East New York Yard


East New York Yard

East New York Yard (also known as DO Yard from its telegraphy letters) is a major rapid transit railroad storage yard and maintenance facility, serving the needs of the BMT Eastern Division of the New York City Subway system. It primarily serves the storage and immediate repair needs of trains operating on the NYCS|J, NYCS service|L, NYCS service|M and NYCS|Z services.

Location and purpose

The East New York Yard is located at the junction of the Canarsie and Jamaica Lines, near the intersection of Broadway (Brooklyn) and Jamaica Avenue, in East New York, Brooklyn. A separate part of the facility houses the East New York Bus Depot, formerly a trolley depot.

East New York Yard is a layup yard (where trains are stored between train runs), a repair facility, and a scheduled maintenance yard. Subway equipment is inspected and maintained there on a regular basis. Heavy maintenance and equipment overhauls are performed at the Coney Island Complex.

History

Portions of the East New York Yard date back to 1885 and the Lexington Avenue Elevated, and the yard predates the rebuilding of nearby Broadway Junction, which was formerly known as Manhattan Junction or the East New York Loop.

The yard and its main lead configuration remained the same before and after the extensive elevated line rebuilding nearby, but additional track and structure was built, so that, at its peak, East New York Yard had direct connections to the Broadway Elevated going west, the Jamaica Line going east, the Canarsie Line going east entering Atlantic Avenue, and the Fulton Street Elevated both east and west.


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