Clinton–Washington Avenues station (IND Fulton Street Line)

Clinton–Washington Avenues is a local station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located on Fulton Street between Clinton Avenue and Washington Avenue, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service.

 Clinton–Washington Avenues
 "C" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Clinton Washington Fulton vc.jpg
Manhattan bound platform
Station statistics
AddressFulton Street between Clinton Avenue & Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
LocaleClinton Hill
Coordinates40°40′59″N 73°57′57″W / 40.683176°N 73.965883°W / 40.683176; -73.965883Coordinates: 40°40′59″N 73°57′57″W / 40.683176°N 73.965883°W / 40.683176; -73.965883
DivisionB (IND)
LineIND Fulton Street Line
Services      A late nights (late nights)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B25, B26
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedApril 9, 1936; 83 years ago (1936-04-09)[1]
Station code177[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
OMNY acceptedNo
Opposite-direction transfer availableNo
Passengers (2018)2,178,439[4]Decrease 1.1%
Rank216 out of 424
Station succession
Next northLafayette Avenue: A late nightsC all except late nights
Next southFranklin Avenue: A late nightsC all except late nights


Track layout

This underground station opened on April 9, 1936, and replaced the BMT Fulton Street El.[1] The Vanderbilt Avenue El station, which was formerly near the current subway station, closed on May 31, 1940.[5]

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.[6][7][8] However, these renovations are being deferred until the 2020–2024 Capital Program due to a lack of funding.[9]

Station layoutEdit

G Street level Exit/entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local   toward 168th Street (  toward Inwood–207th Street nights) (Lafayette Avenue)
Northbound express   does not stop here
Southbound express   does not stop here →
Southbound local   toward Euclid Avenue (  toward Far Rockaway nights) (Franklin Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound street stair

This station has four tracks, consisting of two outer tracks with side platforms and two inner tracks for express service. The wall tiles have a lime green trim with darker green borders. The name tablets have "CLINTON – WASHINGTON AV." on a green background with a lighter green borders. The tile directional signs underneath the trim are black with white lettering. There are also black and white signs reading "CLINTON" and "WASHINGTON."

There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions. The platforms are column-less except at the fare control areas, where they are painted lime green.


Each platform has same-level exits on both ends. The east (railroad south) exits each have a turnstile bank and one staircase to the eastern side of Washington Avenue, while the west (railroad north) exits each have a turnstile bank and staircases to both sides of Clinton Avenue. The west exit on the Manhattan-bound platform also has a full-time token booth.[10]

In popular cultureEdit

The station's entrance was featured in The Notorious B.I.G.'s music video for the song "Juicy." It is also the place of a fight scene in the movie Limitless.


  1. ^ a b "NEW SUBWAY LINK OPENED BY MAYOR; He Tells 15,000 in Brooklyn It Will Be Extended to Queens When Red Tape Is Cut". The New York Times. 1936-04-09. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ New York Times, Last Train is Run on Fulton St. 'El', June 1, 1940
  6. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 2016-08-01. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  7. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). Government of the State of New York. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  8. ^ "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  9. ^ Berger, Paul (2018-04-03). "New York Subway Cuts Back Plans to Renovate Stations". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  10. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bedford-Stuyvesant" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.

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