Sands Street (BMT station)

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 Sands Street
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
Brooklyn Bridge rail approaches 1936.jpg
Aerial view of Sands Street Station in 1936
Station statistics
Address Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard and Sands Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Brooklyn Heights
Coordinates 40°42′00″N 73°59′18″W / 40.699943°N 73.988345°W / 40.699943; -73.988345Coordinates: 40°42′00″N 73°59′18″W / 40.699943°N 73.988345°W / 40.699943; -73.988345
Division B (BMT)
Services BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
BMT Fulton Street Line
BMT Fifth Avenue Line
BMT Lexington Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 island platforms (upper level)
5 island platforms and 5 side platforms (lower level)
Tracks 12 (4 upper level, 8 lower level)
Other information
Opened September 1, 1888; 129 years ago (September 1, 1888)
Closed March 5, 1944; 74 years ago (March 5, 1944)
Station succession
Next north Park Row (Brooklyn Bridge)
Fulton Ferry (Ferry)
Next south Adams Street (Myrtle, 5th, Lexington)
Court Street (Fulton, Brighton)
Clark Street (Fulton, Brighton originally)

Sands Street was a station on the demolished BMT Myrtle Avenue Line. It was a large complex with two levels.

The lower level served trains going to Park Row in Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge Elevated Line. It had four tracks and two island platforms, with the outer platform faces serving streetcars.

The upper level had a terminal and a loop for terminating trains. The Sands Street Terminal had four tracks and three island platforms and a side platform located to the east. This was to the west of the loop tracks and platforms.

The Sands Street Loop had platforms on High Street (one island and two wall with two tracks) and on Sands Street (also two tracks and one island and two wall platforms).[1]

The next stop to the south was:

The next stop and terminal to the north was:

  • Park Row for trains serving Manhattan;
  • while trains on the upper level loop terminated at Sands Street.

It closed on March 5, 1944.[2]


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