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Liberty Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)

Liberty Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Liberty Avenue & Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Borough Brooklyn
Locale East New York
Coordinates
Division B (IND)
Line IND Fulton Street Line
Services       A late nights (late nights)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B20, B83
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened November 28, 1948 (1948-11-28)
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 807,678[1] 0.3%
Rank 382 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Broadway Junction: A late nights C all except late nights
Next south Van Siclen Avenue: A late nights C all except late nights

Liberty Avenue is a local station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service.

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local toward 168th Street ( toward 207th Street late nights) (Broadway Junction)
Northbound express does not stop here
Southbound express does not stop here →
Southbound local toward Euclid Avenue ( toward Far Rockaway late nights) (Van Siclen Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
One of the street-level entrances

This underground station has two side platforms and four tracks. The two center express tracks do not have any platforms. The exit is in the center with two stairways to a crossover to Liberty and Pennsylvania Avenues. Old signs indicate “To Manhattan” and “To Richmond Hill and Ozone Park” and “Public Telephone” (phone booths were originally installed in the station[2] but have since been removed). At platform level there was a wide area under the stairways now used for storage.

Constructed beginning in 1938, this station was an unfinished shell during World War II that couldn't be completed due to 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 east of East New York to Euclid Avenue.[3][4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Last Word in Subways and Cars for Boro".  
  3. ^ "Trains Roll on $47,000,000 Fulton St. Subway Extension".  
  4. ^ "Fulton Subway Stations".  
  5. ^ "Last Word in Subways and Cars for Boro".  

External links

  • nycsubway.org—IND Fulton Street Line: Liberty Avenue
  • Station Reporter — C Train
  • The Subway Nut — Liberty Avenue Pictures
  • Liberty Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
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