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Re: What is the Steepest Grade in the Subway System?

Posted by VictorM on Fri May 22 20:54:17 2020, in response to Re: What is the Steepest Grade in the Subway System?, posted by Elkeeper on Fri May 22 19:49:27 2020.

Yes, and here's a list I found a few years back:

tracks J1 and J2 on the willy b from station 73+45 to station 77+35 (390 ft) is at 5.5% that's the steepest

track H2 on the manny b from station 287+35 to station 278+07 (928 ft) is at 5.4% grade.

steinway tubes from station 88+94 to station 101+99 (1305 ft) is at 4.5% grade

60th street tubes from station 102+12 to station 109=97 (787 ft) is at 4.37% grade


Manhattan Bridge (Brooklyn and Manhattan approaches), Manhattan Bridge and Brighton/6th Avenue Lines

Williamsburg Bridge: Manhattan approach, Jamaica Line

Steinway Tunnel, Flushing Line

5th Avenue to Grand Central, Flushing Line

S/O 36th St. to the 5th Ave. Cut Portal, West End Line (Open cut portion of West End Line)

38th St. Yard Viaduct Ramps West End Line (Open cut portion of West End Line)

60th St. Tunnel, Astoria and 11th St. Cut Lines (connection to Queens Blvd. Lines)

South of Queensboro Plaza Upper Level to Astoria Line

South of Broad St. Jamaica /Nassau Cut Line (to the Montague Street BMT Tunnel to Downtown Brooklyn)

East N.Y. Yard Lead Jamaica Line

North of Eastern Parkway/Broadway Junction Jamaica Line

South of Chambers St. to North of Broadway-Nassau/Fulton St., 8th Avenue Line

Grant Ave. to 80-Hudson St. Liberty Ave. Line

North of South Ferry Loop, 7th Avenue Line (Westside IRT 1 train)


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