Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the BMT Fourth Avenue Line, the BMT Brighton Line and the IRT Eastern Parkway Line, located at Atlantic, Fourth and Flatbush Avenues and Pacific Street in Brooklyn. With nine subway services, this station is second to the 42nd Street – Times Square/Port Authority Bus Terminal complex in offering the most transfers to other services.
As of 2011, it is the second-busiest subway station in Brooklyn (Court Street – Borough Hall is first), with 10,726,332 passengers, and is ranked 28th overall. The control house has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980, while the station complex as a whole has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2004, and is ADA-compliant.
BMT Fourth Avenue Line platforms :
Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (originally Pacific Street then Atlantic Avenue – Pacific Street) is an express station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line that has four tracks and two island platforms. During daytime hours, D and N trains stop at the express tracks while R trains stop at the local ones. During late night hours, all service is on the local tracks.
BMT Brighton Line platform :
Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (originally Atlantic Avenue) on the BMT Brighton Line has two tracks and an island platform. The platform has five staircases, three to the main mezzanine and two to the Hanson Place exit at the north end, which is an escalator that leads to a separate mezzanine with no transfers to the other lines. A booth at the exit has been removed.
The street staircase on the Hanson Place mezzanine leads to the Williamsburgh Savings Bank. The lower level of this mezzanine had a passageway, now sealed, that ran above the platform from Hanson Place. The "To Hanson Place" and other signs are covered up. This area is now space used by MTA employees with the entrance at the other side.
IRT Eastern Parkway Line platforms :
Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (originally Atlantic Avenue) is an express station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line which has four tracks, one island platform, and two side platforms. The center island platform serves the 4 and 5 express trains and the two outer side platforms serves the 2 and 3 local trains. During late nights, all trains are on the outer local tracks and the center express platform is closed.
On the center platform there are two old indicator signs which mark the next train, formerly used for non-rush hour short turn trains. An old style sign to the Brooklyn Academy of Music also exists. The trackway to the Long Island Rail Road Atlantic Branch is still visible at the north end of the northbound local track, although much of it is behind corrugated wall; more information about this and other unused trackways is at Bergen Street. The LIRR Atlantic Terminal platforms, slightly lower, are clearly visible through floor-to-ceiling railings.
The complex is served by the:
- 2, 4, D, N, and Q trains at all times
- 3 and R trains at all times except late nights
- 5 and B trains weekdays only