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Sands Street station

 Sands Street
Former New York City Subway station
Brooklyn Bridge rail approaches 1936.jpg
Aerial view of Sands Street station in 1936
Station statistics
AddressBrooklyn Bridge Boulevard and Sands Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
LocaleBrooklyn Heights
Coordinates40°42′00″N 73°59′18″W / 40.699943°N 73.988345°W / 40.699943; -73.988345
DivisionB (BMT)
ServicesBMT Brighton Line (–1920)
BMT Culver Line
BMT Myrtle Avenue Line
BMT Fulton Street Line
BMT Fifth Avenue Line
BMT Lexington Avenue Line
BMT West End Line (–1916)
Platforms2 island platforms (upper level)
5 island platforms and 5 side platforms (lower level)
Tracks12 (4 upper level, 8 lower level)
Other information
OpenedSeptember 1, 1888; 131 years ago (September 1, 1888)
ClosedMarch 5, 1944; 75 years ago (March 5, 1944)
Former/other namesBrooklyn Bridge
Station succession
Next northPark Row (Brooklyn Bridge)
Fulton Ferry (Ferry)
Next southAdams Street (Myrtle, 5th, Lexington, Culver, West End)
Court Street (Fulton, Brighton)
Clark Street (Fulton, Brighton originally)

Sands Street was a station on the demolished BMT Myrtle Avenue Line. It was a large complex with two levels.

The lower level served trains going to Park Row in Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge Elevated Line. It had four tracks and two island platforms, with the outer platform faces serving streetcars.

The upper level had a terminal and a loop for terminating trains. The Sands Street Terminal had four tracks and three island platforms and a side platform located to the east. This was to the west of the loop tracks and platforms.

The Sands Street Loop had platforms on High Street (one island and two wall with two tracks) and on Sands Street (also two tracks and one island and two wall platforms).[1]

The next stop to the south was:

The next stop and terminal to the north was:

  • Park Row for trains serving Manhattan;
  • while trains on the upper level loop terminated at Sands Street.

It closed on March 5, 1944.[2]


External links

  • "Sands Street Complex". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24.
  • "Fulton Street El". Archived from the original on 2014-10-19.
  • Sands Street BMT Station (
  • Long Island Rail Road Odds & Ends; Scroll down for Sands Street Terminal (TrainsAreFun)