|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
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 (2018)||5,299,531 3.8%|
|Rank||78 out of 424|
|Next east||↑ Fifth Avenue/53rd Street (Queens Blvd): E |
↓ 47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center (6th Ave): B D
|Next west||↑ 59th Street–Columbus Circle (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 the BMT Brighton Line in Brooklyn, which is also served by the B.
The Seventh Avenue station was designed as an interchange point between service of the IND Queens Boulevard Line and the IND Sixth Avenue Line. The northern half of the station opened on August 19, 1933 with the opening of the IND Queens Boulevard Line to Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. The southern half of the station opened on December 15, 1940 with the opening of the IND Sixth Avenue Line north of West Fourth Street to 59th Street–Columbus Circle.
|G||Street Level||Exit / Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent, metrocard vending machines|
|B2||Southbound QBL||← toward World Trade Center (50th Street)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|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) →|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|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.
This station has two main exits: one at the westbound end of the station at Broadway, and one in the middle of the station at Broadway. The westbound exit has staircases leading to the northeast and southeast corners of 53rd Street and Broadway. The middle exit has staircases leading to the northeast and southeast corners of 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue.
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