THE MYRTLE-CHAMBERS / WEST END EL (M TRAIN)


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The Myrtle / Chambers subway came into being once the Broadway el connected with the Williamsburg bridge on 9/16/1908 into Manhattan. The line extended to Essex street 9/16/1908. Later, it went deeper to Bowery, Canal, and Chambers streets 8/14/1913. The Myrtle Ave el connected to the Broadway el at Myrtle Ave in Brooklyn on 7/29/1914 to make this subway service possible. From the Manhatten end, the line extended even more to Fulton and Broad streets completing what was known as the Nassau street loop.


The Myrtle Ave line first began in Queens as a steam powered surface railroad beginning April 10, 1888. It went from Metropolitan Ave to Seneca Aves, then connected to the current Myrtle Ave el once it crossed the border into Brooklyn. From there, it went from Myrtle / Wyckoff Ave along the el to Adams street on the Fifth Ave el. In 1898, it was extended to Sands street and crossed the Brooklyn Bridge to Park Row, Manhattan. On July 1, 1900, the Brooklyn Rapid transit (BRT) took over the Myrtle Ave el and electrified line, along with the surface route. In 1913, the surface route became a trolley service until the 1940s and an extension of the Myrtle Ave el was built in Queens from Senaca Ave to Metropolitan Aves. The BRT was reorganized as the (BMT) in 1923.


When the IND unified the entire subway system on 6/1/1940, many els were being demolished. Unfortunately, a huge chunk of the Myrtle Ave el was doomed for demolition and abandoned on 10/4/1969. This was probably because the train was built so nearby. It was a major blow to the neighborhood because it went from being a white middle classed area to one that is economically depressed; no trains to get people to downtown Brooklyn anymore! During the good times, the Myrtle Ave el was known as the BMT #11 train (1924 - 1967) and the Myrtle/Chambers subway was named the BMT #10 train (5/30/1931 - 11/26/1967). Later, the #11 train was renamed before demolition (11/26/1967 - 10/4/1969) while the #10 train is today's (11/26/1967 - present).


The was always the orphan of the BMT system. It not only lost its sibling the line, but was thrown all around the system. On 1/2/1973, it was extended to the Brighton line going from Metropolitan Ave to Stillwell Ave. Then on 4/26/1986, it was moved to the Fourth Ave subway ending at 95th street, Bay Ridge. Soon after, it was moved once again to the West End el in 1987 terminating at Bay Parkway for 23 years. It was ALMOST the victim of MTA service cuts in 2009. It was going to be cut short from Bay Parkway along the West End el and would've resumed the older 1931 - 1967 route from Metropolitan Ave to Chambers if this happened.


As of late 2009, there was talk of re-using an old set of tracks from 1968 called the Chrystie Street connection to connect the with the line. This unused connection between the BMT Nassau Street Line and the IND Sixth Avenue Line would change the terminus from being Second Avenue. Instead, the would leave Broadway - Lafayette Street and serve the current line stations from Essex Street in Manhattan to Metropolitan Avenue in Queens. (In a way, this will be similar to what the train was from 1968 - 1976; a combination of the Sixth Ave subway with the Jamaica el, only now there would be the added bonus of going further along the Myrtle Ave el and tie in with the Queens Blvd subway from the Sixth Ave side!) As of 3/19/2010, it was decided from the public they wanted this merged line to 'still' be called the M train since the letter has been used since 1934. The only difference will be that it'll be an orange to show that it's part of the Sixth Ave line! (Another BMT line being merged with the IND like what happened in years past!) It was renamed the Myrtle / Queens Blvd subway. The last day for the was 6/25/2010 and the merged with that route. Thus on 6/25/2010, the now connects with the Sixth Ave and Queens Blvd subways to 71 Continental Ave replacing the train in that area.


The OLDEST existing stations of the Myrtle Ave el are Myrtle - Wykoff Aves, Knickerbocker Ave, Central Ave, Myrtle Ave, Flushing Ave, Lorimer street, Hewes street, and Marcey Ave (today's and trains). IT SHOULD BE NOTED THESE ARE THE OLDEST SURVIVING STATIONS SINCE THE DAYS OF STEAM; 129 to 130 YEARS OLD! (as of 2017) The Myrtle Ave el was used for the movie "Ghost" near Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn.

