IND Fulton Street Line


IND Fulton Street Line

The IND Fulton Street Line is a rapid transit line of the IND Division of the New York City Subway, extending from the Cranberry Street Tunnel under the East River through all of central Brooklyn to a terminus in Ozone Park, Queens. The IND Rockaway Line branches off of it. It forms part of the "A train."

General characteristics

While much of the line is four tracks, its only service into Manhattan is via the two-track Cranberry Street Tunnel. Manhattan-bound trains merge into the express tracks at the Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets station.

Under Fulton Street, the line is mainly single level. The Nostrand Avenue station is the exception with the express tracks on the upper level and local tracks on the lower level. This is partly because it was built while the old, now-demolished elevated line on the surface had to be supported.

The stations along Liberty Avenue in Queens, from 80th Street–Hudson Street through Ozone Park–Lefferts Boulevard, as well as the current 3-track elevated structure, were built for the BMT Fulton Street Line in 1915 as part of BMT's portion of the Dual Contracts.The connection to the BMT was severed on April 26, 1956, and the IND was extended east (track direction south) from Euclid Avenue via a connecting tunnel and new intermediate station at Grant Avenue, with the new service beginning on April 29, 1956.

Route

Entering Brooklyn via the Cranberry Street Tunnel as a two-track line, it travels east on Cranberry Street, south on Jay Street, briefly running parallel with the IND Culver Line. It turns away from the Culver Line onto Schermerhorn Street to the six-track Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets station, which it shares with the Brooklyn–Queens Crosstown Line. The local tracks are unused at Hoyt-Schermerhorn, but are connected to the abandoned Court Street station. At this point it becomes a four-track system until Euclid Avenue.

The line continues east under Schermerhorn Street to the intersection of Schermerhorn, 3rd Avenue and Flatbush Avenue, and thence across it, onto Lafayette Avenue and then finally onto Fulton Street.

It leaves Fulton Street via Truxton Street, crosses Broadway, curves through a corner of the BMT Yard, and crosses Jamaica Avenue onto Granville Payne Avenue. It turns east onto Pitkin Avenue to Euclid Avenue, where it interchanges with the Pitkin Avenue Yards. Here it becomes a three-track line.

Past the Grant Avenue Station, the line becomes elevated, swinging somewhat north until it is over Liberty Avenue. Just past the Rockaway Boulevard Station, the Rockaway Line branches southward. The Fulton Street Line continues over Liberty Avenue to its terminus at Lefferts Boulevard.

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