Lafayette Avenue is a local station on the IND Fulton Street Line of the New York City Subway. Located under Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street in Brooklyn, it is served by the T train at all times and the C train at all times except nights. The A train provides service during late nights.
Despite the station's name, there are no entrances on Lafayette Avenue; the nearest entrance is a block away.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Staircases to platforms|
|Northbound Local||← C toward 168th Street (Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets) |
← T toward Broadway-125th Street (Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets)
← A toward Inwood-207th Street (Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street) (late nights only)
|← A does not stop here|
|→ A does not stop here|
|Southbound Local||→ C toward Lefferts Boulevard (Clinton-Washington Avenues)|
→ T toward Rockaway Park (Clinton-Washington Avenues)
→ A toward Far Rockaway (Clinton-Washington Avenues) (late nights only)
This station has four tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have stairs that lead up to a long mezzanine and fare control. There is no free crossover or crossunder between the two platforms, due to the shape of the mezzanine's fare control are. The name tiles at this station is composed of dull green tiles that read "Lafayette Ave." in sans serif.
East of this station there is a storage/lay up track between the two express tracks. The west end connects to the northbound express track, and the east end connects to the southbound express track, so trains must reverse in order to enter the layup track. At both ends, the storage/lay up track also ends at bumper blocks. There are also switches in both directions from the respective local to the respective express tracks; express trains cannot switch to the local tracks at these switches, however.
The station is located very close to the Fulton Street station on the IND Crosstown Line. Passengers on northbound local trains can see the station on the right just after leaving Lafayette Avenue. There is an employee-only connection between the two stations via the subway tunnels.
This underground station opened on April 9, 1936, and replaced the BMT Fulton Street El. The Lafayette Avenue El station, which was formerly above the current subway station, closed on May 31, 1940.