Updated 09/17/2012 07:43 PM
New Subway Exit Opens Near Barclays Center
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Subway riders now have a direct route to the Barclays Center in place.
A new exit at the Atlantic Avenue subway station opened Monday morning and leads directly to the entrance of the new arena.
The new station includes a 30,000-square-foot plaza lined with paving stones, benches and greenery.
While some locals are excited about the $76 million station, others say they're concerned.
"I live in the neigborhood and I'm worried that with the Barclays Center opening, there's gonna be way more people here and it's gonna be a lot harder for me to get home," said one.
"We've lived on Flatbush Avenue for 37 years and we think it's great to have a new subway station," said another. "This is beautiful."
"We're excited to have a new to get off the number for train being blocks from home," said a third. "We've been eagerly awaiting the opening of the station. That's why we came down this morning, to get a first look."
Nine subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road converge at the station.