List of New York City Subway services


List of New York City Subway services

As of August, 2011, the New York City Subway system has 24 lettered or numbered route designations. The 1, 6, 7, C, G, L, M and R trains are fully local; making all stops. The 2, 3, 4, 5, <6>, <7>, A, B, D, E, F, N and Q trains have portions of express and local service. The J train normally operates local on its route, but during rush hours it is joined by the Z train. Both operate skip-stop during rush hours over the same route.

Due to the subway operating 24 hours a day, there are five different service patterns. There are rush-hour, mid-day, evenings, weekend and late night service patterns. Each service has a table in its article to show what tracks are used and when.

This table lists all the current services, along with their lines and terminals and a brief description; see Unused New York City Subway service labels for unused and defunct services.

Contents

Service listing

Lines with colors next to them are trunk lines; trunk lines determine the color of the service bullets and diamonds. A dark gray color indicates a shuttle.

  Route Line(s) North terminal South terminal
A Division (IRT)
NYCS 1 Broadway – Seventh Avenue Local[1]      IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street South Ferry
operates at all times; fully local, making all stops
NYCS 2 Seventh Avenue Express[2] IRT White Plains Road Line, IRT Lenox Avenue Line,      IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line, Clark Street Tunnel, IRT Eastern Parkway Line, IRT Nostrand Avenue Line Wakefield – 241st Street Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College
New Lots Avenue (some rush hour trips)
operates at all times, normally express on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line and local elsewhere
fully local late nights
NYCS 3 Seventh Avenue Express[3] IRT Lenox Avenue Line,      IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line, Clark Street Tunnel, IRT Eastern Parkway Line Harlem – 148th Street Times Square – 42nd Street (late nights)
New Lots Avenue
operates at all times, express on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line and local elsewhere
short turns at Times Square – 42nd Street late nights
NYCS 4 Lexington Avenue Express[4] IRT Jerome Avenue Line,      IRT Lexington Avenue Line, Joralemon Street Tunnel, IRT Eastern Parkway Line Woodlawn Crown Heights – Utica Avenue
New Lots Avenue (some rush hour trips and late nights)
operates at all times
extended to New Lots Avenue late nights
NYCS 5 Lexington Avenue Express[5] IRT Dyre Avenue Line, IRT White Plains Road Line, IRT Jerome Avenue Line,      IRT Lexington Avenue Line, Joralemon Street Tunnel, IRT Eastern Parkway Line, IRT Nostrand Avenue Line Eastchester – Dyre Avenue
Nereid Avenue (some peak direction rush hour trips)
Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (weekdays)
Bowling Green (evenings & weekends)
Crown Heights – Utica Avenue (some rush hour trips)
New Lots Avenue (some rush hour trips)
East 180th Street (late nights)
operates the full route (Dyre Avenue to Flatbush Avenue) rush hours and mid-days; with additional service rush hours
short turns at Bowling Green evenings and weekends
operates as a shuttle (Dyre Avenue to East 180th Street) late nights
NYCS 6 Lexington Avenue Local[6] IRT Pelham Line,      IRT Lexington Avenue Line Pelham Bay Park
Parkchester (rush hours and middays)
Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall
operates at all times, fully local, making all stops
short turns at Parkchester when the <6> operates
NYCS 6d Lexington Avenue Local[6] IRT Pelham Line,      IRT Lexington Avenue Line Pelham Bay Park Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall
operates rush hours and mid-day only, in the peak direction
express on the IRT Pelham Line between Third Avenue and Parkchester and local elsewhere
NYCS 7 Flushing Local[7]      IRT Flushing Line Flushing – Main Street Times Square
operates at all times, fully local, making all stops
NYCS 7d Flushing Express[7]      IRT Flushing Line Flushing – Main Street Times Square
operates rush hours and evenings only, in the peak direction
express between Queensboro Plaza and Main Street and local elsewhere
42nd Street Shuttle 42nd Street Shuttle[8]      IRT 42nd Street Shuttle Times Square Grand Central
operates at all times except late nights
B Division (IND/BMT)
NYCS ANYCS Ad Eighth Avenue Express[9]      IND Eighth Avenue Line, Cranberry Street Tunnel, IND Fulton Street Line, IND Rockaway Line Inwood – 207th Street
Euclid Avenue (late night Lefferts Boulevard Shuttle)
Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard or
Far Rockaway – Mott Avenue
Rockaway Park – Beach 116th Street (some peak direction rush hour trips)
