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Current servicesEdit

As of May 28, 2005, the New York City Subway system has 26 lettered or numbered route designations. This table lists them all along with their lines and terminals.

Time periodsEdit

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

  • (1) rush hours — 06:00 to 09:00 and 15:00 to 21:00, Monday–Friday
    • (1a) rush hours in peak direction (towards Manhattan in the morning, away from Manhattan in the afternoon)
    • (1b) rush hours in non-peak direction
  • (2) middays — 09:00 to 15:00, Monday–Friday
    • (2a) middays in peak direction
    • (2b) middays in non-peak direction
  • (3) evenings — 21:00 to 24:00, Monday–Friday
    • (3a) early evenings — 21:00 to 22:30
    • (3b) evenings in peak direction
    • (3c) early evenings in peak direction — 21:00 to 22:30
  • (4) weekends — 06:00 to 24:00, Saturday and Sunday
  • (5) late nights — 24:00 to 06:00, every day
    • (5a) weekday late nights (i.e., Tuesday–Friday mornings)
    • (5b) southbound only
    • (5c) northbound only

Variants unaccounted for by formal designationsEdit

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 a different northern terminal;
  • The 6 service has a midday (2a) and rush hour (1a) diamond Bronx express service;
  • The 7 service has a midday (2a), rush hour (1a), and evening (3c) diamond Queens express service;
  • The A service has three physically separate southern terminals, one of which is served late nights by shuttle and one of which is served only in the peak direction during rush hours (and by a separate shuttle at all times);
  • The E service has a rush-hour (1a) service that operates to a different northern terminal;
  • Conversely, the J and Z are identical routings, differing only by stations skipped during rush-hours.

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, usually during off-peak hours, are also not counted.

Service listingEdit

<td align=center colspan=4>IRT (Division A) <td align=center colspan=4>IND/BMT (Division B)
  Route Line(s) North Terminal
South Terminal
1 Broadway-Seventh Avenue Local IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line 242nd Street–Van Cortlandt Park
South Ferry
2 Seventh Avenue Express 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
3 Seventh Avenue Express IRT Lenox Avenue Line, IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line, Clark Street Tunnel, IRT Eastern Parkway Line (no late night service) Harlem–148th Street
New Lots Avenue
4 Lexington Avenue Express 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)
5 Lexington Avenue Express IRT Dyre Avenue Line, IRT White Plains Road Line, IRT Jerome Avenue Line, IRT Lexington Avenue Line
IRT White Plains Road Line, Joralemon Street Tunnel, IRT Eastern Parkway Line, IRT Nostrand Avenue Line (rush hours)
Eastchester–Dyre Avenue
Nereid Avenue–238th Street (some peak-direction rush hour trips)
Bowling Green
Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (rush hours)
Crown Heights–Utica Avenue (some rush hour trips)
New Lots Avenue (some rush hour trips)
East 180th Street (late nights)
6 Lexington Avenue Local, Pelham Local IRT Pelham Line, IRT Lexington Avenue Line Pelham Bay Park
Parkchester (rush hours and middays)
Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall
<6> Lexington Avenue Local, Pelham Express IRT Pelham Line, IRT Lexington Avenue Line Pelham Bay Park (rush hours and middays only, in peak direction)
Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall
7 Flushing Local IRT Flushing Line Main Street–Flushing
Times Square–42nd Street
S 42nd Street Shuttle IRT 42nd Street Shuttle (no late night service) Times Square–42nd Street
42nd Street–Grand Central
A Eighth Avenue Express IND Eighth Avenue Line, Cranberry Street Tunnel, IND Fulton Street Line, IND Rockaway Line Inwood–207th Street
Euclid Avenue (special 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)
B Sixth Avenue Express IND Concourse Line, IND Eighth Avenue Line, IND Sixth Avenue Line, IND Chrystie Street Connection, Manhattan Bridge north tracks, BMT Brighton Line (no evening service after 21:00 or late night or weekend service) 145th Street
Bedford Park Boulevard (rush hours)
Brighton Beach
C Eighth Avenue Local IND Eighth Avenue Line, Cranberry Street Tunnel, IND Fulton Street Line (no late night service) 168th Street
Euclid Avenue
D Sixth Avenue Express IND Concourse Line, IND Eighth Avenue Line, IND Sixth Avenue Line, IND Chrystie Street Connection, Manhattan Bridge north tracks, BMT Fourth Avenue Line, BMT West End Line Norwood–205th Street
Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue
E Eighth Avenue Local IND Archer Avenue Line, IND Queens Boulevard Line, 53rd Street Tunnel, IND Eighth Avenue Line Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer
Jamaica–179th Street (some rush hour trips)
World Trade Center
F Sixth Avenue Local IND Queens Boulevard Line, IND 63rd Street Line, IND Sixth Avenue Line, Rutgers Street Tunnel, IND Culver Line, BMT Culver Line Jamaica-179th Street
Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue
G Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Local IND Crosstown Line, IND Culver Line
IND Queens Boulevard Line (evenings, late nights and weekends only)
Long Island City–Court Square
Forest Hills-71st Avenue (evenings, late nights and weekends only)
Smith–Ninth Streets
J Nassau Street Express BMT Archer Avenue Line, BMT Jamaica Line, BMT Williamsburg Bridge tracks, BMT Nassau Street Line Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer
Broad Street
Chambers Street (weekends)
L 14th Street-Canarsie Local BMT Canarsie Line Eighth Avenue
Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway
M Nassau Street Local BMT Myrtle Avenue Line, BMT Jamaica Line, BMT Williamsburg Bridge tracks, BMT Nassau Street Line
BMT Montague Street Tunnel, BMT Fourth Avenue Line, BMT West End Line (rush hours)
Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue
Chambers Street
Bay Parkway (rush hours)
Myrtle Avenue (evenings, late nights and weekends)
N Broadway Express BMT Astoria Line, 60th Street Tunnel, BMT Broadway Line, BMT Manhattan Bridge Line, BMT Manhattan Bridge south tracks, BMT Fourth Avenue Line, BMT Sea Beach Line
BMT Montague Street Tunnel (late nights)
Ditmars Boulevard–Astoria
Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue
Q Broadway Express BMT Broadway Line, BMT Manhattan Bridge Line, BMT Manhattan Bridge south tracks, BMT Brighton Line 57th Street
Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue
R Broadway Local IND Queens Boulevard Line, 60th Street Tunnel, BMT Broadway Line, BMT Montague Street Tunnel, BMT Fourth Avenue Line Forest Hills-71st Avenue
36th Street (late nights)
Bay Ridge-95th Street
V Sixth Avenue Local IND Queens Boulevard Line, 53rd Street Tunnel, IND Sixth Avenue Line (no late night or weekend service) Forest Hills–71st Avenue
Lower East Side–Second Avenue
W Broadway Local BMT Astoria Line, 60th Street Tunnel, BMT Broadway Line (no service evenings after 21:00, late nights or weekends) Ditmars Boulevard–Astoria
Whitehall Street–South Ferry
Z Nassau Street Express Skip-stop rush hours-only clone of J service
S Franklin Avenue Shuttle BMT Franklin Avenue Shuttle Franklin Avenue
Prospect Park
S Rockaway Park Shuttle IND Rockaway Park Branch Broad Channel
Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street

