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
TypeRapid transit
SystemNew York City Subway
TerminiSouth of 59th Street–Columbus Circle; 57th Street
North of Jay Street–MetroTech; south of Grand Street
Stations14
Daily ridership669,852[1]
Operation
Opened1936-1968
OwnerCity of New York
Operator(s)New York City Transit Authority
CharacterUnderground
Technical
Number of tracks2-4
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrification600V DC using a third rail

The IND Sixth Avenue Line is one of the lines of the New York City Subway. It started in 1940. About 650,000 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 to Brighton Beach. 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 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

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