- Flatbush Avenue (LIRR station)
name = Flatbush Avenue
style = LIRR
image_caption = Looking down Platform B. A train to Far Rockaway is on the right
address = Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues and Hanson Place
New York City Subway
Atlantic Avenue–Pacific Street (New York City Subway)
platform = 3
tracks = 6
pass_year = 2006
pass_percent = 0
pass_system = LIRR
July 2, 1877
July 26, 1905
ADA = Yes
owned = MTA
zone = 1
Flatbush Avenue, also called the Atlantic Terminal, is the westernmost stop on the
Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Branchat Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. It is the primary terminal for the Far Rockaway, Hempstead, and, on weekdays, West Hempstead Branches. It serves Downtown Brooklyn and, via a subway connection, Lower Manhattan.
It is located in the
City Terminal Zone, and is in the CityTicketprogram. It is in the LIRR's Zone 1.
Subway & Bus Connections
It is near several subway lines. The Atlantic Avenue IRT, Atlantic Avenue BMT, Atlantic Avenue–Pacific Street BMT are inside the same station, while the Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue stations are three and four blocks northeast respectively.
It also has connections to some bus routes: B41, B45, B63, B65, and B67.
It is close to the
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Williamsburgh Savings Bank Towerand the recently-constructed Atlantic Terminal Mall.
Tracks and platforms
It has six tracks and three platforms.
* Tracks 1 and 2 each hold ten cars, though the first two cars on Track 1 are not accessible due to a large gap between the train and the platform.
* Tracks 3 and 4 each hold eight cars. BROOK Tower is at the east end of this platform.
* Track 5 holds six cars.
* Track 6 holds six cars, but only four cars can platform. The west end of this track is adjacent to the uptown local subway platform.
Atlantic Yardsresidential, commercial and sports complex (including Barclays Center) are under construction around the station and above its tracks. [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/21/nyregion/21yards.html]
As part of the proposed
Lower Manhattan-Jamaica/JFK Transportation Project, Flatbush Avenue station would switch from a terminal station to a through station for trains terminating at a proposed station in Lower Manhattan.
Atlantic Terminal Urban Renewal Area
Lower Manhattan-Jamaica/JFK Transportation Project
* [http://www.arrts-arrchives.com/irtconn.html LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD - I. R. T. CONNECTION 1]
* [http://www.nycsubway.org/nyc/lirr/lirr-flatbush.html NYCSubway.org's page about the terminal]
* [http://lirr42.mta.info/stationinfo.asp?station=012 The official station page]
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