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Norton Point Line

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BRT Norton's Point Line
SystemBrooklyn Rapid Transit
TerminiStilwell Avenue to
Norton's Point[1]
OwnerBrooklyn Rapid Transit
Operator(s)Brooklyn Rapid Transit
CharacterRan along Surf avenue to Sea Gate, Brooklyn

The Norton's Point Line was a streetcar line created by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit company in 1880 and ran from Stilwell Avenue to Norton's Point, Coney Island and ran parallel to Surf Avenue. The line was semi-elevated, running on street level until Stilwell Avenue[4]. Before it reached 17th street it would become elevated and end at the second level of Stilwell Avenue. The line used PCC streetcars until it's closure in 1948. It joined with the Sea Gate Line at Stilwell Avenue (Now the B36) to Norton's Point. In 1948 for one year, the line became a shuttle due to the war efforts and budget cuts. Two additional stations were added.[5]


The Norton Trolley ran from 8:00a.m to 8:00p.m every day. Total length of the line is 1.67 miles (2.68km)[6] An additional two stations were added in 1948 when the line became a shuttle system.

  Time period Section of line
8:00a.m-8:00p.m[3] full line

Station Listing[edit]

Neighborhood Station Type Tracks Services Opened Transfers and notes
Brighton Beach Two additional stations separate from main tracks
West 8th street Shuttle service only all Norton June, 1890 Demolished 1949
West 5th street Shuttle service only all Norton June, 1890 Demolished 1949
Coney Island connecting tracks to Coney Island Yard from tracks
Coney Island Stilwell Avenue local all Norton June, 1890 D,F,N,Q, Sea Gate
West 15th Street local all Norton June,1890 Ramp to ground level (Demolished 1949)
West 17th Street local all Norton June,1890 Demolished 1949
West 22st street local all Norton June 1890 Possible transfer to the Sea Gate Line (Demolished 1949)
West 25th street local all Norton June 24, 1916 Demolished 1949
West 36th street local all Norton June 1890 Demolished 1949
Beach 45th Street local all Norton June 1890 Demolished 1949
Norton's Point- Manhattan Avenue local all Norton June 1890 Sea Beach Line transfer (Station sign post still exists in ruins)


The tracks were demolished in the late 1940s with only a few scattered signs that the line ever existed. The route is now used by the B74 via Surf Avenue. The sign post for the Norton's Point- Manhattan Avenue station still exists in ruins near the Coney Island Lighthouse.


Google Map of Norton Line

Norton Point Streetcar Line[edit]

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  2. "Image of 16th street station". Ebay.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Nortons point". Forgotten NY. Forgotten Ny. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  4. "Trolley Poles Coney Island". Forgotten NY. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  5. "Trolleys in Coney Island". Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  6. "Norton Shuttle map". Retrieved 20 September 2019.