The Barclays Center's subway station entrance opened yesterday morning, so we stopped by to see the dazzling new station for ourselves. This Daily News article made us think we'd break down in tears of joy, overcome with emotion for this transportation heaven, but alas, it's just a subway station. Albeit, a very clean and un-crowded subway station, but that will undoubtedly change as soon as the arena opens and the drunken hordes appear.
The station connects directly to the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, and Q lines, and you can access the LIRR, D, N, and R via the 2/3 platforms. There are digital countdown clocks just inside the turnstiles, but they are not turned on yet. These will probably only be for the 2/3/4/5 trains since they are the only lines at Atlantic that have these at the moment.
There's plenty of signage in the new entrance, but the current platforms need more signage telling people the exit exists. Because the exit is only at one end of the platforms, it's easy to miss if you're not near that end of the train or you don't know it's there. Overall, the station is one of the nicest in the city, but they really could have jazzed it up with some public art installations. There's a lot of white.
· Barclays Center coverage [Curbed]