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Van Siclen Avenue (IRT New Lots Line)

Van Siclen Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Van Siclen Avenue & Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Borough Brooklyn
Locale East New York
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT New Lots Line
Services       2 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights and special rush hour trips (late nights and special rush hour trips)
      5 special rush hour trips (special rush hour trips)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened October 16, 1922 (October 16, 1922)
Passengers (2014) 1,048,755[1] 1.1%
Rank 359 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Pennsylvania Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 all except late nights 4 late nights and special rush hour trips 5 special rush hour trips
Next south New Lots Avenue: 2 special rush hour trips 3 all except late nights 4 late nights and special rush hour trips 5 special rush hour trips
Notes Station closed for renovation

Van Siclen Avenue is a station on the IRT New Lots Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Van Siclen Avenue and Livonia Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. It is served by the 3 train at all times except late nights, when the 4 train takes over service. Some rush hour 2, 4 and 5 trains also stop here.

Station layout

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound toward Harlem – 148th Street ( toward Woodlawn late nights) (Pennsylvania Avenue)[2]
Center trackway No track or roadbed
Southbound ( late nights) toward New Lots Avenue (Terminus)[3]
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

This elevated station, opened on October 16, 1922, has two side platforms and two tracks with space for a center track that was never installed. The platforms are longer than a standard IRT train of 510 feet and have beige windscreen and brown canopies with green support columns along their entire length except at their extreme ends. Here, they have waist-high, steel fences with lampposts at regular intervals. The station's signs are the standard black name plates with white Helvetica lettering.

The station's only mezzanine is an elevated headhouse below the platforms and tracks at the extreme east (railroad south) end. A single staircase from each platform goes down to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down the northwest and southeast corners of Livonia Avenue and Van Siclen Avenue.

Until December 2015, Van Siclen Avenue will be closed for renovations.[4]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  2. ^ Occasional trains to Wakefield – 241st Street and trains to Nereid Avenue and Dyre Avenue also serve the station during rush hours.
  3. ^ Occasional trains also serve this station during rush hours.
  4. ^ "Rockaway Av and Van Siclen Av 3 Line Stations To Close for Five Months for Renewal",, April 17, 2015

External links

  •—Brooklyn IRT: Van Siclen Avenue
  • Station Reporter — 3 Train
  • The Subway Nut — Van Siclen Avenue Pictures
  • Van Siclen Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
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