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Encyclopedia > L (New York City Subway service)
L symbol Canarsie Local
Eighth Avenue to Rockaway Parkway
L map

The L 14th Street–Canarsie Local is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway, running local along the full length of the BMT Canarsie Line at all times. The service is colored gray on route signs, station signs, and the official subway map, as it represents a service provided on the Canarsie Line. For more information on the service, including a history of the line, see the Canarsie Line article. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Eighth Avenue is the western (railroad northern) terminal of the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. ... Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway is the southern terminal station of the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway, and is one of the few grade-level stations in the system. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway—usually in an urban area—with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... Services that use the BMT Canarsie Line through Manhattan have been colored gray since 1979. ... Services that use the BMT Canarsie Line through Manhattan have been colored gray since 1979. ...

Contents

History


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Annual ridership for the L service:[1]
1994 . . . 16,968,025
1996 . . . 18,107,243
1998 . . . 21,196,693
2000 . . . 26,155,806
2005 . . . 30,452,319


Time between scheduled trains:


Morning and evening rush hours: 4 mins.


Midday: 8 mins.


Overnight: 20 mins.


Five busiest stations in 2005:

 
16

14TH STREET
 
16

CANARSIE
R1 end rollsigns for original short line and full Canarsie service (later said 14TH ST. LINE[3])
 
LL

14TH ST
LL
1967–1979 bullet
(in a circle)

The L service, being a local train, was originally the LL. From 1928 to 1967, the same service was assigned the BMT number 16. First Avenue is almost exactly the same as Third Avenue. ... Bedford Avenue is a subway stop in Williamsburg on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. ... Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway is the southern terminal station of the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway, and is one of the few grade-level stations in the system. ... DeKalb Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. ... Graham Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. ... The R1 subway car was the first order of original passenger stock for the IND New York City Subway. ... A rollsign on the MBTA Red Line in Boston. ... The R27 was a New York City Subway car built by the St. ... A rollsign on the MBTA Red Line in Boston. ... A 1914 map showing what was at the time the proposed expansion for the BRT. The only major differences from what was built is that a new 60th Street Tunnel was used rather than the Queensboro Bridge, the Manhattan-side Brooklyn Bridge connection was never built, and several lines ended...


In 1924, part of the eventual 14th Street–Canarsie Line opened, called the "14th Street–Eastern District Line" (commonly the "14th Street–Eastern Line"), and carrying the number 16. This was extended east, and in 1928 it was joined to the existing Canarsie Line east of Broadway Junction. Since that time, the 14th Street–Canarsie Line service has operated as it is today, except for an extension from Sixth Avenue to Eighth Avenue, which opened in 1931 to connect to the new Eighth Avenue Subway. Services that use the BMT Canarsie Line through Manhattan have been colored gray since 1979. ... Broadway Junction is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the BMT Canarsie Line, the BMT Jamaica Line, and the IND Eighth Avenue Line. ... A 1941 view of a sign for the Eighth Avenue Subway The Eighth Avenue Line is the original rapid transit line of the Independent Subway System (IND), now run by the New York City Transit Authority as part of the New York City Subway system. ...


On November 26, 1967, with the opening of the Chrystie Street Connection, the BMT Eastern District lines were given letters; the 16 became the LL. When double letters were dropped on May 5, 1986, the LL became the L, and it still has that designation. is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Chrystie Street Connection is a major connecting line of the New York City Subway System, and is one of the few connections between lines of the BMT and IND divisions. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Before the 14th Street–Eastern and Canarsie Lines were connected, the Canarsie part of the line already had a number, 14, running from lower Manhattan via the Broadway Elevated and called the Canarsie Line. When the 14th Street-Eastern Line was connected in 1928, this was renamed to the Broadway (Brooklyn) Line, but continued to operate to Canarsie. In 1967, the 14 Canarsie service was given the label JJ (though the 14 itself was designated KK, continuing east from Broadway Junction towards Jamaica). Canarsie service to lower Manhattan was discontinued in 1968. K (and the earlier KK) was the label for two completely different New York City Subway services. ... The Jamaica Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT Division of the New York Subway. ... The Jamaica Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT Division of the New York Subway. ... The J Nassau Street Express and Z Nassau Street Express are two services of the New York City Subway. ... K (and the earlier KK) was the label for two completely different New York City Subway services. ...


In 1985, double letters to indicate local service was discontinued, and the LL was relabeled L.


Ridership on the L train has increased dramatically since 2000. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's $443 million fleet of subway cars on the L service was introduced in 2002, but by 2006 was already too small to handle growing ridership. The Transit Authority had projected that 212 Kawasaki-made R143 subway cars would be enough to accommodate ridership demands for years to come, but ridership has risen higher than expected. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ... R143 running on the BMT Canarsie Line L Service R-143 is the designation given to the next generation of IND/BMT division cars, contract awarded to Kawasaki Rail Car of Yonkers, NY. These cars are very similar to the Kawasaki R142A in terms of interior appointments, door motors, strip...



The L tracks have been undergoing an extensive retrofit that will eventually allow them to utilize CBTC, a system that will transfer control of the trains to a computer on board, as opposed to the current system, where the trains are manually operated by a conductor. While the retrofit has resulted in nearly two years of service changes and station closings (often, there are no trains between Manhattan and Brooklyn after midnight), this system will eventually allow trains to run closer together, and enable in-station displays to note the exact time until the next train arrives. The line also used OPTO (one person train operation) beginning in June 2005, but a combination of public outcry due to perceived safety issues, which increased after the July 2005 London tube bombings, heavy lobbying by the Transport Workers Union of America(TWU), as well as an arbitration ruling that MTA had breached its contract with TWU caused the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to end OPTO the following September. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The following is a timeline of the 7 July 2005 London bombings and 21 July 2005 London bombings. ... Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) is a United States labor union that was founded in 1934 by subway workers in New York City, then expanded to represent transit employees in other cities, primarily in the eastern U.S. This article discusses the parent union and its largest local, Local... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ...


