Brooklyn Bridge station

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Brooklyn Bridge station

Post by theseaandalifesaver » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:33 pm

Is that an abandoned section of platform I see at the southern end of the Brooklyn bridge station?

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Re: Brooklyn Bridge station

Post by Passenger » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:00 am

theseaandalifesaver wrote:Is that an abandoned section of platform I see at the southern end of the Brooklyn bridge station?
On the East Side IRT? Yes.

When they lengthened the platforms, they closed down the Worth Street station (north of Brooklyn Bridge), and lengthened the platforms northward at Brooklyn Bridge.

So the current station serves for both, but mostly incorporates the original Brooklyn Bridge station.

I haven't been there for a while. Is the remnant of a gap filler still visible?
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Re: Brooklyn Bridge station

Post by theseaandalifesaver » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:47 am

Yes it is! It's actually pretty cool to see if you actually walk down to take a look at it.

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Re: Brooklyn Bridge station

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:20 pm

Worth Street was closed in September 1962. A similar case occured at Union Square and 96 Street (IRT West Side) as the 18 Street and 91 Street stations respectively closed as the nearby express stations were lengthened.
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