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B symbol Sixth Avenue Express
Northern end Bedford Park Boulevard or 145th Street
Southern end Brighton Beach
Stations 45 (8 temporary stops in Brooklyn)

B map
Note: dashed line shows rush hour only service

The B Sixth Avenue Express is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. It is colored orange on route signs, station signs, and the official subway map, since it runs over the IND Sixth Avenue Line in Manhattan.

The B service operates on weekdays only from approximately 6:00 to 23:00 (6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.) though the last trains depart from their respective terminals at around 10 PM. Normal service operates between 145th Street in Harlem, Manhattan to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn via Central Park West, Sixth Avenue, and the Manhattan Bridge to and from Brooklyn. In Brooklyn, the B operates along the BMT Brighton Line.

During rush hours, the northern terminus for the B is extended to/from Bedford Park Boulevard in the Bronx. The B runs local in the Bronx and along Central Park West, and express along Sixth Avenue in Manhattan and in Brooklyn.

NOTE: Due to a renovation project, B service will run local in Brooklyn until late 2011 and only bypass stations that are being reconstructed.[1]

The B is one of only two New York City Subway services that have two or more stations with the same name (the other being the R train): It has two "Seventh Avenue" stations, one in Brooklyn (on Flatbush Avenue) and the other in Manhattan (on 53rd Street).

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History

Bronx-bound B train of R68s at Kings Highway
Brighton Beach-bound B train of R68As leaving Sheepshead Bay
 
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B Train Logos

Route

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Following lines

The following lines are used by the B service:

Line Tracks Time
IND Concourse Line south of Bedford Park Boulevard local weekdays (rush hours)
IND Eighth Avenue Line from 145th Street to 59th Street – Columbus Circle weekdays (rush hours, middays and evenings)
IND Sixth Avenue Line from 59th Street – Columbus Circle to Broadway – Lafayette Street express
IND Chrystie Street Connection (full line)
Manhattan Bridge north tracks
BMT Brighton Line north of Brighton Beach express (local until 2011)

Stations

For a more detailed station listing, see the articles on the lines listed above.

Station service legend
Stops all times Stops all times
Stops all times except late nights Stops all times except late nights
Stops weekdays only Stops weekdays only
Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction
Stops rush hours only Stops rush hours only
Stops rush hours in peak direction only Stops rush hours in the peak direction only
Time period details
B service Stations Handicapped/disabled access Subway transfers Connections
Bronx
Stops rush hours only Bedford Park Boulevard D all times
Stops rush hours only Kingsbridge Road D all times
Stops rush hours only Fordham Road D all times
Stops rush hours only 182nd–183rd Streets D all except rush hours, peak direction
Stops rush hours only Tremont Avenue D all times
Stops rush hours only 174th–175th Streets D all except rush hours, peak direction
Stops rush hours only 170th Street D all except rush hours, peak direction
Stops rush hours only 167th Street D all except rush hours, peak direction
Stops rush hours only 161st Street – Yankee Stadium Handicapped/disabled access D all except rush hours, peak direction
4 all times (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)
Manhattan
Stops rush hours only 155th Street D all except rush hours, peak direction
Stops weekdays only 145th Street D all times
A all times C all except late nights (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
Stops weekdays only 135th Street C all except late nights
Stops weekdays only 125th Street Handicapped/disabled access A all times C all except late nights D all times M60 bus to LaGuardia Airport
Stops weekdays only 116th Street C all except late nights
Stops weekdays only 110th Street – Cathedral Parkway C all except late nights
Stops weekdays only 103rd Street C all except late nights
Stops weekdays only 96th Street C all except late nights
Stops weekdays only 86th Street C all except late nights
Stops weekdays only 81st Street – Museum of Natural History C all except late nights
Stops weekdays only 72nd Street C all except late nights
Stops weekdays only 59th Street – Columbus Circle A all times C all except late nights D all times
1 all times (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
Stops weekdays only Seventh Avenue D all times
E all times (IND Queens Boulevard Line)
Stops weekdays only 47th–50th Streets – Rockefeller Center Handicapped/disabled access D all times F all times V weekdays until midnight
Stops weekdays only 42nd Street – Bryant Park D all times F all times V weekdays until midnight
7 all times <7>weekdays until 10:00 p.m., peak direction (IRT Flushing Line at Fifth Avenue – Bryant Park)
Stops weekdays only 34th Street – Herald Square Handicapped/disabled access D all times F all times V weekdays until midnight
N all times Q all times R all except late nights W weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (BMT Broadway Line)
PATH at 33rd Street
Stops weekdays only West Fourth Street – Washington Square Handicapped/disabled access D all times F all times V weekdays until midnight
A all times C all except late nights E all times (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
PATH at 9th Street
Stops weekdays only Broadway – Lafayette Street D all times F all times V weekdays until midnight
6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (IRT Lexington Avenue Line at Bleecker Street; transfer to downtown trains only)
Stops weekdays only Grand Street D all times
Brooklyn
Stops weekdays only DeKalb Avenue Handicapped/disabled access M rush hours until 7:30 p.m. Q all times R all except late nights
Stops weekdays only Atlantic Avenue Handicapped/disabled access Q all times
D all times M rush hours until 7:30 p.m. N all times R all except late nights (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)
2 all times 3 all except late nights 4 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)
LIRR Atlantic Branch at Flatbush Avenue
Stops weekdays only Seventh Avenue Q all times
Stops weekdays only Prospect Park Handicapped/disabled access Q all times
S all times (BMT Franklin Avenue Line)
Stops weekdays only Parkside Avenue Q all times temporary stop
Stops weekdays only Church Avenue Q all times
Stops weekdays only Beverley Road Q all times temporary stop
Stops weekdays only Cortleyou Road Q all times temporary stop
Stops weekdays only Newkirk Avenue Q all times
Stops weekdays only Avenue H Q all times Brighton Beach bound trains do not stop here due to station renovation work; temporary stop
Stops weekdays only Avenue J Q all times temporary stop
Stops weekdays only Avenue M Q all times Brighton Beach bound trains do not stop here due to station renovation work; temporary stop
Stops weekdays only Kings Highway Q all times
Stops weekdays only Avenue U Q all times Brighton Beach bound trains do not stop here due to station renovation work; temporary stop
Stops weekdays only Neck Road Q all times Brighton Beach bound trains do not stop here due to station renovation work
Stops weekdays only Sheepshead Bay Q all times
Stops weekdays only Brighton Beach Q all times

References

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