Third Avenue El closes in the Bronx

  • Date: April 29, 1973
  • Last stretch to close was between Gun Hill Road and 149th St
  • Ran 12 blocks east of the IND Concourse Line
  • Replaced with buses seemingly to lower an operating defecit
  • Source: "Third Ave. El Reaches the End of Its Long, Noisy, Blighted, Nostalgic Line," The New York Times, April 29, 1973. link
  • Tags: elevated mta

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