Seventh Avenue (IND lines)

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 7 Avenue
 "B" train"D" train"E" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
7th Avenue - Downtown Platform.jpg
Upper Level platform
Station statistics
Address Seventh Avenue & West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Borough Manhattan
Locale Midtown Manhattan
Coordinates 40°45′47″N 73°58′55″W / 40.762959°N 73.981891°W / 40.762959; -73.981891Coordinates: 40°45′47″N 73°58′55″W / 40.762959°N 73.981891°W / 40.762959; -73.981891
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Sixth Avenue Line
IND Queens Boulevard Line
Services       B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      D all times (all times)​
      E all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M7, M20, M104
Structure Underground
Levels 2
Platforms 2 island platforms (1 on each level)
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4 (2 on each level)
Other information
Opened August 19, 1933; 85 years ago (1933-08-19)
Station code 277[1]
Accessibility Cross-platform wheelchair transfer available
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Former/other names Seventh Avenue–53rd Street
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 5,105,535[3]Decrease 1.1%
Rank 90 out of 425
Station succession
Next eastFifth Avenue/53rd Street (Queens Blvd): E all times
47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center (6th Ave): B weekdays until 11:00 p.m.D all times
Next west59th Street–Columbus Circle (6th Ave): B weekdays until 11:00 p.m.D all times
50th Street (Queens Blvd): E all times

Seventh Avenue is a station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line and the IND Queens Boulevard 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 announced as Seventh Avenue–53rd Street, in the style of other stations that orient east-west along 53rd Street (such as Fifth Avenue/53rd Street and Lexington Avenue–53rd Street), as well as to prevent confusion with Seventh Avenue along Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, which is also served by the B.

History[edit]

The Seventh Avenue station was designed as an interchange point between service of the IND Queens Boulevard Line and the IND Sixth Avenue Line. The northern half of the station opened on August 19, 1933 with the opening of the IND Queens Boulevard Line to Roosevelt Avenue in Queens.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Upper level
Lower level
from 50 St
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, metrocard vending machines
B2 Southbound QBL "E" train toward World Trade Center (50th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound 6 Av. Line "B" train toward Brighton Beach weekdays (47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center)
"D" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center)
B3 Northbound QBL "E" train toward Jamaica Center (Fifth Avenue/53rd Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound 6 Av. Line "B" train toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours, 145th Street middays and evenings (59th Street–Columbus Circle)
"D" train toward Norwood–205th Street (59th Street–Columbus Circle)
Northeast corner entrance

This is a two-level station, with two tracks on each level and two island platforms, one over the other. The lower level serves trains headed railroad north (to Central Park West for trains from the IND Sixth Avenue Line, to Queens for trains from the IND Eighth Avenue Line). The upper level is the reverse. Each level allows cross-platform interchange between the two lines.[5] 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 serves two distinct subway lines that do not interconnect. On the IND Sixth Avenue Line, uptown trains (heading west through the station) join the IND Eighth Avenue Line headed uptown along Central Park West, while downtown trains (heading east through the station) head downtown along the IND Sixth Avenue Line. On the IND Queens Boulevard Line, uptown trains (heading east through the station) go to Queens via the 53rd Street Tunnel, while downtown trains (headed west through the station) head downtown along Eighth Avenue. Although connections would appear to exist on the subway map (because the map shows all levels of tracks in the same plane), there are no connecting tracks. This means that 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, or vice versa.[5]

Exits[edit]

This station has two main exits–one at the westbound end of the station at Broadway, and one in the middle of the station at Broadway. The westbound exit has staircases leading to the northeast and southeast corners of 53rd Street and Broadway. The middle exit has staircases leading to the northeast and southeast corners of 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue[6]

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