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Junius Street (IRT New Lots Line)

Junius Street is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Junius Street and Livonia Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn,[3] 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.[4][5][6][7]

 Junius Street
 "3" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
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The station entrance from the southeast corner of Livonia Avenue and Sackman Street.
Station statistics
AddressJunius Street & Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleBrownsville
Coordinates40°39′49″N 73°54′05″W / 40.663615°N 73.90151°W / 40.663615; -73.90151Coordinates: 40°39′49″N 73°54′05″W / 40.663615°N 73.90151°W / 40.663615; -73.90151
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT 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)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B14
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (1 not for passenger service)
Other information
OpenedNovember 22, 1920; 98 years ago (1920-11-22)
RebuiltOctober 5, 2016; 2 years ago (October 5, 2016) to June 19, 2017; 17 months ago (June 19, 2017)
Station code349[1]
Accessiblenot ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
Traffic
Passengers (2017)298,119[2]Decrease 56.3%
Rank417 out of 425
Station succession
Next westRockaway 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 eastPennsylvania 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

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HistoryEdit

This station opened on November 22, 1920, as part of an extension of the IRT Eastern Parkway Line from Utica Avenue to Junius Street.[8]

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
Unpowered service track
         
         
         
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound   toward Harlem–148th Street (Rockaway Avenue)
  toward Woodlawn (nights and rush hours) (Rockaway Avenue)[9]
Center track No passenger service
Southbound   (  nights and rush hours) toward New Lots Avenue (Pennsylvania Avenue) [10]
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance
 
A New Lots Avenue-bound 3 train of R62s passing above Livonia Avenue after leaving Junius Street.

There are two side platforms and three tracks; it is also the only station on the line with a center track, which does not have a third rail and thus can only be used by diesel trains or other non-electric equipment. Just west (railroad north) of the station, a track splits from both the northbound and southbound track, merging to form the center track; this goes through the station and turns south, crossing the southbound track at grade. The track joins with one from the BMT Canarsie Line and heads to the Linden Shops.[11] Both platforms have beige windscreens and green canopies that run for the entire length.[12]

This station is the highest point on the New Lots Line, which rises here to pass over the BMT Canarsie Line. At Junius Street, a block from the station entrance, an overpass running parallel to the New Lots Line allows pedestrians on Livonia Avenue to cross over the Long Island Rail Road's open-cut Bay Ridge Branch. This overpass leads to the main entrance of the Livonia Avenue station on the BMT Canarsie Line. There are proposals to convert the overpass into a free-transfer passage between the two stations, due to increasing ridership and plans for additional housing in the area.[13] Money is allocated in the 2015–2019 Capital Program to build this transfer. Both stations will also be upgraded to become compliant with mobility accessibility guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.[14] A free MetroCard-only transfer between the two stations will be provided during the reconstruction of the 14th Street Tunnel starting in April 2019.[15][16]

From October 5, 2016, to June 19, 2017, Junius Street was closed for renovations[17][18][19]

ExitsEdit

Despite the station name, there are no actual entrances to this station on Junius Street. The two street stairs to the station's only mezzanine are a block away on the south side of Livonia Avenue between Powell and Sackman Streets.[3] The small, elevated mezzanine/station house beneath the tracks has a token booth, turnstile bank, and two staircases to the center of each of the two side platforms.

In popular cultureEdit

A scene in the 2010 movie Brooklyn's Finest shows Ethan Hawke's character chasing a man up to the stairs of the Junius Street station.

In a scene from the 1992 movie Just Another Girl on the IRT, the main character is seen walking up the stairs, then is later seen on the elevated platform of this station.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ a b "Neighborhood Map Brownsville" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "2 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "3 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "4 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "5 Subway Timetable, Effective June 24, 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "Annual report. 1920-1921". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit. Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  9. ^ Occasional 2 trains to Wakefield–241st Street and 5 trains to Nereid Avenue and Dyre Avenue also serve the station during rush hours.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  12. ^ Cox, Jeremiah. "Junius Street (3) - The SubwayNut". www.subwaynut.com. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  13. ^ Eisinger, Dale W.; Rivoli, Dan (July 6, 2015). "Brooklyn official wants transfer at 2 nearby subway stations in East New York". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  14. ^ "MTA Capital Program 2016-2019: Renew. Enhance. Expand" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 28, 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  15. ^ "The L Train Shutdown: Here's How to Commute Between Brooklyn and Manhattan". DNAinfo New York. Archived from the original on 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  16. ^ Fitzsimmons, Emma G. (2016-07-25). "L Train Will Shut Down From Manhattan to Brooklyn in '19 for 18 Months". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  17. ^ "ServiceAlert: As of 5 AM, the Sutter Av-Rutland Rd and Junius St stations have reopened for 3 and 4 subway service". @NYCTSubway. June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  18. ^ "MTA | news | Sutter Av-Rutland Rd, Junius St Stations on 3 Line Reopen". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  19. ^ The Stations Were Closed for Renewal Work Since April, MTA, September 16, 2016.

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