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The Brighton Line is a rapid transit line of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn, New York City. Local service is provided full time by Q trains and express service provided weekdays by the B train. Metro and Subway redirect here. ... The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... NYC and New York, New York redirect here. ... The Q-Brighton Local via Broadway Express is a subway train service of the New York City Transit Authority. ... The B Concourse Local - Brighton Express via 6th Avenue Express is a subway train service of the New York City Transit Authority. ...

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Brief history

Route designation on BMT Triplex equipment
Route designation on BMT Triplex equipment

The Brighton Line opened from the Willink entrance of Prospect Park to Brighton Beach on July 2, 1878 and the full original line on August 18 as an excursion railroad - the Brooklyn, Flatbush and Coney Island Railway - to bring beachgoers from downtown Brooklyn (via a connection with the Long Island Rail Road) to the seashore at Coney Island on the Atlantic Ocean, at a location named Brighton Beach at the same time the railroad arrived. It has been known since its opening as the Brighton Beach Line but is now described as the Brighton Line in MTA literature and in public usage. Route number signage that appeared on the front of BMT D-type (Triplex) cars from 1927 to 1964 on the New York Subway. ... Route number signage that appeared on the front of BMT D-type (Triplex) cars from 1927 to 1964 on the New York Subway. ... Prospect Park is A park in Brooklyn, New York In 19th century, when Brooklyn and Manhattan were separate cities; in response of Manhattans Central Park, Brooklynites hires the same architects in order to realize a Prospect Park. ... Brighton Beach is a community on Coney Island in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... 90 mile beach Australia A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, shingle, cobble, or even shell along the shoreline of a body of water. ... The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York. ... Image of Coney Island (middle left of picture) taken by NASA. The peninsula at right is Rockaway, Queens. ... Brighton Beach is a community on Coney Island in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City. ...


After losing its connection with the Long Island Rail Road in 1883, the railroad fell on hard times, reorganizing as the Brooklyn and Brighton Beach Railroad. Seeking a new route for its excursion business and its local trade in communities along the way, it formed an agreement with the Kings County Elevated to connect to its Fulton Street Line, which gave access to the new Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan passengers. This was accomplished in 1896. Plan of one tower for the Brooklyn Bridge, 1867. ...


A series of mergers and leases put the Brighton Beach Line in the hands of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT), a holding company which eventually controlled most of the rapid transit, streetcar and bus lines in Brooklyn and part of Queens, New York. The line was electrified with trolley wire and, for a time, trolleys from several surface routes and elevated trains operated together on the line. The phrase mergers and acquisitions or M&A refers to the aspect of corporate finance strategy and management dealing with the merging and acquiring of different companies as well as assets. ... This article or section should include material from Tenancy agreement A lease is a contract conveying from one person (the lessor) to another person (the lessee) the right to use and control some article of property for a specified period of time (the term), without conveying ownership, in exchange for... The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) was a transportation holding company formed in 1896 to acquire and consolidate transit facilities in Kings County, now Brooklyn, New York. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Metro and Subway redirect here. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... TheBus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ...


The BRT was reorganized as the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT) in 1923. In 1940, the BMT was purchased by the City of New York and operation passed to the city's Board of Transportation, which already operated the city-built Independent Subway System (IND). A 1914 map showing what was at the time the proposed expansion for the BRT. The only major differences from what was built is that a new 60th Street Tunnel was used rather than the Queensboro Bridge, the Manhattan-side Brooklyn Bridge connection was never built, and several lines ended... The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... The Independent Subway System (IND, formerly ISS), and even earlier the Independent City-Owned Subway System (ICOS) or Independent City-Owned Rapid Transit Railroad was one of the three systems that is now part of the New York City Subway. ...


Physical description

The original line was a two-tracked high-speed surface steam railroad operating from Bedford Station, at Atlantic Avenue near Franklin Avenue in the City of Brooklyn, at which point it made a physical connection to the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Avenue branch. From Bedford the line ran on a surface private right-of-way several blocks south to Park Place, which it crossed at grade, and then in an open cut with street overpasses through what is now Crown Heights and Flatbush, as far as Church Lane (now Church Avenue) in the Town and Village of Flatbush. From that point the line continued on the surface to a point at current Beverley Road between Marlborough Road (East 15th Street) and East 16th Street, curving southeast and running on the surface between the lines of the latter streets through the Towns of Flatbush and Flatlands to Sheepshead Bay, then turning southerly to reach the beach at Brighton Beach on Coney Island in the Town of Gravesend. The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ...


