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Name Current From To Route Company Notes
1 Avenue A Line East 23rd Street Ferry Delancey Street should be here Forty-Second Street and Grand Street Ferry Railroad???
2 Avenue B Line Chatham Square East 34th Street Ferry East Broadway, [one way: Pitt Street, Avenue C, 3rd Street / Ridge Street, Stanton Street, Avenue A, 1st Street, Avenue B], Avenue B, 14th Street, 1st Avenue, and 33rd Street?
3 Avenue C Line Avenue A and 24th Street Chambers Street Ferry should be here Houston, West Street and Pavonia Ferry Railroad
4 Bleecker Street Line Broadway and Bleecker Street 14th Street and 9th Avenue Bleecker Street, [one way: ?, 4th Street, 12th Street / Bleecker Street], and Hudson Street Bleecker Street and Fulton Ferry Railroad last horse car line in NYC
5 Broadway Line M6 South Ferry 7th Avenue and 59th Street State Street and Whitehall Street, Broadway, and 7th Avenue Broadway and Seventh Avenue Railroad
6 Broadway Branch Line M104, mostly Broadway and Houston Street West 130th Street Ferry Broadway and 125th Street
7 Broadway-Columbus Avenue Line M7, partly Bowling Green (loop north of Battery Place) Columbus Avenue and 109th Street Broadway, 7th Avenue, 59th Street, and Columbus Avenue Columbus and Ninth Avenue Railroad??
8 Canal Street Crosstown Line Centre Street and Walker Street Hudson Street and Watts Street
9 Canal and Grand Street Ferry Line Grand Street Ferry Washington Street and North Moore Street Madison Street, Gouverneur Street and Scammel Street???, East Broadway, Canal Street, [one-way: Walker Street, West Broadway, North Moore Street / Canal Street, Church Street, Lispenard Street, West Broadway, Beach Street, Greenwich Street], and North Moore Street
10 Chambers and Madison Street Line M22 Grand Street Ferry or Roosevelt Street Ferry Chambers Street Ferry Madison Street, Chambers Street, Chambers Street and Duane Street, and West Street Chambers Street and Grand Street Ferry Railroad the Roosevelt Street Ferry branch was via Chambers Street and a short spur between South and Front Streets
11 Christopher and East 23rd Street Ferry Line East 23rd Street Ferry Christopher Street Ferry 23rd Street, Avenue A, 14th Street, 9th Avenue, Gansevoort Street/Washington Street and Greenwich Street, and Christopher Street
12 Columbus Avenue Line M7, mostly City Hall Lenox Avenue and 146th Street Broadway, 7th Avenue, 59th Street, Columbus Avenue, 109th Street, Manhattan Avenue, 116th Street, and Lenox Avenue Columbus and Ninth Avenue Railroad??
13 Eighth Avenue Line M10, mostly South Ferry or Cortlandt Street Ferry 8th Avenue and 159th Street or Macomb's Lane and 154th Street Cortlandt Street and Dey Street??, Greenwich Street, West Broadway, Canal Street, and 8th Avenue Eighth Avenue Railroad probably used State Street, Battery Place, Trinity Place, and Barclay and Fulton Streets from South Ferry to West Broadway
used Macomb's Lane from 8th Avenue
14 8th Street Crosstown Line M8 Williamsburg Bridge Plaza or East 10th Street Ferry Christopher Street Ferry 10th Street, Avenue A, 9th Street/Astor Place and 8th Street, 8th Street, Clinton Place, Greenwich Avenue, 10th Street/Washington Street and Christopher Street, and Christopher Street Christopher and Tenth Street Railroad probably came off the Williamsburg Bridge onto Clinton Street/1st Street and Essex Street, and Avenue A
15 86th Street Crosstown Line M86 East 92nd Street Ferry Central Park West Avenue A, 86th Street, Madison Avenue, 85th Street, and 86th Street Transverse
16 53rd Street Crosstown Line 6th Avenue and 50th Street 9th Avenue and 54th Street 6th Avenue, 53rd Street, and 9th Avenue
17 59th Street Crosstown Line 1st Avenue and 59th Street 10th Avenue and 59th Street or 10th Avenue and 54th Street 59th Street (and presumably 10th Avenue) Central Park, North and East River Railroad
18 First Avenue and East Belt Line South Ferry 125th Street should be here Central Park, North and East River Railroad
19 14th Street-Williamsburg Bridge Line Williamsburg Bridge Plaza West 22nd Street Ferry Williamsburg Bridge, Clinton Street/1st Street and Essex Street, Avenue A, 14th Street, 11th Avenue?, and 22nd Street
20 Fourth and Madison Avenue Line M1, mostly General Post Office (near City Hall?), Astor Place and Broadway, or Mott Haven Station Madison Avenue and 135th Street (on the middle of the line!) Park Row, Centre Street, Grand Street and Broome Street, Bowery (inner tracks), Park Avenue, 42nd Street, Madison Avenue, and 138th Street New York and Harlem Railroad Astor Place was used to get to Astor Place and Broadway
21 Fourth Avenue and Williamsburg Bridge Line Williamsburg Bridge Plaza Grand Central Terminal Williamsburg Bridge, Delancey Street, Bowery (inner tracks), and Park Avenue
22 42nd Street Crosstown Line M42 East 34th Street Ferry or East 42nd Street Ferry West 42nd Street Ferry should be here
22A ? should be here
23 Fulton Street Line Fulton Street Ferry Cortlandt Street Ferry or Barclay Street Ferry Fulton Street and West Street Fulton Street Railroad probably used West Street north to Barclay Street Ferry
