Sixth Avenue Line (Manhattan surface)

Sixth Avenue Line (Manhattan Surface)

Sixth Avenue Line (Manhattan surface)

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The Sixth Avenue Line was a public transit line in Manhattan, New York City, United States, running mostly along Sixth Avenue from Lower Manhattan to Central Park. Originally a streetcar line and later a bus route, it has been absorbed into the M5 bus route, which replaced the Broadway Line, as its northbound direction.

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<!--I need to fix the joint trackage with the 8th - it was literally jointly-owned south of Canal-->The Sixth Avenue Railroad opened the line from Chambers Street and West Broadway north along West Broadway, Canal Street, Varick Street, Carmine Street, and Sixth Avenue to 43rd Street (Manhattan) (soon 44th Street) on August 11, 1852;New York Times, , August 11, 1852 the Eighth Avenue Railroad began using the trackage along and south of Canal Street on August 30.New York Times, , August 30, 1852 and a branch was added on Canal Street east to Broadway.<!--5-29-1855 talks about hearing for extension of 6th/8th to Broadway and Vesey--> On October 7, 1853,<!--or was it only reopened then??--> trackage was added on Church Street, Chambers......
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