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Division B (BMT/IND)

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The BMT division is the successor to the old Brooklyn Rapid Transit or BRT. As the name implies Brooklyn was its main focus. The distinction between the BMT and IND is a bit hard but basically it covers the Nassau and Broadway Lines in Manhattan, the 4th Ave subway, Sea Beach, West End, Brighton, Myrtle, Broadway/Jamaica and Canarsie Lines in Brooklyn/Queens. 

The IND Division was originally conceived as replacing the many elevated lines in New York with high speed subways. Many of the lines did accomplish this, names the 8th, 6th Aves and Fulton St Lines. The Queens Blvd Line broke new but needed territory for the subway. The system was built mostly in the 1930's so it is the "new" kid on the block compared to the IRT and BMT. 

The IND was built to BMT standards thus trains could be intermixed unlike with the smaller IRT. The IND was also built with huge underground flying junctions to minimize cross traffic.

The routings below are as of 3/2017

Route Common
8th Ave Exp 207th St, Inwood, Manhattan Lefferts Blvd or Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park Queens
Central Park
West Local/6th Ave Exp/Brighton Exp
Bedford Park Blvd, Bronx or 145th St, Manhattan Brighton Beach,Brooklyn
8th Ave Local 168th St, Wash. Heights, Manhattan Euclid Ave, Brooklyn
6th Ave Exp/West End Local 205th St, Norwood, The Bronx Coney Island, Brooklyn
8th Ave Local Jamaica Center/Parson-Archer Queens World Trade Center, Manhattan
6th Ave Local 179th St, Jamaica, Queens Coney Island, Brooklyn
Bklyn-Queens Crosstown Court Square, LIC, Queens Church Ave, Brooklyn
/ Nassau St Express Jamaica Center/Parsons-Archer, Queens Broad St, Manhattan
14th St-Canarsie Local 8th Ave, Manhattan Canarsie/Rockaway Pkwy, Brooklyn
To M Schedule Queens Blvd/6th Ave/Myrtle Ave Local 71st/Continental Aves, Queens Middle Village/Metro Ave, Queens
Broadway Local Astoria-Ditmars Blvd, Queens Coney Island, Brooklyn
Broadway Express/ Brighton Local 96th St/2nd Ave, Manhattan Coney Island, Brooklyn
Broadway Local 71st/Continental Aves, Queens Bay Ridge/95th St, brooklyn
Broadway Local Astoria/Ditmats Ave, Queens Whitehall Street, Manhattan
Franklin Shuttle Franklin Ave, Brooklyn Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Rockaway Shuttle Broad Channel, Queens Rockaway Park/116th St, Queens
Lines now discontinued (since 2006)
Grand St Shuttle W 4th St, Manhattan Grand St, Manhattan
Nassau St Local Metro Ave, Queens Chambers St or Bay Pkwy
6th Ave Local 71st/Continental Aves, Queens 2nd Ave, Manhattan
NYCS-bull-trans-H.svg Rockaway Shuttle Beach 90th, Queens Far Rockaway, Queens
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