In addition, the MTA's successful implementation of train-arrival message boards [4] on the L line have also been the first in the system.[2]


Stations

For a more detailed station listing, see BMT Canarsie Line. Services that use the BMT Canarsie Line through Manhattan have been colored gray since 1979. ...

Station service legend
Stops all times Stops all times
Time period details
L service Station Subway transfers Connections
Manhattan
Stops all times Eighth Avenue A  all times C  all except late nights E  all times
Stops all times Sixth Avenue 1  all times 2  all times 3  all except late nights F  all times V  weekdays until midnight PATH at 14th Street
Stops all times Union Square–14th Street 4  all times 5  all except late nights 6  all times <6>  weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction N  all times Q  all times R  all except late nights W  weekdays until 9:30 p.m.
Stops all times Third Avenue
Stops all times First Avenue
Brooklyn
Stops all times Bedford Avenue
Stops all times Lorimer Street G  all times
Stops all times Graham Avenue
Stops all times Grand Street
Stops all times Montrose Avenue
Stops all times Morgan Avenue
Stops all times Jefferson Street
Stops all times DeKalb Avenue
Stops all times Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues M  all times
Stops all times Halsey Street
Stops all times Wilson Avenue
Stops all times Bushwick Avenue–Aberdeen Street
Stops all times Broadway Junction A  all times C  all except late nights J  all times Z  rush hours, peak direction
Stops all times Atlantic Avenue LIRR Atlantic Branch at East New York
Stops all times Sutter Avenue
Stops all times Livonia Avenue
Stops all times New Lots Avenue B15 bus to JFK Int'l Airport
Stops all times East 105th Street
Stops all times Canarsie–Rockaway Parkway

Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Current services The New York City Subway system has 27 different train routes, some with multiple patterns. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Eighth Avenue is the western (railroad northern) terminal of the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... 207th Street to Lefferts Boulevard, Far Rockaway, or Rockaway Park note: dashed line shows rush hour only service The A Eighth Avenue Express is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... The A Eighth Avenue Express and C Eighth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The E Eighth Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Sixth Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway; it is located at Sixth Avenue and 14th Street in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. ... The 1 Broadway–Seventh Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... The 2 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... The 3 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The F Sixth Avenue Local and V Sixth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... The F Sixth Avenue Local and V Sixth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Hoboken- and Newark-bound platform at Exchange Place station in Jersey City. ... Late-night and weekend service: The 14th Street PATH station, opened on February 25, 1908, is located on 14th Street and Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), at the south end of Manhattans Chelsea neighborhood. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... , 14th Street–Union Square is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, the BMT Broadway Line, and the BMT Canarsie Line. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... The 4 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... The 5 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 6 Lexington Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... The 6 Lexington Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The N Broadway Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... The Q Broadway Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Current and former R services The R Broadway Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The W Broadway Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Third Avenue is the next stop on the Canarsie Line. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... First Avenue is almost exactly the same as Third Avenue. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Bedford Avenue is a subway stop in Williamsburg on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Lorimer Street is a stop on the L line in Brooklyn. ... The G Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Graham Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Grand Street is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Montrose Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Morgan Avenue is a station on the New York City Subways BMT Canarsie Line. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Jefferson Street is a station on the New York City Subways BMT Canarsie Line. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... DeKalb Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues is a New York City Subway station complex formed by the intersecting stations of the BMT Canarsie Line and the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line. ... The M Nassau Street Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Halsey Street is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Wilson Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Bushwick Avenue–Aberdeen Street has an interesting design. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Broadway Junction is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the BMT Canarsie Line, the BMT Jamaica Line, and the IND Fulton Street Line. ... 207th Street to Lefferts Boulevard, Far Rockaway, or Rockaway Park note: dashed line shows rush hour only service The A Eighth Avenue Express is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... The A Eighth Avenue Express and C Eighth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The J Nassau Street Express and Z Nassau Street Express are two services of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... The J Nassau Street Express and Z Nassau Street Express are two services of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Atlantic Avenue, built in 1916 has recently been reconfigured. ... The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR (often referred to as the L-I-double-R) is a commuter rail system serving the length of Long Island, New York, United States. ... The Atlantic Branch is an electrified rail line owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... East New York is a station on the Long Island Rail Roads Atlantic Branch. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Sutter Avenue is a station on the New York City Subways BMT Canarsie Line. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... At Livonia Avenue, the IRT Eastern Parkway Line crosses above the Canarsie Line. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... New Lots Avenue is a two-track, two side platform station. ... The Sumner Avenue Line and New Lots Avenue Line are two public transit lines in Brooklyn, New York City, United States, running mainly along Marcus Garvey Boulevard (formerly Sumner Avenue), 98th Street, and New Lots Avenue between northern Bedford-Stuyvesant and New Lots. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK), originally known as Idlewild Airport and colloquially known as JFK, is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, in southeastern New York City about 12 miles (19 km) from Lower Manhattan. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... East 105th Street is grade-level station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links NYCS-SSI-alltimes. ... Canarsie–Rockaway Parkway is the southern terminal station of the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway, and is one of the few grade-level stations in the system. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ...

References

  1. ^ "Oh, L, not enuf trains!" New York Daily News July 7, 2006.[1]
  2. ^ [2] MTA/Siemens train-arrival sign

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