Greene and Gates Avenues Line

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A Ridgewood-bound B52 bus in Downtown Brooklyn.
Overview
System MTA Regional Bus Operations
Operator New York City Transit Authority
Garage Fresh Pond Depot
Predecessors Greene and Gates Avenues Line streetcar
Route
Locale Brooklyn
Start Downtown Brooklyn – Cadman Plaza and Tillary Street
Via Fulton Street, Greene Avenue, Gates Avenue
End Ridgewood Terminal – Wyckoff Avenue & Palmetto Street
Service
Operates All times[1]
Fare $2.75 (MetroCard or coins)
Cash Coins only (exact change required)
Transfers Yes
Timetable B52
← B49  {{{system_nav}}}  B54 →

The Greene and Gates Avenues Line is a public transit line in Brooklyn, New York City, United States, running mostly along Fulton Street, Greene Avenue, and Gates Avenue between Downtown Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens. Originally a streetcar line, it is now the B52 bus route, operated by the New York City Transit Authority.

History[edit]

The Brooklyn City Railroad opened a branch of their Fulton Street Line along Greene Avenue, Franklin Avenue, and Gates Avenue to Broadway by 1874.[2] By 1897, the line was extended northeast along Gates Avenue past Broadway to Myrtle Avenue, and east along Myrtle Avenue on trackage built for the Bushwick Avenue Line to Ridgewood, Queens.[3] Buses were substituted for streetcars on October 5, 1941.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://web.mta.info/nyct/bus/schedule/bkln/b052cur.pdf
  2. ^ J.B. Beers and Company, Brooklyn, 1874 (with Brooklyn City Rail Road lines overprinted)
  3. ^ Rand McNally, Brooklyn and vicinity, 1897 Atlas of the World

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