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Van Siclen Avenue station (IND Fulton Street Line)

 Van Siclen Avenue
 "C" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Van Siclen Avenue Station - October 2019.jpg
Van Siclen Avenue station inbound platform in October 2019
Station statistics
AddressVan Siclen Avenue & Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
LocaleEast New York
Coordinates40°40′22″N 73°53′25″W / 40.672697°N 73.890266°W / 40.672697; -73.890266
DivisionB (IND)
LineIND Fulton Street Line
Services      A late nights (late nights)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedNovember 28, 1948; 71 years ago (November 28, 1948)
Station code186[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Passengers (2018)955,230[3]Decrease 6.9%
Rank363 out of 424
Station succession
Next westLiberty Avenue: A late nightsC all except late nights
Next eastShepherd Avenue: A late nightsC all except late nights

Van Siclen Avenue is a local station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Van Siclen and Pitkin avenues in Brooklyn, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service.

Station layout

Track layout
G Street level Exit/entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "C" train toward 168th Street ("A" train toward Inwood–207th Street nights) (Liberty Avenue)
Northbound express "A" train does not stop here
Southbound express "A" train does not stop here →
Southbound local "C" train toward Euclid Avenue ("A" train toward Far Rockaway nights) (Shepherd Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Station entrance

This underground station has two side platforms and four tracks. The two center express tracks do not have any platforms. There are no ads in the station.

This station was an unfinished shell during World War II that couldn't be finished because of material shortages from the war effort. This meant the station got a sightly different tile job and design for the mezzanine compared to the rest of the local stations along the line. This station opened on November 28, 1948, along with the rest of the Fulton Street Line from East New York to Euclid Avenue.[4] It later became the replacement for the elevated BMT Fulton Street Line's Van Siclen Avenue station, which closed on April 26, 1956 when the connection to the eastern Fulton elevated was opened.

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


There is a crossover and a single double wide stairway from each platform to the mezzanine. Outside of fare control, exits lead to all four corners of Pitkin Avenue and Van Siclen Avenue.[8]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Fulton Subway Stations Open After All-Night 'Dry Runs'
  5. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  7. ^ Berger, Paul (April 3, 2018). "New York Subway Cuts Back Plans to Renovate Stations". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Van Siclen Av (C)" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2015.

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