Grade crossing eliminations, 1903-07 and 1918-20

Between 1903 and 1907 the Brooklyn Grade Crossing Elimination Commission (BGCEC) oversaw the elimination of all grade crossings on the line. A short piece of two-tracked elevated railroad was built from the ramp connecting to the Fulton Street Elevated as far as Park Place, where the original 1878 open cut began. From the end of that original cut south of Church Avenue, the line was wholly rebuilt as a four-track railroad with express and local stations to a point south of Neptune Avenue at the border of Coney Island, continuing along its original right-of-way to Brighton Beach station. The portion from Church Avenue to Avenue H was placed in a depressed open cut, while the portion from Avenue H to south of Sheepshead Bay was raised onto an earthen embankment, partially with earth excavated from the open-cut portion.


The above work by the BGCEC left the line between Park Place and Church Avenue in substanially its original condition from steam railroad days. Between 1918 and 1920, however, further work rebuilt the portion between Prospect Park and Church Avenue as a four-track line. At the same time, the remaining portion of the line south of Neptune Avenue was replaced with a four-track elevated structure, including a four- to six-track elevated line extension, connecting the Brighton Line to the new Coney Island terminal at Surf and Stillwell Avenues. This same work rerouted mainline Brighton Beach trains from the Fulton Street elevated line via a new deep tunnel under Flatbush Avenue to connect to the Fourth Avenue subway at DeKalb Avenue station, where trains could access the new BMT Broadway subway.


Brighton-Franklin Line

Upon the opening of service by the new subways to midtown Manhattan on August 1, 1920, the original portion of the line between the Fulton Street Elevated and the link to the new subway at Prospect Park became a secondary line, known as Brighton-Franklin, and now known as the Franklin Avenue Shuttle. At times through services (including expresses) operated on mainline Brighton tracks to Coney Island. Some special weekend trains even operated beyond Coney Island back to Manhattan via the Sea Beach Line express tracks and the Fourth Avenue Subway. This service was variously known as Franklin-Nassau and as the Coney Island Express, but its popular name was the "Sunny Sunday Summer Special," because it was only supposed to operate as needed on the hottest beach-going days. The S-Franklin Avenue Shuttle is a shuttle train service of the New York City Subway operating in Brooklyn, New York. ...


Through services gradually diminished on the Brighton-Franklin, and after the early 1960s it became a pure shuttle, operating between Franklin Avenue station at Fulton Street and Prospect Park station, where it connects with mainline Brighton Beach trains.


During the era of route contraction from 1940 to about 1975 the Franklin Avenue Shuttle, as it is now known, seemed a prime candidate for abandonment; its physical structure had been allowed to deteriorate and its service steadily curtailed. The New York City fiscal crisis of the '70s and the recession in 1990 contributed to plans to discontinue the line.


Consistent community pressure prevented the line's abandonment and eventually led to its rehabilitation and reconstruction, closing the line in 1998 and reopening it in 1999.


The Brighton Beach Line today

Today's line shows an interesting mix of its various rebuildings. The 1920 subway portion from the DeKalb Avenue connection to the Fourth Avenue subway is a typical New York City subway tunnel of the Dual Contracts era. The Dual Contracts of 1913 were contracts for the construction and/or rehabilitation and operation of rapid transit lines in the City of New York. ...


The most interesting parts of the line involve the original routing.


The Franklin Avenue Shuttle

See main article at BMT Franklin Avenue Line The Franklin Avenue Line (also known as the Franklin Avenue Shuttle and the Brighton-Franklin Line) is a rapid transit line of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn, New York City. ...


Prospect Park to Church Avenue

A double crossover linking both express tracks located between Prospect Park to Church Avenue
A double crossover linking both express tracks located between Prospect Park to Church Avenue

Though this part of the route is on the alignment of the 1878 open cut, it was rebuilt in 1918 to 1920 to a four track line with an express station at Prospect Park, a local station at Parkside Avenue (replacing the original station at Woodruff Avenue) and another express station at Church Avenue. Image File history File links Brighton_Crossover. ... Image File history File links Brighton_Crossover. ... An example of a typical single crossover. ...