The Myrtle / Chambers subway (M), aka BMT #10 train, Brooklyn 1990s


The Myrtle-Chambers / West End el (BMT #10) : M train

METROPOLITAN AVE Myrtle Ave surface route (Queens) opened 4/10/1888, Myrtle Ave railroad connected with the Fifth Ave el using steam locomotives 1898 Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) took over surface route and electrified with trolly wire 7/1/1900, became a trolly service 1913 - 1940s. (paved over with asphalt today) current Myrtle el opened 8/9/1915, Metropolitan Ave station rebuilt in 1974 after fire renamed BMT #11 1924, renamed MJ 11/27/1967 to 10/4/1969, also served by the BMT #10 1924, renamed train 11/27/1967 - present present (M)
FRESH POND Myrtle Ave surface route (Queens) opened 4/10/1888, Myrtle Ave railroad connected with the Fifth Ave el using steam locomotives 1898 Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) took over surface route and electrified with trolly wire 7/1/1900, became a trolly service 1913 - 1940s. (paved over with asphalt today) current Myrtle el opened 8/9/1915 renamed BMT #11 1924, renamed MJ 11/27/1967 to 10/4/1969, also served by the BMT #10 1924, renamed train 11/27/1967 - present present (M)
FOREST AVE Myrtle Ave surface route (Queens) opened 4/10/1888, Myrtle Ave railroad connected with the Fifth Ave el using steam locomotives 1898 Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) took over surface route and electrified with trolly wire 7/1/1900, became a trolly service 1913 - 1940s. (paved over with asphalt today) current Myrtle el opened 8/9/1915 renamed BMT #11 1924, renamed MJ 11/27/1967 to 10/4/1969, also served by the BMT #10 1924, renamed train 11/27/1967 - present present (M)
SENECA AVE Myrtle Ave surface route (Queens) opened 4/10/1888, Myrtle Ave el connected with the Fifth Ave el using steam locomotives 1898 Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) took over Myrtle Ave el and electrified surface route with trolly wire 7/1/1900, became a trolly service 1913 - 1940s. (paved over with asphalt today) current Myrtle el opened 8/9/1915 renamed BMT #11 1924, renamed MJ 11/27/1967 to 10/4/1969, also served by the BMT #10 1924, renamed train 11/27/1967 - present present (M)
MYRTLE - WYCOFF AVE Myrtle Ave el (Brooklyn) opened 12/19/1889, Myrtle Ave el connected with the Fifth Ave el using steam locomotives 1898 Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) took over Myrtle Ave el and electrified 7/1/1900, renamed BMT #11 1924, renamed MJ 11/27/1967 to 10/4/1969 also served by the BMT #10 1924, renamed train 11/27/1967 - present present (M,L)
KNICKERBOCKER AVE Myrtle Ave el (Brooklyn) opened 12/19/1889, Myrtle Ave el connected with the Fifth Ave el using steam locomotives 1898 Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) took over Myrtle Ave el and electrified 7/1/1900, renamed BMT #11 1924, renamed MJ 11/27/1967 to 10/4/1969 also served by the BMT #10 1924, renamed train 11/27/1967 - present present (M)
CENTRAL AVE Myrtle Ave el (Brooklyn) opened 12/19/1889, Myrtle Ave el connected with the Fifth Ave el using steam locomotives 1898 Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) took over Myrtle Ave el and electrified 7/1/1900, renamed BMT #11 1924, renamed MJ 11/27/1967 to 10/4/1969 also served by the BMT #10 1924, renamed train 11/27/1967 - present present (M)
MYRTLE AVE (lower level) Broadway el (Brooklyn) opened 12/19/1889 by the Brooklyn Elevated Railway, electrified 7/1/1900 by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) Broadway el served Nassau street loop 9/16/1908, renamed BMT #15 1924, renamed J train 1960 and became QJ train 1967 - 1972, now J 1972 to present, Myrtle Ave el connected with the Fifth Ave el using steam locomotives 1898, Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) took over Myrtle Ave el and electrified 7/1/1900, renamed BMT #11 1924 - 11/27/1967 and renamed MJ 11/27/1967 to 10/4/1969 on upper level served Myrtle/Chambers subway 7/29/1914, renamed BMT #10 1924, renamed train 11/27/1967 - present, ALSO connected with Canarsie line as the Brooklyn shortline on 7/28/1906, Nassau st loop 9/16/1908, renamed BMT #14 1924, renamed JJ train 11/27/1967 to 6/30/1968, served by the RJ train 11/27/1967 until 6/28/1968, also served by the KK train 7/1/1968 and renamed K 1/2/1973 to 8/27/1976, also served by the Z train 12/11/1988 - present present (J,M,Z)
