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New York City Subway and SIR Routes
MTA

NYCS Route 1 Broadway – Seventh Avenue Local
NYCS Route 2 Seventh Avenue Express
NYCS Route 3 Seventh Avenue Express
NYCS Route 4 Lexington Avenue Express
NYCS Route 5 Lexington Avenue Express
NYCS Route 6 Lexington Avenue/Pelham Local
NYCS Route 6d Lexington Avenue Local/Pelham Express
NYCS Route 7 Flushing Local
NYCS Route 7d Flushing Express
NYCS Route A Eighth Avenue Express
NYCS Route B Sixth Avenue Express
NYCS Route C Eighth Avenue Local
NYCS Route D Sixth Avenue Express
NYCS Route E Eighth Avenue Local
NYCS Route F Sixth Avenue Local
NYCS Route G Crosstown Local
NYCS Route J Nassau Street Local
NYCS Route L 14 Street – Canarsie Local
NYCS Route M Sixth Avenue Local
NYCS Route N Broadway Express
NYCS Route Q Broadway Express
NYCS Route R Broadway Local
20px Broadway Local
NYCS Route Z Nassau Street Express
NYCS Route S 42nd Street Shuttle
NYCS Route S Franklin Avenue Shuttle
NYCS Route S Rockaway Park Shuttle
Staten Island Railway
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For the former BMT service, see BMT 5.

The Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. It is colored green on station signs and the NYC Subway map, since it uses the Lexington Avenue Line through Manhattan. Trains of the 3 service run at all times, though the service is significantly cut back during late nights. The usual pattern is express through Manhattan and local elsewhere. The service is extended into Brooklyn during rush hours; standard rush-hour service operates express to Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College, with some special trips to Utica Avenue or New Lots Avenue. During rush hours, trains run express in the Bronx in the peak direction; about half the trains in the peak direction run to Nereid Avenue–238th Street. (Those trips were signed with a diamond until the end of May 2005.[1]) Limited rush hour service operates on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line—two trains heading to Brooklyn during morning rush hours and four trains heading to the Bronx via the IRT White Plains Road Line to 241st Street during evening rush hours—to clear congestion. During middays, some trains run reverse peak express (northbound only) to East 180th Street. Some rush hour trains run express to Gun Hill Road (White Plains Road) and terminate there. During late nights, the service is cut back to its northernmost section in the Bronx, north of East 180th Street; service over the rest of the route is provided by the 2 and 3 trains.

BackgroundEdit

The section from East 180th Street to Dyre Avenue was once the mainline of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, a standard gauge electric commuter railroad built by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. Upon its closure in 1937, the entire property was put up for sale. In 1940, the City of New York purchased the section and began integrating the line into the system. The railroad north of the city line to White Plains and Port Chester was quickly dismantled. The section below East 180th Street to Greens Farm Junction was once used to interchange with the New Haven (and later Penn Central and Conrail) to bring subway cars and other equipment on and off the system. This section has since been removed, isolating this part of the subway from interchange.

Until the early 2000s, much of the 3 service's car fleet was made up of Redbird cars built in the mid 1950s and very early 1960s; these cars were retired by 2002. The trains included rollsigns with the numbers 8, 10 and 12, possibly to replace the diamond <5> express route. Today, the entire fleet is composed of the Bombardier-built R142s which feature digital signs, though space for only one digit is possible. However, there are no plans to change the line's nomenclature.

Service historyEdit

 
5

LEX-W.P. RD
5
1967-1979 bullet
(in a circle)

<5>  Rush hour service, formerly designated with a diamond bullet.

The connection between the IRT White Plains Road Line and the IRT Jerome Avenue Line opened around the same time as that stretch of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line (1918).

As of 1934, service operated from 241st Street or East 180th Street to Atlantic Avenue middays and weekend mornings; other times except midnights, to Utica Avenue.

From July 24–September 18, 1918, Sunday service ran to New Lots Avenue.

On April 28, 1930, Saturday service began running to Utica Avenue.

On July 10, 1939, Sunday afternoon service began running to New Lots Avenue.

On December 22, 1946, every other train began running to New Lots Avenue on Sunday mornings.

On March 5, 1950, trains began running to Utica Avenue all day Sunday.

On May 3, 1957, several rush hour trains began running to Flatbush Avenue (replacing the 3). This was reversed on April 8, 1960. At this time, the 3 began running on the Dyre Avenue Line.

On May 24, 1976, midday service was cut from Atlantic Avenue to Bowling Green, and reextended to Atlantic Avenue in 1980.

