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Atlantic Terminal
Atlantic Terminal night.JPG
The terminal's entrance pavilion, opened 2010
Station statistics
Address Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues and Hanson Place
Brooklyn, New York
Coordinates 40°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      Atlantic Branch
(City Terminal Zone)
Connections New York City Subway
at Atlantic Avenue–Pacific Street (New York City Subway)
NYCT Buses
Platforms 3
Tracks 6
Other information
Opened July 2, 1877
Electrified July 26, 1905
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by MTA
Fare zone 1
Formerly Brooklyn (1852–1877)[1]
Flatbush Avenue (1877–2010)
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg Long Island Rail Road   Following station
Terminus Atlantic Branch
(City Terminal Zone)

Atlantic Terminal, formerly called Flatbush Avenue, is the westernmost stop on the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Branch at 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. Approximately 25,500 LIRR riders use the Atlantic Terminal each day.[2]

It is located in the City Terminal Zone, and is in the CityTicket program. It is in the LIRR's Zone 1.


Subway & Bus Connections

Atlantic Terminal provides connections to several subway lines. The Atlantic Avenue IRT, Atlantic Avenue BMT, Atlantic Avenue–Pacific Street BMT are inside the same facility, while the Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue stations are three and four blocks northeast, respectively.

It also has connections to some bus routes: B37, B41, B45, B63, B65, and B67.

On January 5, 2010, a new entry pavilion opened, providing improved connections between the LIRR, subways, and buses.[2]

Nearby attractions

The facility is close to the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, and occupies the basement level of the the Atlantic Terminal Mall.

Platform and track configuration

This terminal has three high-level island platforms adjacent to six tracks. The north platform, Platform A, is 10 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 this 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 proposed to be built around the station and above its tracks.[3]


See also


  1. ^ LIRR Station History
  2. ^ a b Long Island Rail Road (2010-01-05). "New LIRR Atlantic Terminal Pavilion Opens To The Public". Press release. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  3. ^ Bagli, Charles V. (2008-03-21). "Slow Economy Likely to Stall Atlantic Yards". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 

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