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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
NYCS Route W 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
NYCS Route SIRl Staten Island Railway Local
NYCS Route SIRe Staten Island Railway Express
NYCS Route T Second Avenue Local (future)

These are services for lines see List of NYCS lines view

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The A Eighth Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. It is colored blue on the route sign (either on the front and/or side - depending on equipment used) and on station signs and the NYC Subway map, as it represents a service provided on the IND Eighth Avenue Line through Manhattan. The longest one-seat ride on the subway system is on the A: over 31 miles[1] (50 km) from 207th Street station in Inwood, Manhattan, to Mott Avenue station in Far Rockaway, Queens. The normal A service pattern is from 207th Street to Mott Avenue or to Lefferts Boulevard in Ozone Park, Queens, running express in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Some rush hour trips run to Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Park, Queens; the S Rockaway Park Shuttle serves Beach 116th Street at all times. During late nights, when C service doesn't operate, A service runs local to Far Rockaway only; a special shuttle (the Lefferts Boulevard Shuttle) runs from Euclid Avenue to Lefferts Boulevard.

Billy Strayhorn's jazz hit "Take the A Train" (popularized in 1941 by Duke Ellington) made the A train famous. It is among the better-known trains in the system.

Service historyEdit

 
A

8TH AVE
 
AA

8TH AVE
 
A
 
 
AA
 
1967-1979 bullets (in a circle)
  • In 1963, the E train was extended to the Rockaways, and the A train ran local to Euclid Avenue or Lefferts Boulevard at all times. (CC shuttle service from Euclid Avenue provided all service to the Rockaways).
  • On July 9, 1967, the A train was extended to Far Rockaway middays, evenings, and weekends, replacing the CC shuttle on that branch. Five years later, it would also be extended during rush hours.
  • On January 2, 1973, the A train became the express service along Fulton Street and the E train became the local.
  • In 1986, the IND practice of using double letters to indicate local service was discontinued. The AA service was renamed the K. In 1988, it was discontinued and replaced by the C.
  • Until 1990, the main service was to Lefferts Boulevard, while the Far Rockaway service did not run late nights; at this time, a transfer to a shuttle at Euclid Avenue was available. In 1990, this pattern was switched, with late-night A service running to Far Rockaway only. A shuttle now provides service from Euclid Avenue to Lefferts Boulevard during late nights. A few years later, special A service began running from Rockaway Park to 59th Street-Columbus Circle during the morning rush, and from 59th Street–Columbus Circle to Rockaway Park during the evening rush.
  • In 1999, the A became the express on the Fulton Street Line on weekends after C service was moved from World Trade Center to Euclid Avenue during that time.
  • On January 23, 2005, a fire at the Chambers Street signal room crippled A and C service. Initial assessments suggested that it would take several years to restore normal service, but the damaged equipment was replaced with available spare parts, and normal service resumed on April 21.

