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private property, Cortelyou road and private property to Gravesend avenue; thence continuing southerly over Gravesend avenue to Shell road; thence southerly over Shell road to West Sixth street; thence southerly over West Sixth street and private property to a terminus on the north side of Surf avenue at Coney Island.

FOURTEENTH STREET-EASTERN LINE,

Subdivision 1. A two-track underground railroad beginning at a point in West 14th street at or near Sixth avenue in the borough of Manhattan; extending thence easterly under 14th street to about Avenue D; extending thence under 14th street and private property to the East river; thence under the East river to a point in North Seventh street in the borough of Brooklyn; thence under North Seventh street to Metropolitan avenue; thence under Metropolitan avenue to Bushwick avenue, and thence under Bushwick avenue to a point between Montrose avenue and Johnson avenue; thence curving under Bushwick avenue, Johnson avenue, private property, Bushwick place and private property to a point in private property near Johnson avenue where the road becomes an elevated railroad.

Subdivision II. A two-track elevated railroad beginning at a point in private property near Johnson avenue in the borough of Brooklyn where a connection can conveniently be made with Subdivision I above described, and thence curving into Johnson avenue and continuing over and along Johnson avenue to Varick avenue; thence over Johnson avenue, private property, Stewart avenue, Ingraham street, private property, Harrison place, private property and Flushing avenue to Wyckoff avenue; thence over Wyckoff avenue to Decatur street; thence curving over Wyckoff avenue, private property, Alben street and private property to a point within the limits of the right of way of the Long Island Railroad; thence continuing in general southerly direction over private property wholly or partly within the limits of the right of way of the Long Island Railroad crossing over the intersecting streets to a point in Aberdeen street at or near its intersection with Bushwick avenue; thence continuing still in a general southeasterly direction and wholly or partly within the limits of the right of way of the Long Island Railroad ever Aberdeen street, Bushwick avenue, DeSales place, private property, Eastern parkway, private property, Stewart street, private property, Conway street and private property to a point in Broadway at or near Rose place, where a connection can conveniently be made with the existing railroads.

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The contract provided for the contingent suspension of construction of a portion of the Culver line and of the BroadwayFourth Avenue line, as follows:

(a) That the construction of the portion of the Culver line between Avenue X and Surf avenue, or any particular part thereof, shall be suspended during the pleasure of the Commission, if the Lessee will provide and keep available for use in lieu of such portion, a railroad owned or controlled by the Lessee or by New York Consolidated Railroad Company connecting the Culver line with the Lessee's Union Terminal, immediately north of Surf avenue in Coney Island, which, with the railroad, less such portion as to which construction is so suspended, shall form a continuous and convenient route.

(b) That the construction of the portion of Subdivision VIII of the Broadway-Fourth Avenue line between a point near Avenue Y and Surf avenue shall be suspended during the pleasure of the Commission, if the Lessee will provide and keep available for use, in lieu of such portion of Subdivision VIII, a railroad connecting said Subdivision VIII of the Broadway-Fourth Avenue line with the Lessee's Union Terminal in Coney Island, which, with the Railroad, less such portion as to which the construction is so suspended, shall form a continuous and convenient route.

The Company also obtained trackage rights for at least onehalf the capacity on portions of the Steinway Tunnel line allotted to the Interborough Rapid Transit Company under Contract no. 3, as follows:

Subdivision III. A two and three track elevated railroad beginning at or about the Queensboro bridge plaza and Jackson avenue, where a connection can conveniently be made with Subdivision 1 of the Broadway-Fourth Avenue line, and thence curving southeasterly over the Queensboro bridge plaza and crossing over Jackson avenue to the Queens boulevard; thence continuing southeasterly and easterly over and along the Queens boulevard to a point near Gosman avenue; thence curving northeasterly over Queens boulevard to Greenpoint avenue; thence continuing northeasterly over and along Greenpoint avenue to Skillman avenue; and thence continuing over and along Skillman avenue to a point at or near Fifth street where a connection can conveniently be made with Subdivision V hereinafter described (59th street, Woodside and Astoria route, section 36-A).

