More details The grade separation allowed trains to enter Westchester Yard without crossing the express track or the downtown local track and it allowed for the possibility of the extension of express service to Pelham Bay Park, which would save four more minutes. It is located between Fresh Pond Road and Middle Village–Metropolitan Avenue on the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line, but it is only accessible from the latter station. Three tracks are to the west of the line (downtown side) and two tracks are to the east (uptown side). The six maintenance shops are responsible for performing daily subway car maintenance and inspection of 3,523 subway cars. D/Q - Brighton - runs mostly below street level in an open cut from Prospect Park to service to Iron Pier not yet operational - pier under construction. [76], In the 1960s, the City University of New York planned to build a new campus for Bronx Community College by constructing a deck over the yard. [68][69] It serves as the home yard for the R179s that are used on the C. There is a car wash here. Walk over to Punggol Settlement and simply follow the signs along Punggol Promenade Nature Walk towards Coney Island’s west entrance. All new car engineering's acceptance testing for newly delivered IRT type cars are performed from here. It is elevated from there to Stillwell Avenue. Trains leave Greenpoint every hour. [47] Originally, the yard was intended to be built in the vicinity of South Elmhurst and Rego Park at Grand Street and Queens Boulevard. [77], This yard is home to the R68s assigned to the D service. It is an eight-track layup yard for the R46s and R179 on the A and the Rockaway Park Shuttle, although they are primarily maintained at the Pitkin Yard in Brooklyn. This allows trains to be added or removed from service in either direction. [38], East New York Yard (also known as DO (District Office) Yard from its telegraphy letters) is primarily used to store the R143s, R160s, and R179s assigned to the J, L, M, and Z. This streetcar terminated at the W. 5th and Surf Avenue Of these yards, rolling stock are assigned to seven A Division yards and seven B Division yards. In 1970, ground was broken for the $61 million, 13-acre campus, which was going to rest on 800 columns between the yard tracks. [15][16] Around that time, a public school building (currently housing Frederick Douglass Academy) and the Esplanade Gardens apartment complex were constructed on pilotis above the formerly open-air yard. The buildings are connected by an iron bridge that retains its original Art Deco balustrade. Access to the 239th Street Yard is located between Wakefield–241st Street and Nereid Avenue on the IRT White Plains Road Line. [6] This yard can hold only four ten-car 60-foot trains and one four-car 60-foot train among the five tracks. [1][2][3] There are 10 active A Division yards (excluding one yard that has been demolished), 11 active B Division yards, two shared yards, one yard for the Staten Island Railway, and two non-revenue equipment yards. of its trip. The low-end cost for the construction of the deck is projected to cost between $350 and $500 million. A total of 2892 cars are assigned to the seven maintenance yards. [59][84] Plans to expand the yard for revenue service trains have existed since the late 1980s. A wheel truing machine was installed here to minimize damage to rail cars and tracks caused by flat wheels. [75] The yard was built at a depressed grade, 18 feet below grade, to allow for the yard to be roofed over to allow for the construction of buildings. The Sea Beach Palace was an enormous rail terminal, restaurant and hotel that was located several blocks west of Culver Depot. Answer 1 of 11: We want to go to Coney Island by subway. [41] Opened with an extension of the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line in 1906,[41] it is normally used for storing the R160As that run on the M. General maintenance of the cars is performed at East New York Yard. Built by hand from scratch, the Coney Island replica features working rides from Coney’s past; the Lost River, Flying Rockets, Tumblebug, Sky Ride, Lake Como train ride and Carousel, just to name a few. This yard is adjacent to Rockaway Park–Beach 116th Street. [5][12] The original IRT subway cars were lowered from the street via inclines into the yard, where they continued into the West Side Main Line. [17][39] The yard is entirely equipped with hand-operated switches. Hop on bus 84 to Punggol Point Park. The yard is home to the R62As and a single set of R62s assigned to the 1. Find out what the hype is about and ride a piece of history at Luna Park in Coney Island. The yard and shops are entirely on an elevated structure. [4], The 137th Street Yard is an underground rail yard located just north of 137th Street–City College on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line, hence the yard's name. [70] Formerly, the retired cars that were stored at the yard were stripped of usable parts such as seats and doors, historic memorabilia such as rollsigns, and toxic materials such as lubricants and asbestos, after which the cars were scrapped or sunk into artificial reefs. [43] The expanded yard will also provide much-needed storage space for future Second Avenue Subway trains. [15][17][18][19], 40°49′22″N 73°56′07″W / 40.82278°N 73.93528°W / 40.82278; -73.93528 (Lenox Yard), The Livonia Yard is located at 900 Hegeman Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn on an entirely elevated structure at the east end of the IRT New Lots Line. Note: The route ran out almost to Jamaica, turned and back on the Brooklyn LIRR line to reach the Brighton at the Bedford Station. It connected a small portion of levated section of the Brighton Beach line. There is also a track connection to the Long Island Rail Road's Bay Ridge Branch. the 9th Avenue Station. Trains stop at the NY Aquarium (W. 8th Street Station). This takes about 45 - 60 minutes from midtown Manhattan. [71] It also contains a garbage transfer station. Coney Island Cyclone The Mother of roller coaster enthusiast culture and the “Big Momma” of Coney Island the Cyclone tops everyone’s list of things to do in New York City. It was incorporated in 1877. Do avoid the N if you can - it runs through a sort of open trench, so you don't get much of a view of the neighborhoods you're passing through. Many 3 trains are stored in the Lenox Yard in Upper Manhattan, as Livonia is not very large. [6][70], A major rehabilitation project for the yard took place in 2016. The yard and its main lead configuration remained the same before and after the extensive elevated line rebuilding nearby, but additional track and structure was built, so that, at its peak, East New York Yard had direct connections to the Broadway Elevated going west, Jamaica Line going east, Canarsie Line going east, and Fulton Street Elevated both east and west. The outdoor yard, which was originally constructed for the B Division, extends north from 207th Street to 215th Street. Although most of it ran above the ground, so that it qualified as an elevated railroad, it was not on the sort of structure generally thought of as an "el. $50,000 was appropriated to replace these water wells and mains by the Board of Estimate. By Bus: B36 (Coney Island / Avenue U/Sheepshead Bay) B64 (Coney Island / Bay Ridge) There is no car washer at this yard; the trains occasionally go to the 239th Street or Westchester Yard to be washed, but they usually go to the nearby 207th Street Yard instead. The main yard also serves trains on the BMT Brighton Line (B and ​Q trains) via tracks C & D (also known as 3 & 4, respectively) of Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue station. 40°39′51″N 73°52′45″W / 40.66417°N 73.87917°W / 40.66417; -73.87917 (Livonia Yard), Unionport Yard is associated with the nearby East 180th Street Yard, and is used primarily as a lay-up facility for 2 and 5 trains. [52] In August 1964 it was planned that Jamaica Yard have car-washing machines installed in May 1965. The Reservoir was planned to have two basins, an eastern basin and a western basin. [74] The yard was built on the old site of the Jerome Park Reservoir. The platform over the yard was expected to be completed in July 1971. The yard was originally bounded by Navy Avenue (now Paul Avenue), Jerome Avenue, 205th Street, and Bedford Park Boulevard. All but one track ends at bumper blocks. [52][63] Previously an open-air yard,[26][64] from 1972 to 1973 the Linden Plaza & Towers Apartment Complex, consisting of several 15-to-17-story apartment buildings, was constructed on a concrete deck on top of this yard. 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