THE WASHINGTON HEIGHTS / 8TH AVE - FULTON (A TRAIN)


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The Washington Heights / 8th Ave - Fulton train opened on September 10, 1932 from 200th street to Hudson terminal (WTC). It was extended to 207th street as well as Jay street on 7/1/1933 when the Cranberry street tunnel opened. It continued to Bergen street 3/20/1933, all the way to Church Ave 7/1/1933. Years later, it was extended to Rockaway Ave on 4/9/1936, Broadway Junction on 12/30/1946, and Euclid Ave 11/28/1948. The train was considered a marvel of its time.


As a result of these expansions, the Ninth Ave el was abandoned in Manhattan on 6/1/1940, accept a very small section in the Bronx that lasted until 1958. The new subway also made the Fulton street el obsolete from Fulton Ferry and Park Row to Rockaway Ave on 6/1/1940 in Brooklyn. Later, the second half of the Fulton street el would be demolished from Rockaway Ave to Crescent street by 4/26/1956. A very small part of the Fulton street el was kept as a result of World War 2 making it too expensive to tear down. From this, the new subway connected with the el at Grant Ave and terminated at Lefferts Blvd 4/29/1956.


Additionally, an abandoned part of the LIRR to the Rockaways connected with the Fulton el on 6/28/1956. The extended to Rockaway Park 9/16/1956 and the replaced it 1/27/1957 in that area. Later the extended to Far Rockaway 7/9/1967 and replacing the there 9/10/1972.


The movie "Ghost" was filmed in an abandoned lower level of the 42nd street station under the Port Authority bus terminal in 1989. This was the scene where Patrick Swayzie was first learning how to fling soda caps and realizing his spiritual powers. Additionally, the Hoyt Schermerhorn station is best known for the late Michael Jackson's video "Bad" back in 1987.

The Eighth Ave - Fulton street subway (A train), Brooklyn 1970s


The Washington Heights / 8th Ave - Fulton (A train)

