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Station: 9th Avenue (West End)

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BMT West End Line
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BMT Culver Line
Demolition of the Culver Shuttle
ssclvr67.gif 9th Avenue · Fort Hamilton Parkway ·13th Avenue · Ditmas Avenue


Contents

Overview

Upper Level

Opened: 9/15/1916

Three tracks and two island platforms. Currently the center track is unused in regular service. A careful search of the station found evidence of a possible fourth track at the south end of the southbound platform near signal D515. At the south end is the main exit, with mezzanine and crossover. The mezzanine has casement windows and doors to the fare control from platform and to the street. There are new lights in the mezzanine, but the platforms have old lights at the ridge line of the canopies as well as on the south end past the canopy. The north end has an employee crossover. Also present on each platform are two stairways leading to the BMT Culver Line's closed lower level. The lower platform was last used for Culver Shuttle service which terminated in 1975. East of the station is a small yard used for garbage transfer trains. After departing 9th Avenue, West End line service connects to the BMT 4th Avenue Line subway trunk line. The tracks pass through the 36th/38th Street Yard leads and through a short section of open cut alternating with short tunnels before entering the subway.


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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: 9th Avenue

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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 9th Avenue

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 9th Avenue

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Photo by: Steve Zabel
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 9th Avenue

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Photo by: Michael Hodurski
Location: 9th Avenue

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Photo by: Mark S. Feinman
Location: 9th Avenue

Image 70860
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Photo by: Zach Summer
Location: 9th Avenue

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Photo by: Mark S. Feinman
Location: 9th Avenue

Image 90813
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Photo by: David-Paul Gerber
Location: 9th Avenue

Image 113372
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Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Location: 9th Avenue

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Photo by: John Dooley
Location: 9th Avenue

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Photo by: John Dooley
Location: 9th Avenue

Image 127584
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 9th Avenue

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Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Location: 9th Avenue

Image 137380
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Photo by: John Dooley
Location: 9th Avenue


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Lower Level

Opened: 11/11/1919 Closed: 5/11/1975

The 9th Ave. station, lower level, served the original BMT Culver and West End Lines from 1919 to 1954. The IND connection to the Culver Line was made at Ditmas Avenue in 1954, rerouting Culver trains via the new IND subway. The section of track along 39th Street between Ninth Avenue and Ditmas Avenue operated as a shuttle, using the lower level platforms at Ninth Ave. These lower platforms have been disused since the shuttle operation was terminated on May 13, 1975. Since then, only a handful of fan trips have brought passengers into the lower level. It was used in the movie Crocodile Dundee where it posed as the 59th Street subway station.


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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Photo by: Mark S. Feinman
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Photo by: Salaam Allah
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Photo by: Stuart Gitlow
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Photo by: Mark S. Feinman
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Collection of: John Dooley
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Collection of: John Dooley
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Collection of: John Dooley
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

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Collection of: John Dooley
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)

Image 135545
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Photo by: Brian J. Cudahy
Location: 9th Avenue (Lower Level)


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Artwork

Bees for Sunset Park, Christopher Russell, 2012.









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