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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 J Nassau Street Express and Z Nassau Street Express are two services of the New York City Subway. They are colored brown 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 BMT Nassau Street Line in Manhattan. The J runs all the time, from Jamaica Center-Parsons Boulevard to Broad Street (except on weekends, including weekend late nights, when it is cut back two stops to Chambers Street). The Z is a rush hour-only skip-stop variant, running only in the peak direction. During weekdays, the services run express in the peak direction in western Brooklyn (and the M used to provide local service); at other times, the Z does not operate, and the J is fully local.

Rapper Jay-Z named himself after these lines, which run through his home neighborhood.

Service historyEdit

 
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JAMAICA
 
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NASSAU ST
 
JJ

NASSAU ST
J
JJ
QJ
1967-1979 bullets (in a circle)
  • The BMT Jamaica Line is the oldest rapid transit line running in New York City today, opening in 1883. 1904 is credited as the beginning of subway service, but this does not count wooden elevated train service, some of which has been incorporated into the subway, and which began almost two decades earlier, first run by little independent companies, which taken by bigger and bigger companies until there were only three left (Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation, and Independent Subway System, the latter of which was city owned. In 1940, the remaining two companies were taken over by the city.
  • On June 25, 1888, service began from Driggs Avenue (on a long-gone section that continued on Broadway past Marcy Avenue to the ferry, before Williamsburg Bridge service began) to Van Siclen Street. Three weeks later, the line reached the ferry.
  • In 1903, some occasional service to 168th Street began, provided by a ramp at Cypress Hills that allowed the el cars to access streetcar tracks.
  • In 1917, the ferry terminal closed.
  • On May 28 of that year, the line was extended to 111th Street.
  • The following year, the line converted to steel-car (BMT standard) operation.
  • On July 3 of that year, the elevated line was completed to 168th Street. Service ran from this station (which is where the BMT Jamaica Line ended until the eastern end of the line was torn down) to the other end at Chambers Street, making every stop except for peak-direction rush hour trains, which operated express from Eastern Parkway to the Williamsburg Bridge. From 17:00 to about 18:30, these (outbound) trains made no stops between Canal Street and Eastern Parkway. 14 trains provided local service when the 15 ran express (The BMT assigned numbers beginning in 1924).
  • The BMT Nassau Street Line was completed on May 30, 1931, and 15 service was extended to Broad Street. The special evening trips were stopped; all peak direction rush hour and midday trains ran express from the bridge to Eastern Parkway.
  • Starting on June 18, 1959, skip-stop service was implemented on the Jamaica Line during morning rush hours. 15 trains ran express west of Eastern Parkway and stopped at "A" stations east of Eastern Parkway; 14 trains ran local and stopped at "B" stations. The stations were designated as follows:
    • AB 168th Street
    • B 160th Street
    • AB Sutphin Boulevard
    • B Queens Boulevard
    • B Metropolitan Avenue
    • A 121st Street
    • A 111th Street
    • B 102nd Street
    • A Woodhaven Boulevard
    • A Forest Parkway
    • AB Elderts Lane
    • B Cypress Hills
    • A Crescent Street
    • B Norwood Avenue
    • A Cleveland Street
    • B Van Siclen Avenue
    • B Alabama Avenue
    • AB Eastern Parkway
  • In 1960 the letters J and JJ were assigned to the express and local 15 trips, but it was several years before those letters appeared on trains. The 14 skip-stop service was assigned KK.
  • JJ service was switched to the "B" stations during morning rush hours, running local west of Eastern Parkway. That label was also used for former 14 service to Rockaway Parkway on the BMT Canarsie Line.
  • On September 30, 1990, weekend service was cut back to Canal Street for construction.
  • After September 11, 2001, R service was suspended. J service was extended to Bay Ridge–95th Street, Brooklyn to replace it, running local along its entire route since the Z and the skip-stop service was suspended. During this time, it became the longest local train in the entire system. During late nights, it ran to Broad Street only, with a shuttle providing service between 36th Street and 95th Street. Service returned to normal on October 28, 2001.
  • In May 2014, all trains began stopping at Alabama Avenue, presumably for the convenience of transit employees who work at the nearby East New York Yard and East New York Bus Depot.[42]
  • On June 14, 2015, weekend J service was extended back to Broad Street; this was proposed in July 2014 to improve weekend service between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.[43][44][45]Between 1990 and 2015, when weekend service terminated at Canal or Chambers Streets, Broad Street and the J/Z platforms at Fulton Street were two of the four New York City Subway stations that lacked full-time service (the remaining two being the platforms for the IRT 42nd Street Shuttle).

