9 (New York City Subway service)

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1989–2005 bullet

9 was a designation given to several services of the New York City Subway.

Flushing Line (BMT; 1917–48)[edit]

From 1917, Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT) services on the IRT Flushing Line were assigned the number 9, used on maps but not on trains; IRT services used the designation 7 instead. When the joint BMT-IRT operation on the Flushing Line, provided for under the Dual Contracts, was discontinued, the BMT designation 9 was also canceled.

Dyre Avenue Line (1941–66)[edit]

 
9

DYRE AVE

The 9 designation was originally used for the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT)'s Dyre Avenue Line upon its opening in 1941 between Dyre Avenue and the East 180th Street platforms of the former New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, connecting to the IRT White Plains Road Line at the latter station. When a connection between the Dyre Avenue Line and the White Plains Road Line opened in 1957, daytime shuttle service was replaced with through service as the 2. From 1957 till 1966, the nighttime Dyre Avenue Shuttle continued to use the number 9. Since 1967, the Dyre Avenue Shuttle runs during late night hours, but now carries the number 5, the same as the through service on the line through East 180th street to Dyre Avenue.

Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line skip-stop service (1989–2005)[edit]

"9" train symbol
Broadway-Seventh Avenue Local
South ferry station loop platform.jpg
A train made of R62A cars in 9 service at South Ferry in 2004.
Northern end Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street
Southern end South Ferry
Stations 32
Started service August 21, 1989; 29 years ago (1989-08-21)
Discontinued May 27, 2005; 13 years ago (2005-05-27)

History[edit]

The second and most recent usage of the 9 designation was a skip-stop service to complement the 1 local train on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line as the 9 Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line Local. Beginning at 6:30 AM on Monday, August 21, 1989,[1] the services were coordinated as the 1/9 and both ran between Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street and South Ferry. The skip-stop operation was north of 137th Street.

Midday skip-stop service was discontinued in 1994, but remained during peak hours.[2] By this time, skip-stop service assigned the following stations to the 1 train only:

and the following stations to the 9 train only:

After the September 11, 2001 attacks, 1 trains had to be rerouted since the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line ran directly under the World Trade Center site and was heavily damaged in the collapse of the Twin Towers. The 1 ran only between Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street and 14th Street, running local north of 96th Street and express south of there. It later ran to New Lots Avenue via the IRT Eastern Parkway Line, running local on that line, as well as south of 96th Street, replacing the 3 train, which ran between Harlem–148th Street and 14th Street; the 9 service and skip-stop service were suspended at this time. 1 trains returned to South Ferry, and skip-stop service was restored on September 15, 2002.[3]

As a result of a decrease in the number of riders benefiting from the 9 and skip-stop services, the MTA announced their elimination in mid-2004 and approved it in early 2005. The last 9 train ran on May 27, 2005 and the 1 now makes all stops on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line.[2][4][5]

Route[edit]

Service pattern[edit]

The 9 service used the following lines during the rush hours only.

Line From To Tracks
IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street South Ferry local

Stations[edit]

Stations in green and stations in blue denote stops served by the 1 and former 9, respectively, during rush hours. At all other times, the 1 ran local and now runs local at all times.

Station service legend
Stops all times Stops all times
Stops all times except late nights Stops all times except late nights
Stops late nights only Stops late nights only
Stops weekdays only Stops weekdays only
Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction
Stops rush hours only Stops rush hours only
Stops rush hours in peak direction only Stops weekdays in the peak direction only
Station closed Station closed
Time period details
Handicapped/disabled access Station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act
Handicapped/disabled access ↑ Station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act
in the indicated direction only
Handicapped/disabled access ↓
Aiga elevator.svg Elevator access to mezzanine only
1 service 9 service Stations Handicapped/disabled access Subway transfers Connections and notes
The Bronx
Stops all times Stops rush hours only Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street 1 all times
Stops all times 238th Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 231st Street Handicapped/disabled access 1 all times
Manhattan
Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction Stops rush hours only Marble Hill–225th Street 1 all times Metro-North Hudson Line at Marble Hill
Stops all times 215th Street 1 all times
Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction Stops rush hours only 207th Street 1 all times
Stops all times Dyckman Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 191st Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 181st Street 1 all times George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 168th Street 1 all times
A all timesC all except late nights (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
Stops all times 157th Street 1 all times
Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction Stops rush hours only 145th Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 137th Street–City College 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 125th Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 116th Street–Columbia University 1 all times M60 bus to LaGuardia Airport
Stops all times Stops rush hours only Cathedral Parkway–110th Street 1 all times M60 bus to LaGuardia Airport
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 103rd Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 96th Street Handicapped/disabled access 1 all times2 all times3 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 86th Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 79th Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 72nd Street Handicapped/disabled access 1 all times2 all times3 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 66th Street–Lincoln Center Handicapped/disabled access 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 59th Street–Columbus Circle Handicapped/disabled access 1 all times
A all timesB weekdays until 11:00 p.m.C all except late nightsD all times (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 50th Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only Times Square–42nd Street Handicapped/disabled access 1 all times2 all times3 all times
7 all times <7> rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction​ (IRT Flushing Line)
A all timesC all except late nightsE all times (IND Eighth Avenue Line at 42nd Street–Port Authority Bus Terminal)
N all timesQ all timesR all except late nightsW weekdays only (BMT Broadway Line)
S all except late nights (42nd Street Shuttle)
Port Authority Bus Terminal
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 34th Street–Penn Station Handicapped/disabled access 1 all times2 all times3 all except late nights Amtrak, LIRR, and NJ Transit at Pennsylvania Station
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 28th Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 23rd Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 18th Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only 14th Street 1 all times2 all times3 all except late nights
F all times V weekdays only (IND Sixth Avenue Line at 14th Street)
L all times (BMT Canarsie Line at Sixth Avenue)
PATH at 14th Street
Note: V service discontinued
Stops all times Stops rush hours only Christopher Street–Sheridan Square 1 all times PATH at Christopher Street
Stops all times Stops rush hours only Houston Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only Canal Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only Franklin Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only Chambers Street Handicapped/disabled access 1 all times2 all times3 all except late nights
Station closed Station closed Cortlandt Street Closed since September 11, 2001
Stops all times Stops rush hours only Rector Street 1 all times
Stops all times Stops rush hours only South Ferry 1 all times Staten Island Ferry at Whitehall Terminal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feinman, Mark S. "The New York City Transit Authority in the 1980s".
  2. ^ a b Chan, Sewell (January 12, 2005). "MTA Proposes Dropping No. 9 Train". The New York Times. Retrieved March 4, 2010.
  3. ^ Lueck, Thomas J. (September 15, 2002). "Old Service, Old Stops Restored on West Side". The New York Times. Retrieved March 4, 2010.
  4. ^ Chan, Sewell (May 25, 2005). "On Its Last Wheels, No. 9 Line Is Vanishing on Signs". The New York Times. Retrieved September 30, 2007.
  5. ^ "Noteworthy - 9 discontinued". May 7, 2005. Archived from the original on May 7, 2005. Retrieved September 18, 2016.


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