Kingston–Throop Avenues station

Kingston–Throop Avenues is a local station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located on Fulton Street between Kingston and Throop Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service.

 Kingston–Throop Avenues
 "C" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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Platform view
Station statistics
AddressFulton Street between Kingston Avenue & Throop Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
LocaleBedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Coordinates40°40′47″N 73°56′26″W / 40.679857°N 73.940606°W / 40.679857; -73.940606Coordinates: 40°40′47″N 73°56′26″W / 40.679857°N 73.940606°W / 40.679857; -73.940606
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: 20 airtransportation.svg B15, B25, B43
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedApril 9, 1936; 83 years ago (1936-04-09)[1]
Station code180[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
OMNY acceptedNo
Opposite-direction transfer availableNo
Passengers (2018)2,099,891[4]Increase 0.7%
Rank223 out of 424
Station succession
Next northNostrand Avenue: A late nightsC all except late nights
Next southUtica Avenue: A late nightsC all except late nights

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
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) (Nostrand Avenue)
Northbound express   does not stop here
Southbound express   does not stop here →
Southbound local   toward Euclid Avenue (  toward Far Rockaway nights) (Utica Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Eastbound street entrance

This underground station, opened on April 9, 1936,[1] has four tracks and two noticeably offset side platforms, with the southbound platform located roughly 300 feet further west (railroad north) than the northbound platform. The two center tracks are used by the A express train during daytime hours. The platforms have name tiles that read "KINGSTON - THROOP AV." in white sans serif lettering on two lines on a dark yellow background with a yellow trim line. Beneath the name tiles are small black station signs directing riders to either "KINGSTON" or "THROOP" Avenues in white lettering. The platforms are columnless except for a few dark yellow I-beam ones near fare control.

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.[5][6][7] However, these renovations are being deferred until the 2020–2024 Capital Program due to a lack of funding.[8]


Each platform has one same-level fare control area. The one on the Euclid Avenue- and Queens-bound platform is at the extreme west (railroad north) end and has a bank of three turnstiles, and two staircases going up to the each southern corners of Fulton Street and Kingston Avenue. The one on the Manhattan-bound platform is at the center and has a bank of four turnstiles, a full-time token booth, and two staircases going up to either northern corners of Fulton Street and Throop Avenue.[9]

1995 token booth murderEdit

This station was the site of a 1995 robbery that killed the token booth clerk, 50-year-old Harry Kaufman. Robbers squirted accelerant into the booth on the Euclid Avenue-bound platform and set the fumes alight with a match, causing an explosion that blew out the glass and deformed the booth. The incident drew national attention due to allegations that the movie Money Train (1995) inspired the murder. The allegations were unfounded and the movie's producer, Columbia Pictures, claimed that the scenes were inspired by an earlier event, in 1988, where another token booth clerk was killed in the same fashion.[10][11][12]

Nearby points of interestEdit


  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. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 2016-08-01. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  6. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). Government of the State of New York. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  7. ^ "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  8. ^ Berger, Paul (2018-04-03). "New York Subway Cuts Back Plans to Renovate Stations". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  9. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bedford-Stuyvesant" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  10. ^ Holloway, Lynette (1995-12-16). "Token Booth Fire Attack Seems Unrelated To Movie". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
  11. ^ Terry, Don (1988-06-05). "Subway Token Clerk Dies After Booth Was Set Afire". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
  12. ^ Vandam, Jeff (2006-12-31). "Cash and Carry". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-07.

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