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Norwood Avenue (BMT Jamaica Line)

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Division  B (BMT)
Transit connections  NYCT Bus: Q24
Platforms  1 island platform
Opened  30 May 1893
Tracks  2
Line  BMT Jamaica Line
Structure  Elevated
Borough  Brooklyn
Locale  East New York
Norwood Avenue (BMT Jamaica Line)
Services  J  (all except rush hours, peak direction)       Z  (rush hours, peak direction)
Address  Brooklyn, NY 11208, United States
Similar  Cleveland Street, Crescent Street, Van Siclen Avenue, 104th Street, Alabama Avenue

Norwood Avenue is a skip-stop station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Norwood Avenue and Fulton Street in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, it is served by the Z train during rush hours in peak direction and the J at all other times.



This station was opened on May 30, 1893 as part of a four stop extension of the Lexington Avenue Line to Cypress Hills.

From July 18, 2005 to March 13, 2006 this station was closed in order to undergo a station rehabilitation. As part of the rehabilitation project, the stairs were rehabilitated, the floors were renewed, major structural repairs were made, new canopies were installed, the area around the station booth was reconfigured, the platform edge strips were replaced, walls were replaced, and a high-quality public address system was installed.

Station layout

This elevated station has two tracks and one island platform. The platform has a short red canopy with green frames and support columns at the east (railroad north) end and silver lampposts and black station sign structures for the rest of the length.

The 2007 artwork here is called "Culture Swirl" by Margaret Lazetta, It consists of stained glass artwork of various images on the platform sign structures.

Between here and Crescent Street, the remains of a former connection to the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Avenue Branch one block to the south of the BMT Jamaica Line can be seen at Chestnut Street. In the 1890s, the railroad wanted access to Manhattan while the Brooklyn Rapid Transit company wanted access to The Rockaways. Due to the close proximity of the two lines, the companies cooperated on a connection beginning in 1898. The LIRR ran service to Broadway Ferry while BRT ran service to the Rockaways via Woodhaven Junction. When the Williamsburg Bridge opened, LIRR service was extended to Essex Street and later Chambers Street. This was the LIRR's first direct access to Manhattan.

In 1917, the United States Railroad Administration ruled that a commuter railroad line cannot operate on the same tracks with a subway or elevated line, requiring this connection to be severed. Most of the junction's structure remained until the 1940s when it was dismantled so the steel could be used in World War II and the Atlantic Avenue Branch was moved underground.


The station's only entrance/exit is a station house connected to the platform at the extreme east end. It has a bank of three turnstiles, token booth, and one staircase going down to an elevated passageway beneath the tracks, where two staircases go down to either eastern corners of Norwood Avenue and Fulton Street.


Norwood Avenue (BMT Jamaica Line) Wikipedia

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