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K (Eighth Avenue Local)


K (Eighth Avenue Local)

Eighth Avenue Local
Northern end 168th Street
Southern end World Trade Center
Stations 23
Discontinued December 10, 1988 (1988-12-10)

The K Eighth Avenue Local, earlier the AA, was a New York City Subway service. It was designated with a blue circle on station signs, car rollsigns, and the official subway map since it ran on IND Eighth Avenue Line.


An R42 K train at Chambers Street

In 1985, as part of the elimination of double letters, the AA was renamed the K. This service operated between 168th Street and World Trade Center during midday, evenings, and weekends. During late night hours, the A express made local stops on the Eighth Avenue Line. During rush hours, the C, formerly the CC, ran between Bedford Park Boulevard and Rockaway Park – Beach 116th Street, replacing the K as the local on Eighth Avenue.

The K last ran on December 10, 1988, and the next day (December 11, 1988; the day where the New York City Subway would get several major service changes[1]), the C was expanded from its rush-hour only service to include midday service between 145th Street and Euclid Avenue, early evening (until 21:00) and weekend service between 145th Street and World Trade Center as well. On April 1995, those trains ran between 168th Street and World Trade Center, which matched the former K train route.


Service pattern

The following table shows the lines used by the K service:
Line From To Tracks
IND Eighth Avenue Line 168th Street World Trade Center local


For a more detailed station listing, see the articles on the lines listed above.
Station service legend
Stops all times
Stops all times except late nights
Stops weekdays only
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction
Stops weekdays in the peak direction only
Time period details
Stations Subway transfers Connections
168th Street
IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
163rd Street – Amsterdam Avenue
155th Street
145th Street
IND Concourse Line)
135th Street
125th Street A D M60 bus to LaGuardia Airport
116th Street
Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street
103rd Street
96th Street
86th Street
81st Street – Museum of Natural History
72nd Street
59th Street – Columbus Circle
IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
50th Street
42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal
IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line),
IRT Flushing Line),
BMT Broadway Line),
S (42nd Street Shuttle)
at Times Square – 42nd Street
Port Authority Bus Terminal
Note: Yellow B and D services discontinued
34th Street – Penn Station Amtrak, LIRR, NJ Transit at Pennsylvania Station
23rd Street
14th Street
BMT Canarsie Line)
West Fourth Street – Washington Square
IND Sixth Avenue Line)
PATH at 9th Street
Note: Grand Street Shuttle and JFK Express discontinued
Spring Street
Canal Street
World Trade Center
Chambers Street)
Park Place)
PATH at World Trade Center


  1. ^ Big Changes For Subways Are to Begin

External links

  • - Historical Maps
  • Hey, What's a "K" Train? MTA service notice, 1985
  • Big Changes For Subways Are to Begin, New York Times December 9, 1988 page B1
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