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NYCS Route 1 Broadway – Seventh Avenue Local
NYCS Route 2 Seventh Avenue Express
NYCS Route 3 Seventh Avenue Express
NYCS Route 4 Lexington Avenue Express
NYCS Route 5 Lexington Avenue Express
NYCS Route 6 Lexington Avenue Local
NYCS Route 6d Pelham Bay Park Express
NYCS Route 7 Flushing Local
NYCS Route 7d Flushing Express
NYCS Route A Eighth Avenue Express
NYCS Route B Sixth Avenue Express
NYCS Route C Eighth Avenue Local
NYCS Route D Sixth Avenue Express
NYCS Route E Eighth Avenue Local
NYCS Route F Queens Boulevard Express/Sixth Avenue Local
NYCS Route Fd Culver Express
NYCS Route G Brooklyn – Queens Crosstown
NYCS Route J Nassau Street Local
NYCS Route L 14 Street – Canarsie Local
NYCS Route M Queens Boulevard/Sixth Avenue Local
NYCS Route N Broadway Express
NYCS Route Q Second Avenue/Broadway Express/Brighton Local
NYCS Route R Broadway Local
NYCS Route W Broadway Local
NYCS Route Z Nassau Street Express
NYCS Route S 42nd Street Shuttle
NYCS Route S Franklin Avenue Shuttle
NYCS Route S Rockaway Park Shuttle
NYCS Route SIRl Staten Island Railway Local
NYCS Route SIRe Staten Island Railway Express
NYCS Route T Second Avenue Local (future)

These are services for lines see List of NYCS lines view

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For the former BMT service, see BMT 2.

The 2 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. It is colored red on station signs and the NYC Subway map because it represents service provided on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line through Manhattan. Trains of the 2 service run all the time. The usual pattern is express through Manhattan and local elsewhere; at late nights it is local everywhere. Some rush hour trips run to New Lots Avenue. Limited rush hour service operates on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line (two trains heading to Brooklyn during morning rush hours, and four trains heading to the Bronx during evening rush hours) to clear congestion.

The 2 service was one of the last strongholds of the Redbird cars. Introduced in the mid-1950s to early 1960s, they ran on the line until 2001–2002 and were replaced by the Bombardier-built R142s.

Service history[edit | edit source]

 
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1967-1979 bullet
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The IRT White Plains Road Line had been serviced by 3rd Avenue El trains until July 10, 1905, when the connecting subway from 135th Street to the portal past Third Avenue–149th Street opened. Trains went to South Ferry, which opened the same day, from 180th St–Bronx Park.

On January 9, 1908, the Joralemon Street Tunnel to Brooklyn opened, and trains ran from East 180th Street to Borough Hall.

Five months later, Nevins Street and Atlantic Avenue stations opeed.

On March 3, 1917 and March 31, 1917, the IRT White Plains Road Line opened to 219th Street and Nereid Avenue–238th Street, respectively. They were later connected to the IRT Lexington Avenue Line

On July 1, 1918, the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line was completed to Wall Street and South Ferry. The 2 train served both.

On April 15, 1919, the Clark Street Tunnel opened, connecting the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line with Brooklyn.

On December 19, 1919, trains began alternating between South Ferry and Atlantic Avenue during rush hours. In 1923, service was extended to Utica Avenue.

On December 1, 1924, trains that ended at South Ferry now ran to New Lots Avenue instead.

On September 5, 1937, evening trains were rerouted to the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line.

In 1957, trains were extended to the IRT Dyre Avenue Line via new connecting tracks at East 180th Street.

On February 6, 1959, trains began running between Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College and Wakefield–241st Street during overnight hours, and between New Lots Avenue and East 180th Street other times.

Over the decades, the 1 and 2 (and later the 3) trains switched terminals between Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College and New Lots Avenue several times, until April 18, 1965 when all 2 trains were sent to New Lots Avenue at all times.

On July 10, 1983, the 2 train was sent back to Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College, its current route.

From March to October 1998, the IRT Lenox Avenue Line was rehabilitated. On weekdays, 2 trains ran via the IRT Lexington Avenue Line between 149th Street–Grand Concourse and Nevins Street uptown from 5:00 to 12:00 and downtown from 12:00 to 0:00.

In 1999, late night express service in Manhattan was discontinued.

After September 11, 2001, the 2 train became local in Manhattan (so they wouldn't back up behind 3 trains terminating at 14th Street). It returned to normal service on September 15, 2002.

Route[edit | edit source]

The following table shows the lines used by Route 2 service, with shaded boxes indicating the route at the specified times:

