Seventh Avenue Subway spur to 34th St opens

  • Date: June 3, 1917
  • Pennsylvania Terminal was expected to be a local station
  • "When complete the road will convey a passenger without change from Van Cortland Park to New Lots, on Long Island."
  • New track said to be smoother than old track and had a raised footpath built alongside the track, in case of emergency
  • IRT officials opened 8-block spur to handle daily traffic to Pennsylvania Station
  • Source: "Open Subway Spur to 34th Street," The New York Times, June 4, 1917. link
  • Tags: expansion irt

Mayor McClellan takes first subway ride

  • Date: January 1, 1094
  • People
    • Mayor McClellan
    • Contractor John B. McDonald
    • Frederick Underwood, President of Erie Railroad
    • Chief Engineer William Barclay Parsons
  • Most stations not quite complete yet
  • The Lenox Avenue line had also been built already
    • Left via express tracks dropping below and east of local tracks north of 96th St
  • Source: "On Handcars Through Six Miles of Subway," The New York Times, January 2, 1904. link
  • Tags: expansion irt mcclellan

Supreme Court upholds Transit Commission decision to deny IRT 7 cent fare

  • Source: "Decision is Climax of Long Litigation," The New York Times, April 9, 1929. link
  • Tags: fares irt

Dual Contracts signed

  • Date: March 19, 1913
  • People
    • Theodore Shonts, President of IRT
    • George McAneny, Manhattan Borough President
  • New York Municipal Railway was subsidiary of Brooklyn Rapid Transit (later BMT)
  • Source: "Subway Contracts Solemnly Signed," The New York Times, March 20, 1913. link
  • Tags: bmt dual-contracts expansion irt mcaneny

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