HistoryEdit

See New York City Subway line, route and station 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 1986, 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.

1924-48 1948-67 1967-79 1979-86 1986-
1     
2     
3     
4     
5     
6     
7     
8    
9   
A    
AA    K
B    
BB  
C    
CC    C/H
D    
E    
EE    
F    
G   
GG    G
H   S
HH    
J/QJ BMT 15  (QJ 1967-1973)
JJ BMT 15 
K     C
KK BMT 14 K
L   
LL BMT 16  L
M BMT 10  
MJ BMT 11 
N BMT 4  
NX   
Q BMT 1 
QB BMT 1  Q
QT BMT 1
R   
RR BMT 2  R
RJ BMT 2 
T BMT 3
TT BMT 3 
V   
W   
Z   
JFK   


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MTA: New York City Subway
Routes NYCS Route 1NYCS Route 2NYCS Route 3NYCS Route 4NYCS Route 5NYCS Route 6NYCS Route 6dNYCS Route 7NYCS Route 7dNYCS Route ANYCS Route BNYCS Route CNYCS Route DNYCS Route ENYCS Route FNYCS Route GNYCS Route JNYCS Route LNYCS Route MNYCS Route NNYCS Route QNYCS Route RNYCS Route Z
Shuttles NYCS Route S (42nd StreetFranklin AvenueRockaway Park)
Defunct NYCS 89HKTVWJFK Express
BMT 12345678910111213141516Brooklyn Loops
Shuttles 63rd StreetBowling GreenCulverGrand StreetOther
Unused 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • P • U • X • Y
Expansion Second Avenue Subway7 Subway ExtensionFulton Street Transit Center
Divisions A Division: IRTB Division: BMTIND (Second System)
Lists Inter-division connectionsInter-division transfersLinesServicesStationsTerminalsYards
Miscellaneous AccessibilityChainingHistoryMetroCardNomenclatureRolling stock
Other NYC transit Rail: AirTrain JFKAmtrakLIRRMetro-NorthNJT (rail)PATHStaten Island Railway
Other: NJT (buses)NYCT busesRoosevelt Island Tramway

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