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DeKalb Avenue station (BMT Canarsie Line)

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DeKalb Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Wyckoff and DeKalb Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, it is served by the L train at all times.[4]

 DeKalb Avenue
 "L" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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Street entrance
Station statistics
AddressDeKalb Avenue & Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Coordinates40°42′15″N 73°55′09″W / 40.704294°N 73.919277°W / 40.704294; -73.919277Coordinates: 40°42′15″N 73°55′09″W / 40.704294°N 73.919277°W / 40.704294; -73.919277
DivisionB (BMT)
Line      BMT Canarsie Line
Services      L all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B13, B38
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedJuly 14, 1928; 91 years ago (1928-07-14)
Station code127[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Passengers (2018)4,000,252[3]Decrease 4.1%
Rank119 out of 424
Station succession
Next northJefferson Street: L all times
Next southMyrtle–Wyckoff Avenues: L all times


Track layout

DeKalb Avenue opened on July 14, 1928,[5] as part of an extension of the Canarsie Line. This extension connected Montrose Avenue, which had opened four years earlier, to Broadway Junction, which was the western end of the already-operating elevated line to Canarsie.

Station layoutEdit

G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound   toward Eighth Avenue (Jefferson Street)
Eastbound   toward Canarsie (Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform level

This underground station has two tracks and two side platforms.[6] Each platform has blue columns are regular intervals with every other column having a standard black and white station name plate.

The mosaic tile bands are predominantly green and blue, with yellow and tan accents.[6] Those installed on the stairway from the mezzanine to the Manhattan-bound platform in Summer 2000 feature a seven-inch entrance motif design with a dull green and blue background.[6] The trim line has "D" tablets on it at regular intervals to represent "DeKalb."


This station has three entrances/exits. The main one is a mezzanine above the platforms and tracks at the west (railroad north) end. It has a single staircase from each platform, waiting area that allows free transfer between directions, turnstile bank, token booth, and four staircases to all corners of DeKalb and Wyckoff Avenues.[7]

The other two entrances/exits are on platform level and unstaffed at the east (railroad south) end. Each fare control area has HEET turnstiles and two street stairs. The ones on the Manhattan-bound platform lead to either northern corners of Wyckoff and Stanhope Street while those on the Canarsie-bound one lead to either southern corners.[7]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "L Train". Archived from the original on 30 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Last Link of New 14th St-E.D. Subway To Be Opened Today: First Train This Afternoon Will Carry Officials – Citizens to Celebrate". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 14, 1928. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b c
  7. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bushwick" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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