K (Eighth Avenue Local)
|Eighth Avenue Local|
|Northern end||168th Street|
|Southern end||World Trade Center|
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.
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), 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.
The following table shows the lines used by the K service:
|IND Eighth Avenue Line||168th Street||World Trade Center||local|
For a more detailed station listing, see the articles on the lines listed above.
|Station service legend|
|Stops all times|
|Stops all times except late nights|
|Stops weekdays only|
|Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction|
|Stops weekdays in the peak direction only|
|Time period details|
- NYCsubway.org - Historical Maps
- Hey, What's a "K" Train? MTA service notice, 1985
- Big Changes For Subways Are to Begin, New York Times December 9, 1988 page B1