The construction features of the portion of the line resemble those of the Sea Beach Line, which reopened as an open-cut line in 1915. Both lines feature slightly sloped and capped reinforced concrete walls and subway-like tunnels underneath cross-streets.


From this point, the Brighton Beach Line is a four-track line for the remainder of its route. Currently, the 'B' and 'Q' trains come off Flatbush Avenue to join the line at Prospect Park; the 'B' uses the central tracks to run to Brighton Beach station, serving express stations, while the 'Q' provides local service on the outer tracks to the end of the line at Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Terminal.


Church Avenue to Avenue H

This part of the line is a result of the BGCEC rebuilding program of 1903-1907. Just south of the tunnel which carries the line under Church Avenue, the construction of the cut wall visibly changes. The subway-like street crossings of the former section give way to steel trestles for the streets, giving the line a more open appearance. Cottage-style station houses are suspended over the line at local stations at Beverley and Cortelyou Roads, and at the express station at Newkirk Avenue. Past Newkirk Avenue the line continues in an open cut, then begin to rise to street level at the north end of Avenue H station.


Avenue H to Sheepshead Bay

The station house at Avenue H is unique. Placed at the east side of the tracks, it is a wooden structure built in 1905 and originally used a real state office. The building was threatened with demolition as part of an upgrading of stations along the line, but the community intervened and, on June 29, 2004, the station house was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmrks Preservation Commission. The Avenue H Station House or Fiske Terrace Station is a landmarked structure in Brooklyn, New York City. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The line now runs on an earthen embankment with local stations at Avenue H, Avenue J and Avenue M, an express station at Kings Highway, local stops at Avenue U and (Gravesend) Neck Road, and an express station called Sheepshead Bay at Sheepshead Bay Road (former Shore Road). All of the station houses for these stops are located beneath the tracks at street level.


Sheepshead Bay to Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach station
Brighton Beach station

The line continues south on the 1907 embankment to a bridge over Neptune Avenue. At this point the BGCEC roadbed ends, and the line used to descend to the surface on two single track concrete and steel ramps to operate on the surface to Brighton Beach. As part of the 1918-1920 Dual Contracts work, all four tracks now continue on a steel elevated structure to the junction of Coney Island and Brighton Beach Avenues, where the line turns west onto Brighton Beach Avenue and enters the Brighton Beach station. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (816x616, 142 KB) Summary Brighton Beach subway station, November 2004 Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (816x616, 142 KB) Summary Brighton Beach subway station, November 2004 Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Brighton Beach to Coney Island

On May 30, 1919, Brighton Beach Line service was extended west to the area once known as West Brighton, now the heart of what is left of the entertainment area of Coney Island, where it occupied part of New West End Terminal, better known as Stillwell Avenue Terminal, the structure which serves as a union terminal for the four subway lines that run to Coney Island. May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Image of Coney Island (middle left of picture) taken by NASA. The peninsula at right is Rockaway, Queens. ... A union station or union terminal is a train station where tracks and facilities are shared by two or more railway companies, allowing passengers to connect conveniently between them. ... Image of Coney Island (middle left of picture) taken by NASA. The peninsula at right is Rockaway, Queens. ...


On September 8, 2002 Brighton passenger service was suspended west of Brighton Beach due to the complete rebuilding of the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue terminal station, which had deteriorated due to the effects of salt water corrosion and deferred maintenance. On May 23, 2004, one week short of the 85th anniversary of the Brighton Beach Line's original entry into Stillwell Avenue terminal, service resumed between Brighton Beach and that point. September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The track configuration around Stillwell Avenue Stillwell Avenue station, also known as Coney Island Terminal or Stillwell Avenue-Coney Island station, at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City, is the worlds largest single rapid transit terminal facility. ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Travelling west from Brighton Beach station, the line operates on an unusual six track elevated structure over Brighton Beach Avenue, the former right-of-way of the Sea View Railway which originally provided service west of Brighton Beach. Only the outer two tracks are currently used for revenue service 'Q' trains, the inner four are train yard tracks.


Two of the yard tracks end before Ocean Parkway station, after which the four remaining tracks merge into two to climb up and over two more tracks of the Culver Line ('F' train), which enter from the north. Both lines then share West 8th Street station, a double-level steel structure with two tracks on each level. The Brighton trains occupy the upper level and the Culver trains the lower.


