Broadway Junction (New York City Subway)

Broadway Junction (New York City Subway)

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Broadway Junction (New York City Subway)

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Broadway Junction is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the elevated BMT Canarsie Line and BMT Jamaica Line, and the underground IND Fulton Street Line. It is located roughly at the intersection of Broadway, Fulton Street, and Van Sinderen Avenue at the border of Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York, Brooklyn. The fare control area is located at the eastern end of the Fulton Street Line station. The complex is served by these trains:
  • A, J, and L trains at all times
  • C trains at all times except late nights
  • Z trains during rush hours in the peak direction only


History

The name Manhattan Junction or Manhattan Beach Junction<!--called a junction because of the yard tracks?--> was applied to the station on what is now the Jamaica Line when it opened in 1885; the area had been known as Manhattan Beach Crossing since before then, due to the crossing of the Long Island Rail Road's Manhattan Beach Division. A station on the Fulton Street Elevated at Sackman Street opened on July 4, 1889, when the line was extended to Atlantic Avenue.

A two-track one-half-block elevated connection was built along on the east side of Vesta Avenue (now Van Sinderen Avenue) between the Fulton Street and Broadway Lines. This connection, equipped with third rail, was opened on August 9<!--or was it August 8?-->, 1900, and...
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