RouteEdit

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

Line From To Tracks Times
Lefferts
Service
Rockaway
Service
all ex.
nights
late
nights
all ex.
nights
late
nights
rush
peak
IND Eighth Avenue Line (full line) Inwood – 207th Street 168th Street all          
163rd Street – Amsterdam Avenue Canal Street express  
local        
Chambers Street High Street all      
IND Fulton Street Line (full line) Jay Street – MetroTech Shepherd Avenue express  
local        
Euclid Avenue all        
Grant Avenue Rockaway Boulevard local
104th Street Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard    
IND Rockaway Line (full line) Aqueduct Racetrack Howard Beach – JFK Airport          
Broad Channel all
Beach 67th Street Far Rockaway – Mott Avenue  
Beach 90th Street Rockaway Park – Beach 116th Street      
Station service legend
Black dot Stops all times
Crescent dot Stops late nights only
Circle dot Stops weekdays only
Half diamond Stops rush hours/weekdays in the peak direction only
NYCS Route A Stations Wheelchair Transfer Connections and notes
Black dot Inwood – 207th Street Wheelchair
Black dot Dyckman Street
Black dot 190th Street
Black dot 181st Street
Black dot 175th Street Wheelchair
Black dot 168th Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 1Black dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Crescent dot 163rd Street – Amsterdam Avenue
Crescent dot 155th Street
Black dot 145th Street NYCS Route BCircle dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route DBlack dot
Crescent dot 135th Street
Black dot 125th Street Wheelchair NYCS Route BCircle dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route DBlack dot
Crescent dot 116th Street
Crescent dot Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street
Crescent dot 103rd Street
Crescent dot 96th Street
Crescent dot 86th Street
Crescent dot 81st Street – Museum of Natural History
Crescent dot 72nd Street
Black dot 59th Street – Columbus Circle Wheelchair NYCS Route 1Black dot NYCS Route 2Crescent dot NYCS Route BCircle dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route DBlack dot
Crescent dot 50th Street Wheelchair NYCS Route EBlack dot
Black dot 42nd Street–Port Authority Bus Terminal Wheelchair NYCS Route 1Black dot NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Black dot NYCS Route 7Black dot NYCS Route 7dHalf diamond NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route EBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
NYCS Route SPeriod dot (42nd Street Shuttle)
Black dot 34th Street – Penn Station Wheelchair NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route EBlack dot
Crescent dot 23rd Street NYCS Route EBlack dot
Black dot 14th Street Wheelchair NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route EBlack dot NYCS Route LBlack dot
Black dot West Fourth Street – Washington Square Wheelchair NYCS Route BCircle dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route EBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot
Crescent dot Spring Street NYCS Route EBlack dot
Black dot Canal Street NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route EBlack dot
Black dot Chambers Street NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route EBlack dot
Black dot Fulton Street NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Period dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route JCircle dot NYCS Route ZHalf diamond
Black dot High Street NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Black dot Jay Street – MetroTech Wheelchair NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot Hoyt – Schermerhorn Streets NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route GBlack dot
Crescent dot Lafayette Avenue
Crescent dot Clinton – Washington Avenues
Crescent dot Franklin Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route SBlack dot (Franklin Avenue Shuttle)
Black dot Nostrand Avenue NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Crescent dot Kingston – Throop Avenues
Black dot Utica Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Crescent dot Ralph Avenue
Crescent dot Rockaway Avenue
Black dot Broadway Junction NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route JBlack dot NYCS Route LBlack dot NYCS Route ZHalf diamond
Crescent dot Liberty Avenue
Crescent dot Van Siclen Avenue
Crescent dot Shepherd Avenue
Black dot Euclid Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Black dot Grant Avenue
Black dot 80th Street
Black dot 88th Street
Black dot Rockaway Boulevard
Black dot 104th Street
Black dot 111th Street
Black dot Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard
Black dot Aqueduct Racetrack Wheelchair
Black dot Aqueduct – North Conduit Avenue
Black dot Howard Beach – JFK Airport Wheelchair
Black dot Broad Channel NYCS Route SBlack dot (Rockaway Park Shuttle)
Black dot Beach 67th Street
Black dot Beach 60th Street
Black dot Beach 44th Street
Black dot Beach 36th Street
Black dot Beach 25th Street
Black dot Far Rockaway – Mott Avenue Wheelchair
Half diamond Beach 90th Street NYCS Route SBlack dot (Rockaway Park Shuttle)
Half diamond Beach 98th Street NYCS Route SBlack dot (Rockaway Park Shuttle)
Half diamond Beach 105th Street NYCS Route SBlack dot (Rockaway Park Shuttle)
Half diamond Rockaway Park – Beach 116th Street Wheelchair NYCS Route SBlack dot (Rockaway Park Shuttle)

NotesEdit

  1. MTA NYC Transit — Info — Subways. Retrieved on 2006-07-08.

ReferencesEdit

  • Line By Line History
  • IND Subway Services
  • "City Opens Subway to Brooklyn Today," New York Times, February 1, 1933; page 19
  • "City Subway Adds a New Link Today," New York Times, March 20, 1933; page 17
  • "New Bronx Subway Starts Operation," New York Times, July 1, 1933; page 15

External linksEdit


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