INWOOD - 207TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) opened 7/1/1933 premiered with the train 7/1/1933 to present Q went from 207th - Stillwell 9/1989 - 10/30/1989 present (A)
200TH STREET (Dyckeman st) Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) opened 9/10/1932 premiered with the train 9/10/1932 to present Q went from 207th - Stillwell 9/1989 - 10/30/1989 present (A)
190TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) opened 9/10/1932 premiered with the train 9/10/1932 to present Q went from 207th - Stillwell 9/1989 - 10/30/1989 present (A)
181ST STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) opened 9/10/1932 premiered with the train 9/10/1932 to present Q went from 207th - Stillwell 9/1989 - 10/30/1989 present (A)
175TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) opened 9/10/1932 premiered with the train 9/10/1932 to present Q went from 207th - Stillwell 9/1989 - 10/30/1989 present (A)
168TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) opened premiered with the train 9/10/1932 - present, also with the AA 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) served by the BB train 12/15/1940 - March 1998, (BB renamed B 11/27/1967), Q went from 207th - Stillwell 9/1989 - 10/30/1989 B switched with C train at this station, now C train 3/1998 - present present (A,C,1)
145TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) upper level premiered with the train 9/10/1932 - present, also with the AA 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) lower level served by the BB and D trains 12/15/1940, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present), Q went from 207th - Stillwell 9/1989 - 10/30/1989 upper level C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) present (A,B,C,D)
125TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the train 9/10/1932 - present, also with the AA 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) served by the BB and D trains 12/15/1940, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present), Q went from 207th - Stillwell 9/1989 - 10/30/1989 C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) present (A,B,C,D)
59TH STREET (Columbus Circle) Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the train 9/10/1932 - present, also with the AA 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) served by the BB and D trains 12/15/1940, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present), Q went from 207th - Stillwell 9/1989 - 10/30/1989 C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) present (A,B,C,D)
42ND STREET (Port Authority) Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the E and trains 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with the EE train 4/24/1937 - 7/1/1937 also premiered with the AA train 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) also C express premiered 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present), and F train premiered 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954 present (A,C,E,1,2,3,7,N,Q,R,W,S)
34TH STREET (Penn Station) Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the E and trains 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with the EE train 4/24/1937 - 7/1/1937 also premiered with the AA train 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) also C express premiered 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) and F train premiered 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954 present (A,C,E,1,2,3)
14TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the E and trains 9/10/1932 - present also premiered with the EE train 4/24/1937 - 7/1/1937 and with the AA train 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) and F train premiered 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954 present (A,C,E,L)
W 4TH STREET Sixth Ave subway (Manhattan) upper level E and trains premiered 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with AA train 9/10/1932 - 5/5/1986, renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988, C train express also premiered 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present), EE train premiered here 4/24/1937 - 7/1/1937 lower level D train premiered from 205th the Bronx to Hudson Terminal (WTC) 12/15/1940, D extended south to Church Ave after 1940, continued south of Church Ave via Culver el to Stillwell Ave 10/30/1954 to 11/26/1967, B train extended here 11/26/1967 - present lower level F train also premiered here from Parsons to Hudson Terminal (WTC) via 53rd street tunnel on 12/15/1940, F replaced D train all the way to Stillwell Ave via Culver el 11/26/1967 - present, served KK train 7/1/1968, (renamed K 1/2/1973 to 8/27/1976), also served the JFK express 1978 to 4/15/1990 also served Grand street shuttle 1986 - 1988 to 57th street, shuttle returned 7/22/2001 and extended to W 4 st, served Q train 12/12/1988 from 57th/Sixth - Stillwell, 9/1989 from 207th - Stillwell, 10/30/1989 from Queensbridge to Stillwell, and 11/12/1995 - 7/22/2001 from 57th/Sixth to Stillwell, also V train 12/17/2001 to 6/25/2010 taken over by M train 6/25/2010, another 63rd street shuttle began 7/22/2001 due to the closure of the north tracks of the Manhattan bridge. It ran from 21st/Queensbridge to Broadway/Lafayette till 12/16/2001, present (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
CANAL STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the E and trains 9/10/1932 to present premiered with the EE train 4/24/1937 - 7/1/1937 and also AA train 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present), and F train premiered 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954 present (A,C,E)
CHAMBERS STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with train 9/10/1932 - present, E train extended here 4/29/1956 to 1976 also premiered with the EE train 4/24/1937 - 7/1/1937 and with the AA train 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) also C express premiered 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present), and F train premiered 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954 present (A,C)
BROADWAY - NASSAU STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with train 7/1/1933 - present, E train extended here 4/29/1956 to 1976 also premiered with EE train 4/24/1937 - 7/1/1937 and C express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940 CC renamed C train 5/5/1986 going from 145th to Euclid Ave, became 168th to Euclid 3/1998 - present present (A,C,J,Z,2,3,4,5)
HIGH STREET Fulton street subway (Brooklyn) premiered with train 7/1/1933 - present, E train extended here 4/29/1956 to 1976 premiered with the EE train 4/24/1937 - 7/1/1937 and also C express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940 CC renamed C train 5/5/1986 going from 145th to Euclid Ave, became 168th to Euclid 3/1998 - present present (A,C)
