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Lawrence Street – MetroTech
NYCS-bull-trans-M.svg NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Lawrence Street Escalator.jpg
Station statistics
Address Lawrence Street & Willoughby Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Downtown Brooklyn
Coordinates 40°41′32″N 73°59′11″W / 40.692158°N 73.986311°W / 40.692158; -73.986311Coordinates: 40°41′32″N 73°59′11″W / 40.692158°N 73.986311°W / 40.692158; -73.986311
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fourth Avenue Line
Services       M rush hours until 7:30 p.m. (rush hours until 7:30 p.m.)
      N late nights (late nights)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened March 11, 1920
Passengers (2008) 1.515 million[1][2] 1.37%
Rank 289 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Court Street: M rush hours until 7:30 p.m. N late nights R all except late nights
Next south DeKalb Avenue: M rush hours until 7:30 p.m. N late nights R all except late nights

Lawrence Street – MetroTech is a station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. The station is under Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn, near the Transit Authority Building.


Design and layout

The station has a full time entrance at Lawrence Street with four street stairs and two platform stairs. The platform also contains an up-only escalator that bypasses the fare control area with high exit-only gates on the top leading to the southeast entrance. The part-time side at Bridge Street is HEET access at all times, but once contained a booth. The original directional sign exits are preserved (labelled as "to Lawrence Street" and to "Bridge Street"), while the platform extends deep to the north end.

Lawrence Street – MetroTech station has a simple local station setup with an island platform and two tracks, one on either side.[3] Southbound (southern Brooklyn-bound) trains use track B1 while northbound (Manhattan-bound) trains use track B2. The "B" designation notes that the station has track on the southern extension of the BMT Broadway Line between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue. Track numbers and letters are rarely, if ever, used and are present for train crews to identify locations without any ambiguity.

The station is directly below the Jay Street – Borough Hall IND station. Construction of a free transfer between the two stations is planned (and as of August 2007 has started) as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's 2005–2009 Capital Program.

Money train

The platform for the "money train," where the BMT and IRT divisions previously dropped off their collections, is clearly visible in the tunnel as viewed from the western end of the platform; the IND money platform is upstairs near the Jay Street station. These platforms have not been used since the retirement of the fare collection trains in January 2006.[4]

Nearby points of interest


  1. ^ "2008 Subway Ridership". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  2. ^ "2007 Ridership by Subway Station". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  3. ^ Lawrence Street/MetroTech NYCSubway Retrieved 2009-06-24
  4. ^ Vandam, Jeff (2006-12-31). "Cash and Carry". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-12-27. "That may be why few New Yorkers probably noticed the retirement last January of this underground cash cache, done in by the arrival of the MetroCard and machines that allowed people to buy them by credit card." 

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