Independent Subway Services Beginning in 1932

Adapted from ERA NY Division Bulletins October and November 1968
Expanded to service dates until 1973. General summary of changes to present
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DATE

A

AA

B/BB

C

CC & V

D

E

BMT 60th

F

GG

HH

K/KK (Q)

NOTES

9/10/32

207-HT

168-HT

                   

Original line opens 207 to Hudson Terminal (WTC)

2/1/33

207-Jay

168-Jay

                   

HT-Jay St opens

3/20/33

207-Bergen

168-HT

                   

Jay to Bergen opens

7/1/33

207-Bergen

   

205-Bergen

Bedford Park-HT

205-HT

             

Concourse Line opens

8/19/33

207-Bergen

   

205-HT

Bedford Park-HT

 

Roosevelt-HT

   

QP-Nassau

   

53/8 and Nassau to Roosevelt Av opens

10/7/33

207-Church

   

205-HT

Bedford Park -HT

 

Roosevelt –East Bdwy

   

QP-Nassau

   

Bergen toChurch Ave and West 4th to East Broadway open.

1/1/36

207-Church

   

205-Jay

Bedford Park –HT

 

Roosevelt -2nd

   

QP-Nassau

   

Extend C Service

Normal Service - Rush hour - Non rush hour - Weekday all day – Weekend - Nights only

DATE

A

AA

B/BB

C

CC & V

D

E

BMT 60th

F

GG

HH

K/KK (Q)

NOTES

4/9/36

207-Rock Av

   

205-HS

Bedford Park –HT

 

Roosevelt – Church (Houston)

   

QP-Nassau

HS-Court St

 

Court St BH to Rockaway Ave and E Bdwy to Jay open

12/31/36

207-Rock Av

   

205-HS

Bedford Park –HT

 

Cont’tl – Church (Houston)

   

QP - Nassau

HS-Court St

 

Roosevelt to Continental Ave opens

Note about Continental Ave to Union Turnpike

4/24/37

207-Rock Av

   

205-HS

Bedford Park –HT

 

169 Exp Cont to QP – Church (Houston)

169 Local Cont to QP – Church (Houston) Used EE route sign

   

Cont’tl – Nassau

QP – Nass

HS-Court St

 

Continental to 169 opens

7/1/37

207-Rock Av

   

205-HS

205 – HT

Bedford Park –HT

 

169 Exp Cont to QP – Church (Houston)

   

Cont’tl – Smith 9

HS-Court St

 

Nassau to Bergen St opens

5/11/40

207-Rock Av

   

205-HS

205 – HT

Bedford Park –HT

 

(WF/169 Exp Cont to QP – Church (Houston)

   

WF/Cont’tl – Smith 9

HS-Court St

 

Continental – World’s Fair opens

Normal Service - Rush hour - Non rush hour - Weekday all day – Weekend - Nights only

DATE

A

AA

B/BB

C

CC & V

D

E

BMT 60th

F

GG

HH

K/KK (Q)

NOTES

12/15/40

207-Rock Av

168 - HT

168 – 34/6

205 – HS (UA)

Bedford Park – HT

205 – HT

169 - BL

 

Parsons – Church

Cont’tl – Smith 9

HS-Court St

 

6th Ave line opens 53rd to West 4th local tracks and 53 to 34/6 ‘express’ tracks

12/30/46

207-ENY

168 – HT

168 – 34/6

205 – HS (UA)

Bedford Park – HT

205 – HT

169 – BL

 

169 – Church

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Dicontinuted 6/1/46

 

Rockaway Ave to ENY opens

11/28/48

207 – Euclid

168 – HT

168 – 34/6

205 – HS (UA)

Bedford Park – HT

205 – HT

169 – BL

 

Parsons – Church

Cont’tl – Smith 9

   

ENY to Euclid opens

10/24/49

207 – Euclid

(Exp)

168 – HT

168 – 34/6

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – HT

169 – BL

169 – ENY (Local)

 

Parsons – Church

Cont’tl – Smith 9

   

Start of Fulton St express service

12/10/50

207 – Euclid

(Exp)

168 – HT

168 – 34/6

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – HT

179 – BL

179 – ENY (Local)

 

179 – Church

Parsons – Church

Cont’tl – Smith 9

   

169 to 179 opens

Normal Service - Rush hour - Non rush hour - Weekday all day – Weekend - Nights only

DATE

A

AA

B/BB

C

CC & V

D

E

BMT 60th

F

GG

HH

K/KK (Q)