Subdivision IV. A two and three track elevated railroad beginning at or about the Queensboro bridge plaza and Jackson avenue, where a connection can conveniently be made with Subdivision I of the Broadway-Fourth Avenue line and thence curving northeasterly over the Queensboro bridge plaza to a point in Jackson avenue at or near Skillman place; thence continuing northeasterly over and along Jackson avenue to Second (formerly Debevoise) avenue; and thence continuing northerly over and along Second avenue to Ditmars avenue (59th street, Woodside and Astoria route, section 36-B).

Subdivision V. A two and three track elevated railroad beginning at a point in Skillman avenue at or near Fifth street at the easterly end of Subdivision III above described, and thence extending in a general easterly direction over Skillman avenue and Woodside avenue to Roosevelt avenue as the same is laid down on the map or plan of the city of New York, and thence continuing easterly over and along Roosevelt avenue as laid down upon said map or plan to Sycamore avenue (Roosevelt Avenue route).

A supplementary agreement for the trackage rights of the Steinway Tunnel line was executed between the Company, the Interborough Rapid Transit Company and the City on the same day.

Certificates of extensions. Simultaneously with the execution of Contract no. 4, the Commission issued to the Company a certificate for extensions to the existing elevated lines owned by the New York Consolidated Railroad Company, which are to be operated in connection with the new road to be constructed under Contract no. 4. The existing elevated lines are as follows:

BROADWAY LINE.

An elevated railroad beginning at the foot of Broadway, East river, at the Broadway ferry; thence on Broadway to East New York; thence on Fulton street to Crescent street, and thence on Crescent street to Jamaica avenue.

FULTON STREET LINE,

An elevated railroad, beginning at the foot of Fulton street, East river; running thence upon Fulton street to East New York; thence on Williams place and Snediker avenue to Pitkin avenue; thence on Pitkin avenue to Euclid avenue; thence on Euclid avenue to Liberty avenue and thence on Liberty avenue to the borough line between the borough of Queens and the borough of Brooklyn.

MYRTLE AVENUE LINE.

An elevated railroad beginning at the Brooklyn terminal of the Brooklyn bridge; running thence on Sands street and High street to Adams street; thence on Adams street to Myrtle avenue; thence on Myrtle avenue to Wyckoff avenue.

LEXINGTON AVENUE LINE. An elevated railroad beginning at Grand avenue and Myrtle avenue; running thence on Grand avenue to Lexington avenue, and thence on Lexington avenue to Broadway.

FIFTH AVENUE LINE.

An elevated railroad beginning at Hudson avenue and Myrtle avenue; thence on Hudson avenue to Flatbush avenue; thence on Flatbush avenue to Fifth avenue; thence on Fifth avenue to 38th street; thence on 38th street to Third avenue; thence on Third avenue to 67th street.

BRIGHTON BEACH LINE.

A railroad beginning at Franklin avenue and Fulton street; running thence substantially parallel to Franklin avenue to Flatbush avenue; thence continuing in a southerly direction to Church avenue between East 15th and East 16th street; continuing thence southerly between East 15th street and East 16th street to Sheepshead Bay; continuing thence southerly to Brighton Beach and from Brighton Beach thence in a westerly direction to a point in Coney Island west of West Fifth street.

CANARSIE LINE.

A railroad beginning at a point near Pitkin avenue and Snediker avenue; running thence southerly to the Canarsie shore.

SEA BEACH LINE.

A railroad beginning at a point in Fourth avenue near 64th street; running thence easterly between 65th and 60th streets to New Utrecht avenue; continuing thence easterly and southeasterly to a point in Coney Island near Surf avenue.

The extensions for which the certificate was granted, are as follows:

JAMAICA AVENUE LINE.

Commencing at a point in Jamaica avenue in the borough of Brooklyn near Crescent street, where a connection can conveniently be made with the Broadway line of the New York Consolidated Railroad Company; running thence upon, over and along Jamaica avenue to Grand street in the village of Jamaica. All three tracks.

