Chauncey Street (BMT Jamaica Line)

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 Chauncey Street
 "J" train"Z" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Chauncey Street; BMT Jamaica - 005.jpg
Southbound platform
Station statistics
AddressChauncey Street & Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11207
LocaleBedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick
Coordinates40°40′57″N 73°54′36″W / 40.682623°N 73.910136°W / 40.682623; -73.910136Coordinates: 40°40′57″N 73°54′36″W / 40.682623°N 73.910136°W / 40.682623; -73.910136
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT Jamaica Line
Services      J all except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
      Z rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B20, Q24
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedJuly 18, 1885; 133 years ago (1885-07-18)[1]
Station code093[2]
Passengers (2017)1,095,638[3]Increase 0.3%
Rank340 out of 425
Station succession
Next eastBroadway Junction: J all except rush hours, peak directionZ rush hours, peak direction
Next westHalsey Street: J all except rush hours, peak direction
(Z rush hours, peak direction skips to Gates Avenue)

Chauncey Street is a local station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Chauncey Street and Broadway in Brooklyn, it is served by the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction and by the J at all other times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "J" train toward Broad Street all times except AM rush hours (Halsey Street)
"Z" train toward Broad Street AM rush hours (Gates Avenue)
"J" train does not stop here AM rush hours
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local "J" train toward Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer all times except PM rush hours (Broadway Junction)
"Z" train toward Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer PM rush hours (Broadway Junction)
"J" train does not stop here PM rush hours →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

There are two side platforms and three tracks; the center express track is not used in regular service.

The 2002 artwork here is called El-Views by Maria Dominguez and it features scenes of neighborhood life.


The station has exits on both the west (railroad north) end and the east (railroad south) end of its platforms. Despite the station's name, there is no longer an open exit to Chauncey Street.

On the west end, each platform has a single staircase leading to an elevated station house beneath the tracks. It has a turnstile bank and token booth. Outside fare control, two staircases lead to both western corners of Rockaway Avenue and Broadway.[4]

The eastern exits are now emergency exits leading to both the north and south sides of Broadway just west of Marion and Chauncey Streets. These exits were closed in the 1980s due to high crime.[5][6] There is a closed station house around the intermediate level of the staircases.


  1. ^ "A New Station Opened". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, NY. 18 July 1885. p. 4.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Ocean Hill" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  5. ^ Harshbarger, Rebecca; De La Hoz, Felipe (October 12, 2015). "Williamsburg, Bushwick subway entrances sealed despite ridership spike". AM New York. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "Closed subway entrances". WNYC (AM). October 31, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Chauncey Street (BMT Jamaica Line) at Wikimedia Commons