NOTES

10/30/54

207 – Euclid

(Exp)

168 – HT

168 – 34/6

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – Coney Island

179 – HT

179 – ENY (Local)

 

179 – BL

Cont’tl – Smith 9

   

Church Ave to Ditmas Ave connection to BMT Culver line

4/29/56

207 – Lefferts

(Exp)

168 – HT

168 – 34/6

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – Coney Island

179 – HT

179 – ENY (Local)

12/1/55

Brighton Local – CI

179 – 2nd Ave

Cont’tl – Smith 9

   

Euclid Ave to Lefferts Blvd connection to BMT Fulton line on Liberty Aves

6/28/56

207 – Lefferts

(Exp)

168 – HT

168 – 34/6

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – Coney Island

179 – HT

179 – Rockaways (Local)

Brighton Local – CI

179 – 2nd Ave

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Euclid – Rockaways

 

Rockaway lines open on former LIRR branch

9/16/56

207 – Lefferts (Exp)

207 – Rockaways Exp

168 – HT

168 – 34/6

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – Coney Island

179 – HT

179 – Euclid or Rockaways (Local)

Brighton Local – CI

179 – 2nd Ave

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Euclid – Rockaways

 

Express to Rockaways in rush hours

1/27/57

207 – Lefferts (Exp)207 – Rockaways Exp

168 – HT

168 – 34/6

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – Coney Island

179 – HT

179 – Euclid or Rockaways (Local)

Brighton Local – CI

179 – 2nd Ave

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Euclid – Rockaways

 

Rockaways thru service rush hours

Normal Service - Rush hour - Non rush hour - Weekday all day – Weekend - Nights only

DATE

A

AA

B/BB

C

CC & V

D

E

BMT 60th

F

GG

HH

K/KK (Q)
Specials

NOTES

10/6/57

207 – Lefferts (Exp)207 – Rockaways Exp

168 – HT

168 – 34/6

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – Coney Island

179 – HT

179 – Euclid or Rockaways (Local)

Brighton Local – CI

179 – 2nd Ave

179 – 34/6

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Euclid – Rockaways

 

F to 34/6th on nights

9/8/58

207 – Lefferts (Exp)

168 – HT

168 – 34/6

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – Coney Island

179 – HT

179 – Euclid or Rockaways (Local)

Brighton Local – CI

179 – 2nd Ave

179 – 34/6

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Euclid – Rockaways

 

Round Robin service at night on HH

9/8/59

207 – Lefferts (Local)

168 – HT

168 – 34/6

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – Coney Island

179 – HT

179 – Euclid or Rockaways (Exp)

Brighton Local – CI

179 – BL

179 – 34/6

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Euclid – Rockaways

Aqueduct Specials
42/8 - Aqueduct
race days only

F to Broadway Lafayette on weekdays

7/9/61

207 – Lefferts (Local)

207 – Far Rockaway Local

168 – HT

168 – 34/6

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – Coney Island

179 – HT

179 – Euclid or Rockaways (Exp)

QT Local – CI Brighton
(about 1962)
RR Local – Fourth Ave

179 – BL

179 – 34/6

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid – Rockaways

Aqueduct Specials
42/8 - Aqueduct
race days only

Far Rockaway thru service day time with HH Broad Channel to Rockaway Park

Normal Service - Rush hour - Non rush hour - Weekday all day – Weekend - Nights only

DATE

A

AA

B/BB

C

CC & V

D

E

BMT 60th

F

GG

HH

K/KK (Q)

NOTES

11/25/67

207 – Lefferts (Local)

207 – Far Rockaway Local

168 – HT

168th – Coney Island (WE)

West 4th – Coney Island (WE)

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – Coney Island (Brighton Express)

205 – Coney Island (Brighton Local)

179 – HT

179 – Euclid or Rockaways (Exp)

EE
Cont’tl – Whitehall BMT

179 – Coney Island (Culver)

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid – Rockaways

Aqueduct Specials
42/8 - Aqueduct
race days only

Chrystie St opens

7/1/68

207 – Lefferts (Local)

207 – Far Rockaway Local

168 – HT

168th – Coney Island (WE)

57/6th – Coney Island (WE)

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – Brighton Beach (Brighton Express)

205 – Coney Island (Brighton Local)

179 – HT

179 – Euclid or Rockaways (Exp)

EE
Cont’tl – Whitehall BMT

179 – Kings Highway (Culver Local)
179 – Coney Island Exp)

179 – Coney Island (Culver local)