Broadway (Brooklyn) Line services over the years

The following major service changes have been made on the Broadway (Brooklyn) Line, not counting Myrtle Avenue-Chambers Street Line services (BMT 10/M):

Morning rush-hour local Morning rush-hour express Afternoon rush-hour local Afternoon rush-hour express Other times local Variant/short line runs
1959-67 14 168th Street - Canal Street, "B" stops inbound 15 168th Street - Broad Street, "A" stops inbound 14 Crescent Street - Canal Street 15 168th Street - Broad Street 15 168th Street - Broad Street 14 Atlantic Avenue (Canarsie Line) or Rockaway Parkway (Canarsie Line) - Canal Street, afternoon rush hours only
1967-68 JJ 168th Street - Canal Street, "B" stops inbound
RJ 168th Street - 95th Street (Brooklyn), inbound only
QJ 168th Street - Brighton Beach, "A" stops inbound JJ Crescent Street - Canal Street
RJ 168th Street - 95th Street (Brooklyn), outbound only
QJ 168th Street - Brighton Beach JJ 168th Street - Broad Street
QJ 168th Street - Brighton Beach, middays and early evenings
JJ Atlantic Avenue (Canarsie Line) - Canal Street, afternoon rush hours only
1968-1973 KK 168th Street - 57th Street (Manhattan), "B" stops inbound QJ 168th Street - Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue, "A" stops inbound KK 168th Street - 57th Street (Manhattan), "B" stops outbound QJ 168th Street - Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue, "A" stops outbound QJ 168th Street - Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue, goes only to/from Broad Street late evenings, late nights and weekends
1973-1976 K Eastern Parkway - 57th Street (Manhattan) J 168th Street - Broad Street, two inbound patterns, one for "A" stops and one for "B" stops K Eastern Parkway - 57th Street (Manhattan) J 168th Street - Broad Street, all stops J 168th Street - Broad Street

The K was discontinued in 1976, and all J trains made all stops from then until the 1988 opening of the BMT Archer Avenue Line.

RouteEdit

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

Line From To Trackshttp Times
NYCS-bullet-J NYCS-bullet-Z
mid-
days
even-
ings
week-
ends
rush
peak
rush
peak
BMT Archer Avenue Line Jamaica Center Sutphin Boulevard all        
BMT Jamaica Line 121st Street Myrtle Avenue local (all)  
local (skip-stop)        
Myrtle Avenue Marcy Avenue local      
express        
Williamsburg Bridge all    
BMT Nassau Street Line Essex Street Chambers Street
Fulton Street Broad Street  
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 rush hours in the peak direction
Half diamond Stops rush hours in the peak direction only
NYCS Route J NYCS Route Z Stations Wheelchair Transfer Connections and notes
Black dot Half diamond Jamaica Center – Parsons / Archer Wheelchair NYCS Route EBlack dot
Black dot Half diamond Sutphin Boulevard – Archer Avenue – JFK Airport Wheelchair NYCS Route EBlack dot
Half dot Half diamond 121st Street
Black dot 111th Street
Half dot Half diamond 104th Street
Black dot Half diamond Woodhaven Boulevard
Black dot 85th Street – Forest Parkway
Half dot Half diamond 75th Street – Elderts Lane
Black dot Cypress Hills
Black dot Half diamond Crescent Street
Half dot Half diamond Norwood Avenue
Black dot Cleveland Street
Half dot Half diamond Van Siclen Avenue
Black dot Alabama Avenue
Black dot Half diamond Broadway Junction NYCS Route ABlack dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route LBlack dot
Half dot Half diamond Chauncey Street
Black dot Halsey Street
Half dot Half diamond Gates Avenue
Black dot Kosciuszko Street
Black dot Half diamond Myrtle Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route MBlack dot
Half dot Flushing Avenue NYCS Route MPeriod dot
Half dot Lorimer Street NYCS Route MPeriod dot
Half dot Hewes Street NYCS Route MPeriod dot
Black dot Half diamond Marcy Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route MPeriod dot
Black dot Half diamond Essex Streets NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route MPeriod dot
Black dot Half diamond Bowery
Black dot Half diamond Canal Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot Half diamond Chambers Street NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Period dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond
Circle dot Half diamond Fulton Street NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Period dot NYCS Route ABlack dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Circle dot Half diamond Broad Street
  • Rush hours in the peak direction, J and Z trains alternate and provide skip-stop service between Sutphin Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue; all other times, J trains make all stops.
  • Rush hours, mid-days and evenings, J trains operate Myrtle and Marcy Avenues; to Manhattan, a.m. rush hours and mid-days; to Queens, p.m. rush hours and evenings.

NotesEdit

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