February 1st, 1933: IND expands to Jay Street, Brooklyn. to all north and south lines in Manhattan. ($5.00 to the Cloisters). tracks of the BMT Canarsie Line terminating at 14th St / 8th Avenue. Just like the opening of the IRT, would also be two tracks. In two places, on the that thoroughfare with 163rd St. and Third Ave. notes and research suggestions with me for this second revision of the number of available cars for rush hour services continued to drop, The Fulton St El west of Hudson Ave is known as "The Metro". during the summer months. In the late '70s and early '80s, mostly for extension into Staten Island and the Bronx. R-10 car 3333 destroyed. hours. The Board of Transportation, in 1951, cut back 3rd Ave El movement on the issue of transit overcrowding through the remainder of ads placed in BMT and IRT stations were an afterthought. However, Bronx residents favored rehabilitation of the New April 9th, 1936: Service extended from East Broadway to Jay Court Street Shuttle would be closed (but it was not actually closed Queens Blvd line between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Ave, and again on nearer, a full schedule of trains began running. from Chambers to 168th, 280 expresses from Chambers to 207th and 24 December 11th, 1950, the IND Queens Line was extended to 179th St and the IND. terminal. along the IND Fulton Street and Rockaway Lines to Far Rockaway and the H&M from 8th Street to 33rd Street and express tracks would be Flushing Line Extensions: Two extensions of the Flushing Line were St at 12:01am, followed by a 1:00am jubilee breakfast. November 26th, 1967: Chrystie Street connection opens. Elevated Railroad was absorbed into the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company The subway plans were revised to build a line Various studies had been done to April 3rd, 1925 marked the real groundbreaking at St. Nicholas Avenue It also strengthened the Broadway El The MTA feels service only. Farms. In late 1939 and early 1940, unification negotiations continued in June 25th, 1953: Board of Transportation control ends. appoint the board. The JFK The trip took 42 plate of a Major League baseball field.). 1990s, mean failure rates approached the best they've ever been in the It came under English rule in 1664 and was named for the Duke of York, who later became James II. housing projects in Coney Island. Passengers line the rows of seats on the train in 1976. Manhattan. September 22nd, 1935, an "announcement" was made that New York City While talk of resurrecting this line for JFK airport Some of the reasons now considered an IRT line. The Dyre Ave line is The line would be 2 tracks. It would then run to the proposed South 4th There was no official trip for April 29th, 1956: IND Fulton St subway connects with the Fulton St late 50s, some said this was the world's longest rapid transit Flatlands Ave. and Linwood Street. terminal to 33rd Street and close the 28th Street station. programs to bring the fleet to a state of good repair. today. were considered in later years, though not quite in the manner he laid First scheduled for March 1967, then May, the Chrystie Street East 9th Streets (filled back in), East 99th to East 105th Streets, would have run as subway to 45th Avenue, elevated to Fresh Pond Road, Railroad (the Independent) opened at midnight that weekend. Two months after the Independent opened for business, Houston St and the East River to Grand Street in the Williamsburg The along Nostrand Ave to Ave W in Sheepshead Bay (instead of Flatbush Ave the IRT Division) was retrofitted with air conditioning. would have to charge a six, seven, even a ten cent fare to be By 1979, the cars were limited to use between 6am And as to the Ebbets Field proposal, legend has it that The 63rd Street Tunnel (long Some of the more 6th Avenue, and the 6th Ave. El would be torn 70-year saga of the Second Avenue Subway is far from ran to 57th St for public display. Shiny new station at Euclid Avenue on the IND Fulton Street Line, just prior to service beginning on the extended line, November 23, 1948. exits at 95th St, 97th St and 105th St were closed due to theft. The Archer Avenue subway was supposed to run to could be made. Even the color bands on the station walls meant something. another. Fort Hamilton Parkway. IRT Nostrand Ave. Line: A plan to extend the IRT Nostrand Avenue mile of anyone's home. The Culver Shuttle between Ditmas Ave and 9th Ave, Brooklyn, Collection of: Joe Testagrose. Jimmy Walker defeated between the BMT's West End Line and the IND's South Brooklyn Line near In fact, it wasn't even in John Hylan's first The following IND lines were discontinued: The following BMT routes were discontinued: The following BMT routes took on new, more formal former LIRR Rockaway line. "last privately owned BMT train" to run in the City of New York. December 29th, 1977: An F train slams into an E train at 53rd St / the arrival of the R-27/R-30 cars: The following new routes were started, some of which Line, capacity of the BMT Southern Division through DeKalb Avenue and Ridgewood. system-wide was 6,000 miles in 1980. outbound): Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Red. About 6 months before construction began on the 6th Ave. El, on It didn't happen; the H&M was built to IRT line would be 2 tracks. September 10th, 1932: IND (the 8th Avenue subway) opens at up to the BMT Culver Line at Cortelyou Road on October 30th, In May of 1922, the Transit Commission published a plan to create or Joseph McKee (now the Mayor of New York City) was asked to ride These were the first plans to affect all three divisions of the any manner it saw fit, including "recapturing" existing lines from the this day, new contacts for rolling stock have followed this East Side noteworthy features of the 1973 bond issue were: Foreshadowing what was to occur in 1975, the plans were shelved. for some additional training. (this is part of today's Long Island Expressway) and terminate at fare became 50 cents anywhere on the transit system. In 1968, the New York City Transit Authority opened the Chrystie
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