Cumberland Avenue (BMT Fulton Street Line)

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Cumberland Avenue
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Fulton Street and Cumberland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Borough Brooklyn
Line BMT Fulton Street Line
BMT Brighton Line (until 1920)
Services None
Transit connections Greene and Gates Avenues Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened April 24, 1888; 129 years ago (1888-04-24)
Closed June 1, 1940; 77 years ago (1940-06-01)
Station code [1]
Station succession
Next north Lafayette Avenue
Next south Vanderbilt Avenue

Cumberland Avenue was a station on the demolished BMT Fulton Street Line. The Fulton Street Elevated was built by the Kings County Elevated Railway Company and this station started service on April 24, 1888.[2][3][4] The station had 2 tracks and 2 offset side platforms.[5] It was served by trains of the BMT Fulton Street Line, and until 1920, trains of the BMT Brighton Line. This station was served by steam locomotives between 1888 and 1899. In 1898, Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) absorbed the Kings County Elevated Railway, and it took over the Fulton Street El, and it was electrified on July 3, 1899.[6] It also had a connection to the Greene and Gates Avenues Line trolleys. It closed on June 1, 1940,[3] when all service from Fulton Ferry and Park Row to Rockaway Avenue was abandoned, as it came under city ownership.[4]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "General Jourdan Congratulated on an Anspicious Opening of His Line–Rapid Transit on Fulton Street at Last". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. April 24, 1888. Retrieved February 19, 2016 – via 
  3. ^ a b "Fulton Street 'L' Was Last Word In Progreess at '88 opening". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. May 31, 1940. Retrieved February 19, 2016 – via 
  4. ^ a b " The Fulton Street Elevated (Brooklyn)". Retrieved 2016-02-19. 
  5. ^ "Fulton Street Elevated Line". 2013-04-08. Archived from the original on April 8, 2013. Retrieved 2016-02-19. 
  6. ^ "THE FULTON EL (A TRAIN)". Retrieved 2016-02-19.