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Brighton Beach Line

North = to Park Row

South = to Coney Island Culver Terminal

The Brighton Line in 1910 was not the same as today’s B and Q but ran from Culver Terminal near Brighton Beach in Coney Island (NOT Stillwell Avenue) by way of today’s Franklin Shuttle and the Fulton Street Elevated and the Brooklyn Bridge to Park Row in Manhattan.

CULVER TERMINAL

Culver Terminal had four tracks and two wall platforms and two island platforms which allowed for separate boarding and exiting platforms. The platforms were wood with ornamental low railings and windows. This terminal was at ground level. Trains ran with trolley wire from here to Sheepshead Bay.

OCEAN PARKWAY

 

Ocean Parkway
had two tracks and an island platform .It was at ground level Before arriving at the next station the line split into two separate structures, still at ground level.

BRIGHTON BEACH

Brighton Beach had two separate wall platforms, and was at ground level

SHEEPSHEAD BAY

Sheepshead Bay This station started the four track embankment line which also had two more tracks to the East used by the LIRR Manhattan Beach Line. This station had two island platforms

NECK ROAD

Neck Road had two wall platforms and 4 tracks (local stop)

RACE TRACK

Race Track (SPUR) After Leaving Neck Road the line became six tracks, the outermost southbound track diving under the line to meet the track heading to the northbound line and then continuing to the Race Track Station which had 4 tracks and 3 island platforms

AVENUE U

Avenue U had two wall platforms and 4 tracks (local stop)

KINGS HIGHWAY

Kings Highway
had 4 tracks and two island platforms (express stop).

AVENUE J

Avenue J had two wall platforms and 4 tracks (local stop)

AVENUE  H

Avenue H had two wall platforms and 4 tracks (local stop)

NEWKIRK AVENUE

Newkirk Avenue had 4 tracks and two island platforms (express stop).

AVENUE C

Avenue C (Cortelyou Road) had two wall platforms and 4 tracks (local stop)

BEVERL(E)Y ROAD

Beverl(e)y Road had two wall platforms and 4 tracks (local stop). North of here the line rose to the surface and became two tracks (the local tracks merged with the express tracks)

CHURCH AVENUE

Church Avenue had two wall platforms and 2 tracks (local stop)

WOODRUFF AVENUE

Woodruff Avenue had two wall platforms and 2 tracks

PROSPECT PARK

Prospect Park had an interesting arrangement. The transit line had two tracks and two wall platforms . Also present were two trolley platforms above the transit tracks with track connections to the transit tracks which were used until 1905 when the trolleys no longer shared transit tracks. We now swing over to the line used by today’s Franklin Shuttle and pass Malbone Street

CONSUMERS PARK

Consumers Park was so small it was a flag stop. It had two tracks and two wall platforms. A siding to the East was used for the brewery. We rise to become an El.

PARK PLACE

Park Place had two tracks and an island platform

DEAN STREET

Dean Street had two tracks and two wall platforms

FRANKLIN AVENUE

Franklin Avenue was interesting. Southbound had a wall platform and Northbound had a wall platform which was shared with the Fulton el heading Southbound (Eastbound) as a single platform as a right angle. Our line swings westward and joins the Fulton El.

GRAND AVENUE

Grand Avenue had two tracks and two offset wall platforms.

VANDERBILT AVENUE

Vanderbilt Avenue had two tracks and two wall platforms.

CUMBERLAND AVENUE

Cumberland Avenue had two tracks and two offset wall platforms

FLATBUSH AVENUE

Flatbush Avenue had two tracks and an island platform

ELM PLACE/

DUFFIELD STREET

Elm Place/ Duffield Street had two tracks and two offset wall platforms.

BOERUM PLACE

Boerum Place two tracks and two offset wall platforms. We now leave the Fulton El and join the Myrtle Avenue El in a four track line and enter the lower level of Sand Street

SANDS STREET

Sands Street is described on the complexes page. Leaving here we cross the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan.

PARK ROW

Park Row (Manhattan) is described on the complexes page

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 Last revised 01/16/2011

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