Kosciuszko Street (BMT Jamaica Line)

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 Kosciuszko Street
 "J" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Kosciuszko St vc.jpg
Station platform
Station statistics
AddressKosciuszko Street & Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11221
LocaleBedford–Stuyvesant, Bushwick
Coordinates40°41′36″N 73°55′43″W / 40.6933°N 73.9287°W / 40.6933; -73.9287Coordinates: 40°41′36″N 73°55′43″W / 40.6933°N 73.9287°W / 40.6933; -73.9287
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT Jamaica Line
Services      J all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B38, B46, B46 SBS, B47, Q24
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedJune 25, 1888; 130 years ago (1888-06-25)[1]
Station code096[2]
Passengers (2017)1,979,192[3]Increase 19.1%
Rank248 out of 425
Station succession
Next eastGates Avenue: J all except rush hours, peak direction
(J rush hours, peak direction skips to Halsey Street)
Next westMyrtle Avenue: J all times

Kosciuszko Street is a local station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the J train at all times. The Z train skips this station when it operates.

Station layout[edit]

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

This elevated station has two side platforms and three tracks; the center express track is not used in regular service.

The artwork here is called Euphorbias by Ronald Calloway and has a floral theme.[4]


The station has exits on both the west (railroad north) end and the east (railroad south) end of its platforms.

On the east 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 Kossuth Place, Patchen Avenue, Lafayette Avenue, and Broadway, just east of Kosciuszko Street.[5]

The western exits are now emergency exits leading to both eastern corners of DeKalb Avenue and Broadway. These exits were closed in the 1980s due to high crime.[6][7] The closed entrance is about a block from the northern terminus of the B46 Select Bus Service at DeKalb Avenue. There is a closed station house around the intermediate level of the staircases.


  1. ^ "The Broadway Line Opened". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, NY. June 25, 1888. p. 6.
  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. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: Euphorbias (Ronald Calloway)". Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bushwick" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  6. ^ Harshbarger, Rebecca; De La Hoz, Felipe (October 12, 2015). "Williamsburg, Bushwick subway entrances sealed despite ridership spike". AM New York. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "Closed subway entrances". WNYC (AM). October 31, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2016.

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