Both lines then enter the new 8-track Stillwell Avenue terminal where the Brighton trains occupy tracks 3 and 4.


Service Changes Prior to 2004

Before the Manhattan Bridge tracks were replaced, the 'Q' ran express, the 'D' ran local, and the 'B' ran on the West End Line. The model used for the 'Q' express on the Brighton Line was changed in 1997 to the R40. If the lines change, the R40 will still be used for Express service run on the inner tracks. View from the East River Cross section Lower level of the Manhattan Bridge The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn. ... The West End Line, now a subway line in Brooklyn, New York City, is a branch line from the Broadway (Manhattan)-Fourth Avenue (Brooklyn) subway, serving the communities of Borough Park, New Utrecht, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Coney Island. ... The R40 (sometimes referred to as R40 Slant to distiguish it from the later R40M) is a New York Subway IND-BMT car, built in 1967-1969 by the St. ... The R40 (sometimes referred to as R40 Slant to distiguish it from the later R40M) is a New York Subway IND-BMT car, built in 1967-1969 by the St. ...


In 2001, the north side tracks (leading to the IND 6th Avenue Line) on the bridge needed to be replaced and were closed. Before they closed, rehabilitation of the south side tracks (leading the the BMT Broadway Line) was done. This forced a number of changes from 2001 to 2004. The Brighton Line had two (Q) services: Q Local and Q Diamond for express. A new (W) route was created to replace the (B) service on West End Line. The 'B' and 'D' lines terminated at the 34th Street Staion on the IND 6th Avenue Line. These changes were in effect until 2004, when all four tracks on the bridge were open for service. See: NYCSubway.org's Review The Sixth Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the IND division of the New York City Subway system, running mostly under Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. ...


Chaining information

The entire main line of the Brighton Line (excluding the Franklin Avenue Shuttle) is chained BMT A. This has no relation whatever to the letters assigned to the services on the Brighton Line, which are B for the express service and Q for the local. The Franklin Avenue Line (also known as the Franklin Avenue Shuttle and the Brighton-Franklin Line) is a rapid transit line of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn, New York City. ... In the U.S., Chaining is a method by which railroads precisely measure and specify locations along the line. ... The B Sixth Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The Q Broadway Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ...


Chaining zero

Chaining zero is BMT Southern, located just north of the 57th Street (BMT Broadway Line) station of the BMT Broadway Line via the Manhattan Bridge. The Brighton Line picks up this chaining south of DeKalb Avenue station. The Broadway Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway system. ...


Railroad directions

Railroad north is toward Manhattan, generally corresponding to compass north-northwest. Most railroads in the U.S. use railroad directions to describe the directions that lines on their systems run, which often vary from compass directions. ... Compass in a wooden box A compass (or mariners compass) is a navigational instrument for finding directions on the earth. ...


Track numbering

  • Odd numbered tracks are away from Manhattan (southbound)
  • Even numbered tracks are toward Manhattan (northbound)
  • Tracks 1 and 2 are usually local (outside tracks, shown in roman type)
  • Tracks 3 and 4 are usually express (inside tracks, shown in bold type)
  • Non-revenue tracks are shown in italic type)
From To Track arrangement Line orientation Comments
DeKalb Avenue Prospect Park A3-A4 NNW no local tracks
Prospect Park Brighton Beach A1-A3-A4-A2 NNW
Brighton Beach Ocean Parkway A1-A5-A3-A4-A6-A2 WSW A3-A4 were originally express tracks
Ocean Parkway W8 Street (upper level) A3-A4 WSW  
Ocean Parkway W8 Street (lower level) A1-A2 WSW abandoned 1954; trackbeds only
W8 Street (upper level) Stillwell Avenue (C-D tracks) A3-A4 WSW All Brighton trains
W8 Street (lower level) Stillwell Avenue (E-F tracks) A1-A2 WSW now used by IND Culver only

Telegraphy ID

Brighton Beach terminal's BMT telegraphy call letters were BC. Therefore, the entire Brighton Line has been referred to by the letters BC as a shorthand notation in internal documents, though this has gradually diminished and is now uncommon.


