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F symbol Sixth Avenue Local
Northern end 179th Street
Southern end Coney Island
Stations 45

F map

The F Sixth Avenue Local 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 on the IND Sixth Avenue Line through Manhattan.

The F service operates at all times, from 179th Street in Jamaica, Queens to Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn, via Queens Boulevard, 63rd Street, Sixth Avenue, and the IND Culver Line making all local stops except for an express section in Queens between Forest Hills – 71st Avenue and 21st Street – Queensbridge. The F is one of only four services that has an express section around the clock (the others being the D, Q, and 3).

There is community support for resuming express service along the Culver Line in Brooklyn, where existing express tracks have been unused since 1986.[1][2] The MTA has announced that the elevated Culver Viaduct will undergo extensive renovations from 2009–2012, after which "There will be no impediment to implementing the F express."[3]

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History

An R46 F train at Herald Square, bound for Queens
An R160A F train at Herald Square, bound for Queens
F Train (1967-1979).png
1967–1979 bullet
  • F service officially began on December 15, 1940 between Parsons Boulevard and Church Avenue via the Queens Boulevard, Sixth Avenue, and IND Culver Lines. It ran express in Queens and local in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • During World War II, trains were extended to 169th Street during evenings, late nights, and Sunday mornings.
  • On December 11, 1950, trains were extended to 179th Street on evenings, nights, and Sunday mornings. Over the next year, service was gradually extended to serve that station at all times.
  • On October 30, 1954, the connection between the IND Culver Line and BMT Culver Line was completed. Rush hour F trains terminated at Broadway – Lafayette Street to allow D trains to enter Brooklyn via the Rutgers Street Tunnel. On June 28, 1956, trains were extended to Lower East Side – Second Avenue.
  • Beginning October 6, 1957, trains terminated at 34th Street – Herald Square evenings, nights and weekends.
  • Beginning November 10, 1958, trains terminated at Broadway – Lafayette Street weekdays to allow construction for the IND Chrystie Street Connection.
  • Beginning July 9, 1967, trains no longer ran express between Jamaica – 179th Street and 71st–Continental Avenues.
  • On November 26, 1967, the IND Chrystie Street Connection was completed. D trains were rerouted via this connection, over the north side of the Manhattan Bridge, and via the BMT Brighton Line in Brooklyn. F trains replaced them on the BMT Culver Line. There was rush hour express service between Jay Street – Borough Hall and Kings Highway. This was discontinued in the 1980s due to track work.
  • On May 24, 1987, the N and R services switched terminals in Queens. As part of the reroute plan, F trains terminated at 57th Street/Sixth Avenue during late nights.
  • On September 30, 1990, the R train was cut back from 179th Street to 71st Avenue, replaced by the F train.
  • Later that year, late-night service was moved to 21st Street – Queensbridge to replace the Q shuttle.
  • In May 1997, the F Train was taken out of the IND 63rd Street Line during late nights and was replaced by a shuttle. The F train now ran local to 179th Street.
  • On December 16, 2001, the 63rd Street Connector opened, connecting the IND 63rd Street Line with the IND Queens Boulevard Line. In a controversial move, the local V train replaced the express F in the heavily-trafficked 53rd Street Tunnel between Manhattan and Queens, while the F was rerouted to the 63rd Street Tunnel. The F began making express stops in Queens between 71st Avenue and 21st Street – Queensbridge at all times.
  • On September 8, 2002, Stillwell Avenue was closed for reconstruction. F service was cut back to Avenue X, and service to Stillwell Avenue was replaced by a shuttle bus. The F Train returned to Stillwell Avenue on May 23, 2004, upon completion of the construction work.

Route

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Following lines

The following lines are used by the F service:

Line Tracks Time
IND Queens Boulevard Line north of Forest Hills – 71st Avenue local all times
IND Queens Boulevard Line from Forest Hills – 71st Avenue to 21st Street – Queensbridge express
IND 63rd Street Line (full line) N/A
IND Sixth Avenue Line from 47th–50th Streets – Rockefeller Center to Second Avenue local
IND Sixth Avenue Line south of Second Avenue N/A
IND Culver Line (full line) local

