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


Prospect Park

Boro Brooklyn Lines Served
Year Opened 1878
Street Location Empire Blvd & Flatbush Ave Transfers  
Platform Layout 2 island platforms Right-of-Way Open-cut/subway
# of Tracks 4 tracks Former Name(s)  
Points of Interest

This is the northern end of the 4-track Brighton Line. Here 2 tracks enter the subway towards Manhattan, and two more track head to Franklin Ave. Just north of this station on the Franklin Ave branch, is the site of the Malbone Street Wreck. Nearly 100 passengers were killed in 1918 when a wooden elevated train derailed smashing into a subway abutment wall. The cause of the derailment was excessive speed. This is the worst subway disaster in the United States.

Nearby Attractions: Former site of Ebbets Field, near the site of the infamous Malbone Street Wreck

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nyc-hr-S-prospect-052003-01.jpg (432954 bytes)Train at the Prospect Park Terminal (5/20/03) nyc-hr-Q-prospect-052003-01.jpg (365305 bytes)Manhattan bound Q leaving Prospect Park (5/20/03)


To: Brighton Beach

To: 145th St or Bedford Park Blvd

Church Ave 7th Avenue

To: Coney Island

To:96th St - 2nd Ave

Parkside Ave 7th Avenue

To: Prospect Park

To: Franklin Ave

End of Line Botanic Garden

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