Franklin Avenue is a station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway, located at Franklin Avenue and Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. It is served by the T train at all times, C train at all times except late nights, and A train during late nights.
A connection to the BMT Franklin Avenue Line is available at this station on the lower level.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Staircases to platforms; Elevator at SW corner of Franklin Avenue and Fulton Street|
|Northbound Local||← C toward 168th Street (Clinton-Washington Avenues) |
← T toward Broadway-125th Street (Clinton-Washington Avenues)
← A toward Inwood-207th Street (Clinton-Washington Avenues) (late nights only)
|← A does not stop here|
|→ A does not stop here|
|Southbound Local||→ C toward Lefferts Boulevard (Nostrand Avenue)|
→ T toward Rockaway Park (Nostrand Avenue)
→ A toward Far Rockaway (Nostrand Avenue) (late nights only)
Opened on April 9, 1936, it has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are used by the A train during daytime hours.
Both platforms have a lime green trim line on a dark green border with small "FRANKLIN" signs below them in white lettering on a black border. The name tablets read "FRANKLIN AVE." in white sans serif font on dark green background and lime green border. Directional signs are underneath them and there is evidence of a former fare control area on the west (railroad north) end of the station, which went to Classon Avenue. These exits were closed in the 1980s.
Prior to introduction of the MetroCard, the Euclid Avenue-bound platform had a same-level fare control and a paper bus-style transfer was handed out at either IND fare control areas (the only place in the subway where this was still being done) for access to the shuttle station only. After the MetroCard was introduced, a paper MetroCard transfer was issued from a machine that resembled a bus farebox. These transfers were good for twenty minutes and were discontinued after construction of the in-system transfer.
Fare control areas are at the extreme east (railroad south) end of the platforms. On the Manhattan-bound side, there is an unstaffed turnstile bank and one staircase going up to the northeast corner of Franklin Avenue and Fulton Street. On the Queens bound platform, a staircase goes up to the main station house. Elevators on both platforms connects to the BMT Franklin Avenue platform, but the Queen bound platform's elevator has access to the street level entrance as well.