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Station: Atlantic Avenue (Brighton Line)

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Dual Contracts mosaic tile name and band at the BMT Brighton Line station at Atlantic Avenue. Photo by: David Pirmann, December 2005.

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Overview

Opened: 3/11/1920

Transfer here to: BMT 4th Avenue Line, IRT Brooklyn Line

Two tracks, island platform. Mosaics are present indicating "To Hanson Place and LIRR" as well as name tablets. However, much of the station walls have no tile, reportedly damaged during and removed after an early flooding occurrence. The support columns here are concrete rather than exposed I-beams. There are multiple exits from the north end of the station, and the platform level still has old-style station name and directional signs. The fare control is up two flight of stairs with an intermediate landing level.

A long, narrow passageway leads to the Pacific Street station on the BMT 4th Avenue line, which has multiple levels separated by stairs. It is to be made ADA compliant when the mezzanine at Pacific St. is redone as part of the larger Atlantic Avenue rebuild project. For many years this passageway was divided along its length by a fence to separate LIRR riders from subway riders. Fare control rearrangement in the 1970s opened the passage to free transfer between the subway lines, and in the early 1990s the fare controls were shuffled again to allow LIRR riders to pay their fare as they leave the LIRR platforms. The dividing barrier was then removed to allow open range over the full width of the corridor.

Some relatives depths of stations in the Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street complex are as follows (measurements unscientific, +/- 10 feet):

  • LIRR Station, 20 feet below street
  • IRT Station, 20 feet below street
  • BMT (D/Q) Station, 50 feet below street
  • BMT (M/N/R) Station, 40 feet below street

Artwork

MoMA Atlantic/Pacific (2009)

Underground Exposure: Photographs from a Daily Commute, Travis Ruse (2010)

Photo Gallery


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Photo by: John Barnes
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Artwork: Underground Exposure: Photographs from a Daily Commute (Travis Ruse)

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Photo by: John Barnes
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Artwork: Underground Exposure: Photographs from a Daily Commute (Travis Ruse)

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Photo by: John Barnes
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Artwork: Underground Exposure: Photographs from a Daily Commute (Travis Ruse)

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