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Court Street–Borough Hall is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line, the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, and the BMT Fourth Avenue Line. Located at the intersection of Court, Joralemon and Montague Streets in Downtown Brooklyn, it is served by:

  • 2 and 4 trains at all times
  • 5 and M trains during rush hours
  • 3 and R trains at all times except late nights
  • N trains late nights.


IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue LineEdit

Borough Hall on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line has two platforms, each on the south (railroad west) side of the tracks. Northbound trains use the upper level and southbound trains the lower, with a handicapped accessible passageway from both to the northbound side station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line. On the wall is a large mosaic showing an image of Borough Hall and the words "Borough Hall."

IRT Eastern Parkway LineEdit

Borough Hall on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line has two tracks and two side platforms. This was the first underground subway station in Brooklyn, opened in 1908 as the terminal for the extension of the IRT subway into Brooklyn. It provided easy access to the BRT elevated Fulton Street Line and Myrtle Avenue Line, although a separate fare had to be paid.

The station consists of two platforms, one on each side of the two-track line, and offset by about one-third of their length. Only the northbound side is ADA-compliant, as is the connection to the Borough Hall station on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line.

In the southeast corner of the mezzanine, a plaque commemorating the subway's arrival in Brooklyn is visible. The platform and mezzanine walls feature an intricate intertwined "BH" mosaic. Also in the mezzanine is a remnant of New York's past, a bank teller window that used to be served by a local bank.

BMT Fourth Avenue LineEdit

Court Street on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line is a very deep station with two tracks and a single island platform. There is a crossover above the platform level. The western end of this area is serviced by two elevators leading to Clinton Street. At the eastern end, there are banks of escalators leading to Court Street entry, where there is a transfer to the Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line and Lexington Avenue Line platforms

A close look at the steel I-beams on the platformshows the name "Carnegie," from Carnegie Steel (predecessor of United States Steel).

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