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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 N Broadway Express is a service of the New York City Subway. It is colored yellow 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 Broadway Line through Manhattan. It operates from Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, Queens to Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island. During weekdays (except late nights), it uses the Manhattan Bridge to travel between Manhattan and Brooklyn and runs express between 34th Street-Herald Square and 59th Street in Brooklyn. Weekend service is the same except it runs local in Manhattan. During late nights it runs local along its entire route and uses the Montague Street Tunnel to travel between Manhattan and Brooklyn, replacing R service.

Service historyEdit

 
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1967-1979 bullets (in a circle)

The route that is now the N was originally BMT service 4, known as the Sea Beach Line or Sea Beach Express.

  • On September 14, 1917, trains began running between 14th Street–Union Square and Stillwell Avenue.
  • On January 5, 1918, the Broadway Line was extended to Times Square–42nd Street.
  • On May 2, 1957, service was extended north via the express tracks to 57th Street. When the BMT Southern Division routes were given letters in 1960, the 4 became the N, with a single letter because it ran express; it was given the color yellow (which it kept in the 1979 revisions).
  • The light blue NX designation was used for a short-lived "super-express" service along the express tracks of the Sea Beach Line, beginning several stations east of Coney Island at Brighton Beach, and also ending at 57th Street/Seventh Avenue. This service was only provided from November 27, 1967 to 1968 due to low ridership. A service resembling the southern section of the NX route happened during a General Order in 2006 on weekends between April 22 and May 8, and again from May 20 through May 22, when the N was extended through Stillwell Avenue (a rare occurrence of through service at Stillwell) to Kings Highway on the Brighton Line. This was to provide service on the lower Brighton Line because the Q was suspended due to switch and station work.
  • On April 26, 1986, the north tracks on the Manhattan Bridge were closed for rehabilitation, and services that had used the north tracks were moved to the south side. This caused N trains to be sent via Lower Manhattan and the Montague Street Tunnel, running fully local, though evening, night and weekend trains continued to use the bridge and express tracks, terminating at 57th Street.
  • In May 1987, the N swapped northern terminals with the R. The N was switched to Ditmars Boulevard–Astoria, while the R went to 71st Avenue. This was done to give the R direct access to Jamaica Yard; previously, the R did not have direct access to either Jamaica Yard or Coney Island Yard, while the N had had direct access to both.
  • In fall 1990, full service on Manhattan Bridge was briefly restored. Express service ran all times except nights (all service stopped at 49th Street due to heavy usage). This very short service was halted by the discovery of a cracked beam on the bridge.
  • From 1993 to 1995, the southern terminal of the N was 86th Street due to rehabilitation work at Stillwell Avenue. On November 3, 2001, it was cut back again for the final phase of the terminal's reconstruction project.
  • After the September 11, 2001 attacks, N service was suspended and replaced by the W in Manhattan and Queens and the M in Brooklyn. On October 28, service was restored, but Cortlandt Street remained closed until September 15, 2002.
  • On September 8, 2002, the N service became a shuttle to Pacific Street on nights and weekends, running express on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line, as the W was extended since it was now the only line serving Stillwell Avenue.
  • On February 22, 2004, the Manhattan Bridge work was finally completed. Since then, the N has been restored to the bridge (via Fourth Avenue express and DeKalb Avenue bypass). On weekdays it runs express between 34th Street in Manhattan and 59th Street in Brooklyn, and local elsewhere. Weekends, it is still an express in Brooklyn, but it runs as a local in Manhattan. During late nights, it runs local along its entire length, via the Montague Street Tunnel.
  • On May 29, 2005, the new Stillwell Avenue terminal was completed, and N service there was restored.
  • On June 28, 2010, the N began running local in Manhattan north of Canal Street on weekdays to replace the W, which was discontinued due to budget problems, effectively adopting the weekend service pattern. N trains that short-turned at 57th Street or Times Square during the AM rush hour continued to run express in Manhattan.
  • From August 2, 2013 to September 14, 2014, the Montague Street Tunnel was closed for Hurricane Sandy-related repairs. During this time, overnight N service was rerouted via the Manhattan Bridge.
  • On November 7, 2016, the MTA restored the BMT Broadway Line services to their 2004-2010 service pattern in preparation for the rerouting of the Q train to the Second Avenue Subway. As a result, the N train once again became a weekday express between 34th Street–Herald Square and Canal Street, with local service replaced by the W train. The MTA approved the service change on May 23, 2016.[31] The changes took place on November 7, 2016. On January 3, 2017, the handful of N trains that short-turned at 57th Street–Seventh Avenue during rush hours were extended to 96th Street using the Second Avenue Subway.

