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