A Division (New York City Subway)


A Division (New York City Subway)

The A Division, also known as the IRT Division, [MTA New York City Transit, [http://www.mta.info/nyct/hr/ctep/index.html Employment Opportunities] : "During the first phase of the project, NYC Transit installed SONET nodes in the three subway divisions: IRT, BMT, and IND."] is a division of the New York City Subway, consisting of the lines operated with services designated by numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) and the 42nd Street Shuttle. These lines and services were operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company before the 1940 city takeover. A Division cars are narrower, shorter, and lighter than those of the B Division, measuring 8.8 by 51 feet (2.7 by 15.5 meters). [Second Avenue Subway [http://www.mta.info/capconstr/sas/deis.htm Draft Environmental Impact Statement] , PDFlink| [http://mta.info/capconstr/sas/documents/deis/glossary.pdf Glossary] |45.6 KiB ]

List of lines

The following lines are part of the A Division (services shown in parentheses):
*IRT Second Avenue Line (closed 1942)
*IRT Third Avenue Line (closed 1973)
*IRT Sixth Avenue Line (closed 1938)
*IRT Ninth Avenue Line (closed 1958)
*IRT 42nd Street Shuttle (NYCS 42nd)
*IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line (NYCS Broadway-Seventh)
*IRT Dyre Avenue Line (NYCS Dyre)
*IRT Eastern Parkway Line (NYCS Eastern center)
*IRT Flushing Line (NYCS Flushing)
*IRT Jerome Avenue Line (NYCS Jerome)
*IRT Lenox Avenue Line (NYCS Lenox)
*IRT Lexington Avenue Line (NYCS Lexington)
*IRT New Lots Line (NYCS New Lots)
*IRT Nostrand Avenue Line (NYCS Nostrand)
*IRT Pelham Line (NYCS Pelham)
*IRT White Plains Road Line (NYCS White Plains)

ervice history

Numbers were assigned to subway services in 1948:The 42nd Street Shuttle and Bowling Green Shuttle also provided subway services, and elevated service remained on the Third Avenue Line and Polo Grounds Shuttle.

References


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