Van Siclen Avenue (BMT Jamaica Line)

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Van Siclen Avenue
"J" train"Z" train
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; 132 years ago (December 3, 1885)[1]
Station code 090[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 983,370[3]Increase 1.7%
Rank 364 out of 422
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 timesZ 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,[4] it is served by the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction, and by the J train other times.[5]

History[edit]

Track layout

The station opened on December 3, 1885 as part of a one station extension of the Lexington Avenue Line from Alabama Avenue.[1][6][7] This station was the eastern terminus of the line until May 30, 1893 when it was extended to Cypress Hills.[8] 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.[9]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Southbound "J" train toward Broad Street off-peak hours (Alabama Avenue)
"Z" train toward Broad Street AM rush hours (Alabama Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound "J" train toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer off-peak hours (Cleveland Street)
"Z" train 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.[10] 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.[11][12][13]

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.[14]

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. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Neighborhood Map East New York Cypress Hills Woodhaven New Lots" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "J/Z Subway Timetable, Effective June 25, 2017" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ "BROOKLYN ELEVATED ROADS". The New York Times. 1885-12-04. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  7. ^ "Five Hundred Passengers". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 4, 1995. p. 6. Retrieved October 2, 2016 – via Brooklyn Newspapers. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books. 
  11. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: The View From Here (Barbara Ellmann)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  12. ^ "public works". 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  13. ^ "MTA - Arts & Design | NYCT Permanent Art". web.mta.info. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  14. ^ "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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