The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on September 9, 1917 · Page 37
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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York · Page 37

Brooklyn, New York
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Sunday, September 9, 1917
Page 37
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THE BROOKLYN DAILV EAGLE. NEW YORK. SUNDAY. EPTEMBHIi 9. 1917. MOST RECENT MAP OF THE DUAL SUBWAY SYSTEM WHICH SHOWS i HOW BROOKLYN BOROUGH IS FAVORED IN NEW TRANSIT LINES mSUBMY -LFGENO- "L- f frfm-LxM6roMrre. I SUBWAY JTSfiH MAMMY lfH isx. tr ) rsres aVvv? N.Y.M.XrC0.CVLYK UH& siBtr;9 rw?Hr le, LYro. $ur9c o open cur consTftvcrotf. CONTNtOUS 6HT L'NE -Kr tvS for oPAr0i by nm ro: MVtHCJPU. AALr CCXPOfltrOH BY 9 a?OXN Cr LNE. "5WJr. a autcx oor hcj.oso BY A ccl ffocAnes xPSfjrra. () . t slc car mrovr shciosms acie fvocjrss ioc9JL srrron $rAF0VS ON XjrYG JLYEJ TMS SrXTMrt " LiMES NOT NOCArSO. -..-..-xsrva m r.sf.rco ewes . ' J:t''' "IS XTMfOMf (COMPMY 0NO) J I jjj? jf"" T 'n. f I mix .i O MOO tO(9 9000 oc teot toot ioooFet " j ( (4 ) A rj i 4? Ht-A AcyiJj 4 - V T 3k ; BRGNST-W m- SHWffTOA 1Ys , wmf t If PT.HPMiiroN five.L v. v S i vy'Tnwz yrnv.n?irinj tv. s&tHt five. i 4bt I W V 4 ,m A ltes34as- S Vii TRW S ' S t . b ' I f 1 A . 'SW'V" M' ASM. S V I wwasirar j S S P V (SpX-flTLRNTIC FIYE. .J ! h 'TV V5r I II ? v 1 I i ' ) J) IB i v. X FOPBSTfiHt. ilnOB-ff 1 lit m G8PINT AVE. V 1. The HetyhU And Downtown 2. South Brooklyn 3. Park Slops 4. Bay Ridgo 5. Oyker Height. 6. 7. 6. 9. 10. Oath Beach and Beruonhurat New Utrecht Section Coney Island, Brighton Beach Flatbuih Eastern Parkway 11. 12. 13. 14. IS. Hill Section Bedford Section Broadway Section Eatt New York Eastern Die trie! eOCKFMRV BLVD. OXFORD Five. GREENWOOD LSFFERTS Jjim ANOTHER ten months will witness the practical completion and beginning of operation on virtually all of the new rapid transit lines included in the dual system with a few exceptions, it was said at the offices of the Public Service Commission yesterday. These exceptions include the Four-teenth street eastern line, the principal portion of which extends through the Williams-burgh section of Brooklyn, and the Sixtieth street tunnel from Manhattan to Queens ; and also the Nassau street subway which is not yet under contract and a considerable time may elapse before it is built. During the first half of 1918 Brooklyn will probably witness the beginning of operation on the Eastern Parkway extension of the first subway in Brooklyn, and operation of the Nostrand avenue subway branch and the Livonia avenue elevated branch of the same line later in the year. ) All sections of the Eastern Parkway subway and the Nostrand avenue subway are at least 50 per cent, completed and the general average for the whole of both lines approximates 75 per cent, complete. Considerable progress has already been made upon the construction of the Livonia ftvenue lino, which WHS Vioo-nn in fho enrinc of 1917, with fully a quarter of the work antecedent to the erection of the steel already completed and some of the steel on the ground ready to be erected. Work on station finish for the Eastern Parkway subway is also under way. Practically all the steel has been erected for sections 1 and 2 of the Culver line, the only remaining South Brooklyn extension not yet in service. The contract for section 3 from Avenue X to Sheepshead Bay road yet remains to be awarded by the Commission. Nearly 40 per cent, of the tracks for the first two sections i3 installed, a part of the station finish work is already done and the remainder is to be carried out under a contract, bids for which are to be received by the Commission on September 20. Just when this road will be completed through to Coney Island is problematical. It is believed, however, that sections 1 and 2 reaching to Avenue X will he in operation relatively early in 1918. According to reports furnished to the Commission by the New York Municipal Railway Corporation, the work of reconstruction of the Brighton Beach line between Malbone street and Church avenue is now about 50 per cent, completed and will be speeded up to the end that it may be ready for operation during 1918. Although, owing to numerous delays whjch have occurred, it is doubtful if the reconstructed Brighton Beach line and the connection along Flatbush avenua and St. Felix street to the Fourth avenue subway will be ready for trains before late next year. The remaining half not yet in operation of the Jamaica avenue extension of the Broadway elevated line from Greenwood avenue, Richmond Hill, to Cliffside avenue, Jamaica, is nearing completion and it is believed will be ready for trains sometime during the fall. Tho Commission is advancing with all pos-s:b!e speed the station finish work on the Broadway subway, Manhattan, in the hope that operation which began last Tuesday to Union Square may be extended north to Times Square by the end of the year, and at the same time that service may be had south from Canal street and Broadway to Whitehall street near the Battery. Tt will require several additional months before the Montague street-Willoughby street line forming the connection between the Broadway subway at Whitehall street and the Fourth avenue subway in the Flatbush avenue extension will be ready for service. The project to erect a new station at Lawrence and Willoughby streets, which has just received the approval of the Board of Estimate, may mean the delay of operation of the Montague street line for a few months. Work is progressing well on the Old Slip-Clark street tunnel section, which will connect the Seventh avenue subway in Manhattan by way of the Park Place, Beekman and William street subway with the Interborough line in Brooklyn. Both the Old Slip-Clark street tunnel and the Whitehall-Montague tunnel were "holed through" several months ago and are now approaching completion. Compressed air has been taken off the Old Slip-Clark street tunnel, the lining of which is nearly completed, while pressure is slowly being reduced in order to begin the lining of the Whitehall-Montague street tubes. While all of the above mentioned lines have to do more particularly with Brooklyn, work is progressing satisfactorily, although delayed somewhat, by conditions arising as a result of the war, on the lines in Manhattan and the P.ronx yet remaining to be placed in service. Proposals are being made for the opening sometime between the first of November and the end of the year of the new Seventh avenue subway and the Lexington avenue subway, Manhattan, with parts of the Bronx branches of the Lexington avenue line. The lG2d street connection in the Bronx, wh'ch is to join the Jerome avenue branch of the Lexington avenue subway and the West Side ele vated lines in Manhattan, is advancing and service should begin sometime in 1918. The erection of steel has already been begun on the Webster avenue extension of the Third avenue elevated railroad in the Bronx. When the main stem of the Lexington avenue line is opened, it is expected that a considerable part of the Southern Boulevard, Westchester avenue and Pelham Bay Park branch of that line will be placed in service, together with the remaining portion of the Jerome avenue branch, north of Kingsbridga road. Work on the elevated portion of the Westchester avenue line, which was delayed seriously, owing to the failure of the contractor to live up to the terms of his agreement, is now being advanced rapidly under the direction of the Commission. The Commission was obliged to declare the contract forfeited; to take it over and to appoint a manager in charge. Efforts are being made to have the M&ft hattan portion of the Old Slip-Clark street line ready for service before the end of the year, and it is posrible that trains may operate to and from the Wall street stations of this line via the Seventh avenue subway before Christmas and in advance of tho opening of the completed tunnel line to Brooklyn.

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