IND Sixth Avenue Line facts for kids
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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
|System||New York City Subway|
|Operator(s)||New York City Transit Authority|
|Number of tracks||2–4|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 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.
- 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'.
- D - This service, like B, is an express service from 205th Street to Coney Island.
- 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.
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