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Fulton Street station (IND Crosstown Line)

 Fulton Street
 "G" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Fulton Street - Crosstown Queens Bound Platform.jpg
Northbound platform
Station statistics
AddressFulton Street & Lafayette Avenue
Fort Greene, NY 11217
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleFort Greene
Coordinates40°41′13″N 73°58′35″W / 40.686984°N 73.976269°W / 40.686984; -73.976269
DivisionB (IND)
Line      IND Crosstown Line
Services      G all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B25, B26, B38, B52
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedJuly 1, 1937; 82 years ago (1937-07-01)[1]
Station code292[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)1,745,439[4]Increase 2.7%
Rank266 out of 424
Station succession
Next northClinton–Washington Avenues: G all times
Next southHoyt–Schermerhorn Streets: G all times

Fulton Street is a station on the IND Crosstown Line of the New York City Subway, located on Lafayette Avenue between South Portland Avenue and Fulton Street in Brooklyn. It is served by the G train at all times.

History

This station opened on July 1, 1937, when the entire Crosstown Line was completed between Nassau Avenue and its connection to the IND Culver Line. On this date, the GG was extended in both directions to Smith–Ninth Streets and Forest Hills–71st Avenue.[1]

Station layout

Track layout
South Portland Avenue exit staircase on the northbound platform
G Street level Entrances/exits
M Mezzanine To entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound "G" train toward Church Avenue (Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets)
Northbound "G" train toward Court Square (Clinton–Washington Avenues)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This underground station has two tracks and two side platforms.[5] Both platforms have a lime green trim line on a darker green border and name tablets reading "FULTON ST" in white sans serif font on a dark green background and lime green border. Small black "FULTON" signs in white lettering run along the trim line at regular intervals and directional signs in the same style are below the name tablets. Blue i-beam columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.

The station is very close to the Crosstown Line's junction with the IND Fulton Street Line just west of Lafayette Avenue, although the two stations do not have an in-system transfer. Riders on Manhattan-bound A and C trains can catch a glimpse of this station's platforms through the right-side windows a few seconds after leaving Lafayette Avenue. There is an employee-only connection between the two stations via the tunnels.

A proposed transfer to the busy Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center complex was rejected by the MTA due to the long walking distance between the two stations.[6][7]

Exits

This station has a full length mezzanine above the platforms and tracks. However, most of it has been converted to employee-use only and the staircases leading up to it from the platforms are sealed off.[5] At the extreme north (geographical east) end of the station, a single staircase from each platform goes up to a single full height turnstile before a staircase goes up to either western corner of South Portland and Lafayette Avenues, the northwestern one for the Queens-bound platform and the southwestern one for the Church Avenue-bound platform.[5][8] The exits were closed in the mid-1980s due to concerns over maintenance expense and potential crime, but the southwestern corner entrance (for northbound trains) was reopened in July 2005 following community pressure,[9] while the northwestern corner entrance (for southbound trains) was reopened some time between December 2008 and June 2009.[10]

The station's full-time fare control area is at the extreme south (geographical west) end of the Church Avenue-bound platform. A bank of turnstiles at platform level leads to a token booth and one staircase going up to the northeast corner of Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street. A crossunder here connects to the Queens-bound platform.[5]

Nearby points of interest

References

  1. ^ a b "New Crosstown Subway Line Is Opened". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 1, 1937. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  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. ^ a b c d "Review of the G Line: Appendices" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Review of the G Line" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  7. ^ Hoffman, Meredith (December 31, 2012). "G Train Riders to Renew Push for Improved Service With New Year". Williamsburg, Brooklyn: DNAinfo.com. Archived from the original on August 29, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Downtown Brooklyn & Borough Hall" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  9. ^ Mooney, Jake (July 3, 2005). "For a Maligned Line, a Minor Victory". The New York Times. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  10. ^ [www.subwaynut.com]

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