24 Grand Central Station and West 23rd Street Ferry Line West 23rd Street Ferry Grand Central Terminal 23rd Street and Park Avenue
25 Grand Street Line Williamsburg Bridge Plaza or Grand Street Ferry Desbrosses Street Ferry Williamsburg Bridge, Essex Street and Clinton Street, Grand Street, ?, Vestry Street or Laight Street??, Greenwich Street and Washington Street, and Desbrosses Street obviously used Grand Street from the Grand Street Ferry
26 Kingsbridge Line part of M100 8th Avenue and 145th Street Broadway and 221st Street 145th Street, Amsterdam Avenue, St. Nicholas Avenue, and Broadway
27 Lexington Avenue Line M103, mostly South Ferry Lexington Avenue and 129th Street State Street and Whitehall Street, Broadway, 23rd Street, and Lexington Avenue Lexington Avenue and Pavonia Ferry Railroad?
28 Lexington and Lenox Avenues Line M102, mostly South Ferry Lenox Avenue and 146th Street State Street and Whitehall Street, Broadway, 23rd Street, Lexington Avenue, 116th Street, and Lenox Avenue
29 Metropolitan Crosstown Line Grand Street Ferry Desbrosses Street Ferry East Street, Delancey Street, Bowery (inner tracks), Spring Street, West Broadway, Watts Street, and West Street Metropolitan Crosstown Railway
30 Ninth Avenue Line part of M11 Cortlandt Street Ferry or Christopher Street Ferry Columbus Avenue and 65th Street Cortlandt Street and Dey Street??, Greenwich Street and Washington Street/Gansevoort Street, and 9th Avenue Ninth Avenue Railroad
31 110th Street Crosstown Line 110th Street and Pleasant Avenue 125th Street and Columbus Avenue 110th Street, St. Nicholas Avenue, and Hancock Place
32 116th Street Crosstown Line M116 116th Street and Pleasant Avenue 106th Street and Amsterdam Avenue 116th Street, Manhattan Avenue, 109th Street, Columbus Avenue, and 106th Street
33 125th Street Crosstown Line Bx15 and M60 125th Street and Pleasant Avenue West 130th Street Ferry 125th Street
34 145th Street Crosstown Line Bx19 145th Street and Lenox Avenue (or Southern Boulevard via 149th Street?) 145th Street and Broadway 145th Street
35 Second Avenue Line M15, mostly General Post Office (City Hall?) or Astor Place and Broadway 2nd Avenue and 129th Street Park Row, East Broadway, Bowery, Grand Street, Forsyth Street/? and Chrystie Street, 2nd Avenue Second Avenue Railroad presumably Stuyvesant Street and Astor Place was used to get to Astor Place and Broadway
36 17th and 18th Street Crosstown Line East 23rd Street Ferry University Place and 8th Street 23rd Street, Avenue A, 18th Street and 17th Street, Broadway, and Universty Place Central Crosstown Railroad
37 Seventh Avenue Line Greenwich Avenue and Christopher Street 7th Avenue and 59th Street Greenwich Avenue and 7th Avenue Broadway and Seventh Avenue Railroad According to [1], rush-hour Seventh Avenue Line trains ran east along the 8th Street Crosstown Line and south on Avenue A to Delancey Street; this was probably the Seventh Avenue-Brooklyn Line from 1911 to 1919 ([2]). In 1899, Seventh Avenue Line trains had not run below Canal Street for many years, but gave transfers to the Eighth Avenue Line.[3]
38 Sixth Avenue Line 6th Avenue and 4th Street 1st Avenue and 59th Street 6th Avenue and 59th Street Sixth Avenue Railroad
39 Sixth and Amsterdam Avenue Line South Ferry or 6th Avenue and 4th Street Broadway and LaSalle Street or Amsterdam Avenue and 195th Street State Street and Whitehall Street, Battery Place, Trinity Place, Barclay Street and Fulton Street, West Broadway, 4th Street and 3rd Street, 6th Avenue, 59th Street, Columbus Avenue, Broadway, Amsterdam Avenue used LaSalle Street as a spur
40 Sixth Avenue Ferry Line 6th Avenue and 3rd Street Desbrosses Street Ferry 6th Avenue, Carmine Street, Varick Street, Watts Street, and West Street
41 Tenth Avenue Line East 34th Street Ferry Amsterdam Avenue and 71st Street should be here
42 Third Avenue Line M101 and M103, mostly General Post Office (City Hall?) Amsterdam Avenue and 195th Street or 3rd Avenue and 130th Street Park Row, Bowery (outer tracks), 3rd Avenue, 125th Street, and Amsterdam Avenue Third Avenue Railroad obviously continues on 3rd Avenue to 130th Street
43 23rd Street Crosstown Line M23 East 23rd Street Ferry or East 34th Street Ferry West 23rd Street Ferry 23rd Street Twenty-Third Street Railway unclear how it gets to East 34th Street Ferry - it can use 2nd Avenue northbound but not southbound?
44 28th and 29th Street Crosstown Line East 34th Street Ferry West 23rd Street Ferry 33rd Street?, 1st Avenue, 29th Street and 28th Street, 11th Avenue, and 24th Street Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Streets Crosstown Railroad
45 34th Street Crosstown Line M34 East 34th Street Ferry West 42nd Street Ferry or West 34th Street Ferry 34th Street, 10th Avenue, and 42nd Street Thirty-fourth Street Crosstown Railway obviously stayed on 34th Street to reach that ferry
46 West Belt Line South Ferry 10th Avenue and 53rd Street State Street and Whitehall Street, Battery Place, West Street, and 10th Avenue Central Park, North and East River Railroad
47 West 34th Street Pier Line 10th Avenue West 34th Street Ferry