On July 10, 1983 most rush hour trains began to operate to Flatbush Avenue. Some put-ins/layups (includes most early evening and special rush hour trips) run to Utica Avenue or New Lots Avenue.

On January 18, 1988, midday service was cut back to Bowling Green again, to allow the 3 train to run to Utica Avenue.

In 1995, rush hour service to 241st Street was cut back to Nereid Avenue-238th Street.

RouteEdit

The following table shows the lines used by Route 5 service, with shaded boxes indicating the route at the specified times:

Line From To Tracks Times
week-
days
evenings/
weekends
late
nights
rush
peak
IRT Dyre Avenue Line (full line) Eastchester – Dyre Avenue Morris Park all        
IRT White Plains Road Line Nereid Avenue Bronx Park East local        
East 180th Street all      
West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue Jackson Avenue local  
express      
Third Avenue – 149th Street 149th Street – Grand Concourse all    
IRT Jerome Avenue Line 138th Street – Grand Concourse local
IRT Lexington Avenue Line (full line) 125th Street Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall express
Fulton Street Bowling Green all
Joralemon Street Tunnel  
IRT Eastern Parkway Line Borough Hall Franklin Avenue express
IRT Nostrand Avenue Line (full line) President Street Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College all  
IRT Eastern Parkway Line Franklin Avenue Crown Heights – Utica Avenue express    
IRT New Lots Line (full line) Sutter Avenue – Rutland Road New Lots Avenue all
Station service legend
Black dot Stops all times
Period dot Stops all times except late nights
Half dot Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction
Black diamond Stops rush hours only
Half diamond Stops rush hours/weekdays in the peak direction only
NYCS Route 5 Stations Wheelchair Transfer Connections and notes
Half diamond Nereid Avenue NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half diamond 233rd Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half diamond 225th Street NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half diamond 219th Street NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half diamond Gun Hill Road Wheelchair NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half diamond Burke Avenue NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half diamond Allerton Avenue NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half diamond Pelham Parkway Wheelchair NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half diamond Bronx Park East NYCS Route 2Black dot
Black dot Eastchester – Dyre Avenue
Black dot Baychester Avenue
Black dot Gun Hill Road
Black dot Pelham Parkway
Black dot Morris Park
Black dot East 180th Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half dot West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half dot 174th Street NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half dot Freeman Street NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half dot Simpson Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half dot Intervale Avenue NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half dot Prospect Avenue NYCS Route 2Black dot
Half dot Jackson Avenue NYCS Route 2Black dot
Period dot Third Avenue – 149th Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 2Black dot
Period dot 149th Street – Grand Concourse NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 4Black dot
Period dot 138th Street – Grand Concourse NYCS Route 4Half dot
Period dot 125th Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond
Period dot 86th Street NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond
Period dot 59th Street NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QCircle dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Period dot Grand Central – 42nd Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond NYCS Route 7Black dot NYCS Route 7dHalf diamond
NYCS Route SPeriod dot (42nd Street Avenue Shuttle)
Period dot 14th Street – Union Square NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond NYCS Route LBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Period dot Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond NYCS Route JBlack dot NYCS Route ZHalf diamond
Period dot Fulton Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route ABlack dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route JCircle dot NYCS Route ZHalf diamond
Period dot Wall Street NYCS Route 4Black dot
Period dot Bowling Green Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Black dot
Circle dot Borough Hall NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Circle dot Nevins Street NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black dot
Circle dot Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center Wheelchair NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route BCircle dot NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route R
Circle dot Franklin Avenue NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black dot
NYCS Route SBlack dot (Franklin Avenue Shuttle)
Circle dot President Street NYCS Route 2Black dot
Circle dot Sterling Street NYCS Route 2Black dot
Circle dot Winthrop Street NYCS Route 2Black dot
Circle dot Church Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route 2Black dot
Circle dot Beverly Road NYCS Route 2Black dot
Circle dot Newkirk Avenue NYCS Route 2Black dot
Circle dot Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College Wheelchair NYCS Route 2Black dot
Black diamond Crown Heights – Utica Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route 2Black diamond NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black dot
Black diamond Sutter Avenue – Rutland Road NYCS Route 2Black diamond NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black diamond
Black diamond Saratoga Avenue NYCS Route 2Black diamond NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black diamond
Black diamond Rockaway Avenue NYCS Route 2Black diamond NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black diamond
Black diamond Junius Street NYCS Route 2Black diamond NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black diamond
Black diamond Pennsylvania Avenue NYCS Route 2Black diamond NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black diamond
Black diamond Van Siclen Avenue NYCS Route 2Black diamond NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black diamond
Black diamond New Lots Avenue NYCS Route 2Black diamond NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black diamond

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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