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Grant Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)

Grant Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Grant Avenue & Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Borough Brooklyn
Locale City Line
Coordinates
Division B (IND)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services       A all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport MTA Bus: Airport transportation Q7, Q8
Structure Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened April 29, 1956 (1956-04-29)
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 2,041,848[1] 4.3%
Rank 238 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Euclid Avenue: A all times
Next south 80th Street: A all times

Grant Avenue is a station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Grant Avenue just north of Pitkin Avenue in City Line, Brooklyn,[2][3] it is served by the A train at all times. The station is the line's southernmost stop (by railroad direction) in Brooklyn.[3]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Station layout 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

This station opened on April 29, 1956, when the IND Fulton Street Line was connected to the Fulton Street Elevated east to Lefferts Boulevard. One month later, it facilitated an extension of the line to the Rockaways.[2][4][5] The station also replaced the former Grant Avenue station on the Fulton El.[2]

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Station House Fare control, station agent
B1
Platform level
Northbound toward Inwood – 207th Street (Euclid Avenue)
(late night shuttle) toward Euclid Avenue (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound toward Far Rockaway or Lefferts Boulevard all except nights, or Rockaway Park PM rush hours (80th Street)
(late night shuttle) toward Lefferts Boulevard (80th Street)
B2
Lower level tracks
Yard track No passenger service
Yard track No passenger service

This station has two tracks and one island platform. The column and wall tiles are textured Nile Green, with "GRANT" in dark green letters going down vertically on columns and horizontally along the wall underneath the tile band; the tile band is set in a soldier course of dark Bottle Green bordered by the same Nile Green as the rest of the wall, albeit minus the textured surface.[2]

The station's only entrance is a 1950s-style brick station-house at street level. Inside, there is a token booth, turnstile bank, fluorescent lights, newsstand, and three staircases to the platform.[2] The entrance is located next to a NYCDOT park and ride facility, signed as "Municipal Parking: Grant Avenue," that encompasses both sides of Grant Avenue. Additional parking was formerly present on then-NYCT property across North Conduit Avenue, which has since been developed.[6]

Railroad south (geographically east) of the station, the line gains a center track from Pitkin Yard, leaves the subway and ramps up to elevated tracks.[2] At the tunnel portal, another track from Pitkin Yard merges with the southbound local track. The line continues as three tracks, towards 80th Street station on Liberty Avenue. The two yard tracks are located under the station.

References

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "First Leg of Rockaways Transit Opened at Cost of $10,154,702".  
  3. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Map: Woodhaven" (PDF).  
  4. ^ Freeman, Ira Henry (June 28, 1956). "Rockaway Trains to Operate Today".  
  5. ^ "New Subway Unit Ready: Far Rockaway IND Terminal Will Be Opened Today".  
  6. ^ "35 IDLE CITY AREAS TO BE PARKING LOTS:".  

External links

  • nycsubway.org—IND Fulton: Grant Avenue
  • Station Reporter — A Lefferts
  • Station Reporter — A Rockaway
  • The Subway Nut — Grant Avenue Pictures
  • Grant Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
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