Atlantic Terminal

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Atlantic Terminal
Atlantic Terminal night.JPG
The terminal's entrance pavilion, opened 2010
Station statistics
AddressAtlantic and Flatbush Avenues and Hanson Place
Brooklyn, New York
Coordinates40°41′03″N 73°58′38″W / 40.684226°N 73.977234°W / 40.684226; -73.977234Coordinates: 40°41′03″N 73°58′38″W / 40.684226°N 73.977234°W / 40.684226; -73.977234
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ConnectionsNew York City Subway:
NYCS 2 NYCS 3 NYCS 4 NYCS 5 NYCS B NYCS D NYCS N NYCS Q NYCS R at Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center
Local Transit NYCT Buses
Platforms3 island platforms
Tracks6
Other information
OpenedJuly 2, 1877
Rebuilt1907, 2010
ElectrifiedJuly 26, 1905
750V (DC) third rail
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access
Owned byMTA
Fare zone1
FormerlyBrooklyn (1852–1877)[1]
Flatbush Avenue (1877–2010)
Traffic
Passengers (2010)27,850[2]
Services
Preceding station LIRR Following station
TerminusAtlantic Branch
(City Terminal Zone)
toward Long Island
 
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Atlantic Terminal
Atlantic Terminal night.JPG
The terminal's entrance pavilion, opened 2010
Station statistics
AddressAtlantic and Flatbush Avenues and Hanson Place
Brooklyn, New York
Coordinates40°41′03″N 73°58′38″W / 40.684226°N 73.977234°W / 40.684226; -73.977234Coordinates: 40°41′03″N 73°58′38″W / 40.684226°N 73.977234°W / 40.684226; -73.977234
Lines
ConnectionsNew York City Subway:
NYCS 2 NYCS 3 NYCS 4 NYCS 5 NYCS B NYCS D NYCS N NYCS Q NYCS R at Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center
Local Transit NYCT Buses
Platforms3 island platforms
Tracks6
Other information
OpenedJuly 2, 1877
Rebuilt1907, 2010
ElectrifiedJuly 26, 1905
750V (DC) third rail
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access
Owned byMTA
Fare zone1
FormerlyBrooklyn (1852–1877)[1]
Flatbush Avenue (1877–2010)
Traffic
Passengers (2010)27,850[2]
Services
Preceding station LIRR Following station
TerminusAtlantic Branch
(City Terminal Zone)
toward Long Island

Atlantic Terminal, formerly called Flatbush Avenue, is the westernmost stop on the Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) Atlantic Branch, located at Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York City. It is the primary terminal for the Far Rockaway, Hempstead, and, on weekdays, West Hempstead Branches. The terminal is located in the City Terminal Zone, the LIRR's Zone 1, and thus part of the CityTicket program.

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Subway and bus connections

Atlantic Terminal provides a connection to the New York City Subway's Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center complex, which is served by the 2 3 4 5 B D N Q R trains. Buses serving outside the complex include B41, B45, B63, B65, and B67.

On January 5, 2010, a new entry pavilion opened, providing improved connections between the LIRR, subways, and buses.[3]

Nearby attractions

The rail terminal is adjacent to and below the Atlantic Terminal Mall and near the Barclays Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower.

Platform and track configuration

This terminal has three high-level island platforms adjacent to six tracks. The north platform, Platform A, is ten cars long and adjacent to Tracks 1 and 2. The two eastern-most cars on Track 1 are not accessible due to a large gap between the train and the platform. The center platform, Platform B, is eight cars long and adjacent to Tracks 3 and 4. (Brook Tower is at the east end of this platform.) The south platform, Platform C, is six cars long adjacent to Tracks 5 and 6. Because the west end of Track 6 is adjacent to the uptown local subway platform, this track has only enough space for four cars to meet the platform.

Future developments

The massive Atlantic Yards residential, commercial and sports complex (including Barclays Center) is being built near the station and above its yard tracks.[4]

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References

  1. ^ LIRR Station History
  2. ^ Average weekday, 2010 LIRR Annual Ridership and Marketing Report
  3. ^ "New LIRR Atlantic Terminal Pavilion Opens To The Public" (Press release). Long Island Rail Road. January 5, 2010. http://mta.info/mta/news/releases/?agency=lirr&en=100105-LIRR2. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  4. ^ Bagli, Charles V. (March 21, 2008). "Slow Economy Likely to Stall Atlantic Yards". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/21/nyregion/21yards.html. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 

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