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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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For former QJ service, see the page about the J.

The Q 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 follows the same service pattern at all times, running express in Manhattan and local in Brooklyn from 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan to Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island.

Service historyEdit

 
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BRIGHTON
 
Q

BROADWAY
BRIGHTON
 
QB

BROADWAY
BRIGHTON
 
QT

BROADWAY
BRIGHTON
R27 end rollsigns (later said just BROADWAY[1])
QB
1967-1979 bullet
(in a circle)
  • On August 1, 1920, service on the BMT Brighton Line began upon opening of the Montague Street Tunnel by a connecting two-track line between Prospect Park and DeKalb Avenue. Weekdays and Saturdays, express service went via the Manhattan Bridge to Times Square–42nd Street while local service went via Montague Street to Queensboro Plaza. During late nights, local service ran via the tunnel as well. Evenings and Sundays, this service ran express in Manhattan via the bridge to 57th Street/Seventh Avenue.
  • Beginning in the 1930s, special morning rush-hour service ran via the bridge to Chambers Street every day except Sundays. On June 29, 1950, evening service was instituted as well. On June 21, 1952, this special service was discontinued.
  • On June 26, 1952, all Broadway Express service was extended to 57th Street/Seventh Avenue.
  • On October 24, 1957, local service via the Manhattan Bridge was switched to the local track at Prince Street, and night service was moved from Montague Street to the bridge.
  • From May 28, 1959, local service on the Brighton Line ran only durng middays. Nassau Street specials ran via Montague Street in the peak direction and via the Manhattan Bridge in reverse peak direction.
  • On November 15, 1960, with the arrival of the R-27s, service on the Brighton Line was as follows: Express was designated as Q, local via tunnel as QT, and local via bridge as QB.
  • Beginning on January 1, 1961, weekday service had the Q running from 57th Street/Seventh Avenue to Brighton Beach and the QT running from Ditmars Boulevard to Stillwell Avenue. On Saturdays, the QT ran to Franklin Avenue while the Q ran to Ditmars Boulevard as an express in Brooklyn and local in Manhattan. The QB remained unchanged.
  • On April 2, 1962, Saturday Q service was discontinued. During evenings, late nights, and weekends, the QT ran local to Ditmars Boulevard.
  • From February 10 to November 2, 1962, the Brighton Line express tracks were out of service to allow platforms to be extended to IND train lengths. Skip-stop service was instituted among all three lines.
  • On November 26, 1967, the IND Chrystie Street Connection opened. Originally, all three Q services were to be completely eliminated and replaced by the D and QJ. However, due to riders' opposition, the NX service was instituted to provide Broadway service for Brighton passengers at Brighton Beach, Ocean Parkway, and West 8th Street. In addition, three morning rush QJ's were redesignated as QB, and two more were later added. They ran local in Brooklyn from Stillwell Avenue to 57th Street/Seventh Avenue via the Manhattan Bridge and Broadway Express, and then returned either out of service or replaced by R service.
  • In 1986, the IND double-letter naming scheme was dropped. The resulting Q ran between 57th Street/Seventh Avenue and Stillwell Avenue during rush hours, making express stops in Manhattan and local stops in Brooklyn. During construction on the Brighton express tracks, the Q ran skip-stop service with the D. At the same time, the north side of the Manhattan Bridge was closed for reconstruction.
  • In The Fall Of 1989, The Q ran to Inwood-207 Street Due To A Flood On the Eight Avenue Line.
  • In May 1995, the north side of the Manhattan Bridge was closed during midday and weekends. During this time, the Q ran local in Brooklyn and then via Montague Street to Canal Street on the Broadway Line. From there, it ran express to 21st Street–Queensbridge.
  • On February 22, 1998, reconstruction on the IND 63rd Street Line cut B and Q service to 57th Street/Sixth Avenue. Service on the 63rd Street Line was replaced by a shuttle to the BMT Broadway Line. Normal service resumed on May 22, 1999.
  • On July 22, 2001, the north side of the Manhattan Bridge was closed and the south side had reopened. There were two Q lines. In Brooklyn, the circle Q replaced the D as the Brighton Local to Stillwell Avenue while the diamond Q replaced the Sixth Avenue Q as the Brighton Express to Brighton Beach. Both Q's used the south side of the Manhattan Bridge to travel into Manhattan and then ran to 57th Street/Seventh Avenue via Broadway Express.
  • After September 11, 2001, R service was suspended. The Q local replaced it between Canal Street and 71st–Continental Avenue–Forest Hills at all times except late nights, when it terminated at 57th Street/Seventh Avenue. Service went back to normal on October 28.
  • On September 8, 2002, Stillwell Avenue was closed for reconstruction and the Q local terminated at Brighton Beach. It returned to Stillwell on May 23, 2004.
  • From April 27 to November 2, 2003, the south side of the Manhattan Bridge was closed on weekends and Q service was rerouted via the Montague Street Tunnel.
  • On February 22, 2004, the north side of the Manhattan Bridge reopened. The Q diamond was discontinued and replaced by the B in Brooklyn and N in Manhattan.
  • On June 28, 2010, the Q was extended to/from Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard via the 60th Street Tunnel and BMT Astoria Line on weekdays, stopping at 49th Street, to replace the W, which was discontinued due to budget problems.
  • On December 7, 2014, the Q began operating local in Manhattan between 57th Street–Seventh Avenue and Canal Street during late nights, in order to decrease waiting time at the local stations.

