Seventh Avenue (IND Queens Boulevard Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
Upper Level platform
|Address||Seventh Avenue & West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
|Line||IND Sixth Avenue Line
IND Queens Boulevard Line
|Services||B (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
D (all times)
E (all times)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: M7, M20, M104|
|Platforms||2 island platforms (1 on each level)
|Tracks||4 (2 on each level)|
|Opened||August 19, 1933|
|Accessibility||Cross-platform wheelchair transfer available|
|Former/other names||Seventh Avenue–53rd Street|
|Passengers (2015)||5,252,615 3.1%|
|Rank||87 out of 425|
|Next north||59th Street–Columbus Circle (6th Ave): B D
Fifth Avenue / 53rd Street (Queens Blvd): E
|Next south||47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center (6th Ave): B D
50th Street (Queens Blvd): E
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.
|G||Street Level||Exit / Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|B2||Southbound QBL||← toward World Trade Center (50th Street)|
|Southbound 6 Av. Line||→ toward Brighton Beach weekdays (47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center) →
→ toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center) →
|B3||Northbound QBL||→ toward Jamaica Center (Fifth Avenue/53rd Street) →|
|Northbound 6 Av. Line||← toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours, 145th Street middays and evenings (59th Street–Columbus Circle)
← toward Norwood–205th Street (59th Street–Columbus Circle)
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.
- Stair to NE corner of 53rd Street and Broadway
- Stair to SE corner of 53rd Street and Broadway
- Stair to NE corner of 53rd Street and 7th Avenue
- Stair to SE corner of 53rd Street and 7th Avenue
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