May 12, 1955 in New York history

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66 years ago on May 12th, 1955

The last remaining elevated train line in Manhattan closes

The Third Avenue El opened in 1878 and was operated by an independent company, the New York Elevated Railway Company, and ran from South Ferry in Manhattan through the Bronx. Although the Manhattan portion closed in 1955, the elevated train would still run from 149th to Gun Hill Road in the Bronx as the '8' Train until April 1973.


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