Hoyt Street (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)

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 Hoyt Street
 "2" train"3" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Hoyt IRT SB plat jeh.jpg
Southbound platform
Station statistics
Address Hoyt Street & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Downtown Brooklyn
Coordinates 40°41′26″N 73°59′06″W / 40.690531°N 73.985109°W / 40.690531; -73.985109Coordinates: 40°41′26″N 73°59′06″W / 40.690531°N 73.985109°W / 40.690531; -73.985109
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B25, B26, B38, B52
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened May 1, 1908; 110 years ago (1908-05-01)
Station code 337[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Former/other names Hoyt Street – Fulton Mall
Hoyt Street – Bridge Street
Passengers (2017) 2,137,478[3]Decrease 9.3%
Rank 232 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Borough Hall: 2 all times3 all except late nights
Next south Nevins Street: 2 all times3 all except late nights

Hoyt Street is a local station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line of the New York City Subway in Downtown Brooklyn, served by the 2 train at all times and 3 train at all times except late nights.


Track layout

Originally built as Hoyt Street-Bridge Street, the station was one of three built on May 1, 1908 as part of an extension of the original IRT Subway beyond Borough Hall.[4] Service increased in 1919 after the Clark Street Tunnel connected the Brooklyn Branch of the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line into the station. On February 2, 1948, the platform extensions at this station opened, allowing 10-car express trains to board as opposed to only 6-car trains.[5] Initially, the platforms were 360 feet, but were lengthened to 515 feet. The platform extensions were part of a program to lengthen the platforms at thirty-two of the original IRT station for $12,270,000. The Hoyt Street project cost $750,000.[6]

In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[7] The station was renovated around the 1980s.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (Borough Hall)
"3" train toward Harlem–148th Street except late nights (Borough Hall)
Northbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here
Southbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here →
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Nevins Street)
"3" train toward New Lots Avenue except late nights (Nevins Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound entrance

Hoyt Street is the northernmost four-track station on this line. It is located under the intersection of Fulton Street, Hoyt Street, and Bridge Street. It has two side platforms serving only the local tracks. Trains from the Clark Street Tunnel run on the local tracks and those from the Joralemon Street Tunnel run on the express tracks. The original construction included only the Joralemon Street Tunnel with crossover switches north of Hoyt Street. These switches have been removed and new ones were installed between Nevins Street and Atlantic Avenue, so trains from the Joralemon Street Tunnel cannot stop at this station at all.

South of Borough Hall, the IRT Lexington Avenue Line and the Brooklyn Branch of the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line join to form the four-track IRT Eastern Parkway Line. Southbound (east Brooklyn-bound) trains use track E1 while northbound (Manhattan-bound) trains use track E4. Southbound and northbound express trains use tracks E2 and E3, respectively. Track numbers and letters are used for chaining purposes and are rarely, if ever, used by passengers.[8]

The station has been extensively renovated; old signs reading "Hoyt Street – Bridge Street" remain on the I-beams separating the local and express tracks. At the north end of the southbound platform is a closed crossunder that included an entrance to Macy's; the south end of the northbound platform includes a passageway that is used by police. One of the original ceramic cartouches from the station is now on display at the New York Transit Museum.


All fare control areas are on the respective platforms. The full-time fare control is at the west end of the station, and contains one token booth and a turnstile bank for each platform. The northbound platform has two exits, one to either northern corner of Bridge and Fulton Streets. The southbound platform has a single exit to the southwest corner of Hoyt and Fulton Streets.[9]

There is a part-time fare control area at the extreme eastern ends of both platforms. There are HEET turnstiles on both platforms. The southbound platform's exit leads to the southwest corner of Fulton Street and Elm Place, and the northbound platform's exit leads to the northeast corner of Duffield and Fulton Streets.[9]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  4. ^ New York Times, Brooklyn Joyful Over New Subway, May 2, 1908, page 1
  5. ^ Report for the three and one-half years ending June 30, 1949. New York City Board of Transportation. 1949. 
  6. ^ "HOYT ST. STATION READY; Platform Lengthened to Take 10 IRT Cars Will Open Monday". The New York Times. January 31, 1948. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  8. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2018). Tracks of the New York City Subway 2018 (16th ed.). Dougherty. 
  9. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Downtown Brooklyn and Borough Hall" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 

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