36th Street (BMT Fifth Avenue Line)

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36th Street
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Fifth Avenue and 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Borough Brooklyn
Coordinates 40°39′10.42″N 74°0′7.88″W / 40.6528944°N 74.0021889°W / 40.6528944; -74.0021889Coordinates: 40°39′10.42″N 74°0′7.88″W / 40.6528944°N 74.0021889°W / 40.6528944; -74.0021889
Services BMT Fifth Avenue Line
BMT Culver Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened May 29, 1890; 126 years ago (May 29, 1890)
Closed May 31, 1940; 76 years ago (May 31, 1940)
Former/other names Union Depot
Station succession
Next north 25th Street
Next south 40th Street (Fifth Ave.)
Ninth Avenue (Culver Line)

36th Street was a station on the demolished section of the BMT Fifth Avenue Line. It was served by trains of the BMT Culver Line and BMT Fifth Avenue Line. It had four tracks and two island platforms. The station was opened on May 29, 1890, and was the southern terminus of the Fifth Avenue Line until 1893, as well as the southernmost station to be installed along Fifth Avenue itself. Stations built beyond this point were located along Third Avenue, and was sometimes called the BMT Third Avenue Line south of here.[1] The next stop to the north was 25th Street. The next stop to the south was Ninth Avenue for Culver Line trains[2] and 40th Street for Fifth Avenue Line trains. Ninth Avenue station still exists today exclusively for the BMT West End Line. The station closed on May 31, 1940. Current rapid transit service in this area can be found one block west at the 36th Street Station on the underground BMT Fourth Avenue Line.