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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 3.

The 3 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 Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line. Trains of the 3 service run all the time except late nights; it always runs express through Manhattan and local in Brooklyn. During late nights, the 2 and 3 service (the latter of which is extended) cover its route, except for the northernmost two stations on Lenox Avenue, which are served by free transfers to buses.

Service history[edit | edit source]

 
3

LENOX AVE
3
1967-1979 bullet
(in a circle)

On November 23, 1904, the IRT Lenox Avenue Line to 145th Street opened. This was the second part of the original subway. Trains went to City Hall, until the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line was built (Manhattan portion completed on July 1, 1918). Then, it became the local to South Ferry, crossing over the 1 at 96th St.

On January 4, 1955, rush hour expresses begins operating to Flatbush Avenue, a few layups and put-ins to New Lots Avenue.

On February 6, 1959, the "West Side Improvement" took place. Trains no longer switched at 96th Street. Service runs to Flatbush Avenue at all times except nights.

On April 8, 1960, trains were sent to New Lots Avenue all times except nights.

On April 18, 1965, trains were sent back to Flatbush Avenue.

On May 13, 1968, the Harlem–148th Street terminal opens.

On May 23, 1976, the current practice of starting Sunday service late (9:00 or 10:00) begins.

On July 10, 1983, trains were sent back to New Lots Avenue, so it could more readily access Livonia Yard (it only had the 148th Street Yard before then).

From March to October 1998, the IRT Lenox Avenue Line was rehabilitated. Most 3 service was rerouted to 137th Street–City College.

After September 11, 2001, the 3 service became a local in Manhattan. After a few switching delays at 96th Street, service was changed on September 19, 2001. It ran only in Manhattan as an express between Harlem–148th Street and 14th Street and was replaced by 1 service in Brooklyn. It returned to New Lots Avenue on September 15, 2002.

Route[edit | edit source]

The following table shows the lines used by Route 3 service, with shaded boxes indicating the route at the specified times:

Line From To Tracks Times
all ex.
nights
late
nights
IRT Lenox Avenue Line (full line) Harlem – 148th Street Central Park North – 110th Street all    
IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line 96th Street Times Square – 42nd Street express
34th Street – Penn Station Chambers Street  
IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line,
Brooklyn Branch
Park Place Borough Hall all
IRT Eastern Parkway Line (full line) Hoyt Street 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
Circle dot.svg Stops weekdays only
Black diamond.svg Stops rush hours only
Half diamond.svg Stops rush hours/weekdays in the peak direction only
NYCS Route 3 Stations Handicapped/disabled access Transfer Connections and notes
Black dot.svg Harlem – 148th Street
Black dot.svg 145th Street Boarding/Exiting from the first 5 cars only
Black dot.svg 135th Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg
Black dot.svg 125th Street NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg M60 SBS to LaGuardia Airport
Black dot.svg 116th Street NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg
Black dot.svg Central Park North – 110th Street NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg
Black dot.svg 96th Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg
Black dot.svg 72nd Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg
Black dot.svg Times Square – 42nd Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg NYCS Route 2Black 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
Period dot.svg 34th Street – Penn Station Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg M34 / M34A SBS, Amtrak, LIRR, NJ Transit @ Pennsylvania Station
Period dot.svg 14th Street NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg NYCS Route FBlack dot.svg NYCS Route MCircle dot.svg NYCS Route LBlack dot.svg PATH @ 14th Street
Period dot.svg Chambers Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 1Black dot.svg NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg
Period dot.svg Park Place NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg NYCS Route ABlack dot.svg NYCS Route CCircle dot.svg NYCS Route EBlack dot.svg PATH @ World Trade Center
Period dot.svg Fulton Street NYCS Route 2Black 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
Period dot.svg Wall Street NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg
Period dot.svg Clark Street NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg
Period dot.svg Borough Hall Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg NYCS Route RCircle dot.svg
Period dot.svg Hoyt Street NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg
Period dot.svg Nevins Street NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg
Period dot.svg Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 2Black 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
Period dot.svg Bergen Street NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Period dot.svg Grand Army Plaza NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Period dot.svg Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Period dot.svg Franklin Avenue NYCS Route 2Black dot.svg NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Circle dot.svg
NYCS Route SBlack dot.svg (Franklin Avenue Shuttle)
Period dot.svg Nostrand Avenue NYCS Route 2Black diamond.svg B44 SBS
Period dot.svg Kingston Avenue NYCS Route 2Black diamond.svg
Period dot.svg Crown Heights – Utica Avenue Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 2Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg
Period dot.svg Sutter Avenue – Rutland Road NYCS Route 2Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg B15 to JFK Airport
Period dot.svg Saratoga Avenue NYCS Route 2Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg
Period dot.svg Rockaway Avenue NYCS Route 2Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg
Period dot.svg Junius Street NYCS Route 2Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg
Period dot.svg Pennsylvania Avenue NYCS Route 2Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg
Period dot.svg Van Siclen Avenue NYCS Route 2Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg
Period dot.svg New Lots Avenue NYCS Route 2Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 4Black diamond.svg NYCS Route 5Black diamond.svg B15 to JFK Airport

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