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New York Region Transit > NYC > Subway > Stations > Brooklyn


Ditmas Avenue

Boro Brooklyn Lines Served
Year Opened 1919
Street Location McDonald Ave & Ditmas Ave Transfers  
Platform Layout 2 side platforms* Right-of-Way Elevated
# of Tracks 3 tracks* Former Name(s)  
Points of Interest

Ditmas Ave is the northern end of the remaining Culver elevated. In 1954 the IND had "re-captured" the culver by building a ramp up from Church Ave to Ditmas. At one time the culver El turned onto 39th to head towards the 5th Ave Brooklyn El. The section of El between Ditmas and 9th Ave was closed in 1974. Evidence of the old El is still there. The side track for the El shuttle is gone, but steel work remains.

* There are 4 trackways, but track for old Culver shuttle is gone. The southbound side platform was originally an island platform

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ny-hr-ind-F_Ditmas-040702-02.jpg (311714 bytes)City bound F-train descending the ramp from Ditmas Ave to Church Ave. (4/7/02) ny-hr-ind-F_Ditmas-040702-04.jpg (313046 bytes)Coney Island bound train leaving the subway for the elevated on McDonald Ave. (4/7/02)
ny-hr-ind-F_Ditmas-040702-07.jpg (275008 bytes)Train curving from the 4-track subway to the 3-track elevated. Note the old steelwork  to the right for the Culver Line to 9th Ave. (4/7/02)  


To: Coney Island

To: Jamaica-179th St

18th Ave Church Ave

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