BMT Jamaica Line

BMT Jamaica Line

The Jamaica Line (also known as the Broadway Line or Broadway (Brooklyn) Line) is an elevated rapid transit line of the B Division of the New York City Subway, in Brooklyn and Queens, New York City, United States. It runs from the Williamsburg Bridge southeast over Broadway to East New York, Brooklyn, and then east over Fulton Street and Jamaica Avenue to Jamaica, Queens. In western Jamaica, the line goes into a tunnel, becoming the lower level of the Archer Avenue Line in central Jamaica. J and Z trains serve the entire length of the Jamaica Line, and the M serves the line west of Myrtle Avenue.

The Jamaica Line includes the oldest existing elevated line on the subway system - the original 1885 line of the Brooklyn Elevated Railroad - between Gates Avenue and Van Siclen Avenue, as well as the newest elevated structure - the 1988 ramp into the underground Archer Avenue Line.

When the Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT) operated the line railroad directions were east and west, generally in agreement with compass direction. However under NYCT, the directions used are north and south, which replaced the BMT's old west and east respectively. This reclassification resulted in services which ran through the BMT Nassau Street Line to Downtown Brooklyn having two south ends. To eliminate any confusion, the directions of train services in the eastern division were switched, with trains running towards Jamaica being considered Northbound. The KK (later K) was an exception to this, with Jamaica remaining the south terminal, since it used the Chrystie Street Connection from the Jamaica Line to the IND Sixth Avenue Line.

Read more about BMT Jamaica Line:  Description, History, Service Patterns, The Line Name, Station Listing

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BMT Lexington Avenue Line - Station Listing - Later Line From The Brooklyn Bridge - BMT Jamaica Line
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Broadway Ferry (BMT Jamaica Line)
... Ferry was a station on the demolished section of the BMT Jamaica Line ... It closed due in part to the mainline BMT Jamaica Line providing direct service to Manhattan via the Williamsburg Bridge after 1908 ...
BMT Jamaica Line - Station Listing
... Opened Transfers and notes demolished section of original line 168th Street July 3, 1918 Closed September 10, 1977 160th Street July 3, 1918 Closed September 10, 1977 Sutphin Boulevard July 3, 1918 ...
Broadway Junction (New York City Subway) - BMT Jamaica Line Platforms
... station Southbound train departing Station statistics Division B (BMT) Line BMT Jamaica Line Services J (all times) Z (rush hours, peak direction) Structure Elevated Platforms 2 island platforms cross-platfor ... the platforms and connects to the Canarsie Line and to the exit at street level via two long escalators ... there is a transfer to the underground IND Fulton Street Line and the fare control area ...

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