EE Broadway Local 18 Posted August 13, 2010 Share #1 Posted August 13, 2010 Brooklyn once had these El Lines: *Fulton Street El (From Park Row, Manhattan to Lefferts Avenue, Ozone Park - today the serves the 80th (Hudson) Street to Lefferts Boulevard portion) *Myrtle Avenue El (From Park Row, Manhattan to Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village - trains still serve the Central Avenue to Metro Avenue portion) *Culver El (Culver El el trains Trains ran Sands Street to Coney Island; Culver El subway trains ran Chambers Street to Coney Island after the Montague Street Tunnel to Nassau Street opened in 1931) (From October 30, 1954 to Sunday May 11, 1975 Culver Shuttle 70(SS) ran Ninth Avenue Lower Level to Ditmas Avenue connecting the 70(B) with the 70(F)) *Lexington Avenue El (Park Row, Manhattan or Sands Street, Brooklyn to East New York or Jamaica - Lexington Avenue was served from Franklin to Reid Avenues) *Fifth Avenue El (Park Row, Manhattan or Sands Street, Brooklyn to 65th Street, Bay Ridge - Fifth Avenue was served from Saint Marks Avenue to 36th Street; Third Avenue was served from 40th to 65th Streets - 38th Street was the transition from Fifth to Third) Gradually, the Fulton Street El was trimmed back to Rockaway Avenue, "Broadway Junction", and finally 80th (Hudson) Street and until 1920, the original Brighton Line connected with Fulton Street and used the Fulton Street El to reach Manhattan; In 1920 the Franklin Avenue-Prospect Park portion was converted into today's Franklin Avenue Shuttle; the Myrtle Avenue El was trimmed back to Bridge-Jay Streets Terminal and on October 4, 1969 closed south of Central Avenue station (Myrtle Avenue Upper Level remains but contains no tracks or signals). Fifth Avenue El closed in 1940 and Lexington Avenue El in 1950. What do you think of Brooklyn's former El Lines - would maybe the Culver Shuttle and the Fifth Avenue El be viable today or maybe the Myrtle Avenue El or Lexington Avenue El? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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