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 late nights only Stops late nights only
Stops late nights and weekends Stops late nights and weekends only
Stops weekdays only Stops weekdays only
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
F service Stations Handicapped/disabled access Subway transfers Connections
Queens
Stops all times Jamaica – 179th Street Handicapped/disabled access E special rush hour trips Q3 bus to JFK Int'l Airport
Stops all times 169th Street
Stops all times Parsons Boulevard E special rush hour trips
Stops all times Sutphin Boulevard
Stops all times Briarwood – Van Wyck Boulevard E nights after 9:00 p.m. and weekends
Stops all times Kew Gardens – Union Turnpike Handicapped/disabled access E all times Q10 bus to JFK Int'l Airport
Stops all times 75th Avenue E nights after 9:00 p.m. and weekends
Stops all times Forest Hills – 71st Avenue E all times G nights after 9:00 p.m. and weekends R all except late nights V weekdays until midnight LIRR Main Line at Forest Hills
Stops all times Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Avenue Handicapped/disabled access E all times G nights after 9:00 p.m. and weekends R all except late nights V weekdays until midnight
7 all times (IRT Flushing Line)
Q33 bus to LaGuardia Airport
Q47 bus to LaGuardia Marine Air Terminal
Stops all times 21st Street – Queensbridge Handicapped/disabled access
Manhattan
Stops all times Roosevelt Island Handicapped/disabled access Roosevelt Island Tramway
Stops all times Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street Handicapped/disabled access 4 all times 5 all except late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
N all times R all except late nights W weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (BMT Broadway Line)
at Lexington Avenue/59th Street; Out-of-system transfers with MetroCard
Stops all times 57th Street
Stops all times 47th–50th Streets – Rockefeller Center Handicapped/disabled access B weekdays until 9:30 p.m. D all times V weekdays until midnight
Stops all times 42nd Street – Bryant Park B weekdays until 9:30 p.m. D 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 all times 34th Street – Herald Square Handicapped/disabled access B weekdays until 9:30 p.m. D 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 all times 23rd Street V weekdays until midnight PATH at 23rd Street
Stops all times 14th Street V weekdays until midnight
1 all times 2 all times 3 all except late nights (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line at 14th Street)
L all times (BMT Canarsie Line at Sixth Avenue)
PATH at 14th Street
Stops all times West Fourth Street – Washington Square Handicapped/disabled access B weekdays until 9:30 p.m. D 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 all times Broadway – Lafayette Street B weekdays until 9:30 p.m. D all times V weekdays until midnight
4 late nights 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 all times Lower East Side – Second Avenue V weekdays until midnight
Stops all times Delancey Street J all times M weekdays until 11:00 p.m. Z rush hours, peak direction (BMT Nassau Street Line at Essex Street)
Stops all times East Broadway
Brooklyn
Stops all times York Street
Stops all times Jay Street – Borough Hall A all times C all except late nights (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
Stops all times Bergen Street G all times
Stops all times Carroll Street G all times
Stops all times Smith–Ninth Streets G all times
Stops all times Fourth Avenue G all times
D late nights M rush hours until 7:30 p.m. N late nights R all except late nights (BMT Fourth Avenue Line at Ninth Street)
Stops all times Seventh Avenue G all times
Stops all times 15th Street – Prospect Park G all times
Stops all times Fort Hamilton Parkway G all times
Stops all times Church Avenue Handicapped/disabled access G all times
Stops all times Ditmas Avenue
Stops all times 18th Avenue
Stops all times Avenue I
Stops all times Bay Parkway
Stops all times Avenue N
Stops all times Avenue P
Stops all times Kings Highway
Stops all times Avenue U
Stops all times Avenue X
Stops all times Neptune Avenue
Stops all times West Eighth Street – New York Aquarium Q all times (BMT Brighton Line)
Stops all times Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue Handicapped/disabled access D all times (BMT West End Line)
N all times (BMT Sea Beach Line)
Q all times (BMT Brighton Line)

References

  1. ^ Cohen, Ariella (June 23, 2007). "Can I get an express, please". The Brooklyn Paper. http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/30/25/30_25expressf.html. Retrieved 2007-11-27.  
  2. ^ "Who needs an F express?". The Brooklyn Paper. September 15, 2007. http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/30/36/30_36editorial.html. Retrieved 2007-11-27.  
  3. ^ McLaughlin, Mike (November 24, 2007). "Fix for Fourth Avenue station looks F’ing great". The Brooklyn Paper. http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/30/46/30_46finggreat.html. Retrieved 2007-11-27.  

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