JAY STREET - METRO TECH (Lawrence street) Fulton street subway (Brooklyn) premiered with train 7/1/1933 - present, E train extended here 4/29/1956 to 1976, F train 11/26/1967 - present also C express premiered 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940 CC renamed C train 5/5/1986 going from 145th to Euclid Ave, became 168th to Euclid 3/1998 - present present (A,C,F,R)
HOYT SCHERMERHORN STREET Fulton street subway (Brooklyn) premiered with train 4/9/1936 - present, E train extended here 4/29/1956 to 1976, GG premiered here 7/1/1937, (renamed G on 5/5/1986 - present) CC train 1976 - 12/11/1988 from Bedford Park to Rockaway Park CC renamed C train 5/5/1986 going from 145th to Euclid Ave, became 168th to Euclid 3/1998 - present present (A,C,G)
NOSTRAND AVE Fulton street subway (Brooklyn) premiered with train 4/9/1936 - present, E train extended here 4/29/1956 to 1976 CC train 1976 - 12/11/1988 from Bedford Park to Rockaway Park CC renamed C train 5/5/1986 going from 145th to Euclid Ave, became 168th to Euclid 3/1998 - present present (A,C)
UTICA AVE Fulton street subway (Brooklyn) premiered with train 4/9/1936 - present, E train extended here 4/29/1956 to 1976 CC train 1976 - 12/11/1988 from Bedford Park to Rockaway Park CC renamed C train 5/5/1986 going from 145th to Euclid Ave, became 168th to Euclid 3/1998 - present present (A,C)
BROADWAY JUNCTION Fulton street subway (Brooklyn) premiered with train 12/30/1946 - present, E train extended here 4/29/1956 to 1976 CC train 1976 - 12/11/1988 from Bedford Park to Rockaway Park CC renamed C train 5/5/1986 going from 145th to Euclid Ave, became 168th to Euclid 3/1998 - present present (A,C,J,L,Z)
EUCLID AVE Pitkin Ave subway (Brooklyn) premiered with train 11/28/1948 - present, E train extended here 4/29/1956 to 1976 CC train 1976 - 12/11/1988 from Bedford Park to Rockaway Park, CC renamed C train 5/5/1986 going from 145th to Euclid Ave, became 168th to Euclid 3/1998 - present served by the Rockaway shuttle 6/28/1956, renamed HH train 11/26/1967 to 9/10/1972, HH brought back in service late 70s, renamed H on 5/5/86, H renamed S in 1994 - present present (A,C)
GRANT AVENUE (City Line terminal previously) Pitkin Ave el (Brooklyn) steam locomotives served the Fulton st el 7/16/1894 - 1899, Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) took over Fulton el in 1898 and electrified 1899. This section of el was the 'newer' extension to the now demolished 1885 Fulton el. Current station was modified 9/25/1915 Fulton street el renamed BMT #13 train 1924 - 4/27/1956, also served 14th st - Fulton BMT #17 train 9/23/1936 - 4/27/1956 extended here 4/29/1956 - present, E extended here 4/29/1956 - 1969, CC extended here 1976 - 12/11/1988, (CC renamed C train 5/5/1986 - present) served by the Rockaway shuttle 6/28/1956, renamed HH train 11/26/1967 to 9/10/1972, HH brought back in service late 70s, renamed H on 5/5/86, H renamed S in 1994, present (A)
HUDSON STREET (80th street) Bergen street el (Queens) opened 9/25/1915 -this section of el was the 'newer' extension to the now demolished 1885 Fulton el Fulton street el renamed BMT #13 train 1924 - 4/27/1956, also served 14th st - Fulton BMT #17 train 9/23/1936 - 4/27/1956 extended here 4/29/1956 - present, E extended here 4/29/1956 - 1969, CC extended here 1976 - 12/11/1988, (CC renamed C train 5/5/1986 - present) served by the Rockaway shuttle 6/28/1956, renamed HH train 11/26/1967 to 9/10/1972, HH brought back in service late 70s, renamed H on 5/5/86, H renamed S in 1994, present (A)
BOYD AVENUE (88th street) Bergen street el (Queens) opened 9/25/1915 - this section of el was the 'newer' extension to the now demolished 1885 Fulton el Fulton street el renamed BMT #13 train 1924 - 4/27/1956, also served 14th st - Fulton BMT #17 train 9/23/1936 - 4/27/1956 extended here 4/29/1956 - present, E extended here 4/29/1956 - 1969, CC extended here 1976 - 12/11/1988, (CC renamed C train 5/5/1986 - present) served by the Rockaway shuttle 6/28/1956, renamed HH train 11/26/1967 to 9/10/1972, HH brought back in service late 70s, renamed H on 5/5/86, H renamed S in 1994, present (A)
ROCKAWAY BLVD Liberty Ave el (Queens) opened 9/25/1915 - this section of el was the 'newer' extension to the now demolished 1885 Fulton el Fulton street el renamed BMT #13 train 1924 - 4/27/1956, also served 14th st - Fulton BMT #17 train 9/23/1936 - 4/27/1956 extended here 4/29/1956 - present, E extended here 4/29/1956 - 1969, CC extended here 1976 - 12/11/1988, (CC renamed C train 5/5/1986 - present) served by the Rockaway shuttle 6/28/1956, renamed HH train 11/26/1967 to 9/10/1972, HH brought back in service late 70s, renamed H on 5/5/86, H renamed S in 1994, present (A)
OXFORD AVE (104th street) Liberty Ave el (Queens) opened 9/25/1915 - this section of el was the 'newer' extension to the now demolished 1885 Fulton el Fulton street el renamed BMT #13 train 1924, phased out 4/27/1956 also served 14th st - Fulton BMT #17 train 9/23/1936, phased out 4/27/1956 train extended here 4/29/1956 - present, E train extended here 4/29/1956 - 1969, present (A)
111 ST Liberty Ave el (Queens) opened 9/25/1915 - this section of el was the 'newer' extension to the now demolished 1885 Fulton el Fulton street el renamed BMT #13 train 1924, phased out 4/27/1956 also served 14th st - Fulton BMT #17 train 9/23/1936, phased out 4/27/1956 train extended here 4/29/1956 - present, E train extended here 4/29/1956 - 1969, present (A)
LEFFERTS BLVD Liberty Ave el (Queens) opened 9/25/1915 - this section of el was the 'newer' extension to the now demolished 1885 Fulton el Fulton street el renamed BMT #13 train 1924, phased out 4/27/1956 also served 14th st - Fulton BMT #17 train 9/23/1936, phased out 4/27/1956 train extended here 4/29/1956 - present, E train extended here 4/29/1956 - 1969, present (A)


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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS 8TH AVE - FULTON
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GRAND CONCOURSE 8TH AVE LOCAL
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QUEENS BLVD - 8TH AVE EXPRESS
QUEENS BLVD / 6TH AVE - CULVER
BROOKLYN QUEENS CROSSTOWN
THE ROCKAWAY SHUTTLE
QUEENS BLVD / 6TH AVE EXTRA
THE BROADWAY - QUEENS BLVD
SEA BEACH / QUEENS BLVD LINE
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THE SECOND AVE SUBWAY
THE EIGHTH AVE LOCAL
THE FOURTH AVE / QUEENS BLVD
MYRTLE-CHAMBERS 6TH AVE
QUEENS BLVD - 8TH AVE SUBWAY
JFK EXPRESS TO PLANE
6TH AVE SUBWAY - JAMAICA EL
QUEENSBRIDGE / 6TH AVE - BRIGHTON

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