Grand Street station (BMT Canarsie Line)

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 Grand Street
 "L" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Grand Street BMT Canarsie SB platform.jpg
Southbound platform
Station statistics
AddressGrand Street & Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Coordinates40°42′43″N 73°56′27″W / 40.711906°N 73.940735°W / 40.711906; -73.940735Coordinates: 40°42′43″N 73°56′27″W / 40.711906°N 73.940735°W / 40.711906; -73.940735
DivisionB (BMT)
Line   BMT Canarsie Line
Services   L all times (all times)
TransitBus transport NYCT Bus: Q54, Q59
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedJune 30, 1924; 96 years ago (1924-06-30)
Station code123[1]
Accessiblenot ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
20191,847,219[3]Decrease 13.1%
Rank252 out of 424[3]
Station succession
Next northGraham Avenue: L all times
Next southMontrose Avenue: L all times
Station service legend
Symbol Description
Stops all times Stops all times

Grand Street is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Grand Street and Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn, it is served by the L train at all times.


This station opened on June 30, 1924 as part of the initial segment of the Canarsie Line, a product of the Dual Contracts, stretching from Sixth Avenue station in Manhattan to Montrose Avenue station.[4][5]

In 2019, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that this station would become ADA-accessible as part of the agency's 2020–2024 Capital Program.[6]

Station layout[edit]

Station stair
G Street level Exit/entrance
Platform level
Side platform
Westbound "L" train toward Eighth Avenue (Graham Avenue)
Eastbound "L" train toward Rockaway Parkway (Montrose Avenue)
Side platform

This underground station has two side platforms with two tracks. The mosaic band on both platforms features greys along with aqua, orange, ochre, light blue and light green. Near the south end of the station, there are gratings near the ceiling, with the tile band cut out to fit around them. A historically correct section of replacement tile can also be seen in this area. The name tablets read "GRAND ST." in serif font on a brown background, yellow inner border, and green outer border. There are no columns on the platforms since they are on a curve except for some blue i-beam ones at the center where fare control is.


Because of its proximity to street level due to cut-and-cover construction, there is no free transfer between directions and fare control is at platform level. Both sides have a turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases to the streets. The ones on the Manhattan-bound side go up to either eastern corners of Bushwick Avenue and Grand Street while the ones on the Canarsie-bound side go up to either western corners.[7]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  4. ^ "Subway Tunnel Through". The New York Times. August 8, 1919. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  5. ^ "Celebrate Opening of Subway Link". The New York Times. July 1, 1924. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  6. ^ "Press Release - MTA Headquarters - MTA Announces 20 Additional Subway Stations to Receive Accessibility Improvements Under Proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan". MTA. December 19, 2019. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Williamsburg & Bedford Stuyvesant" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.

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