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Encyclopedia > Unused New York City Subway service labels

Several New York City Subway service labels have never been used, but have appeared on rollsigns. DD, FF and MM are covered in the D, F and M articles. The others are included here. The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... A rollsign on the MBTA Red Line in Boston. ... The D Sixth Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The F Sixth Avenue Local and V Sixth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... Current bullet The M Nassau Street Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The D Sixth Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The F Sixth Avenue Local and V Sixth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... Current bullet The M Nassau Street Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ...


IRT numbers

Current rollsigns include the following: A rollsign on the MBTA Red Line in Boston. ...

  • Green 8, 10 and 12 (the same color as the 4, 5 and 6 and the diamond services of the 5 and 6)
  • Purple 11 (the same color as the 7 and its diamond service)
  • Red 13 (the same color as the 1, 2 and 3)
  • Red 9, unused since May 27, 2005

It is likely that these were assigned arbitrarily, for use if a new service is inaugurated over existing trackage. The 4 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 5 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 6 Lexington Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 7 Flushing Local is a service of the New York City Subway, running local service along the full length of the IRT Flushing Line, with express service (7 Flushing Express) denoted by a diamond-shaped 7 train logo rather than a circular one. ... The 1 Broadway-Seventh Avenue Local and 9 Broadway-Seventh Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... The 2 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 3 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 1 Broadway-Seventh Avenue Local and 9 Broadway-Seventh Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


IND/BMT letters

P, T, U, X and Y appear on current rollsigns as a black number on a white circle. No current services use this color, so the signs would likely be patched if any of these services were to become permanent. Specifically, T is the planned label for the Second Avenue Line, and would be colored turquoise. A rollsign on the MBTA Red Line in Boston. ... The T is the future designation of service on the planned Second Avenue Subway line. ... The Second Avenue Line, usually called the Second Avenue Subway (SAS), refers to a series of public works projects and engineering studies undertaken to construct a subway underneath Second Avenue in New York Citys borough of Manhattan. ...   #30D5C8 Turquoise is a mid-value color blend of blue and green. ...


In the 1990s, P (short for Penn Station) was planned for a nonstop between Sutphin Boulevard-JFK Airport (at the LIRR's Jamaica station) and 34th Street-Penn Station, continuing locally to Washington Heights-168th Street, via the BMT Archer Avenue Line, BMT Jamaica Line, Chrystie Street Connection, IND Sixth Avenue Line and IND Eighth Avenue Line (swtiching between the latter at West Fourth Street-Washington Square). This would have been used during threatened Amtrak strikes that would have prevented LIRR trains from entering New York Penn Station. Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but keeping the same mind-set. ... Exterior view circa 1911. ... Sutphin Boulevard-JFK Airport is a double-decker underground station, with IND tracks on the upper level and BMT tracks below. ... The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York. ... The Jamaica Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT Division of the New York Subway. ... 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. ... The Sixth Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the IND division of the New York City Subway system, running mostly under Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. ... 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. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York. ... For the Pennsylvania Station in Newark, New Jersey or Baltimore, Maryland, see Pennsylvania Station (Newark) or Pennsylvania Station (Baltimore). ...


P was skipped in the 1960 assignment of letters to BMT services, possibly because of the slang use of the word pee ("go down to track four and take a P", and the fact that the local of the P service would have been PP at the time). Others speculate that it may have been reserved for the BMT Culver Line, which was converted to a shuttle in 1959. No evidence has been found for either claim. T was used for BMT West End Line services, but was quickly eaten up by the post-Chrystie Street expanded B. Y has at times been proposed for the Second Avenue Line, although the current plan is to name it T. 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 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... Pee can be: A juvenile slang term referring to urine or the act of urination. ... The BMT Culver Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway, running from Coney Island through Gravesend to Ditmas Avenue, where it becomes the IND Culver Line. ... Current bullet R1 end rollsign for IND specials R12 end rollsigns for the IRT R27 end rollsign for BMT shuttles 1968-1979 bullet for all shuttles (in a circle) Three services in the New York Subway are designated as S (shuttle). ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The T is the future designation of service on the planned Second Avenue Subway line. ... Route designation on BMT Triplex equipment The West End Line, now a subway line in Brooklyn, New York City, is a branch line from the Broadway ( Manhattan)-Fourth Avenue (Brooklyn) subway, serving the communities of Borough Park, New Utrecht, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Coney Island. ... 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. ... The B Sixth Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The Second Avenue Line, usually called the Second Avenue Subway (SAS), refers to a series of public works projects and engineering studies undertaken to construct a subway underneath Second Avenue in New York Citys borough of Manhattan. ... The T is the future designation of service on the planned Second Avenue Subway line. ...

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New York City Subway (official site)
Services 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A B C D E F G J L M N Q R V W Z
Shuttles (S) 42nd Street - Franklin Avenue - Rockaway Park
Unused/defunct 8 9 10 11 12 13 H K P T U X Y JFK Express
BMT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Divisions IRT - BMT - IND (Second System)
Lists Lines - Services - Stations - Terminals - Inter-division connections - Inter-division transfers - Yards
Miscellaneous Accessibility - Dual Contracts - Chaining - History - Nomenclature - Rolling stock - Straphanger
Other transit in NYC Amtrak - LIRR - Metro-North - NJ Transit - PATH - Staten Island Railway - AirTrain - Roosevelt Island Tramway

 
 

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