13th Avenue station (BMT Culver Line)


 13th Avenue
Former New York City Subway station
Culver Shuttle 13th Ave.gif
View of the former station heading west from Ditmas Avenue[1]
Station statistics
Address37th Street & 13th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Coordinates40°38′28.5″N 73°59′4.08″W / 40.641250°N 73.9844667°W / 40.641250; -73.9844667Coordinates: 40°38′28.5″N 73°59′4.08″W / 40.641250°N 73.9844667°W / 40.641250; -73.9844667
DivisionB (BMT)
ServicesBMT Culver Line
Transit connectionsChurch Avenue Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedMarch 16, 1919 (101 years ago) (1919-03-16)[2]
ClosedMay 11, 1975 (45 years ago) (1975-05-11)[3]
Station succession
Next northFort Hamilton Parkway
Next southDitmas Avenue

13th Avenue was a New York City Subway station on the demolished section of the BMT Culver Line. This station was located at the intersection of 37th Street and 13th Avenue in Brooklyn.


Location of the former site as of 2019

This station opened on March 16, 1919, and had a connection to the B&QT Church Avenue Line streetcar. When the IND South Brooklyn Line was extended to Ditmas Avenue and converted most of the line to the Independent Subway System, the station's service was replaced by the Culver Shuttle.

On May 28, 1959, the station and the line were reduced from three tracks to two. By December 1960, the shuttle was reduced to a single track and platform due to the December 1960 nor'easter and low ridership. The station finally closed on May 11, 1975. The line was demolished in the 1980s.

Station layout

This elevated station originally had three tracks and two side platforms, although, near the end of its life, only used one track and one of the side platforms, due to the removal of the other two tracks.


  1. ^ "Culver Shuttle". Culver Shuttle Photos. Joseph D. Korman. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  2. ^ Legislative Documents. J.B. Lyon Company. January 1, 1920.
  3. ^ Kelly, John (May 9, 1975). "End of Line for Culver Shuttle". New York Daily News. p. KL7. Retrieved October 16, 2019 – via Brooklyn Public Library; newspapers.com open access.
  • nycsubway.org – BMT Culver Line: 13th Avenue
  • nycsubway.org – BMT Culver Line:
  • nycsubway.org – The New York City Transit Authority in the 1970s:

External links

  • Street view of abandoned 13th Avenue station and Station entrance in 1976
  • Photos of 13th Avenue station