Driggs Avenue (BMT Jamaica Line)

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Driggs Avenue
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Driggs Avenue & Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Williamsburg
Coordinates 40°42′35.65″N 73°57′44.18″W / 40.7099028°N 73.9622722°W / 40.7099028; -73.9622722Coordinates: 40°42′35.65″N 73°57′44.18″W / 40.7099028°N 73.9622722°W / 40.7099028; -73.9622722
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Jamaica Line
Services None (demolished)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened June 25, 1888; 128 years ago (1888-06-25)
Closed July 3, 1916; 100 years ago (1916-07-03)
Station succession
Next north Marcy Avenue
Next south Broadway Ferry (demolished)

Driggs Avenue was a station on the demolished section of the BMT Jamaica Line. It had three tracks and two side platforms. It was opened on June 25, 1888, and closed due in part to the mainline BMT Jamaica Line providing direct service to Manhattan via the Williamsburg Bridge after 1908.[1] The next stop to the north was Marcy Avenue. The next stop to the south was Broadway Ferry, which replaced Driggs Avenue as the terminus of the line on July 14, 1888. The station finally closed on July 3, 1916, but the segment of the line remained dormant throughout the 1920s and 1930s.[2]


  1. ^ Cudahy, Brian J. (1990). Over and Back: The History of Ferryboats in New York Harbor. New York: Fordam University Press. pp. 175–179. ISBN 0-8232-1245-9. 
  2. ^ BMT Lines: Brooklyn Manhattan Transit: A History as Seen Through the Company's Maps, Guides and other Documents: 1923-1939," by James Poulous

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