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New York City Subway and SIR Routes
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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 6.

The 6 Lexington Avenue Local 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 IRT Lexington Avenue Line through midtown. Trains of the 3 service run at all times. The usual pattern is local service on the whole route. Some midday and rush hour trips run express in the peak direction in the Bronx, and are designated with a diamond rather than the standard circle. During those times (in peak direction), most local 3 trains terminate at Parkchester some local trains also run to Pelham Bay Park when the express runs in the late PM rush hour/early evening. Express trains switch to the local tracks north of there and continue to Pelham Bay Park.

Service historyEdit

 
6

LEX-PELHAM
 
6
 
1967-1979 bullet (in a circle)

On October 27, 1904, local and express service opened on the original subway in Manhattan, following the route of the present IRT Lexington Avenue Line from City Hall to 42nd Street–Grand Central. From there, the service traveled west on 42nd Street on the route of the present 42nd Street Shuttle, and then north on the present Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line, and then the Lenox Avenue Line to 145th Street.

The current "H" configuration — with separate services along Lexington Avenue and Broadway–Seventh Avenues — was introduced in 1917. Full Lexington Avenue local service from City Hall to 125th Street opened on July 17, 1918.

On August 1, 1918, Third Avenue–138th Street opened.

On January 8, 1919, service was extended to Hunts Point Avenue.

On May 30, 1920, service was extended to Parkchester.

Five months later, service was extended to Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue.

Two months later, the entire IRT Pelham Line was completed.

On December 31, 1945, City Hall station closed, making the former Brooklyn Bridge station (renamed Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall the new southern terminal.

From that point on, service remained unchanged. Rush hour expresses operated from Pelham Bay Park and locals from Parkchester, and all stops other times to Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall. Until the 1970's, rush hour trains were extended to South Ferry (shuttle from Bowling Green on outer track, other times).

In 1980, late night service was cut back to 125th Street. (3 became local in Manhattan).

From March 4, 1985 until the following summer, there was a 3 leaving Third Avenue–138th Street bound for Brooklyn, turned at Atlantic Avenue, and returned to Pelham Bay Park. This was the only 3 service scheduled to operate to Brooklyn.

In the mid 1990s, express service in The Bronx was extended to middays (to Manhattan until about noon, then to Pelham Bay Park).

In 1999, late-night service was re-extended to Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (the 3 train remained as a late-night local).

Cultural referencesEdit

  • Jennifer Lopez rode a 3 train into Manhattan to go to her dance studio. Her 1999 album is called On the 6, a reference to the train.
  • On January 22, 2006, eight members of the Improv Everywhere comedy troup were arrested on a 3 train after participating in a city-wide prank dubbed "No Pants".

RouteEdit

The following table shows the lines used by Route 6 and Route <6> trains, with shaded boxes indicating the route at the specified times:

Line From To Tracks Times
weekday
peak dir.
all
others
NYCS Route 6 NYCS Route 6d NYCS Route 6
IRT Pelham Line (full line) Pelham Bay Park Castle Hill Avenue local      
Parkchester Third Avenue – 138th Street express  
local      
IRT Lexington Avenue Line 125th Street Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall  
Station service legend
Black dot Stops all times
Period dot Stops all times except late nights
Crescent dot Stops late nights only
Circle dot Stops weekdays only
Half dot Stops all times except weekdays in the peak direction
Half diamond Stops rush hours in the peak direction only
Gray dot Station closed
NYCS Route 6 NYCS Route 6d Stations Wheelchair Transfer Connections and notes
Half dot Half diamond Pelham Bay Park Wheelchair
Gray dot Buhre Avenue
Half dot Half diamond Middletown Road
Half dot Half diamond Westchester Square – East Tremont Avenue
Gray dot Zerega Avenue
Half dot Half diamond Castle Hill Avenue
Black dot Half diamond Parkchester
Black dot St. Lawrence Avenue
Black dot Morrison Avenue – Soundview
Black dot Elder Avenue
Black dot Whitlock Avenue
Black dot Half diamond Hunts Point Avenue
Black dot Longwood Avenue
Black dot East 149th Street
Black dot East 143rd Street – St. Mary's Street
Black dot Cypress Avenue
Black dot Brook Avenue
Black dot Half diamond Third Avenue – 138th Street
Black dot Half diamond 125th Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Period dot
Black dot Half diamond 116th Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot
Black dot Half diamond 110th Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot
Black dot Half diamond 103rd Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot
Black dot Half diamond 96th Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot
Black dot Half diamond 86th Street NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Period dot
Black dot Half diamond 77th Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot
Black dot Half diamond 68th Street – Hunter College NYCS Route 4Crescent dot
Black dot Half diamond 59th Street NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Period dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QCircle dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot Half diamond 51st Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Crescent dot NYCS Route EBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot
Black dot Half diamond Grand Central – 42nd Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Period dot NYCS Route 7Black dot NYCS Route 7dHalf diamond
NYCS Route SPeriod dot (42nd Avenue Shuttle)
Black dot Half diamond 33rd Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot
Black dot Half diamond 28th Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot
Black dot Half diamond 23rd Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot
Black dot Half diamond 14th Street – Union Square NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Period dot NYCS Route LBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot Half diamond Astor Place NYCS Route 4Crescent dot
Black dot Half diamond Bleecker Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route BCircle dot NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot
Black dot Half diamond Spring Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot
Black dot Half diamond Canal Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Crescent dot NYCS Route JBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot NYCS Route Z
Black dot Half diamond Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Period dot NYCS Route JBlack dot NYCS Route ZHalf diamond

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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