Sands Street (BMT station)

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Sands Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Brooklyn Bridge rail approaches 1936.jpg
Aerial view of Sands Street Station in 1936
Station statistics
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Kensington
Services BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
BMT Fulton Street Line
BMT Fifth Avenue Line
BMT Lexington Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 island platforms (upper level)
5 island platforms and 5 side platforms (lower level)
Tracks 12 (4 upper level, 8 lower level)
Other information
Opened September 1, 1888; 126 years ago (September 1, 1888)
Closed March 5, 1944; 70 years ago (March 5, 1944)
Station succession
Next north Park Row (Brooklyn Bridge)
Fulton Ferry (Ferry)
Next south Adams Street (Myrtle, 5th, Lexington)
Court Street (Fulton, Brighton)

Sands Street was a station on the demolished BMT Myrtle Avenue Line. It was a large complex with two levels.

The upper level served trains going to Park Row and Manhattan. It had four tracks and two island platforms, with the outer platform faces serving streetcars.

The lower level had a terminal and a loop for terminating trains. The Sands Street Terminal had four tracks and three island platforms and a side platform located to the east. This was to the west of the loop tracks and platforms.

The Sands Street Loop had platforms on High Street (one island and two wall with two tracks) and on Sands Street (also two tracks and one island and two wall platforms).[1]

The next stop to the south was:

The next stop to the north was:

It closed on March 5, 1944.[2]


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