|This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Seventh Avenue (IND Queens Boulevard Line). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Metro Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).|
- This article is about the New York City Subway station in Manhattan. For the subway station in Brooklyn, see Seventh Avenue (BMT Brighton Line).
Seventh Avenue is a subway station on the IND Queens Boulevard Line and the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and 53rd Street in Manhattan, it is served by the D and E trains at all times, and the B train weekdays. The station is occasionally called Seventh Avenue–53rd Street, in the style of other stations along 53rd Street (such as Fifth Avenue–53rd Street and Lexington Avenue–53rd Street).
It is a two-level station, with two tracks on each level and two island platforms, one over the other. The upper level serves trains headed railroad north (to Central Park West for trains from the Sixth Avenue Line, to Queens for trains from the Eighth Avenue Line). The lower level is the reverse. The BMT Broadway Line passes overhead near the west end of the station; this crossing is visible in the ceiling and supporting columns.
The station, which is oriented east–west along 53rd Street, serves two distinct subway lines that do not interconnect. On the IND Sixth Avenue Line, "northbound" trains (heading west through the station) join the IND Eighth Avenue Line headed uptown along Central Park West, while "southbound" trains (headed east through the station) head downtown along Sixth Avenue. On the IND Queens Boulevard Line, "northbound" trains (heading east through the station) go to Queens via the 53rd Street Tunnel, while "southbound trains" (headed west through the station) head downtown along Eighth Avenue. Although connections would appear to exist on the subway map, a downtown Sixth Avenue train coming from Central Park West cannot continue to Queens, and an uptown Sixth Avenue train cannot turn downtown along Eighth Avenue.
- nycsubway.org — IND Queens Boulevard Line: 7th Avenue/53rd Street
- Station Reporter — B Train
- Station Reporter — D Train
- Station Reporter — E Train