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Station: Myrtle Avenue/Broadway (Nassau Street-Jamaica Line)

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Z.GIF Broad Street · Fulton Street · Chambers Street · Canal Street · Bowery · Essex Street · Marcy Avenue · Myrtle Avenue · Gates Avenue · Chauncey Street · Broadway Junction · Van Siclen Avenue · Norwood Avenue · Crescent Street · 75th Street-Elderts Lane · Woodhaven Boulevard · 102nd-104th Streets · 121st Street ·Sutphin Blvd.-Archer Ave.-JFK · Jamaica Center -- Parsons-Archer
BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
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Contents

Overview

Opened: 9/16/1888 (Jamaica) Opened: 12/19/1889 (Myrtle) Closed: 10/4/1969 (Myrtle)

The Myrtle Avenue station consists of three tracks, with two island platforms. Above the in-use platforms, crossing at an angle, is another platform formerly served by the Myrtle Avenue Elevated, which ran south of here to Myrtle Ave. and Jay St, and north to Metropolitan Avenue. The southern portion of the line was closed in 1969 and the upper level station was abandoned.

The lower level mezzanine, along Broadway south of Myrtle, is one of the oldest in the system and provides access to both platforms. The Broadway mezzanine has stairs to the street on the northwest corner of the intersection. A second mezzanine on Myrtle Avenue, south of Broadway, is currently being rebuilt. In the past, this mezzanine had stairs from the street on both sides (east and west) of Myrtle Avenue on the south side of Broadway. It had one very long set of stairs that went directly up to the Myrtle Avenue El station, and a passage/platform that went under and up to both Jamaica line platforms.

The closed upper level had two tracks and one island platform, and stairways to both of the lower level platforms. The platform was used as a crossover for passengers after abandonment of the Myrtle El service but this has long been discontinued. A tower for the Myrtle El and junction was on the upper level but this too has been closed. A connection to the remaining portion of the Myrtle Ave. El branches off immediately east of the lower level platforms. For detail of the track configuration in this area see the Myrtle Avenue Area Track Map.

(Portions of the above description from Brennan's Guide to Disused Elevated Stations.)

Artwork

Jammin' Under the El, Verna Hart (1999)

Photo Gallery - Lower Level


Image 2140
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Myrtle Avenue

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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Myrtle Avenue

Image 11789
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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: Myrtle Avenue
Artwork: Jammin' Under the El (Verna Hart)

Image 11791
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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: Myrtle Avenue
Artwork: Jammin' Under the El (Verna Hart)

Image 11792
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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: Myrtle Avenue
Artwork: Jammin' Under the El (Verna Hart)

Image 71407
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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Myrtle Avenue

Image 72588
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Photo by: Philip D'Allesandro
Location: Myrtle Avenue

Image 74294
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Photo by: Michael Hodurski
Location: Myrtle Avenue

Image 80753
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Photo by: David-Paul Gerber
Location: Myrtle Avenue

Image 87769
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Photo by: John Barnes
Location: Myrtle Avenue

Image 101783
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Photo by: John Barnes
Location: Myrtle Avenue

Image 109532
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Photo by: Zach Summer
Location: Myrtle Avenue

Image 119317
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Photo by: Robert Mencher
Location: Myrtle Avenue

Image 131664
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Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Location: Myrtle Avenue

Image 144496
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Photo by: Bernard Chatreau
Location: Myrtle Avenue


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Photo Gallery - Upper Level


Image 1436
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Photo by: Peter Dougherty
Location: Broadway/Myrtle Avenue (Upper Level)

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Photo by: Peter Dougherty
Location: Broadway/Myrtle Avenue (Upper Level)

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Photo by: Peter Dougherty
Location: Broadway/Myrtle Avenue (Upper Level)

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Photo by: Yoon Jae Lee
Location: Broadway/Myrtle Avenue (Upper Level)

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Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Broadway/Myrtle Avenue (Upper Level)

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Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Broadway/Myrtle Avenue (Upper Level)

Image 15728
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Photo by: Hal Smith Collection
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Myrtle-Broadway Connecting Track

Image 54360
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Photo by: Herbert P. Maruska
Location: Broadway/Myrtle Avenue (Upper Level)

Image 57038
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Collection of: Vic Gordon
Location: Broadway/Myrtle Avenue (Upper Level)

Image 69173
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Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Location: Myrtle-Broadway Connecting Track

Image 78147
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Photo by: Ed Davis, Sr.
Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: Broadway/Myrtle Avenue (Upper Level)

Image 113315
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Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Location: Broadway/Myrtle Avenue (Upper Level)

Image 113321
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Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Location: Broadway/Myrtle Avenue (Upper Level)

Image 113409
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Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Location: Broadway/Myrtle Avenue (Upper Level)

Image 144454
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Photo by: Brian J. Cudahy
Location: Broadway/Myrtle Avenue (Upper Level)


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