Broadway Line (Brooklyn surface)

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The Broadway Line was a public transit line in Brooklyn, New York City, United States along Broadway between Williamsburg and East New York. Originally a streetcar line, it later became a bus route, but no bus currently operates over the entire length of Broadway, with the BMT Jamaica Line above.

History[edit]

The Broadway Railroad began running over Broadway, from the Broadway Ferry in Williamsburg to the East New York Depot, on March 22, 1859.[1] A short branch to Bushwick, outbound on Hooper Street, South Fifth Street, and Montrose Avenue to Bushwick Avenue, and inbound on Johnson Avenue, was built in late 1860.[2] The Grand Street Ferry was also served by using the Brooklyn City Rail Road's Greenpoint Line tracks on Kent Avenue.[citation needed]

Buses were substituted for streetcars on January 15, 1950.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn Railroads and Real Estate, March 29, 1859, page 2
  2. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Railroad Extension, November 30, 1860, page 2