K (Eighth Avenue Local)

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Eighth Avenue Local
K symbol
Northern end 168th Street
Southern end World Trade Center
Stations 23
Discontinued December 10, 1988; 26 years ago (1988-12-10)

The K Eighth Avenue Local, earlier the AA, was a New York City Subway service. It was designated with a blue circle on station signs, car rollsigns, and the official subway map since it ran on IND Eighth Avenue Line.

History[edit]

An R42 K train at Chambers Street

In 1985, as part of the elimination of double letters, the AA was renamed the K. This service operated between 168th Street and World Trade Center during midday, evenings, and weekends. During late night hours, the A express made local stops on the Eighth Avenue Line. During rush hours, the C, formerly the CC, ran between Bedford Park Boulevard and Rockaway Park – Beach 116th Street, replacing the K as the local on Eighth Avenue.

The K last ran on December 10, 1988, and the next day (December 11, 1988; the day where the New York City Subway would get several major service changes[1]), the C was expanded from its rush-hour only service to include midday service between 145th Street and Euclid Avenue, early evening (until 21:00) and weekend service between 145th Street and World Trade Center as well. On April 1995, those trains ran between 168th Street and World Trade Center, which matched the former K train route.

Route[edit]

Service pattern[edit]

The following table shows the lines used by the K service:

Line From To Tracks
IND Eighth Avenue Line 168th Street World Trade Center local

Stations[edit]

For a more detailed station listing, see the articles on the lines listed above.

Station service legend
Stops all times Stops all times
Stops all times except late nights Stops all times except late nights
Stops weekdays only Stops weekdays only
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction
Stops rush hours in peak direction only Stops weekdays in the peak direction only
Time period details
K service Stations Handicapped/disabled access Subway transfers Connections
Manhattan
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 168th Street A all times
1 all times (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 163rd Street – Amsterdam Avenue
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 155th Street
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 145th Street A all times
D all times (IND Concourse Line)
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 135th Street
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 125th Street A all times D all times M60 bus to LaGuardia Airport
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 116th Street
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 103rd Street
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 96th Street
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 86th Street
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 81st Street – Museum of Natural History
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 72nd Street
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 59th Street – Columbus Circle A all times D all times
1 all times (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 50th Street E all times
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal A all times E all times
1 all times 2 all times 3 all except late nights (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line),
7 all times <7>rush hours until 10:00 p.m., peak direction (IRT Flushing Line),
B all except late nights D all times N all except late nights Q weekdays until 8:00 p.m. R all times (BMT Broadway Line),
S all times (42nd Street Shuttle)
at Times Square – 42nd Street
Port Authority Bus Terminal
Note: Yellow B and D services discontinued
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 34th Street – Penn Station A all times E all times Amtrak, LIRR, NJ Transit at Pennsylvania Station
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 23rd Street E all times
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction 14th Street A all times E all times
L all times (BMT Canarsie Line)
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction West Fourth Street – Washington Square A all times E all times
F all times S all times JFK all times except late nights (IND Sixth Avenue Line)
PATH at 9th Street
Note: Grand Street Shuttle and JFK Express discontinued
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction Spring Street E all times
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction Canal Street A all times E all times
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction World Trade Center E all times
A all times (IND Eighth Avenue Line at Chambers Street)
2 all times 3 all except late nights (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line at Park Place)
PATH at World Trade Center

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