Jefferson Street station

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

 Jefferson Street
 "L" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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Starr Street stair
Station statistics
AddressJefferson Street & Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Coordinates40°42′25″N 73°55′25″W / 40.706994°N 73.923569°W / 40.706994; -73.923569Coordinates: 40°42′25″N 73°55′25″W / 40.706994°N 73.923569°W / 40.706994; -73.923569
DivisionB (BMT)
Line      BMT Canarsie Line
Services      L all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B57
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedJuly 14, 1928; 91 years ago (1928-07-14)
Station code126[1]
Accessiblenot ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
OMNY acceptedNo
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Passengers (2018)2,515,861[3]Decrease 2%
Rank187 out of 424
Station succession
Next northMorgan Avenue: L all times
Next southDeKalb Avenue: L all times


Track layout

Jefferson Street opened on July 14, 1928,[4] 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.

In 2019, the MTA announced that this station would become ADA-accessible as part of the agency's 2020–2024 Capital Program.[5]

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 (Morgan Avenue)
Eastbound   toward Canarsie (DeKalb Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Entrance at Starr Street and Wyckoff Avenue

This underground station has two side platforms and two tracks. The mosaic tile bands on both platforms are predominantly blue and brown with yellow and tan accents.[6] There is a full frieze of icons with correct details. The colors, however, shift from the earth tones found in the original design to more pastel shades of rose, slate blue, yellow and peach.[6] Some of the background tile is mottled.[6] This is handmade work with all of the proper elements, including randomly cut and set tiles in the center.[6] "J" tablets on a blue background run along the trim line at regular intervals.[6]

The station's name tablets read "JEFFERSON ST." in gold serif lettering on a blue/dark red background, yellow inner border, and green outer border.[6] There are also directional signs in gold serif lettering on blue/dark red background and yellow/green border.[6] Blue i-beam columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.[6] New tile was installed at the Canarsie-bound platform in the summer of 2000.[6]


This station's full-time fare control area is at the extreme east (railroad south) end. A double-width staircase from each platform goes up to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile provides entrance/exit from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and four staircases going up to all corners of Starr Street and Wyckoff Avenue.[7]

Both platforms have a same-level, unstaffed fare control area at the opposite end. One exit-only turnstile and one High Entry/Exit Turnstile lead to an enclosed staircase going up to a small brick building on either western corners of Jefferson Street and Wyckoff Avenue. The Manhattan-bound building is on the northwest corner while the Canarsie-bound building is on the southwest one.[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. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Press Release - MTA Headquarters - MTA Announces 20 Additional Subway Stations to Receive Accessibility Improvements Under Proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan". MTA. December 19, 2019. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "".
  7. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bushwick" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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