Reid Avenue station (BMT Fulton Street Line)

Reid Avenue was a station on the demolished BMT Fulton Street Line. It had 2 tracks and 2 side platforms.[1] It was served by trains of the BMT Fulton Street Line. The station was opened in 1888 and was originally named Utica Avenue station. Sometime between 1912 and 1924, the name of the station was changed to Reid Avenue.[2][3] The station was also served by a streetcar line with the same name both before and after the name change. The next stop to the east was Ralph Avenue. The next stop to the west was Troy Avenue. In 1936, the Independent Subway System built their own Fulton Street Subway and added an underground subway station with the old name.[4][5] The el station became obsolete, and it closed on May 31, 1940.[6]

 Reid Avenue
 
Former New York City Subway station
Station statistics
AddressFulton Street, Reid and Utica Avenues, Brooklyn, NY 11233
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleWeeksville, Bedford–Stuyvesant
Coordinates40°40′45″N 73°55′45″W / 40.679276°N 73.929100°W / 40.679276; -73.929100Coordinates: 40°40′45″N 73°55′45″W / 40.679276°N 73.929100°W / 40.679276; -73.929100
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT Fulton Street Line
ServicesNone
Transit connectionsReid Avenue Line
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
Opened1888; 132 years ago (1888)
ClosedMay 31, 1940; 79 years ago (1940-05-31)
Former/other namesUtica Avenue
Station succession
Next westTroy Avenue
Next eastRalph Avenue

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fulton Street El". StationReporter.net. Archived from the original on 2013-04-08.
  2. ^ 1912 BRT Map
  3. ^ 1924 BMT map
  4. ^ "Two Subway Links Start Wednesday". The New York Times. April 6, 1936. p. 23. Retrieved October 7, 2011.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Fulton Street 'L' Was Last Word In Progreess at '88 opening". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. May 31, 1940. Retrieved February 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.