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B25 (New York City bus)

The Fulton Street Line or East New York Line was a streetcar line in Brooklyn, New York City, running mainly along Fulton Street between Fulton Ferry and East New York. In 1941, the streetcar line was replaced by the B25 bus route, operated by the New York City Transit Authority.

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Fulton Street Line
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A Broadway Junction-bound B25 bus in Downtown Brooklyn.
Overview
SystemMTA New York City Bus
OperatorNew York City Transit Authority
GarageEast New York Depot
Route
LocaleBrooklyn
StartFulton Landing – Front Street and York Street
ViaFulton Street[1]
EndEast New York – Broadway Junction and Alabama Avenue
Length6.1 miles (9.8 km)[2]
Service
OperatesAll times[1]
Annual patronage2,850,871 (2017)[3]
TransfersYes
TimetableB25
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Route descriptionEdit

The B25 bus route runs along Old Fulton Street and Fulton Street between Fulton Ferry and the Broadway Junction subway station (A, ​C​, J​, L​, and Z) in East New York, except in Downtown Brooklyn, where a block of the street past Borough Hall is closed. Along the way, subway transfers can be made at Court Street–Borough Hall (2, ​3​, 4, ​5​, N, R, and ​W), Jay Street–MetroTech (A, ​C​, F, <F>​​, N, R, and ​W), DeKalb Avenue (B, ​D, ​N, ​Q, ​R, and ​W), and at various points along the IND Fulton Street Line. This is based out of East New York Bus Depot.

HistoryEdit

The Brooklyn City Rail Road opened a line along Fulton Street from Fulton Ferry on July 6, 1854;[4] it reached East New York by 1874.[5] Buses were substituted for streetcars on August 10, 1941.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b MTA Regional Bus Operations. "B25 bus schedule" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Downtown Brooklyn Surface Transit Circulation Study" (PDF). 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures". mta.info. August 28, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "Questions Answered". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. June 4, 1893. p. 4.
  5. ^ J.B. Beers and Company, Brooklyn, 1874 (with Brooklyn City Rail Road lines overprinted)

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