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Station: Atlantic Avenue (IRT Brooklyn Line)

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IRT Brooklyn Line
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148th Street-Lenox Terminal · 145th Street · 135th Street · 125th Street · 116th Street · 110th Street-Central Park North · 96th Street · 72nd Street · Times Square-42nd Street · 34th Street-Penn Station · 14th Street · Chambers Street · Park Place · Fulton Street · Wall Street · Clark Street · Borough Hall · Hoyt Street · Nevins Street · Atlantic Avenue · Bergen Street · Grand Army Plaza · Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum · Franklin Avenue · Nostrand Avenue · Kingston Avenue · Utica Avenue · Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road · Saratoga Avenue · Rockaway Avenue · Junius Street · Pennsylvania Avenue · Van Siclen Avenue · New Lots Avenue

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Woodlawn · Mosholu Parkway · Bedford Park Boulevard · Kingsbridge Road · Fordham Road · 183rd Street · Burnside Avenue · 176th Street · Mt. Eden Avenue · 170th Street · 167th Street · 161st Street-Yankee Stadium · 149th Street-Grand Concourse · 138th Street · 125th Street · 86th Street · 59th Street · Grand Central · 14th Street-Union Square · Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall · Fulton Street · Wall Street · Bowling Green · Borough Hall · Nevins Street · Atlantic Avenue · Franklin Avenue · Utica Avenue

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Dyre Avenue · Baychester Avenue · Gun Hill Road · Pelham Parkway · Morris Park · East 180th Street · West Farms Sq.-East Tremont Ave.-177th St. · 174th Street · Freeman Street · Simpson Street · Intervale Avenue · Prospect Avenue · Jackson Avenue · 3rd Avenue-149th Street · 149th Street-Grand Concourse · 138th Street · 125th Street · 86th Street · 59th Street · Grand Central · 14th Street-Union Square · Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall · Fulton Street · Wall Street · Bowling Green · Borough Hall · Nevins Street · Atlantic Avenue · Franklin Avenue · President Street · Sterling Street · Winthrop Street · Church Avenue · Beverly Road · Newkirk Avenue · Flatbush Avenue


Overview

Opened: 5/1/1908

Transfer here to: BMT Brighton Line, BMT 4th Avenue Line

Four tracks, two side and one island platform. Express trains use the island platform shared by the two center tracks while the locals use the two wall platforms. On the center platform there are two old indicator signs indicating next train, used for non-rush hour short turn trains. The trackway to the LIRR is still visible at the north end of the northbound local track although much of it is behind corrugated wall. Rumors abound about this trackway, including whether or not a track ever existed! Stan Fischler's book The Subway, in the chapter on Belmont's private car Mineola, suggests that it did. Other evidence indicates that if in fact track was ever laid in the trackway it was covered over by 1920 and disconnected entirely from the IRT and the switches removed in 1922. (A fine site discussing this LIRR connection is located at aRRts aRRchives.) The LIRR platforms are clearly visible on the other side of floor to ceiling railings. The northbound local trackway and track have been completely redone with concrete base and welded rail. An old style sign to the Brooklyn Academy of Music still exists.

Some relatives depths of stations in the Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street complex are as follows (measurements unscientific, +/- 10 feet):

  • LIRR Station, 20 feet below street
  • IRT Station, 20 feet below street
  • BMT (D/Q) Station, 50 feet below street
  • BMT (M/N/R) Station, 40 feet below street

Area Track Map


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Artwork

Hook, Line, and Sinker, George Trakas (2004)

Steps to the Subway, Tim Connor

MoMA Atlantic/Pacific

Photo Gallery


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Photo by: David Pirmann
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Photo by: John Barnes
Location: Atlantic Avenue
Artwork: Hook, Line, and Sinker (George Trakas)

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Photo by: John Barnes
Location: Atlantic Avenue
Artwork: Hook, Line, and Sinker (George Trakas)

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Photo by: John Barnes
Location: Atlantic Avenue
Artwork: Steps to the Subway (Tim Connor)

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Photo by: David-Paul Gerber
Location: Atlantic Avenue

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Photo by: David-Paul Gerber
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Artwork: MoMA Atlantic/Pacific ( )

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Photo by: John Dooley
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Photo by: Wilfredo Castillo
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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
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