operates at all times, normally express between 168th Street and Euclid Avenue and local elsewhere
operates fully local late nights to Far Rockaway with additional shuttle service between Euclid Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard
NYCS B Sixth Avenue Express[10] IND Concourse Line, IND Eighth Avenue Line,      IND Sixth Avenue Line, Chrystie Street Connection, Manhattan Bridge north tracks, BMT Brighton Line Bedford Park Boulevard
145th Street (mid-days)
Brighton Beach
operates weekdays only, until 2100
short turns at 145th Street during middays
NYCS C Eighth Avenue Local[11]      IND Eighth Avenue Line, Cranberry Street Tunnel, IND Fulton Street Line 168th Street Euclid Avenue
operates at all times except late nights, fully local, making all stops
NYCS D Sixth Avenue Express[12] IND Concourse Line, IND Eighth Avenue Line,      IND Sixth Avenue Line, Chrystie Street Connection, Manhattan Bridge north tracks, BMT Fourth Avenue Line, BMT West End Line Norwood – 205th Street Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue
operates at all times, normally express in Manhattan and on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line in Brooklyn and local elsewhere
NYCS E Eighth Avenue Local[13] IND Archer Avenue Line, IND Queens Boulevard Line, 53rd Street Tunnel,      IND Eighth Avenue Line Jamaica – 179th Street (some rush hour trips)
Jamaica Center – Parsons / Archer
World Trade Center
operates at all times, normally express on the IND Queens Boulevard Line and local elsewhere
operates fully local late nights
NYCS F Sixth Avenue Local[14] IND Queens Boulevard Line, IND 63rd Street Line,      IND Sixth Avenue Line, Rutgers Street Tunnel, IND Culver Line Jamaica – 179th Street Kings Highway (some rush hour trips)
Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue
operates at all times
some rush hour trains short turn at Kings Highway
NYCS G Brooklyn–Queens Crosstown Local[15]      IND Crosstown Line, IND Culver Line Court Square Church Avenue
operates at all times, fully local, making all stops
NYCS J Nassau Street Local[16] BMT Archer Avenue Line, BMT Jamaica Line, Williamsburg Bridge,      BMT Nassau Street Line Jamaica Center – Parsons / Archer Chambers Street (weekends)
Broad Street
operates at all times, normally fully local, making all stops
runs skip-stop with the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction
short turns at Chambers Street on weekends
NYCS L 14th Street – Canarsie Local[17]      BMT Canarsie Line, 14th Street Tunnel Eighth Avenue Canarsie – Rockaway Parkway
operates at all times, fully local, making all stops
NYCS M Sixth Avenue Local[18] IND Queens Boulevard Line, 53rd Street Tunnel,      IND Sixth Avenue Line, Chrystie Street Connection, BMT Nassau Street Line, Williamsburg Bridge, BMT Jamaica Line, BMT Myrtle Avenue Line Forest Hills – 71st Avenue
Myrtle Avenue (late nights and weekends)
Middle Village – Metropolitan Avenue
operates the full route weekdays, fully local, making all stops
operates as a shuttle (Myrtle Avenue to Metropolitan Avenue) at all other times
NYCS N Broadway Local[19] BMT Astoria Line, 60th Street Tunnel,      BMT Broadway Line, Manhattan Bridge south tracks, BMT Fourth Avenue Line, BMT Sea Beach Line
Montague Street Tunnel (late nights)
Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue
operates at all times
via the Manhattan Bridge at all times except late nights
via the Montague Street Tunnel late nights
NYCS Q Broadway Express[20] BMT Astoria Line, 60th Street Tunnel,      BMT Broadway Line, Manhattan Bridge south tracks, BMT Brighton Line Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard
57th Street – Seventh Avenue
Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue
operates at all times, express in Manhattan and local elsewhere
extended to Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard on weekdays
short turns at 57th Street – Seventh Avenue at all other times
NYCS R Broadway Local[21] IND Queens Boulevard Line, 60th Street Tunnel Connection, 60th Street Tunnel,      BMT Broadway Line, Montague Street Tunnel, BMT Fourth Avenue Line Forest Hills – 71st Avenue
36th Street (late nights)
Bay Ridge – 95th Street
operates the full route at all times except late nights, fully local, making all stops
operates as a shuttle (36th Street to 95th Street, Brooklyn) late nights
Franklin Avenue Shuttle Franklin Avenue Shuttle[22]      BMT Franklin Avenue Line Franklin Avenue Prospect Park
operates at all times
Rockaway Park Shuttle Rockaway Park Shuttle[23]      IND Rockaway Park Branch of the IND Rockaway Line Broad Channel Rockaway Park – Beach 116th Street
operates at all times
NYCS Z Nassau Street Express[16] Skip-stop clone of J service during rush hours only

