Atlantic Terminal, formerly called Flatbush Avenue, is the westernmost stop on the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Branch at Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. It is the primary terminal for the Far Rockaway, Hempstead, and, on weekdays, West Hempstead Branches. It serves Downtown Brooklyn and, via a subway connection, Lower Manhattan. Approximately 25,500 LIRR riders use the Atlantic Terminal each day.[2]

It is located in the City Terminal Zone, and is in the CityTicket program. It is in the LIRR's Zone 1.


[hide]*1 Subway & Bus Connections

[edit] Subway & Bus ConnectionsEdit

Atlantic Terminal provides connections to several subway lines. The Atlantic Avenue IRT (2 3 4 5 trains), Atlantic Avenue BMT (B Q trains), Atlantic Avenue – Pacific Street BMT (D M N R trains) are inside the same facility, while the Lafayette Avenue (A C trains) and Fulton Street (G train) stations are three and four blocks northeast, respectively.

It also has connections to some bus routes: B37, B41, B45, B63, B65, and B67.

On January 5, 2010, a new entry pavilion opened, providing improved connections between the LIRR, subways, and buses.[2]

[edit] Nearby attractionsEdit

The rail terminal is adjacent to and below the Atlantic Terminal Mall and near the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower.

[edit] Platform and track configurationEdit

This terminal has three high-level island platforms adjacent to six tracks. The north platform, Platform A, is 10 cars long and adjacent to Tracks 1 and 2. The two eastern-most cars on Track 1 are not accessible due to a large gap between the train and the platform. The center platform, Platform B, is eight cars long and adjacent to Tracks 3 and 4. (Brook Tower is at the east end of this platform.) The south platform, Platform C, is six cars long adjacent to Tracks 5 and 6. Because the west end of this Track 6 is adjacent to the uptown local subway platform, this track has only enough space for four cars to meet the platform.

[edit] Future developmentsEdit

The massive Atlantic Yards residential, commercial and sports complex (including Barclays Center) is proposed to be built around the station and above its tracks.[3]