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Station: 8th Avenue (Sea Beach)

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BMT Sea Beach Line
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Overview

Opened: 8/23/1915

Main exit at the south end to 8th Avenue & 62nd Street, a typical station mezzanine like the others along the line. The platforms themselves are of quite a simpler construction that the other Sea Beach stations.

At the north end of the southbound platform is a closed exit to West 8th Avenue, which has been grilled off for a long time and is now claimed by vines and weeds.

The LIRR Bay Ridge branch crosses underneath and is visible from the north end. This crossing was called 'the Crossing' in the heyday years of the Bay Ridge line.

North of the station is a switch plant connecting the sole remaining express track, and the right of way merges down to two tracks to proceed to 59th Street on the BMT 4th Avenue Line.

Photo Gallery


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Photo by: Ed McKernan
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Harry Pinsker
Location: 8th Avenue

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Collection of: David Pirmann
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Hal Smith Collection
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Michael Hodurski
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Michael Hodurski
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Michael Hodurski
Location: 8th Avenue

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Collection of: Brian J. Cudahy
Location: 8th Avenue

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Collection of: John Barnes
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: David-Paul Gerber
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: David-Paul Gerber
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: John Dooley
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
Location: 8th Avenue

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Photo by: John Dooley
Location: 8th Avenue


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