Van Siclen Avenue station (BMT Jamaica Line)

Van Siclen Avenue is a skip-stop station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Fulton Street and Van Siclen Avenue in Brooklyn,[4] it is served by the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction, and by the J train other times.[5]

 Van Siclen Avenue
 "J" train"Z" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Van Siclen J BMT platform jeh.JPG
Commuters arrive at the station along the western end of the platform.
Station statistics
AddressVan Siclen Avenue & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207
LocaleEast New York, Cypress Hills
Coordinates40°40′41″N 73°53′30″W / 40.678002°N 73.891726°W / 40.678002; -73.891726Coordinates: 40°40′41″N 73°53′30″W / 40.678002°N 73.891726°W / 40.678002; -73.891726
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT Jamaica Line
BMT Lexington Avenue Line (formerly)
Services      J all except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
      Z rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Q24
Platforms1 island platform
Other information
OpenedDecember 3, 1885; 134 years ago (December 3, 1885)[1]
Station code090[2]
OMNY acceptedNo
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Passengers (2018)818,735[3]Decrease 10%
Rank377 out of 424
Station succession
Next northCleveland Street: J all except rush hours, peak direction
(Z rush hours, peak direction skips to Norwood Avenue)
Next southAlabama Avenue: J all timesZ rush hours, peak direction


Track layout

The station opened on December 3, 1885 as part of a one station extension of the Lexington Avenue Line from Alabama Avenue.[1][6][7] This station was the eastern terminus of the line until May 30, 1893 when it was extended to Cypress Hills.[8] This station was closed from March 25, 2006 to August 6, 2006 in order to be rehabilitated. As part of the rehabilitation project, the stairs were rehabilitated, the floors were renewed, major structural repairs were made, new canopies were installed, the area around the station booth was reconfigured, the platform edge strips were replaced, walls were replaced, and a high-quality public address system was installed.[9]

Station layoutEdit

Platform level
Southbound   does not stop here (AM rush hours)
  toward Broad Street off-peak hours (Alabama Avenue)
  toward Broad Street AM rush hours (Alabama Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound   does not stop here (PM rush hours) →
  toward Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer off-peak hours (Cleveland Street)
  toward Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer PM rush hours (Norwood Avenue)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street Level Entrances/exits
From the street, facing north.

This elevated station has two tracks and one island platform.[10] The canopy is short and has a squared off, flat roof-line.

The artwork here, THE VIEW FROM HERE by Barbara Ellmann, was installed in 2007. This artwork is supposed to be evocative of structures in the surrounding area.[11][12][13]


The station's only entrance and exit is a center mezzanine under the tracks with wooden floors and walls. This mezzanine is to the geographic south of the northbound track. Outside of fare control, two stairs go to southwest and southeast corners of Fulton Street and Van Siclen Avenue.[14]


  1. ^ a b "Finished At Last The Elevated Complete from the River to Schenck Avenue". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 3, 1885. p. 4. Retrieved October 2, 2016 – via Brooklyn Newspapers.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Neighborhood Map East New York Cypress Hills Woodhaven New Lots" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "J/Z Subway Timetable, Effective November 17, 2019" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  6. ^ "BROOKLYN ELEVATED ROADS". The New York Times. December 4, 1885. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Five Hundred Passengers". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 4, 1995. p. 6. Retrieved October 2, 2016 – via Brooklyn Newspapers.
  8. ^ "Trains Running This Morning The Elevated Road to Cypress Hills Still in Operation". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. May 30, 1893. p. 10. Retrieved October 2, 2016 – via Brooklyn Newspapers.
  9. ^ "Van Siclen Av station closed for rehabilitation 12:01 AM Sat, Mar 25 to midnight Sun, Aug 6, 2006" (PDF). New York City Transit. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 9, 2006. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  10. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  11. ^ " Artwork: The View From Here (Barbara Ellmann)". Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  12. ^ "public works". September 4, 2014. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  13. ^ "MTA - Arts & Design | NYCT Permanent Art". Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  14. ^ MTA neighborhood map

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