Abandoned Essex Street Trolley Terminal. Visited on July 12, by Emily. Note: I know I took a poll about what the next entry should be, but I'm overruling the. We spoke before about the Trolley Terminal at Delancy and Essex Street where the B&QT cars terminated after coming over the Williamsburg Bridge on. The old Essex Street Trolley Terminal runs beneath Delancey Street, right next to the active tracks of the Delancey St-Essex St subway station.
Abandoned Essex Street Trolley Terminal. Visited on July 12, by Emily. Note: I know I took a poll about what the next entry should be, but I'm overruling the. We spoke before about the Trolley Terminal at Delancy and Essex Street where the B&QT cars terminated after coming over the Williamsburg Bridge on. The Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal, also called the Essex Street Trolley Terminal or Delancey Street Trolley Terminal, was a trolley terminal located underground adjacent to the Essex Street subway station in the Lower East Side of.
Inside the Subterranean Essex Street Trolley Terminal, the Proposed Space for the Low Line in NYC. Architecture · 02/24/; under Architecture, Design. Media in category "Williamsburg Bridge trolley terminal". The following 7 files are in this category, out of 7 total. Essex Street Abandoned Trolley Terminal debrecenben.info If there was any doubt that the MTA is intent on reactivating the abandoned trolley terminal below Delancey Street, this video will put an end to that. Posted on.
But the proposal for the Delancey Underground seems to have piqued the street of the MTA, who recently released a fantastically interesting video tour of the station. Trolley Essex Street terminal dates back towhen it opened at the same time as the Williamsburg Bridge, and it ceased to operate in Essex tour takes you literally right into the middle of the empty trolley station, which is directly adjacent to the in-service tracks of the Essex Street subway station.
Bridge Operating actually operated the bridge local cars, under a statutory 3 cent fare, and also contracted out use of the tracks by other streetcar companies for through service.
In the case of the underground terminal and the south side tracks, all the companies were BRT divisions except the Coney Island and Brooklyn. The City acquired the Bridge Operating Company in and contracted use of the tracks directly. All Brooklyn carlines were withdrawn in December From that time till February , only bridge locals were operated on the south side tracks, by the City's Department of Plant and Structures.
After that date, through service was resumed from some of the Brooklyn carlines, now united under the BMT system, but this last for-profit operation lasted only nine years, till the whole BMT system was acquired by the Board of Transportation in BMT trolleys continued to run on the bridge until , when the streetcar track on the bridge and the underground terminal were abandoned.
The underground terminal for the elevated railroad adjacent to the trolley terminal opened on 16 September The station was rebuilt for through service in to the Centre St Subway extending to Chambers St.
The subway has four tracks while there was room at Essex St station for only three tracks and two platforms. There is provision for a fourth track to run through the trolley terminal area and join the subway west of the trolley terminal, should a four track subway station be wanted. For many years, the elevated train service was very intensive and a fourth track at Essex St would have been useful to handle the crowds, but at the same time the trolley service was also well patronized, so no expansion was ever proposed.
The streetcar terminal originally had entrances in the bridge plaza at street level. At about the time the Independent subway was opened in January , the street entrances were replaced by a new passageway under track level.
After streetcar service ended in , the former track area on the bridge was rebuilt into auto lanes with a new ramp from street level closing off the former downhill ramp to the trolley terminal. The trolley terminal itself however was just left vacant, and only small portions converted to storerooms. It is still there with the dust of over fifty years almost smoothing over the tracks. Construction work on the Centre St subway starting in may lead to changes. Footnote: the Manhattan streetcar lanes on the north side of the bridge were in use until Below are the list of routes that served each loop:  .
At ground-level was an additional terminal for through-trolley service from the New York Railways Company and Third Avenue Railway , whose lines traveled from Manhattan along the north side of the bridge to the Washington Plaza trolley terminal in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The covered exit stairs from the subway and underground terminal led directly to the shelters serving the Manhattan surface trolleys.
Both the staircases and shelters were designed with terracotta features. The exit stairs were designed as kiosks constructed of concrete, and finished with blue and white tiling. The Marcy Avenue line traveled to a racetrack in Sheepshead Bay. The Wilson Avenue Line traveled to the resorts in Canarsie. The Williamsburg Bridge opened on December 19, McClellan Jr. On December 1, , service on the now- Brooklyn—Manhattan Transit Corporation BMT lines over the Williamsburg Bridge ended, due to decreasing profits and a dispute with the city over tolls.
BMT service was truncated to Washington Plaza in Williamsburg, and bridge service was replaced with municipal shuttle service. Only the Nostrand, Ralph, Reid, and Tompkins lines resumed traveling over the bridge, while the remaining lines continued to terminate in Brooklyn. Afterwards, the Essex Street terminal was closed, and the kiosks to the terminal and subway station were removed from Delancey Street.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with the Williamsburg Bridge Plaza Bus Terminal , the former trolley terminal on the Brooklyn side of the bridge. Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. January 9, Retrieved October 21, — via Newspapers. May 19, Street Railway Journal. April 11,