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The IND Fulton Street Line is a rapid transit line of the IND Division of the New York City Subway, extending from the Cranberry Street Tunnel under the East River through all of central Brooklyn to a terminus in Ozone Park, Queens. The IND Rockaway Line branches off of it.

General characteristicsEdit

While much of the line is four tracks, its only service into Manhattan is via the two-track Cranberry Street Tunnel. Manhattan-bound trains merge into the express tracks at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street station.

Under Fulton Street, the line is mainly single level. The Nostrand Avenue station is the exception with the express tracks on the upper level and local tracks on the lower level. This is because the station was initially planned as a local station, with the same layout as the nearby Lafayette Avenue, but coverted to an express station during construction.


Entering Brooklyn via the Cranberry Street Tunnel as a two-track line, it travels east on Cranberry Street, south on Jay Street, briefly running parallel with the IND Culver Line. It turns away from the Culver Line onto Schermerhorn Street to the six-track Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street station, which it shares the Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Line. At this point it becomes a four-track system until Euclid Avenue.

The line continues east under Schermerhorn Street to the intersection of Schermerhorn, 3rd Avenue and Flatbush Avenue, and thence across it, onto Lafayette Avenue and then finally onto Fulton Street.

It leaves Fulton Street via Truxton Street, crosses Broadway, curves through a corner of the BMT Yard, and crosses Jamaica Avenue onto Granville Payne Avenue. It turns east onto Pitkin Avenue to Euclid Avenue, where it interchanges with the Pitkin Avenue Yards. Here it becomes a three-track line.

Past the Grant Avenue Station, the line becomes elevated, swinging somewhat north until it is over Liberty Avenue. Just past the Rockaway Boulevard Station, the Rockaway Line branches southward. The Fulton Street lines continues over Liberty Avenue to its terminus at Lefferts Boulevard.



The line is served by the A and C trains.

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