PACIFIC STREET STATION

It occurs to me that the Pacific Street station on the BMT has joined the likes of 33rd/Rawson, or Woodhaven Boulevard/Slattery Plaza, or 39th Avenue/Beebe Avenue in sporting outmoded signs or tilework.

The station is one of three that converge in downtown Brooklyn: the BMT 4th Avenue Line carrying N/R/D trains, the Brighton Line BMT carrying the B/Q, and the Eastern Parkway IRT carrying the 2, 3, 4 and 5. The Brighton and Eastern Parkway lines called their stations Atlantic Avenue, while the 4th Avenue line called its station Pacific Street.

When the Rust Moderne sports arena, Barclays Center, opened in 2012, all three stations were rebranded Atlantic-Barclays Center, and so the station tilework here, dating to 1915, was rendered obsolete.

And here it’ll remain until Brooklyn is underwater late in the millennium!

4/6/15


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One Response to PACIFIC STREET STATION

  1. Mike in fla via Bklyn says:

    I remember running across the platform at Pacific Street from the RR local to catch either the N Sea Beach or B West End train (when they ran express) to 36th Street, standing in the front window, flying by Union Street, 9th Street, Prospect Avenue and 25th Street in an amazing time of about 5 minutes. Wow! The support posts flying by looked liked a picket fence.
    One of the only, if not, the only place you can cover that much ground in such a .short time in NYC.

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