5 NYC Subway Routes That Should Be Brought Back
4. BMT Lexington Avenue Line
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Originally built as part of the first standard elevated line in Brooklyn, this BMT line ran from the Fulton ferry terminal to Cypress Hills on the Jamaica line. A majority of the line was demolished in the early 1900s as subways began to dominate the city. However, the portion of the line that ran on Lexington Avenue through Bedford-Stuyvesant lasted until 1950, when it was shut down due to low ridership and a plan was introduced to expand local roadways for cars and buses. This line would be exceptionally useful today as it would connect the growing area directly to the nearby J and G trains.