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Re: [PHOTO] Re: Tuscarora Almanac for April 7

Posted by William A. Padron on Wed Apr 7 15:27:16 2021, in response to [PHOTO] Re: Tuscarora Almanac for April 7, posted by Bill Newkirk on Wed Apr 7 09:58:54 2021.

Here is what the WPIX Archive page on Facebook mentions about that last day of trolley service.

At 12:32 a.m., the last trolley to run in NYC left Queens Plaza for its final trip across the Queensboro bridge. Ten minutes later, trolley service in the city became a thing of the past. The line, which started in 1909, ran for 30 years and covered a two-mile stretch that served Astoria. In 1939, bus service took over most of the route except for service to what is now Roosevelt Island and Queens Plaza.

Passengers riding to Roosevelt Island would take the trolley to the middle of the Queensboro bridge and an elevator would take them down to the island. The service would have been abandoned years earlier, if permission for buses to discharge passengers in the middle of the bridge had been granted.

How much do you think a trolley ride cost? (We'll post the answer in the comments!) 🚎

WPIX Archives' response...
According to the April 7, 1957 edition of the New York Times, the full fare for a trolley ride across the Queensboro Bridge cost a dime.

-William A. Padron
["11 Alive"]


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