FLUSHING AVE Broadway el (Brooklyn) opened 9/16/1888 by the Brooklyn Elevated Railway, electrified 7/1/1900 by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) Broadway el served Nassau street loop 9/16/1908, renamed BMT #15 1924, renamed J train 1960 and became QJ train 1967 - 1972, now J 1972 to present, and served Myrtle/Chambers subway 7/29/1914, renamed BMT #10 1924, renamed train 11/27/1967 - present ALSO connected with Canarsie line as the Brooklyn shortline on 7/28/1906, Nassau st loop 9/16/1908, renamed BMT #14 1924, renamed JJ train 11/27/1967 to 6/30/1968, served by the RJ train 11/27/1967 until 6/28/1968, also served by the KK train 7/1/1968 to 1/2/1973 present (J,M)
LORIMER STREET Broadway el (Brooklyn) opened 9/16/1888 by the Brooklyn Elevated Railway, electrified 7/1/1900 by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) Broadway el served Nassau street loop 9/16/1908, renamed BMT #15 1924, renamed J train 1960 and became QJ train 1967 - 1972, now J 1972 to present, and served Myrtle/Chambers subway 7/29/1914, renamed BMT #10 1924, renamed train 11/27/1967 - present ALSO connected with Canarsie line as the Brooklyn shortline on 7/28/1906, Nassau st loop 9/16/1908, renamed BMT #14 1924, renamed JJ train 11/27/1967 to 6/30/1968, served by the RJ train 11/27/1967 until 6/28/1968, also served by the KK train 7/1/1968 to 1/2/1973 present (J,M)
HEWES STREET Broadway el (Brooklyn) opened 9/16/1888 by the Brooklyn Elevated Railway, electrified 7/1/1900 by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) Broadway el served Nassau street loop 9/16/1908, renamed BMT #15 1924, renamed J train 1960 and became QJ train 1967 - 1972, now J 1972 to present, and served Myrtle/Chambers subway 7/29/1914, renamed BMT #10 1924, renamed train 11/27/1967 - present ALSO connected with Canarsie line as the Brooklyn shortline on 7/28/1906, Nassau st loop 9/16/1908, renamed BMT #14 1924, renamed JJ train 11/27/1967 to 6/30/1968, served by the RJ train 11/27/1967 until 6/28/1968, also served by the KK train 7/1/1968 to 1/2/1973 present (J,M)
MARCEY AVE (Williamsburg bridge to Manhattan) Broadway el (Brooklyn) opened 9/16/1888 by the Brooklyn Elevated Railway, electrified 7/1/1900 by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) Broadway el served Nassau street loop 9/16/1908, renamed BMT #15 1924, renamed J train 1960 and became QJ train 1967 - 1972, now J 1972 to present, and served Myrtle/Chambers subway 7/29/1914, renamed BMT #10 1924, renamed train 11/27/1967 - present, also served by the KK train 7/1/1968 to 1/2/1973 ALSO connected with Canarsie line as the Brooklyn shortline on 7/28/1906, Nassau st loop 9/16/1908, renamed BMT #14 1924, renamed JJ train 11/27/1967 to 6/30/1968, served by the RJ train 11/27/1967 until 6/28/1968, also served by the Z train 12/11/1988 - present present (J,M,Z)
ESSEX ST Nassau Loop (Manhattan) opened 7/4/1908, served by the BMT #15 1924, renamed J train 1960 and became QJ train 1967 - 1972, now J 1972 to present ALSO served by the BMT #14 1924, renamed JJ train 11/27/1967 to 6/30/1968, also served by the KK train 7/1/1968 and renamed K 1/2/1973 to 8/27/1976, also served by the Z train 12/11/1988 - present also served by the BMT #10 5/30/1931, renamed train 11/27/1967 - present, also served by the RJ train 11/27/1967 until 6/28/1968 present (J,M,Z,F)
BOWREY Nassau Loop (Manhattan) opened 3/14/1913, served by the BMT #15 1924, renamed J train 1960 and became QJ train 1967 - 1972, now J 1972 to present also served by the BMT #14 1924, renamed JJ train 11/27/1967 to 6/30/1968, also served by the Z train 12/11/1988 - present also served by the BMT #10 5/30/1931, renamed train 11/27/1967 till 6/25/2010, also served by the RJ train 11/27/1967 until 6/28/1968 present (J,Z)
