The West EndLine began service in 1864 as a steam railroad called the Brooklyn, Bath and Coney Island between 25th St and 5th Ave in South Brooklyn to the Bath section of Brooklyn, which in today's map would be 65th Street and New Utrecht Avenue.
The West EndLine was unified into the New York City Transit System on June 1st, 1940, after BMT shareholders agreed to a $175 million buyout from the City of New York.
The West End was used in a major chase scene of the movie The French Connection in 1971 as a car chases the train overhead from Bay 50th nearly all the way to the 60th Street side of the 62nd St. Station.
The West EndLine, 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 West EndLine was opened on October 5, 1863 as a steam dummy road, the Brooklyn, Bath and Coney Island Rail Road (BBandCI), to serve the communities between the Brooklyn city line and Bath Beach.
At the Brooklyn end, the steam lineended at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue, where the BBandCI's own horsecars ran to a connection with horsecars of the Brooklyn City Railroad at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue.
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