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IND Sixth Avenue Line
York Street (IND Sixth Avenue Line), Sept 2017 1.jpg
"B" train "D" train "F" train "Q" train
The B, D, F, and Q, which use the Sixth Avenue Line through Midtown Manhattan, are colored orange.
Owner City of New York
Termini South of 59th Street–Columbus Circle; 57th Street
North of Jay Street–MetroTech; south of Grand Street
Stations 14
Type Rapid transit
System New York City Subway
Operator(s) New York City Transit Authority
Daily ridership 669,852
Opened 1936–1968
Number of tracks 2–4
Character Underground
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrification 600V DC using a third rail

The IND Sixth Avenue Line is one of the lines of the New York City Subway. It was finished in 1940. About 669,000 people ride on it every day. Services using this line have their bullets colored bright orange.


  • NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg B Train (1967-1979).svg NYCS-bull-trans-Bd.svg NYCS-bull-trans-Bd yellow.svg B - This service is an express service. It runs from 145th Street in Manhattan to Brighton Beach in Brooklyn. From 1940 to 1967, a local version of the B train known as BB operated. From 1986 to 1988, the northern and southern B services ran as separate trains, the northern as the 'Orange B' and the southern as the 'Yellow B'.
  • NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg NYCS-bull-trans-D yellow.svg D - This service, like B, is an express service from 205th Street to Coney Island.
  • NYCS-bull-trans-F.svg F Train (1967-1979).svg F - This service is a local service, which makes all stops. It runs from 179th Street in Queens to Coney Island, where it meets the D service.

Q Train (1988-2001).svg Q - This service is a express service. It runs from 96th Street, Manhattan to Coney Island, Brooklyn at all times

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