Van Siclen Avenue station (IND Fulton Street Line)
Van Siclen Avenue
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||Van Siclen Avenue & Pitkin Avenue|
Brooklyn, NY 11207
|Locale||East New York|
|Coordinates||40°40′22″N 73°53′25″W / 40.672697°N 73.890266°WCoordinates: 40°40′22″N 73°53′25″W / 40.672697°N 73.890266°W|
|Line||IND Fulton Street Line|
|Services|| A (late nights)|
C (all except late nights)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||November 28, 1948|
|Rank||371 out of 424|
The Van Siclen Avenue station 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 the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service.
Construction on the Van Siclen Avenue station started in 1938 as part of a four-station extension of the Fulton Street subway eastward under Pitkin Avenue toward Queens. Work was delayed by funding problems due to World War II, even though the stations were mostly complete. Construction resumed on the extension of the Fulton Street Line in November 1946, and this part of the Fulton Street Line opened in 1948. The extension of the Fulton Street subway replaced the Fulton Street elevated line, which closed afterward.
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Van Siclen Avenue was part of a four-station extension of the Fulton Street subway along Pitkin Avenue, past its original planned terminus at Broadway Junction. The Fulton Street subway was the city-owned Independent System (IND)'s main line from Downtown Brooklyn to southern Queens.
Further construction past the line's initial terminal at Rockaway Avenue was delayed by funding problems due to the Great Depression in the 1930s. This was temporarily solved by federal Works Progress Administration funding starting in 1936. The portion continuing from east of Rockaway Avenue along Pennsylvania and Pitkin Avenues to Crystal Street, including the Van Siclen Avenue station, began construction in 1938. The progress lasted only a few years, as all work on the last portions in Brooklyn was stopped by December 1942 shortly after the United States entered World War II due to material sortages, with Broadway−East New York complete but not in operation due to lack of signal equipment, and the remaining stations to Euclid Avenue as unfinished shells. At the time, work on the section that included the Van Siclen Avenue station was more than 99% complete, but vital equipment had yet to be installed, precluding its opening.
Construction resumed on the extension of the Fulton Street Line in November 1946, following the conclusion of the war and the allocation of funds obtained by Mayor William O'Dwyer. After several test runs, the station opened to the public in the early morning of November 28, 1948, along with the rest of the line to Euclid Avenue. The cost of the extension was about $46.5 million. Because Van Siclen Avenue and three other stations were completed later than the rest of the line, they received different design features than other IND stations, including different wall tiles and fluorescent lighting. 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 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Program, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, was slated to undergo a complete overhaul and would have been entirely closed for up to six months. Updates would have include cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, and improved signage and station lighting. However, most of these renovations were deferred until the 2020–2024 Capital Program due to a lack of funding.
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|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines|
|Westbound local||← toward 168th Street (Liberty Avenue)|
← toward Inwood–207th Street late nights (Liberty Avenue)
|Westbound express||← does not stop here|
|Eastbound express||does not stop here →|
|Eastbound local|| toward Euclid Avenue (Shepherd Avenue) → |
toward Far Rockaway–Mott Avenue late nights (Shepherd Avenue) →
This underground station has two side platforms and four tracks. The two express tracks are used by the A train during daytime hours. Both platform walls have a periwinkle trim line with a dark periwinkle border and mosaic name tablets reading "VAN SICLEN AVE." in white sans-serif lettering on a dark periwinkle background and periwinkle border. Small tile captions reading "VAN SICLEN" in white lettering on dark periwinkle run under the trim line, and directional signs in the same style are present under some of the name tablets. The walls have no ads, and there are no columns exempting a few in the recesses where the stairs are.
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.
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Source: "Van Siclen Avenue station (IND Fulton Street Line)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 11th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Siclen_Avenue_station_(IND_Fulton_Street_Line).
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Van Siclen Avenue station (IRT New Lots Line)
Franklin Avenue station (Fulton Street)
Rockaway Avenue station (IRT New Lots Line)
Euclid Avenue station (IND Fulton Street Line)
Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets station
Liberty Avenue station
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Grant Avenue station (IND Fulton Street Line)
Broadway Junction station
Van Siclen Avenue station (BMT Jamaica Line)
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