The 125th Street Line is an IND rapid transit line of the New York City Subway system. It operates as a 125th Street crosstown line as the name suggests, operating the Q and T lines.

Description and service Edit

  Time period Services
Q All times except late nights East of Lexington Avenue
T All times Entire line

The line is three tracks on the entire line. The Broadway-125th Street station is set up similar to Main Street on the IRT Flushing line, three tracks with two island platforms. East of the station, the middle track remains to allow storage for trains on the Q and T. Two more stations on St Nicholas Avenue and Lenox Avenue appear with side platforms, then another station on Lexington Avenue with a similar set up on Broadway. This station became the northern terminal of the Q on January 2nd, 2017.

The line opened on October 29th, 1989, with only one station on Lexington Avenue. Both the Q and T terminated here until 1995 when the Throgs Neck line and the remainder of the 125th Street line opened, leading the Q westward and the T to the Bronx.

The 125th Street line was not touched again until the opening of the Second Avenue express tracks on November 7th, 2016. The T returned to 125th Street, and the U replaced the T in the Bronx.

On December 19th, 2016, the MTA announced cutting back the Q from Broadway to Lexington Avenue on the 125th Street line in honor of the busier T and to ease congestion on the line. It was put in effect on January 2nd, 2017.


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