49th Street (BMT Broadway Line)

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49th Street
NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
49th Street Platform.JPG
Downtown platform
Station statistics
Address West 49th Street & Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Borough Manhattan
Locale Midtown Manhattan
Coordinates 40°45′38″N 73°59′02″W / 40.760423°N 73.983779°W / 40.760423; -73.983779Coordinates: 40°45′38″N 73°59′02″W / 40.760423°N 73.983779°W / 40.760423; -73.983779
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Broadway Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      Q late nights only (late nights only)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
      W weekdays only (weekdays only)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: M7, M20, M50, M104
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened July 10, 1919 (97 years ago) (1919-07-10)[1]
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (northbound only)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 8,029,988[3]Decrease 6%
Rank 47 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 57th Street–Seventh Avenue: N all times Q late nights only R all except late nights W weekdays only
Next south Times Square–42nd Street: N all times Q late nights only R all except late nights W weekdays only


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north none: N all times W weekdays only
Lexington Avenue–63rd Street: N selected rush-hour trips Q all times
Queens Plaza: R all except late nights
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south southbound platform not accessible
Previous accessible station northbound: Times Square–42nd Street: N all times Q late nights only R all except late nights W weekdays only

49th Street is a local station on the BMT Broadway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at West 49th Street and Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, it is served by the:

  • N train at all times.
  • R train at all times except late nights
  • W train on weekdays
  • Q train during late nights

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 57 St
to Times Sq–42 St
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at northeast corner of 49th Street and Seventh Avenue for northbound trains only)
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg (NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg late nights) toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Times Square–42nd Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg toward Whitehall Street–South Ferry (Times Square–42nd Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Bay Ridge–95th Street (Times Square–42nd Street)
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg does not stop here (all except late nights)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg does not stop here (all except late nights) →
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg (NYCS-bull-trans-W.svg weekdays) toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (57th Street–Seventh Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg toward 96th Street (late nights) (57th Street–Seventh Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue (57th Street–Seventh Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Entrance to downtown trains at 49th Street

This underground station, opened on July 10, 1919,[1] has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are used by the Q train at all times except late nights.

49th Street was originally built in the same style as the other BMT Broadway stations but underwent an experimental renovation in October 1973. New tiling of red glazed brick was installed over the original BMT-style tiled walls, reducing the platforms' widths by several inches; in addition, special ceiling soundproofing and terrazzo flooring were installed. Since the renovation, three of the four street entrances have been reconstructed, leaving only the 47th Street exit on the southbound platform with the red brick appearance; additionally, the soundproofing experiment was not repeated at any other station. Additional false brick tiles were added some time after the 1973 renovation, indicating the presence of a station facility. A passageway leading to an exit at West 47th Street and Broadway was also added after the renovation. Also, one of the staircases on the southbound side is walled off, making only one staircase available to the southbound side. Yellow tactile treads on both platforms' edges were installed in 2015.

South of this station, the downtown local track descends slightly, then rises back up. The reason for this is because Broadway and Seventh Avenue meet at its narrow point of Times Square (45th Street), and the downtown local track crosses beneath the uptown local track of the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line.

Exits[edit]

There are four sets of platform-level fare controls, with no crossover or crossunder. Each platform has a full-time booth at the north end (49th Street) and a part-time booth at the south end (47th Street). Only the northbound platform is ADA-accessible. An elevator was constructed in conjunction with a new office tower at the northeast corner of West 49th Street and Seventh Avenue. The elevator conceals an out-of-system underground passageway leading to Rockefeller Center and the 47th–50th Streets station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line.[4]

  • Handicapped/disabled access One stair and one elevator, within 745 7th Avenue building, NE corner of 7th Avenue and 49th Street (northbound only)[4]
  • One stair, within 1626 Broadway building, NW corner of 7th Avenue and 49th Street (southbound only)[4]
  • One stair, on street, SW corner of 7th Avenue and 49th Street (southbound only)[4]
  • One stair, within Palace Theatre building, SE corner of 7th Avenue and 47th Street (northbound only)[4]
  • Two stairs, on street underneath 2 Times Square building, north side of 47th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue (southbound only)[4]

References[edit]

Passageway to Rockefeller Center
  1. ^ a b Legislative Documents. J.B. Lyon Company. 1920-01-01. 
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Midtown West" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 

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