Myrtle Avenue (BMT Lexington Avenue Line)

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Myrtle Avenue
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Grand Avenue and Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Borough Brooklyn
Services BMT Lexington Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2 (Lower level)
Other information
Opened May 13, 1885; 131 years ago (May 13, 1885)
Closed October 13, 1950; 66 years ago (October 13, 1950)
Station succession
Next north DeKalb Avenue
Next south Washington Avenue

Myrtle Avenue was a station on the demolished BMT Lexington Avenue Line. It was opened on May 13, 1885 had two tracks and two side platforms. It was located at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Grand Avenue in Brooklyn, and had connections to Myrtle Avenue Line streetcars. A segment of the Lexington Avenue Line once ran north from here and turned west on Park Avenue to Hudson Avenue and York Street on its way to the Fulton Ferry until 1891. The Myrtle Avenue Elevated was built nearby in 1888, and Lexington Avenue Lines trains began to shift onto that line southwest of this station. It closed on October 13, 1950, although the other BMT station at that location, Grand Avenue was in operation until January 21, 1953, while the rest of the line southwest of Broadway was operational until November 3, 1969. The next southbound stop was Washington Avenue on the Myrtle Avenue El, but was originally another Washington Avenue station on the Park Avenue El. The next northbound stop was DeKalb Avenue.


Coordinates: 40°41′37″N 73°57′51″W / 40.693661°N 73.964082°W / 40.693661; -73.964082