CANAL ST Nassau Loop (Manhattan) opened 3/14/1913, served by the BMT #15 1924, renamed J train 1960 and became QJ train 1967 - 1972, now J 1972 to present served by the BMT #14 1924, renamed JJ train 11/27/1967 to 6/30/1968, also served by the Z train 12/11/1988 - present and served by the BMT #10 5/30/1931, renamed train 11/27/1967 till 6/25/2010, also served by the RJ train 11/27/1967 until 6/28/1968 present (J,Z,N,Q,R,6)
CHAMBERS ST Nassau Loop (Manhattan) opened 3/14/1913, served the BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 BMT #15 served here 3/14/1913, renamed J in 1960, became QJ train 11/27/1967 to 12/30/1972, now J 1972 to present, RJ 11/27/1967 to 6/28/1968 and renamed RR special until 11/22/1987, also Culver BMT #5a 5/30/1931 - 6/1/1940 Chambers to Stillwell and renamed BMT #5 1954 - 1959 Chambers to Ditmas Ave, served (M) Bankers Special 1934 - 11/27/1967, LIRR served el from Chambers 1913 - 1916 ALSO connected with Canarsie line as the Brooklyn shortline on 7/28/1906, Nassau st loop 3/14/1913, renamed BMT #14 1924, renamed JJ train 11/27/1967 to 6/30/1968, also served Myrtle/Chambers subway 7/29/1914, renamed BMT #10 1924 and renamed train 11/27/1967 till 6/25/2010, also served 'Sunny Summer Sunday special' 5/1924 - 9/1952 weekends from Chambers to Franklyn Ave, also served by the Z train 12/11/1988 - present present (J,Z,4,5,6)
FULTON ST (Nassau street) Nassau St Loop (Manhattan) opened 6/13/1931, served the BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 served by the BMT #14 6/13/1931, renamed JJ train 11/27/1967 to 6/30/1968, also served by the BMT #10 6/13/1931, renamed train 11/27/1967 to 6/25/2010, BMT #15 served here 6/13/1931, renamed J in 1960, became QJ train 11/27/1967 to 12/30/1972, now J 1972 to present, served (M) Bankers Special 1934 - 11/27/1967 RJ 11/27/1967 to 6/28/1968 and renamed RR special until 11/22/1987, also Culver BMT #5a 5/30/1931 - 6/1/1940 Chambers to Stillwell and renamed BMT #5 1954 - 1959 Chambers to Ditmas Ave, also served by the Z train 12/11/1988 - present present (J,Z,A,C,2,3,4,5)
BROAD ST Nassau St Loop (Manhattan) opened 11/26/1931, served the BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 BMT #15 served here 11/26/1931, renamed J in 1960, became QJ train 11/27/1967 to 12/30/1972, now J 1972 to present, served by the BMT #14 11/26/1931, renamed JJ train 11/27/1967 to 6/30/1968, served (M) Bankers Special 1934 - 11/27/1967, also served by the BMT #10 11/26/1931, renamed train 11/27/1967 to 6/25/2010 RJ 11/27/1967 to 6/28/1968 and renamed RR special until 11/22/1987, also Culver BMT #5a 5/30/1931 - 6/1/1940 Chambers to Stillwell and renamed BMT #5 1954 - 1959 Chambers to Ditmas Ave, also served by the Z train 12/11/1988 - present present (J,Z)
COURT ST Fourth Ave subway (Brooklyn) opened 8/1/1920, premiered with Fourth Ave subway, served by BMT #2 train 1924, (renamed RR 1/1/1961 and renamed R train 5/5/1986 - present), BMT #1a train 8/1/1920, renamed BMT #1 1/1/1961 - 11/27/1967, BMT #1b train 1924, renamed QB 1959 (now Q train 5/5/1986 - present) BMT #1c train 8/1/1920, renamed QT train 12/1/1955 - 1960 via Queens Blvd line, QT moved to Astoria el 11/15/1960 to 11/27/1967, also served the BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68, train 1/2/1973 to 6/25/2010 also RJ 11/27/1967 and renamed RR Special 6/28/1968 - 11/22/1987, W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, also Culver BMT #5a 5/30/1931 - 6/1/1940 Chambers to Stillwell and renamed BMT #5 1954 - 1959 Chambers to Ditmas Ave present (R,2,3,4,5)
JAY STREET - METRO TECH (Lawrence street) Fourth Ave subway (Brooklyn) opened 8/1/1920, premiered with Fourth Ave subway, served by BMT #2 train 1924, (renamed RR 1/1/1961 and renamed R train 5/5/1986 - present), BMT #1a train 8/1/1920, renamed BMT #1 1/1/1961 - 11/27/1967, BMT #1b train 1924, renamed QB 1959 (now Q train 5/5/1986 - present) BMT #1c train 8/1/1920, renamed QT train 12/1/1955 - 1960 via Queens Blvd line, QT moved to Astoria el 11/15/1960 to 11/27/1967, also served the BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68, train 1/2/1973 to 6/25/2010 also RJ 11/27/1967 and renamed RR Special 6/28/1968 - 11/22/1987, W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, also Culver BMT #5a 5/30/1931 - 6/1/1940 Chambers to Stillwell and renamed BMT #5 1954 - 1959 Chambers to Ditmas Ave present (R,A,C,F)
