Van Siclen Avenue (IRT New Lots Line)

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 Van Siclen Avenue
 "3" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Van Siclen Av IRT sta jeh.jpg
Station statistics
Address Van Siclen Avenue & Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Borough Brooklyn
Locale East New York
Coordinates 40°39′56″N 73°53′19″W / 40.665535°N 73.888593°W / 40.665535; -73.888593Coordinates: 40°39′56″N 73°53′19″W / 40.665535°N 73.888593°W / 40.665535; -73.888593
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT New Lots Line
Services       2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction (limited rush hour service in the peak direction)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction (late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction)
      5 limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only (limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened October 16, 1922; 95 years ago (October 16, 1922)
Rebuilt April 20, 2015; 3 years ago (April 20, 2015) to March 28, 2016; 2 years ago (March 28, 2016)
Station code 351[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 1,078,048[2]Decrease 13.8%
Rank 345 out of 425
Station succession
Next west Pennsylvania Avenue: 2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction3 all except late nights4 late nights, and limited rush hour service in the peak direction5 limited a.m. rush hour service in the northbound direction only
Next east New Lots Avenue: 2 limited rush hour service in the peak direction3 all except late nights4 late nights and limited rush hour service in the peak direction

Van Siclen Avenue is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Van Siclen Avenue and Livonia Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. It is served by the 3 train at all times except late nights, when the 4 train takes over service. Occasional rush hour 2, 4 and 5 trains also stop here.[3][4][5][6]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "3" train toward Harlem–148th Street (Pennsylvania Avenue)
"4" train toward Woodlawn (nights and rush hours) (Pennsylvania Avenue)[7]
Center trackway No track or roadbed
Southbound "3" train ("4" train nights and rush hours) toward New Lots Avenue (Terminus) [8]
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance

This elevated station, opened on October 16, 1922, has two side platforms and two tracks with space for a center track that was never installed. The platforms are longer than a standard IRT train of 510 feet and have beige windscreen and brown canopies with green support columns along their entire length except at their extreme ends. Here, they have waist-high, steel fences with lampposts at regular intervals. The station's signs are the standard black name plates with white Helvetica lettering.

From April 20, 2015 to March 28, 2016, Van Siclen Avenue was closed for renovations.[9]

Exits[edit]

The station's only mezzanine is an elevated headhouse below the platforms and tracks at the extreme east (railroad south) end. A single staircase from each platform goes down to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down the northwest and southeast corners of Livonia Avenue and Van Siclen Avenue.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  3. ^ "2 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018. 
  4. ^ "3 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018. 
  5. ^ "4 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018. 
  6. ^ "5 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018. 
  7. ^ Occasional 2 trains to Wakefield–241st Street and 5 trains to Nereid Avenue and Dyre Avenue also serve the station during rush hours.
  8. ^ Occasional PM rush hour 2 trains to Wakefield–241st Street, one AM rush hour 4 train to Woodlawn, and one AM rush hour 5 trains to both East 180th Street and Dyre Avenue.
  9. ^ "Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av 3 Line Stations To Close for Five Months for Renewal", mta.info, April 17, 2015
  10. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: East New York" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

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