Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York)

New York City Subway and SIR

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/Pelham Local
NYCS Route 6d Lexington Avenue Local/Pelham 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 Sixth Avenue Local
NYCS Route G Crosstown Local
NYCS Route J Nassau Street Local
NYCS Route L 14 Street – Canarsie Local
NYCS Route M Sixth Avenue Local
NYCS Route N Broadway Express
NYCS Route Q Broadway Express
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)

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For the former BMT 7 service, see BMT 7.

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 express service runs in the peak direction (to 34th Street–Hudson Yards during mornings, to Main Street–Flushing during evenings) between 6:30 and 22:00 on weekdays. The service is colored purple on official maps and signage and is the only route on the Flushing Line. This route is the only one in the system to run 11-car trains; these are the longest trains on the IRT. Odd train lengths are rare, as cars are typically produced and operated in pairs. The 7 is known as the International Express because the route travels through neighborhoods of many different nationalities and cultures, especially along Roosevelt Avenue.

This line was the last stronghold for the Redbird series of subway cars. Until 2002, the entire fleet was dominated by the R33/36 World's Fair Version. As time passed, the Redbirds were being phased out and replaced by the Bombardier-built R62A cars. On November 3, 2003, the last Redbird train made its final trip on this line, making all stops between Times Square and Willets Point–Shea Stadium.

Beginning in 2016, the R62As were being displaced with R188s, built by Kawasaki and equipped for CBTC operation.

Service history Edit


1967-1979 bullet
(in a circle)

The 3 designation has been assigned to its current route since the introduction of front rollsigns on the R12 in 1948. Rollsigns on current equipment (R62) include the number 11 to substitute for the express 3 designation. At some point, the line will receive new cars which have digital rollsigns but are only able to display one digit. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has no plans to change its designation, however.

New York City and the MTA have proposed extending the line as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project. The extension would add two new stations at Tenth Avenue and 42nd Street, and at Eleventh Avenue and 34th Street. These two new stations will add service to the west side of Midtown and provide a more direct transit link to the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Although the project was originally tied to New York City's bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, both the City and the MTA have said that the project will continue. The 34th Street-Hudson Yards station opened on September 13, 2015, being the first extension to the system since 1989.


The following table shows the line used by Route 7 and Route <7> trains, with shaded boxes indicating the route at the specified times:

Line From To Tracks Times
NYCS Route 7 NYCS Route 7d
rush peak all times
IRT Flushing Line Flushing – Main Street 33rd Street – Rawson Street express    
Queensboro Plaza Times Square all  
Station service legend
Black dot Stops all times
Period dot Stops all times except late nights
Circle dot Stops weekdays only
Gray dot Station closed
Half diamond Stops rush hours/weekdays in the peak direction only
NYCS Route 7 NYCS Route 7d Stations Wheelchair Transfer Connections and notes
Black dot Half diamond Flushing – Main Street Wheelchair
Black dot Half diamond Mets – Willets Point Wheelchair
Black dot 111th Street
Black dot 103rd Street – Corona Plaza
Black dot Half diamond Junction Boulevard Wheelchair
Black dot 90th Street – Elmhurst Avenue
Black dot 82nd Street – Jackson Heights
Black dot 74th Street – Broadway Wheelchair NYCS Route EBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
Black dot 69th Street
Black dot Half diamond 61st Street – Woodside Wheelchair
Black dot 52nd Street
Black dot 46th Street – Bliss Street
Black dot 40th Street – Lowery Street
Black dot 33rd Street – Rawson Street
Black dot Half diamond Queensboro Plaza NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QCircle dot
Black dot Half diamond Court Square Wheelchair NYCS Route EBlack dot NYCS Route GBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot
Black dot Half diamond Hunters Point Avenue
Black dot Half diamond Vernon Boulevard – Jackson Avenue
Black dot Half diamond Grand Central Wheelchair NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5Period dot NYCS Route 6Black dot NYCS Route 6dHalf diamond
NYCS Route SPeriod dot (42nd Street Shuttle)
Black dot Half diamond Fifth Avenue NYCS Route BCircle dot NYCS Route DBlack dot NYCS Route FBlack dot NYCS Route MCircle dot
Black dot Half diamond Times Square Wheelchair NYCS Route 1Black dot NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Black dot NYCS Route ABlack dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot NYCS Route EBlack dot NYCS Route NBlack dot NYCS Route QBlack dot NYCS Route RPeriod dot
NYCS Route SPeriod dot (42nd Street Shuttle)
Gray dot 34th Street - Hudson Yards Wheelchair

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