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Cont’tl – Church Ave

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid – Rockaways

57/6th – 168/Jamaica BMT

57th and 6th opens

Aqueduct Specials
42/8 - Aqueduct
race days only

1/2/73

207 – Lefferts (Exp)

207 – Far Rockaway Exp

168 – HT

168th – Coney Island (WE)

57/6th – Coney Island (WE)

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – Brighton Beach (Brighton Express)

205 – Coney Island (Brighton Local)

179 – HT

179 – Euclid or Rockaways (Local)

EE
Cont’tl – Whitehall BMT (until 8/30/76)

179 – Kings Highway (Culver Local)
179 – Coney Island Exp)

179 – Coney Island (Culver local)

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Cont’tl – Church Ave

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid – Rockaways

57/6th – ENY BMT

A train express to Lefferts and Far Rockaway

Aqueduct Specials
42/8 - Aqueduct
race days only

Normal Service - Rush hour - Non rush hour - Weekday all day – Weekend - Nights only

This is the end of my original notes from the ERA Bulletins and notes added since there publications to 1973. The following do not have exact dates

DATE

A

AA

B/BB

C

CC & V

D

E

BMT 60th

F

GG

HH

K/KK (Q)

NOTES

1973

207 – Lefferts (Exp)

207 – Far Rockaway Exp

168 – HT

168th – Coney Island (WE)

57/6th – Coney Island (WE)

 

Bedford Park – HT

205 – Brighton Beach (Brighton Express)

205 – Coney Island (Brighton Local)

179 – HT

179 – Euclid or Rockaways (Local)

Cont’tl – Coney Island N (Sea Beach) From 8/31/76

179 – Coney Island (Culver local)

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid – Rockaways

Aqueduct Specials
42/8 - Aqueduct
race days only

Consolidation of service

8/30/1976

207 – Lefferts (Exp)

207 – Far Rockaway Exp

168 – HT

168th – Coney Island (WE)

57/6th – Coney Island (WE)

 

Bedford Park – HT

Bedforrd Park – Euclid or Rockaways (Local)

205 – Brighton Beach (Brighton Express)

205 – Coney Island (Brighton Local)

179 – HT

Cont’tl – Coney Island N (Sea Beach) From 8/31/76

179 – Coney Island (Culver local)

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid – Rockaways

Aqueduct Specials
42/8 - Aqueduct
race days only
until 1981

JFK express - 1978
57/6 - Howard Bch

E full time to WTC
CC to Rockaways

5/5/1986

207 – Lefferts (Exp)
207 – Far Rockaway Exp

168 – HT (renamed K)

168th – Coney Island (WE)

57/6th – Coney Island (WE)

Bedford Park – Rockaways

 

205 – Brighton Beach (Brighton Express)

205 – Coney Island (Brighton Local)

179 – HT

R train
Cont’tl – 95th/4th Ave

179 – Coney Island (Culver local)

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid – Rockaways

JFK express
57/6 - Howard Bch

Single letter placed in use

12/11/1988

207 – Lefferts (Exp)
207 – Far Rockaway Exp

168 – HT (renamed K)

168th – Coney Island (WE)

57/6th – Coney Island (WE)

Bedford Park – Rockaways

 

205 – Brighton Beach (Brighton Express)

205 – Coney Island (Brighton Local)

Pasons/Archer – HT

R train
179 – 95th/4th Ave

179 – Coney Island (Culver local)

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid – Rockaways

JFK express
57/6 - Howard Bch
Archer Ave Subway opens

1990’s

207 – Lefferts (Exp)
207 – Far Rockaway Exp

168 – HT (renamed K)

168th – Coney Island (WE)

57/6th – Coney Island (WE)

Bedford Park – Rockaways

 

205 – Coney Island (Brighton Local)

Pasons/Archer – HT

R train
Cont'tl – 95th/4th Ave

179 – Coney Island (Culver local)

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid – Rockaways

Q train Queens Bridge – Brighton Beach (Express)

63rd St opens 10/29/89

JFK express
57/6 - Howard Bch
until 1990

Normal Service - Rush hour - Non rush hour - Weekday all day – Weekend - Nights only

DATE

A

K

B

C

V or M

D

E

BMT 60th

F

GG

S-Rocakawy Park

Q

NOTES

3/1/1998

207 – Lefferts (Exp)
207 – Far Rockaway Exp

 

Bedford Park – Coney Island (WE)

168/WH – Euclid

 

205 – Coney Island (Brighton Local)