See also

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New York City Subway Lines
IRT West side trunk: Broadway-7 Av - Lenox Av - White Plains Rd - Dyre Av - Brooklyn Branch
East side trunk: Lexington Av - Jerome Av - White Plains Rd - Dyre Av - Pelham
Brooklyn/Queens/other: Eastern Pkwy - Nostrand Av - Flushing - 42 St Shuttle
Former: 2 Av - 3 Av - 6 Av - 9 Av
BMT Manhattan trunk: Broadway - Astoria - Manhattan Bridge
Nassau Street trunk: Nassau St - Jamaica - Archer Av - Myrtle Av
West Brooklyn trunks: 4th Av - Brighton - Culver - Sea Beach - West End
Other: Canarsie - Franklin Av - 63 St
Former: Brooklyn Bridge - 3 Av - 5 Av - Fulton St - Lexington Av
IND Bronx/Manhattan trunks: 6 Av - 8 Av - Concourse
Brooklyn/Queens: Queens Blvd - Archer Av - 53 St - 63 St - Fulton St - Culver - Rockaway - Crosstown
Former: World's Fair
Connections Chrystie St - 60 St

The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... // IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line (Manhattan-Bronx) Brooklyn Branch (Brooklyn) 42nd Street Shuttle (Manhattan) Dyre Avenue Line (Bronx) Eastern Parkway Line (Brooklyn) Flushing Line (Manhattan-Queens) Jerome Avenue Line (Bronx) Lenox Avenue Line (Bronx) Lexington Avenue Line (Manhattan) Nostrand Avenue Line (Brooklyn) Pelham Line (Bronx) White Plains Road Line (Bronx... The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the operator of the original New York Subway line that opened in 1904 and additional rapid transit lines in the City of New York. ... The Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line, also known as the IRT West Side Line, is one of the lines of the IRT division of the New York City Subway. ... The Lenox Avenue Line is one of the IRT lines in the New York City Subway, mostly built as part of the first subway system. ... The White Plains Road Line is a rapid transit line of the IRT division of the New York City Subway, serving the central Bronx. ... The Dyre Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the New York City Subway, as part of the IRT division. ... The Lexington Avenue Line (sometimes called the Lex or the IRT East Side Line) is one of the major IRT lines in the New York City Subway. ... Stations 139th Street-Grand Concourse 149th Street-Grand Councourse 161st Street-Yankee Stadium 167th Street 170th Street Mt. ... The White Plains Road Line is a rapid transit line of the IRT division of the New York City Subway, serving the central Bronx. ... The Dyre Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the New York City Subway, as part of the IRT division. ... Stations Third Avenue-138th Street Brook Avenue Cypress Avenue East 143rd Street-St. ... The Eastern Parkway Line, sometimes called the New Lots Line, is a line of the New York Subway in Brooklyn. ... The Nostrand Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the IRT division of the New York City Subway, running under Nostrand Avenue in the New York City Borough of Brooklyn. ... The Flushing Line is a rapid transit line of the New York City Subway system, operated as part of the IRT Division. ... Current bullet R12 end rollsign 1967-1968 and 1968-1977 bullets (in a circle) The 42nd Street Shuttle (also Grand Central-Times Square Shuttle) is a line and service of the IRT division of the New York City Subway. ... The Second Avenue Line, usually called the Second Avenue Subway (SAS), refers to a series of public works projects and engineering studies undertaken to construct a subway underneath Second Avenue in New York Citys borough of Manhattan. ... The Third Avenue Line was an elevated railway in Manhattan and the Bronx, New York City, USA. It passed into the ownership of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) and eventually the New York City Subway system before being closed in sections from 1950 to 1973. ... , John French Sloan, 1928. ... The IRT Ninth Avenue Line, often called the Ninth Avenue Elevated, was the first elevated railway in New York City, first opened in 1868 as the West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway, a cable-hauled line. ... A 1914 map showing what was at the time the proposed expansion for the BRT. The only major differences from what was built is that a new 60th Street Tunnel was used rather than the Queensboro Bridge, the Manhattan-side Brooklyn Bridge connection was never built, and several lines ended... The Broadway Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway system. ... The Astoria Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway, serving the neighborhood of Astoria, Queens. ... View from the East River Cross section The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn. ... The Nassau Street Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT Division of the New York City Subway system. ... The Myrtle Avenue Line, also called the Myrtle Avenue Elevated, is a fully elevated line of the New York City Subway, as part of the BMT division. ... The BMT Fourth Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway. ... The BMT Culver Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway, running from Coney Island through Gravesend to Ditmas Avenue, where it becomes the IND Culver Line. ... Route