Van Siclen Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)

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Van Siclen Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Van Siclen Avenue.jpg
Station entrance
Station statistics
Address Van Siclen Avenue & Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Borough Brooklyn
Locale East New York
Coordinates 40°40′22″N 73°53′25″W / 40.672697°N 73.890266°W / 40.672697; -73.890266Coordinates: 40°40′22″N 73°53′25″W / 40.672697°N 73.890266°W / 40.672697; -73.890266
Division B (IND)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services       A late nights (late nights)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened November 28, 1948; 68 years ago (November 28, 1948)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Passengers (2015) 1,019,100[2]Increase 5.3%
Rank 364 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Liberty Avenue: A late nights C all except late nights
Next south Shepherd Avenue: A late nights C all except late nights

Van Siclen Avenue is a local station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Van Siclen and Pitkin Avenues in Brooklyn, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Liberty Av
to Shepherd Av
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg toward 168th Street (NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward 207th Street late nights) (Liberty Avenue)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg does not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg does not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg toward Euclid Avenue (NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward Far Rockaway late nights) (Shepherd Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This underground station has two side platforms and four tracks. The two center express tracks do not have any platforms. There are no ads in the station.

This station was an unfinished shell during World War II that couldn't be finished because of material shortages from the war effort. This meant the station got a sightly different tile job and design for the mezzanine compared to the rest of the local stations along the line. This station opened on November 28, 1948, along with the rest of the Fulton Street Line from East New York to Euclid Avenue.[3]

Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, will undergo a complete overhaul and would be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved signage, and improved station lighting.[4][5]


There is a crossover and a single double wide stairway from each platform to the mezzanine. Outside of fare control, exits lead to all four corners of Pitkin Avenue and Hendrix Street. There are no exits to Van Siclen Avenue itself.[6]


  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ Fulton Subway Stations Open After All-Night 'Dry Runs'
  4. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  5. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). Government of the State of New York. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  6. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: East New York" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 

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