed for renovation.[6] A truck accident on October 27, 2016 damaged the mezzanine of the Pennsylvania Avenue station, so it was closed again for repairs until March 3, 2017. The platforms and tracks were undamaged in the accident.[7]


The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. Inside fare control, there is a turnstile bank, waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions, and a single staircase to each platform at their extreme east (railroad south) ends. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down to the northeast and southwest corners of Pennsylvania and Livonia Avenues.[8] The landing on the south side of the station house has an exit-only turnstile to allow passengers on New Lots Avenue-bound trains to exit the station without having to go through the station house. The exterior of the station house, including the staircase canopies, doors, and fences were painted red in July 2009.


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Clark St Tunnel Reconstruction Weekend Service Changes". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 8, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ Occasional PM rush hour 2 trains to Wakefield–241st Street, one AM rush hour 4 train to Woodlawn, and one AM rush hour 5 trains to both East 180th Street and Dyre Avenue also serve the station during rush hours.
  5. ^ Occasional AM rush hour 2 and PM rush hour 4 trains also serve this station.
  6. ^ The Stations Were Closed for Renewal Work Since April, MTA, September 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "Pennsylvania Av 3 Line Station Re-opens". MTA. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  8. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: East New York" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 

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