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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 R Broadway Local 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 in Manhattan. Normal service is local from 71st-Continental Avenue in Forest Hills, Queens, to 95th Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn; during late nights it operates as a shuttle within Brooklyn from 36th Street to 95th Street. The R is one of only two services that have two or more stations with the same name (the other being the B); it serves two 36th Street stations (one in Queens on the IND Queens Boulevard Line and one in Brooklyn on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line). It is also a rare line in that it remains fully underground throughout its entire route.

HistoryEdit

 
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R27 end rollsign (later said just BROADWAY[1])

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RJ
1967-1979 bullets (in a circle)
  • In winter 1960–61, letters started to appear on the RR, which was known as the "Fourth Avenue Local via Tunnel," from 71st-Continental Avenue to 95th Street, like current R service. On November 27, 1967, the day after the IND Chrystie Street Connection opened, the RR was moved back to Ditmars Boulevard on the BMT Astoria Line. (EE service began at Whitehall Street and used the former route to 71st Avenue). The Nassau Street specials were through-routed from 95th Street to 168th Street in Jamaica as RJ. Under the first color scheme, RR was colored green and RJ was red.
  • The RJ service only lasted a few months before it was cut back to Chambers Street and renamed as additional RR rush-hour "diamond" service. In 1986, when double letters were eliminated, RR service became R. R service was assigned the color yellow (because it used the BMT Broadway Line), and special Chambers Street rush-hour service was brown (using the Nassau Street Line). In 1986 or 1987, the special rush-hour service was removed, and the R was moved back to its original route, once again going to 71st-Continental Avenue in May 1987 in order to gain access to Jamaica Yard.
  • On September 30, 1990, R service became a shuttle between 36th Street and 95th Street in Brooklyn. In the late '90s, northbound late-night trains began skipping 53rd Street and 45th Street.
  • On September 11, 2001, after the attack on the World Trade Center, the BMT Broadway Line was damaged, and the R service was cut back to run only south of Court Street. On September 17, R service was totally suspended, replaced with J service in Brooklyn and Q service in Manhattan and Queens [2]. All three lines returned to normal service on October 28.[3]
  • On September 8, 2002, Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue was closed for reconstruction. Late night R service was extended to Pacific Street, running express between that station and 36th Street. Service was cut back to 36th Street when the north side of the Manhattan Bridge reopened on February 22, 2004.
  • After Hurricane Sandy flooded the system, the Montague Street Tunnel was completely flooded. When service was restored, the R train was split into two sections (between Forest Hills and 34th Street–Herald Square and between Jay Street–MetroTech and Bay Ridge–95th Street). On December 4, the Queens–Manhattan section was extended to Whitehall Street–South Ferry. On December 21, full service was restored between Manhattan and Brooklyn after the Montague Street Tubes were drained.[21][22][23]

However, on August 2, 2013, the Montague Street Tunnel was closed again until fall 2014 due to extra repairs needed, which brought back similar storm changes to the R train. On weekdays, the divided R ran in two sections: one section between Forest Hills and Whitehall Street–South Ferry, and the other between Court Street-Borough Hall and Bay Ridge–95th Street. On weekends, the R train ran its full route via the Manhattan Bridge, skipping all stations between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue.[24][25][26] Originally slated to open by October 2014, it re-opened a few weeks early, on September 15, 2014, and $58 million under budget.[27][28][29]

On June 16, 2016, it was announced that late-night R service would be extended to Whitehall Street in order to provide a one-seat ride into Manhattan. This eliminated the need for northbound trains to skip 45th Street and 53rd Street as they no longer needed to relay on the express tracks at 36th Street.[30] The change took place on November 5, 2016.[31][32][33][34] During evenings, many R trains used to short-turn at Whitehall Street (coming from Forest Hills-71st Avenue), resulting in long headways along the R in Brooklyn. As part of the changes, these short-turns were extended to 95th Street.[35]

RouteEdit

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

Line From To Tracks Times
week-
days
week-
ends
late
nights
IND Queens Boulevard Line Forest Hills – 71st Avenue Queens Plaza local      
60th Street Tunnel Connection and 60th Street Tunnel all
BMT Broadway Line (full line) Lexington Avenue / 59th Street Canal Street local
City Hall Whitehall Street – South Ferry all
Montague Street Tunnel all Closed
Manhattan Bridge south      
BMT Fourth Avenue Line (full line) Court Street Jay Street – MetroTech all  
DeKalb Avenue 25th Street local  
36th Street 59th Street  
Bay Ridge Avenue Bay Ridge – 95th Street all

Note: Late-night northbound trains skip 53rd and 45th Streets on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line.

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
Cross dot Stops weekends only
NYCS Route R Stations Wheelchair Transfer Connections and notes
Period dot Forest Hills – 71st Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route EBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot
Period dot 67th Avenue NYCS Route MCircle dot
Period dot 63rd Drive – Rego Park NYCS Route MCircle dot
Period dot Woodhaven Boulevard NYCS Route MCircle dot
Period dot Grand Avenue – Newtown NYCS Route MCircle dot
Period dot Elmhurst Avenue NYCS Route MCircle dot
Period dot Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route 7Black dot NYCS Route EBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot
Period dot 65th Street NYCS Route MCircle dot
Period dot Northern Boulevard NYCS Route MCircle dot
Period dot 46th Street NYCS Route MCircle dot
Period dot Steinway Street NYCS Route MCircle dot
Period dot 36th Street NYCS Route MCircle dot
Period dot Queens Plaza Wheelchair NYCS Route EBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot
Period 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 QCircle dot
Period dot Fifth Avenue / 59th Street NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QCircle dot
Period dot 57th Street – Seventh Avenue NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot
Period dot 49th Street Wheelchair NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QCircle dot
Period 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 QBlack dot
NYCS Route SPeriod dot (42nd Street Shuttle)
Period 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 QBlack dot
Period dot 28th Street NYCS Route NBlack dot
Period dot 23rd Street NYCS Route NBlack dot
Period dot 14th Street – Union Square Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Circle dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond NYCS Route LBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot
Period dot Eighth Street – New York University NYCS Route NBlack dot
Period dot Prince Street NYCS Route NBlack dot
Circle dot Canal Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route JBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot
Circle dot City Hall
Circle dot Cortlandt Street
Circle dot Rector Street
Circle dot Whitehall Street – South Ferry NYCS Route 1Black dot
Cross dot Canal Street NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond NYCS Route JBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route ZHalf diamond
Circle dot Court Street NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Circle dot
Circle dot Jay Street – MetroTech Wheelchair NYCS Route ABlack dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route FBlack dot
Period dot DeKalb Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route BCircle dot NYCS Route QBlack dot
Period 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 QBlack dot
Period dot Union Street
Period dot Ninth Street NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route GBlack dot
Period dot Prospect Avenue
Period dot 25th Street
Black dot 36th Street NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot
Black dot 45th Street NYCS Route NCrescent dot
Black dot 53rd Street NYCS Route NCrescent dot
Black dot 59th Street NYCS Route NBlack dot
Black dot Bay Ridge Avenue
Black dot 77th Street
Black dot 86th Street
Black dot Bay Ridge – 95th Street

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