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Station: 36th Street (4th Avenue)

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BMT 4th Avenue Line
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Overview

Opened: 9/13/1915

Express station with two island platforms. Fully renovated.

South of this station are the turnouts from the 4th Avenue Line to the BMT West End Line, which heads to Coney Island. These turnouts have a very interesting history. The original construction was a four track turnout into 40 Street to connect to what was then to be known as the New Utrecht Av Line. The connection was built as far as the southeast corner of 39 St and 4 Av. The northbound local track was to connect at grade but the other three tracks passed under the 4 Avenue Line. The trackways are about 70 feet deep and now are below ground water. With the signing of the Dual Contracts it was decided to make the connection via the "Culver Cut" which was then used for Culver and West End trains to reach the waterfront. To do this the original platforms had to be moved further north and the original south mezzanine was closed off although it is still intact and can be reached by a stairway in the tunnel. Rumor has it that a kind of glass ceiling tile which permitted light from the street to enter the mezzanine enabled one to see into the mezzanine. Part of the closed off area is now used as a signal relay room. Thanks to Mr. W. Boylan, a map of this changed layout is available.

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Artwork

An Underground Movement: Designers, Builders, Riders, Owen Smith (1998)

Photo Gallery


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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 36th Street

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: 36th Street
Artwork: An Underground Movement: Designers, Builders, Riders (Owen Smith)

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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 36th Street

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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 36th Street

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Photo by: Lorraine Maruska
Location: 36th Street

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Photo by: Anthony Modesto
Location: 36th Street

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Photo by: Michael Hodurski
Location: 36th Street

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Photo by: Michael Hodurski
Location: 36th Street

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Photo by: Danny Molina
Location: 36th Street

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Photo by: Zach Summer
Location: 36th Street

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Photo by: David-Paul Gerber
Location: 36th Street

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Photo by: Bill E.
Location: 36th Street

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Photo by: Zach Summer
Location: 36th Street

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Photo by: Zach Summer
Location: 36th Street

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Photo by: John Dooley
Location: 36th Street


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