Proposed services

  Route Line(s) North terminal South terminal
NYCS T Second Avenue Local      IND Second Avenue Line 125th Street Hanover Square
will operate at all times, fully local, making all stops

Time periods

The MTA defines time periods as follows; these are used in articles (sometimes abbreviated by numbers in superscript or the symbol indicated):

  • Stops rush hours only (1) rush hours – 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday–Friday
    • Stops rush hours in peak direction only (1a) rush hours in the peak direction (towards Manhattan in the morning, away from Manhattan in the afternoon)
    • Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction (1b) rush hours in the non-peak direction
  • (2) middays – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday–Friday
    • (2a) middays in the peak direction
    • (2b) middays in the non-peak direction
  • (3) evenings – 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Monday–Friday
    • (3a) early evenings – 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • (3b) evenings in the peak direction
    • (3c) early evenings in the peak direction – 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • (4) weekends – 06:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Saturday and Sunday
  • Stops late nights only (5) late nights – 12:00 a.m. to 06:30 a.m., every day
    • (5a) weekday late nights (i.e., Tuesday–Saturday mornings)
    • (5b) southbound only
    • (5c) northbound only

Other symbols are derivatives and are defined based on the rules above:

  • Stops all times 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Stops all times except late nights Criteria (1), (2), (3), and (4) above (all times except late nights)
  • Stops late nights and weekends Criteria (4) and (5) above (nights and weekends only)
  • Stops weekdays only Criteria (1), (2), and (3) above (weekdays only)
  • The 6 service has a midday (2a) and rush hour (1a) diamond Bronx express service; in addition to 6 local service
  • The 7 service has a rush hour (1a), and evening (3c) diamond Queens express service; in addition to 7 local service
  • The J and Z are identical routings, differing only by stations skipped during rush-hours (1a).

Variants unaccounted for by formal designations

Because of inconsistencies in usage there are, in practice, more distinctly identifiable services operating simultaneously than are represented by the color/letter/number designations:

  • The 5 service has a rush-hour (1a) service that operates to different terminals; Nereid Avenue and Utica Avenue
  • The 5 service has a midday (2b) Bronx express service which operates in addition to the local service.
  • The A service has three physically separate southern terminals; Far Rockaway, Lefferts Boulevard and Rockaway Park
    • Lefferts Boulevard is served late nights by a shuttle
    • Rockaway Park is served only in the peak direction during rush hours (and by the Rockaway Park Shuttle at all times)
  • The E service has a rush-hour (1a) service that operates to a different northern terminal; Jamaica – 179th Street

A number of services operate shorter routes during lower ridership hours, but these are neither signed differently nor counted as separate services. Special services caused by General Orders or construction, usually during off-peak hours, are also not counted.

