Station: Cypress Hills (Nassau Street-Jamaica Line)

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BMT Nassau Street-Jamaica Line
Williamsburg Bridge · Metropolitan Avenue · Queens Boulevard · Sutphin Boulevard · 160th Street · 168th Street
J.GIF Broad Street · Fulton Street · Chambers Street · Canal Street · Bowery · Essex Street · Marcy Avenue · Hewes Street · Lorimer Street · Flushing Avenue · Myrtle Avenue · Kosciuszko Street · Gates Avenue · Halsey Street · Chauncey Street · Broadway Junction · Alabama Avenue · Van Siclen Avenue · Cleveland Street · Norwood Avenue · Crescent Street · Cypress Hills · 75th Street-Elderts Lane · 85th Street-Forest Parkway · Woodhaven Boulevard · 102nd-104th Streets · 111th Street · 121st Street · Sutphin Blvd.-Archer Ave.-JFK · Jamaica Center -- Parsons-Archer


Opened: 6/11/1917

We now approach a highlight of the line, the S curve, which has a timer controlled 10MPH speed limit. Once on the geographically north and south section there is a center storage track. Then we curve geographically east/west and approach our next stop, Cypress Hills. The S-curve is full of timed signals, forcing trains to make many signal stops for red signals. It is my opinion that this curve alone is the biggest bottleneck on the line. If it had been built, the flyover express bypassing the curve would have greatly improved this line.

Our line from here is once again consisting of wall platform and two tracks, but room on the structure exists for a third track. This portion of the line, from here to the original terminal at 168th Street, was constructed as part of the Dual Contracts, 1916-1918.

Cypress Hills. Two side platforms, two tracks, one unused center trackway. There is a south exit to Hemlock and Crescent Streets with a steel mezzanine and a concrete floor with crossunder. The north exit is being closed off on the southbound platform but is still open on the northbound side. This is easily the worst station on this section of the line. I expect the balance of the north exit to close before too much longer.


Five Points of Observation, Kathleen McCarthy (1990)

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