designation on BMT Triplex equipment The Sea Beach Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway, connecting the BMT Fourth Avenue Line subway via a four-track wide open cut to Coney Island in Brooklyn. ... Route designation on BMT Triplex equipment The West End Line, now a subway line in Brooklyn, New York City, is a branch line from the Broadway (Manhattan)-Fourth Avenue (Brooklyn) subway, serving the communities of Borough Park, New Utrecht, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Coney Island. ... The Canarsie Line, sometimes called the 14th Street-Canarsie Line, is a rapid transit line of the BMT Division of the New York City Subway system, named after its Brooklyn terminus in the Canarsie neighborhood. ... The Franklin Avenue Line (also known as the Franklin Avenue Shuttle and the Brighton-Franklin Line) is a rapid transit line of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn, New York City. ... The BMT 63rd Street Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway system. ... Plan of one tower for the Brooklyn Bridge, 1867. ... The Lexington Avenue Elevated (also called the Lexington Avenue Line) was the first standard elevated railway in Brooklyn, New York, operated in its later days by the BRT, the BMT and then the City of New York. ... The Independent Subway System (IND, formerly ISS), and even earlier the Independent City-Owned Subway System (ICOS) or Independent City-Owned Rapid Transit Railroad was one of the three systems that is now part of the New York City Subway. ... The Sixth Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the IND division of the New York City Subway system, running mostly under Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. ... A 1941 view of a sign for the Eighth Avenue Subway The Eighth Avenue Line is the original rapid transit line of the Independent Subway System (IND), now run by the New York City Transit Authority as part of the New York City Subway system. ... The Concourse Line is a subway branch line of the New York City Subway system, extending from 205th Street in the Norwood section of the Bronx to join with the Eighth Avenue Line at 145th Street in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. ... The Queens Boulevard Line is a fully underground line of the New York City Subway, as part of the IND division. ... The IND 63rd Street Line is a rapid transit line of the IND division of the New York City Subway system. ... Fulton St. ... The IND Culver Line is a rapid transit line of the IND Division of the New York City Subway, extending from the Rutgers Street Tunnel under the East River to the BMT Culver Line at Ditmas Avenue (which continues to Coney Island). ... The Crosstown Line is a rapid transit line of the IND division of the New York City Subway. ... The Worlds Fair Railroad was a branch of New York Citys Independent Subway System, now the IND division of the New York City Subway, serving the 1939 New York Worlds Fair. ... The New York City Subway was formed from three different systems, the IRT, BMT and IND. For operational purposes, the IRT is A Division and the BMT and IND make B Division; however, common usage calls the three systems divisions. ... The Chrystie Street Connection is a major connecting line of the New York City Subway System, and is one of the few connections between lines of the BMT and IND divisions. ... The 60th Street Tunnel Connection (also known as the 11th Street Connector[1]) is a short connecting line of the New York City Subway System connecting the BMT 60th Street Tunnel under the East River (which connects to the BMT Broadway Line) with the IND Queens Boulevard Line west of... Transportation to Coney Island - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...

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BMT Brighton Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2173 words)
In 1940, the BMT was purchased by the City of New York and operation passed to the city's Board of Transportation, which already operated the city-built Independent Subway System (IND).
On September 8, 2002 Brighton passenger service was suspended west of Brighton Beach due to the complete rebuilding of the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue terminal station, which had deteriorated due to the effects of salt water corrosion and deferred maintenance.
The entire main line of the Brighton Line (excluding the Franklin Avenue Shuttle) is chained BMT A.
Encyclopedia: BMT Brighton Line (437 words)
The Brighton Line is a rapid transit line of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn, New York City.
At the same time, the remaining portion of the line south of Neptune Avenue was replaced with a four-track elevated structure, including a four- to six-track elevated line extension, connecting the Brighton Line to the new Coney Island terminal at Surf and Stillwell Avenues.
On September 7, 2002 Brighton passenger service was suspended west of Brighton Beach due to the complete rebuilding of the Stillwell Avenue (Coney Island) terminal station, which had deteriorated due to the effects of salt water corrosion and deferred maintenance.
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