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Re: The Third Avenue El: Finale - April 28-29, 1973

Posted by Larry,RedbirdR33 on Tue Apr 30 14:22:18 2013, in response to Re: The Third Avenue El: Finale - April 28-29, 1973, posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue Apr 30 13:59:23 2013.

It was pretty decently used in Norwood for getting up to E233 and down to Fordham and Tremont. Particularly on weekends, it was SRO at times. I used it often myself from 149 to 204.

There was still a good deal of interchange at 149 Street until the end.
There was very little northbound local passenger traffic originating at the stations from 156 Street to 183 Street due to the fact that most of those station had unmanned entrances and very often the "Iron Mary" turnstiles didn't work and the station house was a hangout for low-lifes. Many people would take the el southbound in the to connect to the subway but on the northbound trip they used the buses.

Larry, RedbirdR33


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