Line From To Tracks Times
all ex.
nights
late
nights
rush
peak
IRT White Plains Road Line (full line) Wakefield – 241st Street 149th Street – Grand Concourse local      
IRT Lenox Avenue Line 135th Street Central Park North – 110th Street all
IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line 96th Street Chambers Street express  
local      
IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line,
Brooklyn Branch
Park Place Borough Hall all    
IRT Eastern Parkway Line Hoyt Street Franklin Avenue local
IRT Nostrand Avenue Line (full line) President Street Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College all  
IRT Eastern Parkway Line Nostrand Avenue Crown Heights – Utica Avenue local      
IRT New Lots Line (full line) Sutter Avenue – Rutland Road New Lots Avenue all
Station service legend
Black dot.svg Stops all times
Period dot.svg Stops all times except late nights
Crescent dot.svg Stops late nights only
Circle dot.svg Stops weekdays only
Half dot.svg Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction
Black diamond.svg Stops rush hours only
Half diamond.svg Stops rush hours/weekdays in the peak direction only
NYCS Route 2 Stations Handicapped/disabled access Transfer Connections and notes
Black dot.svg Wakefield – 241st Street Metro-North: Harlem Line @ Wakefield
Black dot.svg Nereid Avenue NYCS Route 5Half diamond.svg
Black dot.svg 233rd Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 5Half diamond.svg Metro-North: Harlem Line @ Woodlawn
Black dot.svg 225th Street NYCS Route 5Half diamond.svg
Black dot.svg 219th Street NYCS Route 5Half diamond.svg
Black dot.svg Gun Hill Road Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 5Half diamond.svg Bx41 SBS
Black dot.svg Burke Avenue NYCS Route 5Half diamond.svg
Black dot.svg Allerton Avenue NYCS Route 5Half diamond.svg
Black dot.svg Pelham Parkway Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 5Half diamond.svg Bx12 SBS
Black dot.svg Bronx Park East NYCS Route 5Half diamond.svg
Black dot.svg East 180th Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 5Black dot.svg
Black dot.svg West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue NYCS Route 5Half dot.svg
Black dot.svg 174th Street NYCS Route 5Half dot.svg
Black dot.svg Freeman Street NYCS Route 5Half dot.svg
Black dot.svg Simpson Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 5Half dot.svg
Black dot.svg Intervale Avenue NYCS Route 5Half dot.svg
Black dot.svg Prospect Avenue NYCS Route 5Half dot.svg
Black dot.svg Jackson Avenue NYCS Route 5Half dot.svg
Black dot.svg Third Avenue – 149th Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 5Period dot.svg Bx41 SBS
Black dot.svg 149th Street – Grand Concourse NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Period dot.svg
Black dot.svg 135th Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 3Black dot.svg
Black dot.svg 125th Street NYCS Route 3Black dot.svg M60 SBS to LaGuardia Airport
Black dot.svg 116th Street NYCS Route 3Black dot.svg
Black dot.svg Central Park North – 110th Street NYCS Route 3Black dot.svg
Black dot.svg 96th Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg NYCS Route 3Black dot.svg
Crescent dot.svg 86th Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg
Crescent dot.svg 79th Street NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg
Black dot.svg 72nd Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg NYCS Route 3Black dot.svg
Crescent dot.svg 66th Street – Lincoln Center Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg
Crescent dot.svg 59th Street – Columbus Circle Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg NYCS Route ABlack dot.svg NYCS Route DBlack dot.svg
Crescent dot.svg 50th Street NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg
Black dot.svg Times Square – 42nd Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg NYCS Route 3Black dot.svg NYCS Route 7Black dot.svg NYCS Route 7dHalf diamond.svg NYCS Route ABlack dot.svg NYCS Route CPeriod dot.svg NYCS Route EBlack dot.svg NYCS Route NBlack dot.svg NYCS Route QBlack dot.svg NYCS Route RPeriod dot.svg
NYCS Route SPeriod dot.svg (42nd Street Shuttle)
Port Authority Bus Terminal
Black dot.svg 34th Street – Penn Station Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg M34 / M34A SBS, Amtrak, LIRR, NJ Transit @ Pennsylvania Station
Crescent dot.svg 28th Street NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg
Crescent dot.svg 23rd Street NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg
Crescent dot.svg 18th Street NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg
Black dot.svg 14th Street NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route FBlack dot.svg NYCS Route MCircle dot.svg NYCS Route LBlack dot.svg PATH @ 14th Street
Crescent dot.svg Christopher Street – Sheridan Square NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg PATH @ Christopher Street
Crescent dot.svg Houston Street NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg
Crescent dot.svg Canal Street NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg
Crescent dot.svg Franklin Street NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg
Black dot.svg Chambers Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg
Black dot.svg Park Place NYCS Route 3Circle dot.svg NYCS Route ABlack dot.svg NYCS Route CCircle dot.svg NYCS Route EBlack dot.svg PATH @ World Trade Center
Black dot.svg Fulton Street NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Period dot.svg NYCS Route ABlack dot.svg NYCS Route CPeriod dot.svg NYCS Route JCircle dot.svg NYCS Route ZHalf diamond.svg
Black dot.svg Wall Street NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg
Black dot.svg Clark Street NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg
Black dot.svg Borough Hall Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg NYCS Route RCircle dot.svg
Black dot.svg Hoyt Street NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg
Black dot.svg Nevins Street NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg
Black dot.svg Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg NYCS Route BCircle dot.svg NYCS Route QBlack dot.svg NYCS Route DBlack dot.svg NYCS Route NBlack dot.svg NYCS Route RPeriod dot.svg LIRR: Atlantic Branch @ Atlantic Terminal
Black dot.svg Bergen Street NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Grand Army Plaza NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Franklin Avenue NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg
NYCS Route SBlack dot.svg (Franklin Avenue Shuttle)
Black dot.svg President Street NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg
Black dot.svg Sterling Street NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg B44 SBS
Black dot.svg Winthrop Street NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg B44 SBS
Black dot.svg Church Avenue Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg B44 SBS
Black dot.svg Beverly Road NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg
Black dot.svg Newkirk Avenue NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg B44 SBS
Black dot.svg Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg B44 SBS
Black diamond.svg Nostrand Avenue NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg B44 SBS
Black diamond.svg Kingston Avenue NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg
Black diamond.svg Crown Heights – Utica Avenue Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg
Black diamond.svg Sutter Avenue – Rutland Road NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg B15 to JFK Airport
Black diamond.svg Saratoga Avenue NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg
Black diamond.svg Rockaway Avenue NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg
Black diamond.svg Junius Street NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg
Black diamond.svg Pennsylvania Avenue NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg
Black diamond.svg Van Siclen Avenue NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg
Black diamond.svg New Lots Avenue NYCS Route 3Period dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg B15 to JFK Airport

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