DEKALB AVE Fourth Ave subway (Brooklyn), opened 9/13/1915, premiered with Fourth Ave subway and Brighton line, served by the BMT #1a train 1924, renamed BMT #1 1949 - 11/27/1967, BMT #1b train 1924, renamed QB 1959 (now Q train 5/5/1986 - present), BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, T phased out and taken over by B 11/26/1967 - 2001 also served the BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 BMT #1c train 8/1/1920, renamed QT 12/1/1955 - 1960 via Queens Blvd line, QT moved to Astoria el 11/15/1960 to 11/27/1967, served (M) Bankers Special 1934 - 11/27/1967, also served QJ train 1967 - 1972, BMT #2 train 1924, (renamed RR 1/1/1961) and now R train 5/5/1986 - present, also RJ 11/27/1967 and renamed RR Special 6/28/1968 - 11/22/1987 also served D train 11/26/1967 to 2/22/2004 and served train 1/2/1973 to 6/25/2010, B cut short to 34th street and served by W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, D moved to West End line and B serves Brighton 2/22/2004 - present, also Culver BMT #5a 5/30/1931 - 6/1/1940 Chambers to Stillwell and renamed BMT #5 1954 - 1959 Chambers to Ditmas Ave present (Q,B,R)
ATLANTIC AVE - BARCLAY'S CENTER Fourth Ave subway (Brooklyn), opened 9/13/1915, served by the BMT #1a train 1924, renamed BMT #1 train 1949 - 11/27/1967, BMT #1b train 1924, renamed QB 1959 (now Q train 5/5/1986 - present), BMT #1c train 8/1/1920, renamed QT 12/1/1955 - 1960 via Queens Blvd line, QT moved to Astoria el 11/15/1960 to 11/27/1967 served (M) Bankers Special 1934 - 11/27/1967, also served QJ train 11/27/1967 to 12/30/1972, RJ 11/27/1967 and renamed RR Special 6/28/1968 - 11/22/1987, also served by the BMT #4 train 1924, renamed N train 4/1961 - present, also served by the BMT #2 train 1924, renamed RR train 1/1/1961, renamed R train 5/5/1986 to present served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, also Culver BMT #5a 5/30/1931 - 6/1/1940 Chambers to Stillwell and renamed BMT #5 1954 - 1959 Chambers to Ditmas Ave, also served D train 11/26/1967 to 2/22/2004 and served train 1/2/1973 to 4/26/1986 via Brighton and 6/25/2010 via West End, D moved to West End line and B serves Brighton 2/22/2004 - present and also served the BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 on Pacific street side, and W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004 present (Q,B,D,N,R,2,3,4,5)
UNION ST Fourth Ave subway (Brooklyn) opened 9/13/1915, served the BMT #2 train 1924, renamed RR train 1/1/1961, renamed R train 5/5/1986, also Culver BMT #5a 5/30/1931 - 6/1/1940 Chambers to Stillwell and renamed BMT #5 1954 - 1959 Chambers to Ditmas Ave served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, and also served the BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 and served by the RJ train 11/27/1967 and renamed RR Special 6/28/1968 till 11/22/1987, also served train 4/26/1986 - 6/25/2010, (also temporary B train 4/29/1986 - 12/11/1988) and W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004 present (R)
9TH ST Fourth Ave subway (Brooklyn) opened 9/13/1915, served the BMT #2 train 1924, renamed RR train 1/1/1961, renamed R train 5/5/1986, also Culver BMT #5a 5/30/1931 - 6/1/1940 Chambers to Stillwell and renamed BMT #5 1954 - 1959 Chambers to Ditmas Ave served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, and also served the BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 and served by the RJ train 11/27/1967 and renamed RR Special 6/28/1968 till 11/22/1987, also served train 4/26/1986 - 6/25/2010, (also temporary B train 4/29/1986 - 12/11/1988) and W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004 present (R,F)
