Van Siclen Avenue (BMT Jamaica Line)

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Van Siclen Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Van Siclen J BMT platform jeh.JPG
Station statistics
Address Van Siclen Avenue & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Borough Brooklyn
Locale East New York, Cypress Hills
Coordinates 40°40′41″N 73°53′30″W / 40.678002°N 73.891726°W / 40.678002; -73.891726Coordinates: 40°40′41″N 73°53′30″W / 40.678002°N 73.891726°W / 40.678002; -73.891726
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Jamaica Line
Services       J all except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
      Z rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Q24
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 3, 1885; 131 years ago (December 3, 1885)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 966,461[2]Increase 2.4%
Rank 369 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Cleveland Street: J all except rush hours, peak direction
(Z rush hours, peak direction skips to Norwood Avenue)
Next south Alabama Avenue: J all times Z rush hours, peak direction

Van Siclen Avenue is a skip-stop station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Fulton Street and Van Siclen Avenue in Brooklyn,[3] it is served by the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction, and by the J train other times.[4]

History[edit]

Track layout
to Cleveland St
to Alabama Av

The station opened on December 3, 1885 as part of a one extension of the Lexington Avenue Line from Alabama Avenue.[1][5][6] This station was the eastern terminus of the line until May 30, 1893 when it was extended to Cypress Hills.[7] This station was closed from March 25, 2006 to August 6, 2006 in order to be rehabilitated. As part of the rehabilitation project, the stairs were rehabilitated, the floors were renewed, major structural repairs were made, new canopies were installed, the area around the station booth was reconfigured, the platform edge strips were replaced, walls were replaced, and a high-quality public address system was installed.[8]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Broad Street off-peak hours (Alabama Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg toward Broad Street AM rush hours (Alabama Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer off-peak hours (Cleveland Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer PM rush hours (Norwood Avenue)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
From the street, facing north.

This elevated station has two tracks and one island platform.[9] The canopy is short and has a squared off, flat roof-line.

The artwork here, THE VIEW FROM HERE by Barbara Ellmann, was installed in 2007. This artwork is supposed to be evocative of structures in the surrounding area.[10][11][12]

Exit[edit]

The station's only entrance and exit is a center mezzanine under the tracks with wooden floors and walls. This mezzanine is to the geographic south of the northbound track. Outside of fare control, a single stair goes to the southwest corner of Fulton Street and Van Siclen Avenue.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Finished At Last The Elevated Complete from the River to Schenck Avenue". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 3, 1885. p. 4. Retrieved October 2, 2016 – via Brooklyn Newspapers. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Neighborhood Map East New York Cypress Hills Woodhaven New Lots" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "J/Z Subway Timetable, Effective November 7, 2016" (PDF). New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ "BROOKLYN ELEVATED ROADS.". The New York Times. 1885-12-04. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  6. ^ "Five Hundred Passengers". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 4, 1995. p. 6. Retrieved October 2, 2016 – via Brooklyn Newspapers. 
  7. ^ "Trains Running This Morning The Elevated Road to Cypress Hills Still in Operation". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. May 30, 1893. p. 10. Retrieved October 2, 2016 – via Brooklyn Newspapers. 
  8. ^ "Van Siclen Av station closed for rehabilitation 12:01 AM Sat, Mar 25 to midnight Sun, Aug 6, 2006" (PDF). mta.info. New York City Transit. 2006. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ Marrero, Robert (2017-01-01). "472 Stations, 850 Miles" (PDF). B24 Blog, via Dropbox. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  10. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: The View From Here (Barbara Ellmann)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  11. ^ "public works". 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  12. ^ "MTA - Arts & Design | NYCT Permanent Art". web.mta.info. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  13. ^ "Neighborhood Map East New York Cypress Hills Woodhaven New Lots" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 

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