Complex History

The 9th Ave. station on the West End Line was once hub to a rich zone of connections.  The Culver Line headed off on its own route to Coney Island beyond one side of the station, and onto the old Brooklyn Elevated system on ramps long removed on the other.  In addition, there was (and is) a link to the 39th St. Yard on one side, and to the South Brooklyn Railroad on the other.  The station itself was two levels.  It's a lot quieter now, and just a single level is in use for today's W and M.  Regular transit heads to the right on the route we are riding, as reflected in the set position of the switch.

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