Cranberry Street TunnelEdit profile
The Cranberry Street Tunnel carries the A C trains of the New York City Subway under the East River between the Fulton Street Station in Manhattan and the High Street – Brooklyn Bridge Station in Brooklyn. Its Brooklyn ventilation shaft is visible from Furman Street. The tunnel opened on February 1, 1933.
Currently, the tunnel handles 27 trains per hour at peak times, leading to capacity constraints. A report for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation looking at the Lower Manhattan Rail Link, an idea to connect Lower Manhattan with the Long Island Rail Road and JFK International Airport, presented several alternatives that would utilize the Cranberry Street Tunnel instead of building a new East River Tunnel. These alternatives would require that C trains be rerouted through the Rutgers Street Tunnel.