Pennsylvania Avenue (BMT Fulton Street Line)

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 Pennsylvania Avenue
 
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Pitkin Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Borough Brooklyn
Locale East New York
Coordinates 40°40′19″N 73°53′45″W / 40.671904°N 73.895861°W / 40.671904; -73.895861Coordinates: 40°40′19″N 73°53′45″W / 40.671904°N 73.895861°W / 40.671904; -73.895861
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Fulton Street Line
Services None
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened November 18, 1889; 128 years ago (1889-11-18)
Closed April 26, 1956; 62 years ago (1956-04-26)
Station succession
Next north Eastern Parkway(originally)
Hinsdale Street(replacement)
Next south Van Siclen Avenue

Pennsylvania Avenue was a station on the demolished BMT Fulton Street Line. It had 2 tracks and 1 island platform, and was served by trains of the BMT Fulton Street Line.[1] The station was opened on November 18, 1889, one of three other stations to do so. The next stop to the east was Van Siclen Avenue. The next stop to the west was Eastern Parkway, until sometime between 1912 and 1924, when it was replaced by Hinsdale Street.[2][3] On November 28, 1948, the Independent Subway System built the underground Liberty Avenue Subway station two blocks north after years of war-time construction delays. This station rendered the elevated station obsolete, and it closed on April 26, 1956.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fulton Street El". StationReporter.net. Archived from the original on 2013-04-08. 
  2. ^ "1912 BRT Map" (PDF). NYCSubway.org. 
  3. ^ 1924 BMT Map (NYCSubway.org)
  4. ^ "First Leg of Rockaways Transit Opened at Cost of $10,154,702". nytimes.com. The New York Times. April 30, 1956. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 

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