RouteEdit

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

Line From To Tracks Times
all ex.
nights
late
nights
BMT Astoria Line (full line) Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard Queensboro Plaza local    
60th Street Tunnel all
BMT Broadway Line Lexington Avenue / 59th Street Prince Street local
Canal Street express
local Closed
City Hall Whitehall Street – South Ferry all
Manhattan Bridge south    
Montague Street Tunnel all Closed
BMT Fourth Avenue Line Court Street Jay Street – MetroTech all
DeKalb Avenue bypass    
tunnel    
Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center 59th Street express    
local    
BMT Sea Beach Line (full line) Eighth Avenue Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue  
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 diamond Stops rush hours/weekdays in the peak direction only
NYCS Route N Stations Wheelchair Transfer Connections and notes
Black dot Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard NYCS Route QCircle dot
Black dot Astoria Boulevard NYCS Route QCircle dot
Black dot 30th Avenue NYCS Route QCircle dot
Black dot Broadway NYCS Route QCircle dot
Black dot 36th Avenue NYCS Route QCircle dot
Black dot 39th Avenu NYCS Route QCircle dot
Black dot Queensboro Plaza NYCS Route 7Black dot NYCS Route 7dHalf diamond NYCS Route QCircle dot
Black dot Lexington Avenue / 59th Street NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Period dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route QCircle dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot Fifth Avenue / 59th Street NYCS Route QCircle dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot 57th Street – Seventh Avenue NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot 49th Street Wheelchair NYCS Route QCircle dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot Times Square – 42nd Street Wheelchair NYCS Route 1Black dot NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Black dot NYCS Route 7Black dot NYCS Route 7dHalf diamond NYCS Route ABlack dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route EBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
NYCS Route SPeriod dot (42nd Street Shuttle)
Black dot 34th Street – Herald Square Wheelchair NYCS Route BCircle dot NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot 28th Street NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot 23rd Street NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot 14th Street – Union Square Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Period dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond NYCS Route LBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot Eighth Street – New York University NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot Prince Street NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot Canal Street NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond NYCS Route JBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot NYCS Route ZHalf diamond
Gray dot City Hall
Gray dot Cortlandt Street
Gray dot Rector Street
Gray dot Whitehall Street – South Ferry
Gray dot Court Street
Gray dot Jay Street – MetroTech
Crescent dot DeKalb Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route DCrescent dot NYCS Route QBlack dot
Black dot Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center Wheelchair NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Circle dot NYCS Route BCircle dot NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Crescent dot Union Street NYCS Route DCrescent dot
Crescent dot Ninth Street NYCS Route DCrescent dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route GBlack dot
Crescent dot Prospect Avenue NYCS Route DCrescent dot
Crescent dot 25th Street NYCS Route DCrescent dot
Black dot 36th Street NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route RBlack dot
Crescent dot 45th Street NYCS Route RBlack dot
Crescent dot 53rd Street NYCS Route RBlack dot
Black dot 59th Street NYCS Route RBlack dot
Black dot Eighth Avenue
Black dot Fort Hamilton Parkway
Black dot New Utrecht Avenue NYCS Route DBlack dot
Black dot 18th Avenue
Black dot 20th Avenue
Black dot Bay Parkway
Black dot Kings Highway
Black dot Avenue U
Black dot 86th Street
Black dot Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot

ReferencesEdit

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