Subway Posters

BMT Canarsie Line L Subway Poster


The BMT Canarsie line started its life, like most other Brooklyn lines, as a steam railroad. From Brooklyn Junction to Canarsie it ran until 1906 when it was added to the expanding elevated rail network. Service ran from Williamsburg to Canarsie along the still existing Broadway elevated line. In 1924 the 14th St section in Manhattan opened running from 6th Ave into Williamsburg, making a zig zag through Bushwick and meeting up with the tail end of the elevated line to Canarsie.

The line has only one train, the L, which runs local all times. Original service patterns had trains running to from 14th St/8th Ave (added when the IND 8th Ave line was built) to Canarsie and 14th St/8th Ave to Lefferts Blvd. The Lefferts Blvd branch was suspended when the Fulton St elevated was demolished.

Because the Canarsie line only runs one train line and is separate from other lines it is often used as a testing ground for new technologies. Automated trains, new train cars, and service countdown clocks have all been added and tested on the Canarsie line before being expanded to other lines.

Printed on Satin finish 80# cover stock – 220 GSM. Made in the USA! Standard production time is 5 days. Allow more time for shipping.


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Dimensions N/A

18"x24", 24"x36"

Production TIme

5 Days, 3 Days, 2 Days, 1 Day