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Station: Wyckoff Avenue (Myrtle Avenue Line)

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BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
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Overview

Opened: 12/19/1889

Transfer here to: BMT Canarsie Line

This interesting station has two island platforms with two side tracks and a gap in the middle which once was a third trackway, now railed off. In the center of the station the two island platforms are joined into one wide platform with two stairways down to the mezzanine. After the stairs the center of the platform turns to wood for a brief section before ending and we once again have two island platforms. A look over the rail revealed a section of concrete cross ties for a third trackway. A passageway leads to a long escalator to descend to the BMT Canarsie line. A close observation reveals evidence where street stairs from this level were removed and this mezzanine reduced in size. After leaving this station the line narrows to two tracks.

More on the third track mystery, from a Transit Museum tour of the area hosted by Joe Cunningham: This stretch of the line was originally built as two tracks and the third track was added later, but the center track was never used in service. It ran from Broadway/Myrtle to Myrtle/Wyckoff where the line became two tracks. Myrtle/Wyckoff was originally two isalnd platforms. When the center track was finally removed in 1946, pipe railings were put to prevent falls where the center track used to be. Eventually, wooden planking was placed in the space to make one extra wide island platform. The wood is rotting and is being replaced again by pipe railings.

Artwork

From Earth To Sky, Cadence Giersbach (2007). Located in the transfer between "L" and "M" trains.

Photo Gallery


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

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: Wyckoff Avenue

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Photo by: Herbert P. Maruska
Location: Wyckoff Avenue

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Photo by: John Urbanski
Location: Myrtle/Wyckoff Headhouse/Transfer
Artwork: From Earth To Sky (Cadence Giersbach)

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Photo by: John Urbanski
Location: Myrtle/Wyckoff Headhouse/Transfer

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Wyckoff Avenue

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Wyckoff Avenue

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: Wyckoff Avenue

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: Wyckoff Avenue

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Photo by: Christopher Henderson
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Photo by: Roberto C. Tobar
Location: Wyckoff Avenue

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Photo by: Filip Matuska
Location: Wyckoff Avenue

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Photo by: Brian J. Cudahy
Location: Wyckoff Avenue

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Collection of: George Conrad Collection
Location: Wyckoff Avenue

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Photo by: Al Bennett, Jr.
Location: Wyckoff Avenue


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