LIBERTY AVENUE LINE,

Commencing at a point in Liberty avenue at the dividing line between the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, where a connection can conveniently be made with the Fulton street line of the New York Consolidated Railroad Company; running thence easterly upon, over and along Liberty avenue in the borough of Queens to Lefferts avenue. All three tracks.

Certificate for additional tracks. On the same date, March 19, 1913, the Commission also issued to the Company a certificate for additional tracks on the Broadway, Fulton street and Myrtle avenue elevated lines, as follows:

BROADWAY LINE.

A third track commencing at a point at or rear the Brooklyn plaza of the Williamsburg bridge in the borough of Brooklyn; thence upon, over and along Broadway to a point at or about De Sales place; thence easterly with a third and fourth track upon, over and along Broadway to East New York in the vicinity of the intersection of Broadway and Fulton street; with a right to build a third track thence upon, over and along Fulton street, private property and Crescent street to Jamaica avenue in the borough of Brooklyn. The third and fourth tracks described above as beginning on Broadway at or about De Sales place may begin to rise from the present grade at about this point to an elevation of not more than 20 feet above the elevation of the present tracks at or about Eastern parkway, remaining at this relative elevation to a point on Broadway about 250 feet easterly from Conway street, at which point connection can conveniently be made with other existing and proposed railroads. From this last mentioned point the third and fourth tracks authorized beyond that point will rise from the level of the present tracks reaching an elevation of not more than 20 feet above the level of the present tracks at a point about 300 feet westerly from the intersection of Jamaica avenue and Broadway, from which point they will descend to the level of the existing tracks reaching that level at or about the intersection of Alabama avenue and Fulton street.

FULTON STREET LINE.

A third track commencing at a point of connection near Brooklyn bridge at Tillary street, in the borough of Brooklyn; thence extending upon, over and along Fulton street to a point in the vicinity of Franklin avenue, where a suitable one track connection can be made with the Brighton Beach line; thence extending upon, over and along Fulton street to a point about midway between Eastern parkway and Sackman street at East New York; thence with third and fourth tracks upon, over and along Fulton street, rising from the grade of the existing tracks at the point where these tracks begin, to a point in the vicinity of the intersection of Norman place and Fulton street where the tracks will be at an elevation of not more than 20 feet above the level of the existing tracks, where suitable connections can be made from this line as reconstructed with existing railroads, together with suitable reconstruction of and connections by means of two additional tracks to the present tracks along the line of Williams place from Broadway to Atlantic avenue, the two new tracks along the line of Williams place rising from the level of the existing tracks in the vicinity of Atlantic avenue to a point not more than 20 feet above the level of such existing tracks in the vicinity of the intersection of Fulton street and Williams place, where they will connect with the proposed 14th street-Eastern line. From a point on Fulton street at or near the intersection of Norman place there will be four additional tracks passing in a general southerly direction upon, over and along private property and public streets to a point in the vicinity of the intersection of Van Sinderen avenue and Pitkin avenue; two of these tracks will connect with tracks at existing grade on Fulton street and two will connect with the upper tracks of the Fulton street line and proposed 14th street-Eastern line. From the intersection of Fulton street and Norman place two of these tracks will descend and two rise, so that where this line crosses Atlantic avenue and East New York avenue all tracks will be substantially on the same level, from which point these tracks will continue on the same level to about Liberty street, at which point two of these tracks will descend and two rise, so that at the point where these tracks approach Pitkin avenue two of them will be at about the grade of the existing tracks on Snediker avenue and two will be at an elevation not more than 20 feet above the level of these existing tracks, at which point a suitable connection can be made with two of these tracks to the Canarsie Jine; two of the tracks connecting at this point with the present and proposed additional tracks of the Fulton street line along the line of Pitkin avenue; from this last mentioned point on Pitkin avenue and in the vicinity of Hinsdale street the right to build a third track extending upon, over and along Pitkin avenue, private property, Euclid avenue, private property and Liberty avenue to the borough line between the borough of Brooklyn and the borough of Queens; also the right to make other suitable eonnections only, however, upon the conditions that such connections do not contemplate any material changes in the structure, except as above authorized or as permitted by existing rights, and also upon condition that these connections must be approved by the Commission prior to the time of their construction,

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