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Fort Hamilton Parkway (BMT Culver Line)

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Services  BMT Culver Line
Tracks  3
Opened  11 November 1919
Locale  Sunset Park
Structure  Elevated
Next north  Ninth Avenue
Borough  Brooklyn
Platforms in use  2
Address  37th Street & Fort Hamilton Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11218
Closed  May 11, 1975; 41 years ago (1975-05-11)
Similar  Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York Aquarium, Brooklyn Bridge, Green‑Wood Cemetery

Fort Hamilton Parkway was a station on the demolished section of the BMT Culver Line. It originally had three tracks and 2 side platforms, although near the end of its life only utilized one track and 1 of the side platforms, due to the other 2 tracks being removed.

Fort Hamilton Parkway opened on November 11, 1919, but when the IND South Brooklyn Line was extended to Ditmas Avenue and converted most of the line to the Independent Subway System, the station's service was replaced by the Culver Shuttle. On May 28, 1959, the station and the line were reduced from three tracks to two. By December 1960 the shuttle was reduced to a single track and platform, due to the December 1960 nor'easter and low ridership. The station closed on May 11, 1975. The freight line that ran beneath the station and currently leads to the 36th–38th Street Yard can still be found embedded in the pavement across Fort Hamilton Parkway.

References

Fort Hamilton Parkway (BMT Culver Line) Wikipedia


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