13th Avenue (BMT Culver Line)

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 13th Avenue
 
Former New York City Subway station
13th Avenue & 37th Street; Ex BMT Culver Line.jpg
The site of the former 13th Avenue Culver Shuttle station
Station statistics
Address37th Street & 13th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleKensington
Coordinates40°38′28.5″N 73°59′4.08″W / 40.641250°N 73.9844667°W / 40.641250; -73.9844667Coordinates: 40°38′28.5″N 73°59′4.08″W / 40.641250°N 73.9844667°W / 40.641250; -73.9844667
DivisionB (BMT)
ServicesBMT Culver Line
Transit connectionsChurch Avenue Line
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedMarch 16, 1919 (100 years ago) (1919-03-16)[1]
ClosedMay 11, 1975 (44 years ago) (1975-05-11)
Station succession
Next northFort Hamilton Parkway
Next southDitmas Avenue

13th Avenue was a New York City Subway station on the demolished section of the BMT Culver Line. It originally had three tracks and 2 side platforms, although near the end of its life only used one track and one of the side platforms, due to the other 2 tracks being removed.

It opened on March 16, 1919, and had a connection to the B&QT Church Avenue Line streetcar. When the IND South Brooklyn Line was extended to Ditmas Avenue and converted most of the line to the Independent Subway System, the station's service was replaced by the Culver Shuttle. On May 28, 1959, the station and the line were reduced from three tracks to two. By December 1960 the shuttle was reduced to a single track and platform, due to the December 1960 nor'easter and low ridership. The station finally closed on May 11, 1975.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legislative Documents. J.B. Lyon Company. January 1, 1920.

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