The Fort George and Eleventh Avenue Railroad apparently operated on 145th Street. There was also a Thirty-fourth Street Ferry and Eleventh Avenue Railroad.

Lines on the 1879 map[edit]

--NE2 18:03, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

North-south lines, sorted[edit]

--NE2 23:17, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Here's an article that may be useful: [4] --NE2 11:35, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

There is an interesting list of unused tracks in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle June 18, 1902 page 3. --NE2 19:38, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

In May 1913 there were still 6 horse car lines: [5] This included the Avenue B Line, West Belt Line, and Bleecker Street Line. --NE2 23:44, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Four East Side storage battery lines were bustituted in September 1919: Avenue C Line, Spring and Delancey Streets Line (Metropolitan Crosstown), Chambers and Madison Streets Line, and Sixth Avenue Ferry Line. It looks like it was three companies operating four lines - or maybe it's saying that only three bus routes came out of it; the Sixth Avenue Ferry Line might have been discontinued. But New York Railways definitely had the Avenue C, Metropolitan Crosstown, and Chambers and Madison Streets Lines. --NE2 04:42, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

There's a whole list of lines from 1906 in [6]. --NE2 15:12, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

This book looks very useful: [7] --NE2 16:30, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

[8] confirms that the Avenue B Line was in 24th and not 23rd. --NE2 03:54, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Cable cars[edit]

I am being confused by names. Does this list include the cable lines pulled by Cable Building (New York City)? Jim.henderson (talk) 18:50, 1 March 2015 (UTC)