Daily News from New York, New York on December 13, 1940 · 42
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Daily News from New York, New York · 42

New York, New York
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Friday, December 13, 1940
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01 WAY ti - u u c Y ' u: Pi 0m 11-William Kite and Stuart Rogers. Itapitl transit along Sixth Ave., missing fincc the last El train rumbled overhead into oblivion IVe. 4, 19o8, returns Sunday morning at a minute after midnight underground. At that hour. Mayor LaCuardia v ill cut a tape across the northbound tracks of the city's newest transportation link at its white-tiled 3Jth St. station" , iT:,.;li.,nth. Sixth Avenue in ana mereny iiin.w.i wp"'"- M y sl 1 A f B if N x --jiS) i 1 i 3 4Qth ST I I Washington Heights I Aw mmmhm Washington Heights 8tfc 4e. Express Ml and Local IAAI yt jlTATp 1 " J lfc4 E"dS Here Washington Heights 6tk Avt. local. 34th St. IBB) : j ! J !r xox Concourse 8th Ue. Express ICI and LocoMCCI ! ' cSShl hSTfimUsT. . Concourse 6th ve. Express IDI Jt?1V.1- 4 V V - Queens 8th ,4 ve. Express I El THtC j Vhottum.tjF QUEENS- XT XXX Queens th e. Btpress if I j jj 5 : l45tj S - fhfyn. Queens. Crossfown (G$l and Court St. Shuttle (HHJ " ' ' t CMyIiST. ( t 33d ST. : jj j j j t ri r - : g i i4-4)"-", "j m IIL i m j1 II QUEENS umsx- i -X HESE S . 1 ..v" ?MiHSiLYO. -OC j 1 th ST. I tl ! X t I t i ff I I "wash N&tbN f" SOthST.tsIi osOthST I m ' Y I souare J j I . If X 1 ir sVl v rSin i I 42d st.q;i wo42dST. f L-m i Y h STl J 4 34th ST.o XD34thST. t r i I ; 1 i skws nnii in- siiid Ariift Ruimr) nr: m The new Sixth Ave. Subway. V iw. 4thST. HOUSTON ST. X Tl.lSt.xxx.V X CANAL ST (l BROADWAY uj Ct 0II LAFAYETTE ST. CHAMBERS ST.olj . -V ROCK AWAY AVE - e2 Sf x FRANKLIN AYE.D ff 4 rT HUDSON TERMINAL r . B'WAY unvT.J ?0 V EFULTONST. NASSAU 7 Q Washington Heights and 4 aM Concourse Locals End Here Ovl ' 0 COURT ST. SMITH ST. W SHUTT ovthST. "0? CHURCH AVE. . p WTUBBRxXfXsnOMBBxMsaexaSKBHMnsa v ( NEWS map bv Staff Artist Blepr) The Independent Subway System complete with Sixth Ave. extension, which opens Sunday morning. V. 4th St new Sixth Ave. Subway a a ; w.. 53d St., where it swings Unit of the Independent Svs- cast to join the present Independ- ts entirety, from I the Bronx and Queens onto the , r.rnWi-h Villace. ! oixtn Ave. Line soutn oi aod si.. tern ! ent tracks ta Queens and west to With the Sixth Ave. line in oper- j "". wnn .ne xn, i , u - ,ti n the Independent city system, ! firpt nhinnnl in 1921, will te cora- plete. at a cost ranjrinjr from 5700,-001 0, 0 to $SOO,000.000. The $52,000,000, two and a quarter mile link, that curves, dips and lifmls, roller-coaster fashion, bo-;.n sections of the B.-M.T., Thoujrh express trains from the Bronx and Queens will operate over the new stretch, all six stations between 53d and 4th Sts. will be local stops. From south to north the stations are dosijrnated Fourth St., (although I will be a block awav at Wash inffton Place); 14th St., 23d St., St.. 42d St.. and 50th St. . . a i r tit bit; uaicu m. irui tu .. laiiiivuku Mt.T.. Independent and urtso";;the nearest entrance at present wo-ld's vnot expensive to build. It . . 1 .. t Urn ' cost a iooi, uvi-BUff 31th to tuous course, to avoui ow.er D itg i(s desiKnation as 50th St., subways. Dine lines, conduits Hnd;that station aotuallv extends fror bmldinjr foundation?. ! 47th St. to slightly above 49th St., Connrrts All I.ints. twith no entrance or exit at 50th St. Some Trains Re-routed. more trams are to be aaciea to tne main lines serving those areas, without changing the present headway. As at present, all trains wdl carry alphabetical designations indicating their routes. By boroughs the new routes will be: Bronx Service. Bronx (express) Train D, to be known as the Concourse Express, operating between 205th St. and Hudson Terminal, via Sixth Ave., south of 53d St., 24 hours a day Express service between 53th St. ing between Parsons Boulevard, via Sixth Ave., south of 53d St., to Houston St., to Church Ave. Brooklyn. (Trains E and F, run alternately and 24 hours a day.) Washington Heights (local) Train BB, operating from 168th St., via Sixth Ave., south of 53d St., to 34th St. during rush hours, 6:30-9:30 A. M., 4-7 P. M. Train AA, operating from 168th St. to Hudson Terminal, via Eighth Ave., outh of 53d St., 24 hours a day. Keep Present Service. Previously existing service which will be maintained are Train A, Washington Heights-Eighth Av!. .a i it.i, et tv " Express, between 207th St., Bronx and 145th This tram runs as a 1 , . , , . Designed as an ad'unct to the Eighth Ave. (Independent) subway Schedules and routes of trains line, to give improved service be- ; OVer the original Independent main twet n midtown Manhattan, the J lines have been considerably altered Eronx and Queens, it provides easy connection at some point along its course with all other subway lines. The new section runs underneath to provide more and better service from every borough, especially at rush hours. By re-routing some trains from local during non-rush hours. Bronx (local) Train CC, the Con course Local, operating between Bedford Park Boulevard, Bronx, ; and Hudson Terminal, via Eighth Ave.," during weekday rush hours 6:30-9:30 A. M.. 4-7 P. M., and Saturday rush hou,-s. Queens express) Train E, operating between 169th Sti, Queens, via Eighth Ave., south of 53d St., as far as Broadway-Lafayette St. Train F, Queens Express, operat- and Rockaway Ave., Brooklyn, 24 hours a day; Train C, Concourse-Eighth Ave. Express, operating between 205th St., Bronx and Hoyt St., Brooklyn, 24 hours a day; Train GG, Brooklyn-Queens Cross-town, from Smith St.. Brooklyn to 71st Ave., Forest Hills, and Train HH, the Court St., Brooklyn shuttle. 4 2d St. Connections. To provide connections with other existing subway lines, a 1,200-foot pedestrian passage con nects the mezzanine platforms of the 34th St., and 42d St. stations, with entrances at 35th, 3Sth and 40th Sts.,-all without turnstiles. The most remarkable engineering feat in station construction is at 34th St., where the new line runs above the Long Island R. R-tracks, but below the B.-M.T. and Hudson-Manhattan tracks, with 15 escalators providing connections, directly or indirectly to Pennsylvania Station, the Hudson Tubes uptown terminal and the B.-M.T. and LRT. stations in that area. Along the arcade will be entrances to department stores. The 14 th St. station is a connection point for the Canarsie Branch-of the B.-M.T., and the 23d St. station is another connecting point for the Hudson Tubes. At 42d St. station stairs lead to the 42d St. Grand Central shuttle trains to Times Square and to Queens I.R.T. trains. There are no free transfer connections from the 6th and 8th Ave. links of the Independent Subwey to other subway or surface lines.

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