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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 B Sixth Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. It is colored orange 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 Sixth Avenue Line in Manhattan. Its normal service pattern is from 145th Street in Harlem to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, running local north of 59th Street–Columbus Circle and express south of there.

During rush hours, B service is extended north on the IND Concourse Line local tracks to Bedford Park Boulevard. B service only runs weekdays from 06:00 to 21:50. At other times, local service on the IND Eighth Avenue Line is provided by the C (A during late nights), express service on the IND Sixth Avenue Line is provided by the D, and service on the BMT Brighton Line in Brooklyn is provided by the Q. The B is one of only two New York City Subway services that have two or more stations with the same name (the other being the R train): It has two "Seventh Avenue" stations, one in Brooklyn (on Flatbush Avenue) and the other in Manhattan (on 53rd Street).

Service historyEdit

 
B

6TH AVE
 
BB

6TH AVE
B
1967-1979 bullet
(in a circle)
  • Subsequent to the opening of the Chrystie Street Connection the former BB trains were combined with the former T service of the BMT West End Line, creating a through service from Washington Heights to Coney Island. This service was initially to have been signed BT but was simply signed B instead.
  • The partial closure of the Manhattan Bridge to subway service between 1986 and 2004 affected B service by severing the connection between the northern and southern portions of the route. Beginning on April 26, 1986, the northern B (via Sixth Avenue, informally called "Orange B") and the southern B (via the BMT Broadway Line, informally called "Yellow B") operated as two different services. The Orange B more or less duplicated the former BB service, and the Yellow B imitated the old T service.
  • The former B service resumed December 11, 1988. On October 29, 1989, the IND 63rd Street Line opened, extending service to 21st Street–Queensbridge. B service ran through this new line on weekends. A year later, it would also run here on weekday evenings.
  • On March 1, 1998, the B and the C switched northern terminals, ending the connection between the B and Washington Heights. The B was now routed onto the IND Concourse Line during rush hours.
  • On July 22, 2001, B service over the Manhattan Bridge was again interrupted and service recast similarly to the 1986 changes. However, this time the West End Line portion of the run was redesignated as the W. B service ran weekdays only, to Bedford Park Boulevard during rush hours and 145th Street during middays and evenings.
  • On February 22, 2004, the Manhattan Bridge was fully reopened to subway service. B trains were extended through Grand Street station and over the north tracks of the Manhattan Bridge into Brooklyn, replacing the Q Diamond as the Brighton Express to Brighton Beach.
  • With this most recent service change, the only part of the original B service of 1940 that remains signed as B is the local service between 145th Street and 34th Street–Herald Square (not the other Penn Stations) in Manhattan.

RouteEdit

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

Line From To Tracks Times
week
days
rush
hours
IND Concourse Line Bedford Park Boulevard 155th Street local    
145th Street all  
IND Eighth Avenue Line 135th Street 59th Street – Columbus Circle local
IND Sixth Avenue Line Seventh Avenue Broadway – Lafayette Street express
Chrystie Street Connection Grand Street all
Manhattan Bridge north
BMT Brighton Line DeKalb Avenue Brighton Beach express
Station service legend
Black dot Stops all times
Period dot Stops all times except late nights
Circle dot Stops weekdays only
Half dot Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction
Black diamond Stops rush hours only
Half diamond Stops weekdays in the peak direction only
NYCS Route B Stations Wheelchair Transfer Connections and notes
Black diamond Bedford Park Boulevard NYCS Route DBlack dot
Black diamond Kingsbridge Road NYCS Route DBlack dot
Black diamond Fordham Road NYCS Route DBlack dot
Black diamond 182nd – 183rd Streets NYCS Route DHalf dot
Black diamond Tremont Avenue NYCS Route DBlack dot
Black diamond 174th – 175th Streets NYCS Route DHalf dot
Black diamond 170th Street NYCS Route DHalf dot
Black diamond 167th Street NYCS Route DHalf dot
Black diamond 161st Street – Yankee Stadium Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route DHalf dot
Black diamond 155th Street NYCS Route DHalf dot
Circle dot 145th Street NYCS Route ABlack dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route DBlack dot
Circle dot 135th Street NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Circle dot 125th Street Wheelchair NYCS Route ABlack dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route DBlack dot
Circle dot 116th Street NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Circle dot Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Circle dot 103rd Street NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Circle dot 96th Street NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Circle dot 86th Street NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Circle dot 81st Street – Museum of Natural History NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Circle dot 72nd Street NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Circle dot 59th Street – Columbus Circle Wheelchair NYCS Route 1Black dot NYCS Route ABlack dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route DBlack dot
Circle dot Seventh Avenue NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route EBlack dot
Circle dot 47th – 50th Streets – Rockefeller Center Wheelchair NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot
Circle dot 42nd Street – Bryant Park NYCS Route 7Black dot NYCS Route 7dHalf diamond NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot
Circle dot 34th Street – Herald Square Wheelchair NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Circle dot West Fourth Street – Washington Square Wheelchair NYCS Route ABlack dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route EBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot
Circle dot Broadway – Lafayette Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot
Circle dot Grand Street NYCS Route DBlack dot
Circle dot DeKalb Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Circle dot Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center Wheelchair NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Circle dot NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Circle dot Seventh Avenue NYCS Route QBlack dot
Circle dot Prospect Park Wheelchair NYCS Route QBlack dot
NYCS Route SBlack dot (Franklin Avenue Shuttle)
Circle dot Church Avenue NYCS Route QBlack dot
Circle dot Newkirk Avenue NYCS Route QBlack dot
Circle dot Kings Highway Wheelchair NYCS Route QBlack dot
Circle dot Sheepshead Bay NYCS Route QBlack dot
Circle dot Brighton Beach NYCS Route QBlack dot

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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