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, it is served by the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction, and by the J train other times.
Van Siclen Avenue
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
Commuters arrive at the station along the western end of the platform.
|Address||Van Siclen Avenue & Fulton Street|
Brooklyn, NY 11207
|Locale||East New York, Cypress Hills|
|Line||BMT Jamaica Line|
BMT Lexington Avenue Line (formerly)
|Services||J (all except rush hours, peak direction) |
Z (rush hours, peak direction)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: Q24|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||December 3, 1885|
|Opposite-direction transfer available||Yes|
|Passengers (2018)||818,735 10%|
|Rank||377 out of 424|
|Next north||Cleveland Street: J |
(Z skips to Norwood Avenue)
|Next south||Alabama Avenue: J Z|
The station opened on December 3, 1885 as part of a one station extension of the Lexington Avenue Line from Alabama Avenue. This station was the eastern terminus of the line until May 30, 1893 when it was extended to Cypress Hills. 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.
|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|
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.
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- "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
- "Neighborhood Map East New York Cypress Hills Woodhaven New Lots" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
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- "BROOKLYN ELEVATED ROADS". The New York Times. December 4, 1885. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
- "Five Hundred Passengers". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 4, 1995. p. 6. Retrieved October 2, 2016 – via Brooklyn Newspapers.
- "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.
- "Van Siclen Av station closed for rehabilitation 12:01 AM Sat, Mar 25 to midnight Sun, Aug 6, 2006" (PDF). mta.info. New York City Transit. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 9, 2006. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
- Dougherty, Peter (2006) . Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
- "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: The View From Here (Barbara Ellmann)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
- "public works". September 4, 2014. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
- "MTA - Arts & Design | NYCT Permanent Art". web.mta.info. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
- MTA neighborhood map
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Van Siclen Avenue (BMT Jamaica Line).|
- nycsubway.org – BMT Jamaica Line: Van Siclen Avenue
- Station Reporter — J Train
- The Subway Nut — Van Siclen Avenue Pictures
- MTA's Arts For Transit — Van Siclen Avenue (BMT Jamaica Line)
- Van Siclen Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platform from Google Maps Street View
- The View From Here, nycsubway.org