PROSPECT AVE Fourth Ave subway (Brooklyn) opened 9/13/1915, served the BMT #2 train 1924, renamed RR train 1/1/1961, renamed R train 5/5/1986, also Culver BMT #5a 5/30/1931 - 6/1/1940 Chambers to Stillwell and renamed BMT #5 1954 - 1959 Chambers to Ditmas Ave served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, and also served the BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 and served by the RJ train 11/27/1967 and renamed RR Special 6/28/1968 till 11/22/1987, also served train 4/26/1986 - 6/25/2010, (also temporary B train 4/29/1986 - 12/11/1988) and W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004 present (R)
25TH ST Fourth Ave subway (Brooklyn) opened 9/13/1915, served the BMT #2 train 1924, renamed RR train 1/1/1961, renamed R train 5/5/1986, also Culver BMT #5a 5/30/1931 - 6/1/1940 Chambers to Stillwell and renamed BMT #5 1954 - 1959 Chambers to Ditmas Ave served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, and also served the BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 and served by the RJ train 11/27/1967 and renamed RR Special 6/28/1968 till 11/22/1987, also served train 4/26/1986 - 6/25/2010, (also temporary B train 4/29/1986 - 12/11/1988) and W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004 present (R)
36TH ST Fourth Ave subway (Brooklyn) opened 9/13/1915, served the BMT #2 train 1924, renamed RR train 1/1/1961, renamed R train 5/5/1986, also Culver BMT #5a 5/30/1931 - 6/1/1940 Chambers to Stillwell and renamed BMT #5 1954 - 1959 Chambers to Ditmas Ave, and also served BMT #4 1924, renamed N 4/1961 - present served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, and also served the BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 and served by the RJ train 11/27/1967 and renamed RR Special 6/28/1968 till 11/22/1987, also served train 4/26/1986 to 6/25/2010, (also temporary B train 4/29/1986 - 12/11/1988) and W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, D train 2/22/2004 - present present (D,N,R)
9TH AVE (upper level), original surface route of Prospect Park and Coney Island Railroad (Culver line) and original surface TERMINAL of Brooklyn, Bath, and Coney Island Railroad (West End line) (Brooklyn) steam locomotives served the Prospect Park and Coney Island Railroad 11/5/1888 - 1899 and the BB&CI Railroad was pulled by horses in 1860 and became steam railroad 1864 - 1893 Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) took over surface route of (Culver) 4/1/1899 and electrified with trolly wire 7/3/1899, took over (West End Line) in 1898, and surface route electrified with trolly wire 11/10/1893, Brooklyn, Bath, and Coney Island Railroad renamed the Brooklyn, Bath, and West End Railroad in 1885 also served The Prospect Park and Coney Island Railroad (Culver line) 1890 - 1899, Station rebuilt in 1913 and upper level served the BMT #5 train 1924 - 1931 Sands to Stillwell, renamed BMT #5b 5/30/1931 to 6/1/1940 Sands to Stillwell, BMT #5b renamed BMT #5 train 6/1/1940 - 1954 9th Ave to Stillwell upper level also served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, and also served the BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68, served by the B train 11/26/1967 - 2001 lower subway level built 9/15/1916 and served BMT #5a 5/30/1931 - 1954 Chambers to Stillwell BMT #5 1954 - 1959 Chambers to Ditmas, BMT #5 1959 - 1967 9th Ave to Ditmas, BMT #5 renamed the SS train 11/26/1967 - 5/11/1975 9th Ave to Ditmas, lower level abandoned 5/11/1975, served by W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, also train 1987 - 6/25/2010, upper level used for today's D train 2/22/2004 - present
FT HAMILTON PARKWAY West end el (Brooklyn) opened 9/15/1916, premiered with West End train served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, served BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 served by the B train 11/26/1967 - 2001, served by W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, also train 1987 - 6/25/2010, and served by the D train 2/22/2004 - present present (D)
50TH ST West end el (Brooklyn) opened 9/15/1916, premiered with West End train served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, served BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 served by the B train 11/26/1967 - 2001, served by W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, also train 1987 - 6/25/2010, and served by the D train 2/22/2004 - present present (D)
