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Cumberland Avenue station (BMT Fulton Street Line)

 Cumberland Avenue
Former New York City Subway station
Station statistics
AddressFulton Street and Cumberland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
LocaleFort Greene
Coordinates40°41′08″N 73°58′20″W / 40.685456°N 73.972282°W / 40.685456; -73.972282
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT Fulton Street Line
BMT Brighton Line (until 1920)
Transit connectionsGreene and Gates Avenues Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedApril 24, 1888; 131 years ago (1888-04-24)
ClosedJune 1, 1940; 79 years ago (1940-06-01)
Station succession
Next westLafayette Avenue
Next eastVanderbilt Avenue

Cumberland Avenue (also known as Cumberland Street) was a station on the demolished BMT Fulton Street Line. The Fulton Street Elevated was built by the Kings County Elevated Railway Company and this station started service on April 24, 1888.[1][2][3] The station had 2 tracks and 2 offset side platforms.[4] It was served by trains of the BMT Fulton Street Line, and until 1920, trains of the BMT Brighton Line. This station was served by steam locomotives between 1888 and 1899. In 1898, the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) absorbed the Kings County Elevated Railway, and it took over the Fulton Street El, and it was electrified on July 3, 1899.[5] It also had a connection to the Greene and Gates Avenues Line trolleys. In 1936, the Independent Subway System built the Fulton Street Subway and added a station nearby named Lafayette Avenue despite the fact that it was two blocks southeast of its namesake. The el station became obsolete, and it closed on June 1, 1940,[2] when all service from Fulton Ferry and Park Row to Rockaway Avenue was abandoned, as it came under city ownership.[3]


  1. ^ "General Jourdan Congratulated on an Anspicious Opening of His Line–Rapid Transit on Fulton Street at Last". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. April 24, 1888. Retrieved February 19, 2016 – via
  2. ^ a b "Fulton Street 'L' Was Last Word In Progreess at '88 opening". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. May 31, 1940. Retrieved February 19, 2016 – via
  3. ^ a b " The Fulton Street Elevated (Brooklyn)". Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  4. ^ "Fulton Street Elevated Line". 2013-04-08. Archived from the original on April 8, 2013. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  5. ^ "THE FULTON EL (A TRAIN)". Retrieved 2016-02-19.