Planned extensionEdit

Current plans for the Second Avenue Line provide for the Q to be extended northward from 57th Street via the BMT 63rd Street Line, which is currently used only during service disruptions. The Q would stop at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street at a currently-hidden platform to provide a cross-platform transfer to the IND 63rd Street Line (currently served by the F train). East of Lexington Avenue, it would curve northward to merge with the Second Avenue Line at about 64th Street. At the conclusion of the project, the Q's new northern terminal will be 125th Street, providing residents of Spanish Harlem and the Upper East Side with direct subway service via Second Avenue and Broadway to western Midtown, Lower Manhattan, and Brooklyn. [2]

RouteEdit

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

Line From To Tracks Times
week-
days
week-
ends
late
nights
BMT Astoria Line (full line) Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard Queensboro Plaza local      
60th Street Tunnel all
BMT Broadway Line Lexington Avenue / 59th Street 57th Street – Seventh Avenue all
57th Street – Seventh Avenue Times Square – 42nd Street local
express      
34th Street – Herald Square Canal Street express  
Manhattan Bridge south
BMT Brighton Line (full line) DeKalb Avenue Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue local
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 Q Stations Wheelchair Transfer Connections and notes
Gray dot 96th Street Wheelchair
Gray dot 86th Street Wheelchair
Gray dot 72nd Street Wheelchair
Gray dot Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street Wheelchair NYCS Route FBlack dot
Circle dot Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard NYCS Route NBlack dot
Circle dot Astoria Boulevard NYCS Route NBlack dot
Circle dot 30th Avenue NYCS Route NBlack dot
Circle dot Broadway NYCS Route NBlack dot
Circle dot 36th Avenue NYCS Route NBlack dot
Circle dot 39th Avenue NYCS Route NBlack dot
Circle dot Queensboro Plaza NYCS Route 7Black dot NYCS Route 7dHalf diamond NYCS Route NBlack dot
Circle 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 NBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Circle dot Fifth Avenue / 59th Street NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot 57th Street – Seventh Avenue NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Circle dot 49th Street Wheelchair NYCS Route NBlack 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 NBlack 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 NBlack dot 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 NBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot Canal Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond NYCS Route JBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot NYCS Route ZHalf diamond
Black dot DeKalb Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route BCircle dot NYCS Route DCrescent dot NYCS Route NCrescent dot NYCS Route RPeriod 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 NBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot Seventh Avenue NYCS Route BCircle dot
Black dot Prospect Park Wheelchair NYCS Route BCircle dot
NYCS Route SBlack dot (Franklin Avenue Shuttle)
Black dot Parkside Avenue
Black dot Church Avenue NYCS Route BCircle dot
Black dot Beverley Road
Black dot Cortelyou Road
Black dot Newkirk Plaza NYCS Route BCircle dot
Black dot Avenue H Wheelchair
Black dot Avenue J
Black dot Avenue M
Black dot Kings Highway NYCS Route BCircle dot
Black dot Avenue U Wheelchair
Black dot Neck Road
Black dot Sheepshead Bay NYCS Route BCircle dot
Black dot Brighton Beach NYCS Route BCircle dot
Black dot Ocean Parkway
Black dot West Eighth Street – New York Aquarium NYCS Route FBlack dot
Black dot Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


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