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- This article is about the New York City Subway station located at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue. For the subway station located at Sixth Avenue, see 57th Street (IND Sixth Avenue Line).
57th Street is a station on the BMT Broadway Line of the New York City Subway. Located in Midtown Manhattan at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, it is served by the N and Q trains (all times), the R train (all times except late nights), and the W train (weekdays). It is often referred to as 57th Street—Seventh Avenue to distinguish it from 57th Street on the IND Sixth Avenue Line, which runs underneath Sixth Avenue.
With four tracks and two island platforms, this station is the northernmost express station on the BMT Broadway Line. The N, R, and W trains run on the local tracks, which continue north under 59th and 60th Streets to Queens. The express tracks are used for turning by Q trains, which use this station as their northern terminal. These express tracks actually continue northwards as the BMT 63rd Street Line to Lexington Avenue–63rd Street; they are sometimes used by R trains when construction necessitates bypassing the 60th Street Tunnel. Future plans provide for Q service to continue past 57th Street under 63rd Street to the yet-unbuilt Second Avenue Subway.
This station was overhaul in the late 1970s. MTA did fix the station's structure and the overhaul appearance. It replaces the original wall tiles, old signs, and incandescent lighting to the 70's modern look wall tile band and tablet mosaics, signs and fluorescent lights. It also fixed staircases and platform edges. In early 1990s, the station was receiving a major overhaul. It was received state of repairs as well as upgrading the station for ADA compliance and restoring the original late 1910s tiling. MTA did repair the staircases, re-tiling for the walls, new tiling on the floors, upgrading the station's lights and the public address system, installing ADA safety threads along the platform edge, new signs, and new trackbeds in both directions.
- nycsubway.org — BMT Broadway Subway: 57th Street
- Station Reporter — N Train
- Station Reporter — R Train
- Station Reporter — Q Train
- Station Reporter — W Train