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The New York City Subway Lines Project:
N Train (Broadway Local)

The N Train runs from Ditmars Blvd in Astoria, Queens to Coney Island in Brooklyn. It runs local at all times in Queens and Manhattan. During rush hour, it runs express in Brooklyn. It is a part of the Yellow Line and while in midtown Manhattan you'll find the N or the R by following Broadway.

Station Information for the N Train is as follows:

Queens:

Ditmars Blvd-Astoria, 31 Street
Bus connections: Q19A

Astoria Blvd (Hoyt Av), 31 Street
Bus connections: Q19 M60 to LaGuardia Airport

30 Avenue (Grand Av), 31 Street
Bus connections: Q66

Broadway, 31 Street
Bus connections: Q104

36 Avenue (Washington Av), 31 Street
Bus connections: Q66

39 Avenue (Beebe Avenue), 31 Street

Queensboro Plaza, Bridge Plaza
Transfers: 7
Bus connections: Q19A Q32 Q39 Q60 Q66 Q67 Q101 Q102 B61

Manhattan:

Lexington Av, 60 Street
Transfers: 4 5 6 R
Bus and other connections: M31 M57 M98 M101 M102 M103 Q32

5 Avenue, 59-60 Streets
Bus connections: M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M30 Q32

57 Street, 7 Avenue
Bus connections: M6 M7 M30 M31 M57

49 Street, 7 Avenue
Bus connections: M27 M50

42 Street - Times Square, Broadway 7 Avenue
Transfers: 1 2 3 7 9 A C E S
Bus and other connections: M10 M16 M27 M42 M104 Port Authority Bus Terminal

34 Street - Herald Square, Broadway
Wheelchair accessible.
Transfers: B D F Q
Bus and other connections: M4 M6 M16 M34 Q32 PATH LIRR Amtrak NJTransit

28 Street, Broadway

23 Street, Broadway
Bus and other connections: M23

14 Street - Union Square, Broadway
Transfers: 4 5 6 L
Bus and other connections: M1 M2 M3 M7 M9 M14

8 Street - NYU, Broadway
Bus and other connections: M1 M2 M3 M5 M8

Prince St, Broadway
Bus and other connections: M5 M21

Canal Street, Broadway
Transfers: 6 J M Z

City Hall, Broadway
Bus connections: M1 M6 M9 M15 M22 M103 B51

Cortlandt St, Church Street
Wheelchair accessible southbound only.
Bus and other connections: M9 M22 PATH Hoboken Ferry

Rector St, Trinity Place

Whitehall St - South Ferry, Water Street
Bus and other connections: M1 M6 M15 Staten Island Ferry

Brooklyn:

Court Street, Montague St
Transfers: M 2 3 4 5
Bus connections: B25 B37 B38 B41 B45 B51 B52 B65

Lawrence St - MetroTech, Willoughby Street
Bus connections: B25 B26 B37 B38 B52 B54 B61 B67 B75

DeKalb Av, Flatbush Av
Transfers: D Q
Bus connections: B25 B26 B37 B38 B52

Pacific St, 4 Avenue
Transfers: 2 3 4 5 B D M Q R
Bus and other connections: B41 B45 B63 B65 B67 LIRR

Union St, 4 Avenue
Except rush hours and middays.
Bus connections: B71

9 Street, 4 Avenue
Except rush hours and middays.
Transfers: F
Bus connections: B75 B77

Prospect Av, 4 Avenue
Except rush hours and middays.

25 Street, 4 Avenue
Except rush hours and middays.

36 Street, 4 Avenue
Transfers: B M R
Bus connections: B35 B70

45 Street, 4 Avenue
Except rush hours and middays.

53 Street, 4 Avenue
Except rush hours and middays.
Bus connections: B11

59 Street, 4 Avenue
Transfers: R
Bus connections: B9

8 Avenue, 62 Street
Bus and other connections: B70

Ft Hamilton Pkwy, 62 Street
Bus connections: B16

New Utrecht Av, 62 Street
Transfers: B M
Bus connections: B9 B23

18 Avenue, 64 Street
Bus connections: B8

20 Avenue, 64 Street

Bay Parkway, Avenue O, West 7 Street
Bus connections: B6

Kings Highway, West 7 Street
Bus connections: B82

Avenue U, West 7 Street
Bus connections: B3

86 Street, West 7 Street
Bus connections: B1 B4

Stillwell Av - Coney Island, Surf Avenue
Transfers: B D F
Bus connections: B36 B64 B74

The N train is unique in that it is the only current line of the New York City subway that runs on exclusively BMT built trackage.

The first portion of what is now the N route to be built was a mid 19th century railway in then rural Southern Brooklyn that took holiday makers to the resort at Coney Island. It was called the Sea Beach line. Eventually the Brooklyn Rapid Transit corporation, ancestor of the Brooklyn Manhattan Transit corporation, acquired the Sea Beach line, as it did all of the railways of Brooklyn.

After the BRT built its first subway line, the line that runs up Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn, under the East River, and under Broadway to midtown Manhattan, the Sea Beach line was connected to this line for through service. In the 20's dual contract era of subway expansion, the BMT and the Interboro Rapid Transit (IRT) were jointly given the contract to operate two lines running under the East River to Queens, the Flushing line (today's 7 Train, and the Astoria line to Ditmars Boulevard, over which the N currently runs on the Queens end).

The city took over the competing transit systems in 1940, and after letter designations were given to the now unified lines, the N was the route that ran over the Sea Beach line, through the Fourth Avenue and Broadway subways, and through the new 60th street tunnel to the Independent (IND) Queens Boulevard line. This first incarnation of the N was actually one of the first hybrid BMT/IND lines. At the time the RR (later the R) was the route that followed the Astoria line.

Later the terminals of the N and R were switched and the N assumed the form it has today, following the Sea Beach line from Coney Island to the Fourth Avenue subway, under the East River to the Broadway subway and northwest through Manhattan, turning east, back under the river through the 60th street tunnel and along the Astoria line. The N route features many of the sharp curves of the original BMT subway, and the Queens Plaza station that it shares with the 7 Train in the only station in which BMT/IND trackage and IRT trackage share the same platform, a legacy of the dual operation of the Queens lines.

The N Train runs mostly R68 rolling stock, disgusting 75' cars with a mirrored interior from the early 80s. It also occasionally features an R40 train.

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