Pasons/Archer – HT

R train
Cont'tl – 95th/4th Ave

179 – Coney Island (Culver local)

Cont’tl – Smith 9

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid – Rockaways

Q train Queens Bridge – Brighton Beach (Express)

Swap north terminals for B and C trains

12/16/2001

207 – Lefferts (Exp)
207 – Far Rockaway Exp

 

Bedford Park – 34 & 6thAve

168/WH – Euclid

V train Cont’tl – 2nd Ave

205 – 34 & 6thAve

Pasons/Archer – HT

R train
Cont'tl – 95th/4th Ave

179 (63rd) – Coney Island (Culver local)

Court Sq – Smith 9

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid – Rockaways

<Q> train 57 & 7thAve – Brighton Beach (Express)

Summer 2001 63rd St. connector
and Manhattan Bridge track change to Broadway side

2/22/2004

207 – Lefferts (Exp)
207 – Far Rockaway Exp

 

Bedford Park – Brighton Beach (Express)

168/WH – Euclid

V train Cont’tl – 2nd Ave

205 – Coney Island - West End

Pasons/Archer – HT

R train
Cont'tl – 95th/4th Ave

179 (63rd) – Coney Island (Culver local)

Court Sq – Smith 9

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid – Rockaways

Q train all BMT

Manhattan Bridge all 4 tracks return to service

1/23/2005

207 – Lefferts (Exp)
207 – Far Rockaway Exp
Limited service - absolute manual block - Canal to B-N

 

Bedford Park – Brighton Beach (Express)
Extra trains added

Suspended

V train Cont’tl – via Houston St and Fulton St to Euclid Ave

205 – Coney Island - West End

Pasons/Archer – HT

R train
Cont'tl – 95th/4th Ave

179 (63rd) – Coney Island (Culver local)

Court Sq – Smith 9

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid-Lefferts

Q train all BMT

Fire destroys relay room at Chambers St

Late 2/2005

207 – Far Rockaway Exp
207 – Lefferts (Exp)

 

Bedford Park – Brighton Beach (Express)

168/WH – Euclid

V train Cont’tl – 2nd Ave

205 – Coney Island - West End

Pasons/Archer – HT

R train
Cont'tl – 95th/4th Ave

179 (63rd) – Coney Island (Culver local)

Court Sq – Smith 9

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid-Lefferts

Q train all BMT

Return to normal service after relay room is repaired

June 2009

207 – Far Rockaway Exp
207 – Lefferts (Exp)

 

Bedford Park – Brighton Beach (Express)

168/WH – Euclid

V train Cont’tl – 2nd Ave

205 – Coney Island - West End

Pasons/Archer – HT

R train
Cont'tl – 95th/4th Ave

179 (63rd) – Coney Island (Culver local)

Court Sq – Church

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid-Lefferts

Q train all BMT

Smith 9th St viaduct repiars - express tracks out of service

June 2010

207 – Far Rockaway Exp
207 – Lefferts (Exp)

 

Bedford Park – Brighton Beach (Express)

168/WH – Euclid

M Cont’tl – Metpltn Ave-Myrtle

205 – Coney Island - West End

Pasons/Archer – HT

R train
Cont'tl – 95th/4th Ave

179 (63rd) – Coney Island (Culver local)

Court Sq – Church

Broad Channel – Rockaway Park

Euclid-Lefferts

Q train all BMT

Service cuts due to budget shortfall

Oct 28, 2012
to
May 30, 2013

207 – Howaerd Beach Exp
207 – Lefferts (Exp)

 

Bedford Park – Brighton Beach (Express)

168/WH – Euclid

M Cont’tl – Metpltn Ave-Myrtle

205 – Coney Island - West End

Pasons/Archer – HT

R train
Cont'tl – 95th/4th Ave

179 (63rd) – Coney Island (Culver local)

Court Sq – Church

H - Far Rockaway-Beach 90th
Bus Service from Howard Beach

Euclid-Lefferts

Q train all BMT

Hurrican Sandy destroyed the causeway to the Rockaways and flooded much of the Rockaway Park branch

Normal Service - Rush hour - Non rush hour - Weekday all day – Weekend - Nights only

DATE

A

K

B

C

V or M

D

E

BMT 60th

F

G

S-Rocakawy Park & Euclid-Lefferts

Q

NOTES

Normal Service - Rush hour - Non rush hour - Weekday all day – Weekend - Nights only

Reposted 3/9/2001 with some input from Ed(NY) of the nyc.transit Newsgroup.


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