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Station: 57th Street (Broadway Line)

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BMT Broadway Line
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Q.GIF Ditmars Boulevard · Astoria Boulevard-Hoyt Avenue · 30th Avenue-Grand Avenue · Broadway · 36th Avenue-Washington Avenue · 39th Avenue-Beebe Avenue · Queensborough Plaza · Lexington Avenue-59th Street · 5th Avenue · 57th Street · 42nd Street-Times Square · 34th Street-Herald Square · 14th Street-Union Square · Canal Street · DeKalb Avenue · Atlantic Avenue · 7th Avenue · Prospect Park · Parkside Avenue · Church Avenue · Beverley Road · Cortelyou Road · Newkirk Plaza · Avenue H · Avenue J · Avenue M · Kings Highway · Avenue U · Neck Road · Sheepshead Bay · Brighton Beach · Ocean Parkway · West 8th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue


Overview

Opened: 6/19/1919

Express station with two island platforms and four tracks. This station is in fact the terminal station for many of the BMT services when both the Manhattan Bridge and tunnel connections to Brooklyn are open. To handle the dispatching duties, an active tower is at the south end of the southbound platform.

From here, the local tracks turn into to the 60th Street tunnel and the express continue to the 63rd Street tunnel to Queens. The intent of this station was to join the 60th Street line with a line continuing under Central Park. It would be a four-track line along Central Park West to some indefinite northern terminus. The tracks do curve to the west to begin the swing from 7th avenue to C.P.W. When the 63rd Street line was built, the express tracks had to make a reflex curve to now head east. Before the 63rd street line the express tracks continued as layup spurs north of the station. However they were only about 400 feet long. Because they are tied together by a double crossing north of the station, the clear length is only 330 feet or so, not long enough for a six-car train of BMT Standards (just over 400 feet). Hence in historical times they were practically useless for layups or anything else.


Artwork

Carnegie Hall Montage, Josh Scharf (1993)

Photo Gallery


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