Sunday, February 14, 2010

The 7 train
The 7 train is the Flushing local from Main Street, Flushing Queens along the Flushing line to Times Square in Manhttan. It makes all stops. On weekdays, additional 7 service runs express in the same path as the 7 local, except there's an express section between Main Street and Queensboro Plaza.

Here's a bonus, Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.

The 6 train
The 6 train is the Lexington Avenue Local. All times it runs via the Pelham line from Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx to Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan via the Lexington Avenue Line.

Weekdays only, special 6 trains denoted by a diamond 6 symbol run express in peak direction from Pelham Bay Park to Brooklyn Bridge with the express section between Parkchester and 3rd Avenue in the Bronx. Local 6 trains (denoted by the circle logo) begin/end at Parkchester to pick up the slack for skipped stations.

All other times, the 6 makes all stops.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The 5 train
The 5 train is the Lexington Avenue Express. It runs from Dyre Avenue in the Bronx and joins the 2 White Plains Road line at East 180th Street. It then branches off that line to join the 4 to go along the Lexington Avenue Line in Manhattan. It then goes to Brooklyn via the Eastern Parkway Line (running fully express) and later joining the 2 along the Nostrand Avenue Line to Flatbush Avenue. This service pattern is on weekdays.

On weekends, however it terminates in Bowling Green, the last stop in Manhattan and does not go into Brooklyn.

Late nights, it is a shuttle between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street.

Here are some photos, although using the 5 line's cars, this is signed as a 2.

The 4 train
The 4 train is the Lexington Avenue Express. It runs from Woodlawn, Bronx along the Jerome Avenue Line. It then travels along Manhattan via the Lexington Avenue Line. In Brooklyn it travels as the Eastern Parkway Express, and terminates at Crown Heights, Utica Avenue. This service pattern occurs all times. Late nights, however, it makes all stops in the aforementioned areas and goes beyond Utica Avenue, eastward to New Lots Avenue.

The 3 train
The 3 is the 7th Avenue Express. It runs all day from 148th Street Manhattan to New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn. The 3 is express from 96-Chambers Streets along the 7th Avenue Line. It then branches off that line to go to Brooklyn via Eastern Parkway and to/from New Lots Avenue. Late nights it only runs between Harlem 148 Street- and Times Square 42nd Street.

The 2 train
The 2 train is the 7th Avenue Express running from 241 Street in the Bronx via the White Plains Road line, into Manhattan via the Lenox Line from 135th Street to 110th Street, then merges into the Broadway-7th Avenue Line as the express. It then goes to/from Brooklyn via the tunnel to the Eastern Parkway Line, starting at Downtown Brooklyn and then heads along the Nostrand Avenue Line to and from Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College. It makes all stops in the Bronx and Brooklyn while express in Manhattan. Late nights, all stops in Manhattan are made as well by the 2.