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Graham Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Graham and Metropolitan Avenues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, it is served by the L train at all times.

 Graham Avenue
 "L" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Graham Av vc.jpg
Station statistics
AddressGraham Avenue & Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Coordinates40°42′52″N 73°56′40″W / 40.714509°N 73.944426°W / 40.714509; -73.944426Coordinates: 40°42′52″N 73°56′40″W / 40.714509°N 73.944426°W / 40.714509; -73.944426
DivisionB (BMT)
Line      BMT Canarsie Line
Services      L all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B24, B43
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedJune 30, 1924; 95 years ago (1924-06-30)
Station code122[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Passengers (2017)3,299,951[3]Decrease 0.7%
Rank154 out of 425
Station succession
Next westLorimer Street: L all times
Next eastGrand Street: L all times


Station layoutEdit

Track layout
G Street level Exit/entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound   toward Eighth Avenue (Lorimer Street)
Southbound   toward Canarsie (Grand Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Station name tablet on the southbound platform

This underground station opened on June 30, 1924 as part of the initial segment of the Canarsie Line, which was a product of the Dual Contracts, stretching from Sixth Avenue to Montrose Avenue.[4][5]

This station has two tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have their original mosaic tile band showing various shades of green and blue with peach and yellow borders. "G" tablets on a dark blue background run at regular intervals. The mosaic name tablets read "GRAHAM AVE." in gold serif lettering on a blue background and gold border. There are no columns on either platform.


Each platform has one same-level fare control area towards the west end (railroad north). Each one has a turnstile bank and two street stairs. The ones on the Manhattan-bound side go up to either northern corners of Graham and Metropolitan Avenues while the ones on the Canarsie-bound side go up to either southern corners. The Manhattan-bound fare control area has a full-time sales booth while the booth on the Canarsie-bound one is for informational use only. There are no crossovers or crossunders.[6]


  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. ^ "Subway Tunnel Through". The New York Times. August 8, 1919. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  5. ^ "Celebrate Opening of Subway Link". The New York Times. July 1, 1924. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  6. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Williamsburg & Bedford Stuyvesant" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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