13th Avenue (BMT Culver Line)

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13th Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address 37th Street & 13th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Kensington
Coordinates 40°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
Services BMT Culver Line
Connection Church Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened November 11, 1919 (94 years ago) (1919-11-11)
Closed May 11, 1975 (38 years ago) (1975-05-11)
Station succession
Next north Fort Hamilton Parkway
Next south Ditmas Avenue

13th Avenue was a 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 November 11, 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. The next stop to the north was Fort Hamilton Parkway. The next stop to the south was Ditmas Avenue.

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