IND Sixth Avenue Line

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IND Sixth Avenue Line
York Street (IND Sixth Avenue Line), Sept 2017 1.jpg
"B" train "D" train "F" train "Q" train
The B, D, F, and Q, which use the Sixth Avenue Line through Midtown Manhattan, are colored orange.
Overview
OwnerCity of New York
TerminiSouth of 59th Street–Columbus Circle; 57th Street
North of Jay Street–MetroTech; south of Grand Street
Stations14
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemNew York City Subway
Operator(s)New York City Transit Authority
Daily ridership669,852[1]
History
Opened1936–1968
Technical
Number of tracks2–4
CharacterUnderground
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrification600V DC using a third rail
Route map

57th Street
Seventh Avenue–53rd Street
47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center
42nd Street–Bryant Park
34th Street–Herald Square
23rd Street
14th Street
West 4th Street–Washington Square
(8th Avenue tracks above 6th Avenue tracks)
Broadway–Lafayette Street
Second Avenue
Delancey Street
Grand Street
East Broadway
York Street

The IND Sixth Avenue Line is one of the lines of the New York City Subway. It was finished in 1940. About 669,000 people ride on it every day. Services using this line have their bullets colored bright orange.

Services[change | change source]

  • NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg B Train (1967-1979).svg NYCS-bull-trans-Bd.svg NYCS-bull-trans-Bd yellow.svg B - This service is an express service. It runs from 145th Street in Manhattan to Brighton Beach in Brooklyn. From 1940 to 1967, a local version of the B train known as BB operated. From 1986 to 1988, the northern and southern B services ran as separate trains, the northern as the 'Orange B' and the southern as the 'Yellow B'.
  • NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg NYCS-bull-trans-D yellow.svg D - This service, like B, is an express service from 205th Street to Coney Island.
  • NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg F Train (1967-1979).svg F - This service is a local service, which makes all stops. It runs from 179th Street in Queens to Coney Island, where it meets the D service.

NYCS-bull-trans-Q orange.svg Q - This service is a express service. It runs from 96th Street, Manhattan to Coney Island, Brooklyn at all times

References[change | change source]

  1. "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)