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Harry

Astoria line used to be IRT

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I read that the Astoria line used to be IRT-size operation and was converted to BMT-size right after the World War II.

 

This was done by cutting back the platform edges to fit the wider BMT cars.

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and to my knowledge the flushing line used to be a BMT route. technically I learned that a BMT, 60 or 75' foot train CAN travel via FLUSHING EXPRESS up until the beginning of the Woodside-61st St Station.

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Yup but it has to use the north side of Queensboro Plaza and switch to the Flushing line tracks north of QP

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