55TH ST West end el (Brooklyn) opened 9/15/1916, premiered with West End train served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, served BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 served by the B train 11/26/1967 - 2001, served by W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, also train 1987 - 6/25/2010, and served by the D train 2/22/2004 - present present (D)
62ND ST West end el (Brooklyn) opened 9/15/1916, premiered with West End train served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, served BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 served by the B train 11/26/1967 - 2001, served by W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, also train 1987 - 6/25/2010, and served by the D train 2/22/2004 - present present (D,N)
71 ST West end el (Brooklyn) opened 9/15/1916, premiered with West End train served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, served BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 served by the B train 11/26/1967 - 2001, served by W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, also train 1987 - 6/25/2010, and served by the D train 2/22/2004 - present present (D)
79TH ST West end el (Brooklyn) opened 9/15/1916, premiered with West End train served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, served BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 served by the B train 11/26/1967 - 2001, served by W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, also train 1987 - 6/25/2010, and served by the D train 2/22/2004 - present present (D)
18TH AVE West end el (Brooklyn) opened 9/15/1916, premiered with West End train served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, served BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 served by the B train 11/26/1967 - 2001, served by W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, also train 1987 - 6/25/2010, and served by the D train 2/22/2004 - present present (D)
20TH AVE West end el (Brooklyn) opened 12/29/1916, premiered with West End train served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, served BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 served by the B train 11/26/1967 - 2001, served by W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, also train 1987 - 6/25/2010, and served by the D train 2/22/2004 - present present (D)
BAY PARKWAY West end el (Brooklyn) opened 12/29/1916, premiered with West End train served BMT #3a train 1924, renamed T train 1/1/1961 - 11/26/1967, served BMT #3b train 5/30/1931, moved to the Times Square to Bay Parkway route on 6/24/1950, #3b moved back to the Nassau street loop from Chambers to Bay Parkway on 10/24/1957 and renamed the TT train 1/1/1961 - 6/30/68 served by the B train 11/26/1967 - 2001, served by W train 9/8/2002 - 2/22/2004, also train 1987 - 6/25/2010, and served by the D train 2/22/2004 - present present (D)


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THE SEA BEACH LINE (BMT #4)
CULVER - FIFTH AVE EL (BMT #5b)
THE BRIGHTON - SECOND AVE SUBWAY
THE WEST END - FIFTH AVE EL
FOURTH AVE SUBWAY ASTORIA (BMT #2)
FRANKLYN SHUTTLE (BMT #7)
THE JAMAICA EL - (BMT #15)
MYRTLE-CHAMBERS - WEST END (BMT #10)
JAMAICA EL SKIP STOP SERVICE
THE CANARSIE LINE (BMT #16)
THE FULTON ST EL - (BMT #13)
ASTORIA EL - BROADWAY SUBWAY
THE CONEY ISLAND ELEVATED
ASTORIA EL SHUTTLE (BMT #8)
FLUSHING EL SHUTTLE (BMT #9)
14TH - FULTON ST EL (BMT #17)
THE M BANKERS SPECIAL (brighton)
BROOKLYN SHORTLINE (BMT #14)
THE M BANKERS SPECIAL (fourth ave)
LEXINGTON AVE EL (BMT #12)
FIFTH AVENUE EL - (BMT #6)
BROADWAY - WEST END LINE (BMT #3a)
CULVER - NASSAU EXPRESS - (BMT #5a)
WEST END-NASSAU EXPRESS (BMT #3b)
SUNNY SUMMER SUNDAY SPECIAL
MYRTLE-CHAMBERS / BRIGHTON BEACH
BRIGHTON LINE VIA TUNNEL (BMT #1a)
THE MYRTLE AVE EL - (BMT #11)
SEA BEACH - BRIGHTON EXPRESS
MYRTLE-CHAMBERS / FOURTH AVE

BOYNTON BICYCLE RAILROAD
THE BAY RIDGE BRANCH (X train)
BEACH PNEUMATIC TRANSIT

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