A visit to the new Atlantic Terminal

Atrium of the new LIRR Atlantic Terminal Pavilion

Atrium of the new LIRR Atlantic Terminal Pavilion

PCAC staff recently visited the new LIRR Atlantic Terminal Pavilion.  On January 5, 2010 the facelift of Brooklyn’s historic transit hub at Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues — where MTA Long Island Rail Road customers can transfer for connections with 10 subway lines — was unveiled.

The three-story limestone, granite and glass structure features a soaring atrium that allows natural light to reach the below ground LIRR concourse and subway station. Two sweeping staircases provide direct access from the street to the concourse below. The Terminal building is linked internally to an office building and retail complex.

The renewed facility serves approximately 25,500 LIRR customers each day as well as approximately 31,650 NYC Transit subway customers. LIRR customers can transfer to the 2,3,4,5, B, D, M, N, Q & R lines as well as five bus routes.  LIRR service here has been active since the 1830s.  The earlier LIRR Brooklyn terminal building, located at approximately the location of the present structure, opened in 1907.   Work began on this most recent project in 2002 and cost $108 million.