Monday, March 7, 2011

The M train

The M train in the NYC Subway runs 24 hours a day and 7 days a week between Metropolitan Avenue in Queens and Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn. Weekdays, it is extended via 6 Avenue and 53rd Street to Forest Hills 71-Continental Avenues. It was the result of the the M/V combination in which the V designation was eliminated and replaced by the M. Basically the M train was rerouted from the Nassau Street line and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn to 6 Avenue and Queens Boulevard to replace the V.

Here is the current M logo in orange (takes the color of the trunk line in Manhattan in this case 6 Av)
Former M logo is brown for Nassau Street.
The designation which was discontinued. The V did run to 2nd Avenue, no longer served after the M/V combo.
The M train using R-160 cars at Broadway Lafayette Street via 6 Avenue.

This service pattern while a cut, has a benefit too. Residents now have a direct ride from the BMT Myrtle Line to Midtown Manhattan.

My excursion on August 1, 2010

I have been taking a whole bunch of photos, with a better camera last year. I will show you some photos I have photographed.

I will recap my August 1st Excursion around the City.

First I take a (Q) train from my home station at Brighton Beach. The (Q) line is using nothing but R-160 subway cars.

Then I looked around Coney Island Stillwell Avenue before riding the G via the F line. The G was extended to Coney Island because the F went down the C IND Fulton Line, due to switch work.

A R-68 on the (D) line via West End.

A G train coming into Stillwell Avenue.

Then I ride the G to Queens. I got off at Kings Highway

Then I continued to Court Square for the (E) train. I take it to connect the (F) train at Roosevelt Avenue.

A R46 train on the (R)
The (F) train at Rockefeller Center

Then the (C) train had to terminate at 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. A R-44 is on the (C).

A R-32 ribbed car on the C.

After that I returned to Brooklyn, to focus on the D and N lines.

The Arnines of 2010

The Arnines are the nostalgia train sets running on the M line every Sunday in December. Here's last year's photos.

And the current trains that replaced them, the R-160s