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A Ditmas Discovery

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as you can see in this picture

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?87733

the other side of the tracks that enter ditmas avenue were available! does any body what line was that called? where did it go to? why did the MTA scrape it?

 

The BMT Culver line, later just a shuttle, to 9th Ave connecting with the West End line. It was scrapped " due to low ridership". Actually the TA let it deteriorate, like they did to most EL lines, and then cited "low ridership" to tear it down. When the IND was extended south from Church Ave it connected with the existing BMT Culver tracks and the outermost track became a shuttle line. The same was done with the IND (A) line when it went south of Euclid Ave. A station was built at Grant Ave and a ramp was built up to the BMT Fulton St. line. Then the rest of the BMT El was torn down. So now the (F), from south of Church Ave, and the (A), from south of Grant Ave to Lefferts Blvd (Ave) are running on original BMT elevated tracks. I would say that the majority of the Brooklyn (F) line is run on BMT tracks. Just a little history from an IRT guy who has loved the BMT for almost 60 years.

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The Culver shuttle, from 1954 to 1975 ran on one track. A new track was built bordering the southbound platform allowing passengers to continue on the D (and after 1967, the F). Vestiges can be seen today. Look at the southbound platform. Near the wall, traces of floor paint could be seen, indicating it functioned as an island platform.

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