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Friday, September 21, 2012

Map Showing Extension of IRT Nostrand Avenue Line

Source: Erlitz, Jeffrey,"Tech Talk", New York Division, Electric Railroaders' Association, The Bulletin, Vol. 47, No. 6, June, 2004, p.8.

The map above is a New York City Transit Authority Map showing the proposed extention of the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line from Flatbush Avenue (Brooklyn College) to Avenue W.  It was dated 3-4-71 and revised on 6-23-72.  In the late 1960's to early 1970's, there were plans to extend and create new subway routes in New York City.  One of the plans was to extend the IRT Nostrand Avenue subway to Avenue W.  Of course, it was not built.  I believe there were later plans, as well a few years later, to extend the line a few blocks south for a connection with the Bay Ridge LIRR line near Avenue H.  The Bay Ridge line would have provided space for some much needed layup tracks and a connection to a maintenance facility further east.  Nothing was built, however.

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