Seventh Avenue (IND Queens Boulevard Line)

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This article is about the subway station in Manhattan. For the subway station in Brooklyn also served by the B train, see Seventh Avenue (BMT Brighton Line).
Seventh Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg NYCS-bull-trans-E.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; 83 years ago (1933-08-19)
Accessibility Cross-platform wheelchair transfer available
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Former/other names Seventh Avenue–53rd Street
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 5,252,615[2]Increase 3.1%
Rank 87 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 59th Street–Columbus Circle (6th Ave): B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. D all times
Fifth Avenue / 53rd Street (Queens Blvd): E all times
Next south 47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center (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.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Upper level
from 5 Av/53 St
to 47–50 Sts
to 50 St
from 59 St–Columbus Cir
Lower level
to 5 Av/53 St
from 47–50 Sts
from 50 St
to 59 St–Columbus Cir
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B2 Southbound QBL NYCS-bull-trans-E.svg toward World Trade Center (50th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound 6 Av. Line NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg toward Brighton Beach weekdays (47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center)
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center)
B3 Northbound QBL NYCS-bull-trans-E.svg toward Jamaica Center (Fifth Avenue/53rd Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound 6 Av. Line NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours, 145th Street middays and evenings (59th Street–Columbus Circle)
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg 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. 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.

Exits[edit]

  • Stair to NE corner of 53rd Street and Broadway[3]
  • Stair to SE corner of 53rd Street and Broadway[3]
  • Stair to NE corner of 53rd Street and 7th Avenue[3]
  • Stair to SE corner of 53rd Street and 7th Avenue[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  3. ^ a b c d "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Midtown West" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 

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