Nostrand Avenue station (BMT Fulton Street Line)

Nostrand Avenue was a station on the demolished BMT Fulton Street Line. It was originally built on April 24, 1888 and had 2 tracks and 2 side platforms.[1] It was served by trains of the BMT Fulton Street Line, and served as the eastern terminus of the line for a month and a week. Nostrand Avenue station had connections to at least four streetcar lines; The Nostrand Avenue Trolley, the Lorimer Street Line, the Marcy Avenue Line, and the Ocean Avenue Line trolleys. Under the Dual Contracts, the station was the west end of a project to expand the line from two to three tacks. On April 9, 1936, the Independent Subway System built the Nostrand Avenue Subway Station along the IND Fulton Street Line.[2][3] The el station became obsolete, and it closed on May 31, 1940.[4]

 Nostrand Avenue
 
Former New York City Subway station
Station statistics
AddressFulton Street and Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleBedford-Stuyvesant
Coordinates40°40′49″N 73°56′58″W / 40.680377°N 73.949543°W / 40.680377; -73.949543Coordinates: 40°40′49″N 73°56′58″W / 40.680377°N 73.949543°W / 40.680377; -73.949543
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT Fulton Street Line
ServicesNone
Transit connectionsNostrand Avenue, Lorimer Street,
Marcy Avenue, and Ocean Avenue Trolleys
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedApril 24, 1888; 131 years ago (1888-04-24)
ClosedMay 31, 1940; 79 years ago (1940-05-31)
Station succession
Next westFranklin Avenue
Next eastBrooklyn Avenue

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fulton Street El". StationReporter.net. Archived from the original on 2013-04-08.
  2. ^ "Two Subway Links Start Wednesday". The New York Times. April 6, 1936. p. 23. Retrieved October 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "NEW SUBWAY LINK OPENED BY MAYOR; He Tells 15,000 in Brooklyn It Will Be Extended to Queens When Red Tape Is Cut". The New York Times. April 9, 1936. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "Fulton Street 'L' Was Last Word In Progreess at '88 opening". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. May 31, 1940. Retrieved February 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.