Train intervals

The New York City Subway is one of the few subways worldwide, operating 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The schedule is divided into four different periods of time during weekdays, with each containing different operation patterns and train intervals:

  • 00:00 – 06:30 late night
  • 06:30 – 09:30 (morning) rush hour
  • 09:30 – 15:30 midday
  • 15:30 – 20:00 (afternoon) rush hour
  • 20:00 – 24:00 evening

Some services may not fit in that pattern exactly. On weekends, late night services are operated like on weekdays, but special weekend daytime patterns and intervals apply.

The schedule offers trains every 3 to 5 minutes on the most used sections during rush hours. During other traffic periods, intervals range usually from 4 to 12 minutes or up to 20 minutes on outer sections. During late nights, only selected express services are operated and all late night services usually run every 20 minutes; some stations are closed during late nights.

Train headways in minutes (2007)
Period Time NYCS 1 NYCS 2 NYCS 3 NYCS 4 NYCS 5 NYCS 6
NYCS 6d
NYCS 7
NYCS 7d
42nd Street Shuttle
(42nd
Street)
NYCS A NYCS B NYCS C NYCS D NYCS E NYCS F NYCS G NYCS J
NYCS Z
NYCS L NYCS M NYCS N NYCS Q NYCS R Rockaway Park Shuttle
(Rockaway
Park)
Franklin Avenue Shuttle
(Franklin
Avenue)
Rush hours Mondays to Fridays
06:30 – 09:30
15:30 – 20:00
3-5 4-8 5-9 4-7 4-10 2-5 2-3 2-5 6-9 6-8 8-10 6-10 4-7 4-6 6-10 5 4-6 9-12 7-10 7-10 6-9 15 10
Midday Mondays to Fridays
09:30 – 15:30
4-6 8 8 4-7 10-12 4 5 5 6-9 10 10 10 6-8 6-9 10 10 8 10 10 10 10 15 10
Evenings Mondays to Fridays
20:00 – 24:00
10 12 12 10 10-12 10-12 5-8 10 10-12 N/A 12 10-12 6-10 8-10 15 12-15 7-12 12-15 10-12 10-12 12 15-20 12-15
Weekends Saturdays, Sundays,
Holidays
06:30 – 24:00
6-10 12 12 8-12 10-14 8-10 4-8 5 8-12 N/A 10-12 8-15 8-10 8-10 8-10 8-15 6-10 9-12 8-12 8-10 8-12 12-20 10-15
Late nights 00:00 – 06:30 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 N/A 20 N/A N/A 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

History

See New York City Subway nomenclature for a complete explanation; this is just a table of when each service has existed (and been signed for the public). Shuttles were SS until 1985, when they became S (which had been used for specials). See here for the colors used for shuttles in 1967; in 1968 all six became green, and in 1979 all shuttles became dark gray.

B Division (IND/BMT) A Division (IRT) JFK (New York City Subway service) Z (New York City Subway service) W (New York City Subway service) V (New York City Subway service) TT (New York City Subway service) T (New York City Subway service) RJ (New York City Subway service) RR (New York City Subway service) R (New York City Subway service) QT (New York City Subway service) QB (New York City Subway service) Q (New York City Subway service) NX (New York City Subway service) N (New York City Subway service) MJ (New York City Subway service) M (New York City Subway service) LL (New York City Subway service) L (New York City Subway service) KK (New York City Subway service) K (New York City Subway service) QB (New York City Subway service) JJ (New York City Subway service) J (New York City Subway service) BMT 16 BMT 15 BMT 14 BMT 13 BMT 10 BMT 7 BMT 4 BMT 1 HH (New York City Subway service) H (New York City Subway service) GG (New York City Subway service) G (New York City Subway service) F (New York City Subway service) EE (New York City Subway service) E (New York City Subway service) D (New York City Subway service) CC (New York City Subway service) C (New York City Subway service) BB (New York City Subway service) B (New York City Subway service) AA (New York City Subway service) A (New York City Subway service) 9 (New York City Subway service) 8 (New York City Subway service) 7 (New York City Subway service) 6 (New York City Subway service) 5 (New York City Subway service) 4 (New York City Subway service) 3 (New York City Subway service) 2 (New York City Subway service) 1 (New York City Subway service)


See also

References

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