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Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal (New York City Subway)

Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal
 
New York City Subway rapid transit station complex
Entrance to the station at 42nd Street & 7th Avenue
Station statistics
Address West 42nd Street, Broadway, Seventh, & Eighth Avenues
New York, NY 10036
Borough Manhattan
Locale Times Square, Midtown Manhattan
Coordinates
Division A (IRT), B (BMT, IND)
Line IRT 42nd Street Shuttle
BMT Broadway Line
IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
IND Eighth Avenue Line
IRT Flushing Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
      2 all times (all times)
      3 all times (all times)
      7 all times (all times) <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction (rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction)
      A all times (all times)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
      E all times (all times)
      N all times (all times)
      Q all times (all times)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
      S all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M7, M20, M42, M104, X17J, X22, X30, X31
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM2
Bus transport Port Authority Bus Terminal
Structure Underground
Levels 5
Other information
Opened June 3, 1917 (1917-06-03)[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access (all lines except 42nd Street Shuttle; passageway between IND platforms and rest of complex is not accessible)
Wireless service Wi-Fi[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 65,948,730 (complex)[3] 3.7%
Rank 1 out of 421

Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal is a large New York City Subway station complex located under Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, at the intersection of 42nd Street, Seventh and Eighth Avenues, and Broadway in Midtown Manhattan. It is the busiest station complex in the system, serving 65,948,730 passengers in 2014.[3]

The complex allows free transfers between the IRT 42nd Street Shuttle, the BMT Broadway Line, the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line and the IRT Flushing Line, with a long transfer to the IND Eighth Avenue Line one block west at 42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal. The complex is served by the:

  • 1, 2, 3, 7, A, E, N, and Q trains at all times
  • C and R trains, and the 42nd Street Shuttle (S) at all times except late nights
  • <7> trains during rush hours in the peak direction

Contents

  • IRT 42nd Street Shuttle platforms 1
  • IND Eighth Avenue Line platforms 2
    • Platform level 2.1
    • Former lower level 2.2
  • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line platforms 3
  • BMT Broadway Line platforms 4
  • IRT Flushing Line platform 5
  • Station layout 6
    • Relative depths 6.1
    • Artwork 6.2
  • Foiled terrorist attack 7
  • References 8
    • Notes 8.1
    • Further reading 8.2
  • External links 9

IRT 42nd Street Shuttle platforms

Times Square
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Railings along the Times Square Shuttle platform
Station statistics
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT 42nd Street Shuttle
Services       S all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 3 side platforms (all connected at west end)
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened October 27, 1904 (1904-10-27)[4]
Former/other names 42nd Street
Station succession
Next north Tracks 1 and 3: (Terminal): S all except late nights
Track 4: 50th Street: no regular service
Next south Grand Central: S all except late nights
The original station before reconfiguration

When it first opened in October 1904, Times Square was a local station on New York City's first subway. Three shuttle tracks have served it since 1918; the southbound express track was removed and replaced by a temporary wooden platform for access to the original northbound express track.

On both sides platforms are located (at the old local platforms) and where the southbound express track was; all three platforms connect on the west (railroad north) side. This walkway crosses the northbound local track on a bridge that can be lifted for the only access to that track, via a merge into the northbound IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line local track along the original subway alignment (north of the current Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line station). This track merge is only used for overnight swaps and special railfan excursion trains. The other three tracks once curved parallel to this.

Two of the three tracks end at bumper blocks at the west end of the platforms. Between the northbound local and the other tracks anywhere along the shuttle there is no track connection.

Because of the curvature on the platforms, gap fillers are used to bridge the gap between train and platform; however, the gap fillers, which are under the platform rather than flush with the platform, are not suitable for wheelchair passengers, making the shuttle platforms virtually inaccessible to wheelchair users. Such passengers who need service to Grand Central must use the IRT Flushing Line platforms. An underpass that formerly connected the original side platforms lies between the downtown local track and the other three tracks of the BMT Broadway Line, which runs perpendicular to the shuttle.

Tracks 1 and 3 have gap fillers. Track 4 does not have gap fillers because of the convex curve of the platform. Track 4 can barely fit the three cars of the shuttle; it originally ended at a wall but now has a small extension for alighting passengers, so the last pair of doors of the train on the platform can only have one panel open for safety. Track 3 can accommodate trains with four cars as well as space for half a fifth.

IND Eighth Avenue Line platforms

42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Southeastern entrance to IND section of the complex
Station statistics
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services       A all times (all times)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
      E all times (all times)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932 (1932-09-10)[5] (upper level)
August 25, 1952 (1952-08-25)[6] (lower level)
Closed 1981 (1981) (lower level)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access (passageway to other services not accessible)
Station succession
Next north 50th Street (local): A late nights C all except late nights
59th Street – Columbus Circle (express): A all except late nights
50th Street (Queens Boulevard): E all times
Next south 34th Street – Penn Station: A all times C all except late nights E all times


Next Handicapped/disabled access north 59th Street – Columbus Circle (8th Ave): A all times C all except late nights
Lexington Avenue – 53rd Street (Queens Boulevard): E all times
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 34th Street – Penn Station: A all times C all except late nights E all times

42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal is an express station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line. It is partly underneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal. It has one platform level, two offset island platforms, and a long mezzanine. Formerly, it also had a lower level with a single side platform.

Wall mosaics

Platform level

The platform level of the station contains four tracks and two [7]

Former lower level

In addition to the level currently in use, there was formerly a lower platform on the southbound side (one track underneath the downtown local track on the upper level, and one side platform underneath the island platform above). The lower level was built together with the upper level platforms in the late 1920s/early 1930s, but existed as an unfinished shell until it was completed and opened in August 1952 to serve rush hour E trains.[6][8] For most of its existence, the lower level platform was only used for occasional service specials, including the Aqueduct Racetrack special fare trains from 1959 to 1981, and rush hour E trains in the 1970s.[9][10][11]

The lower level featured two high-speed escalators to the mezzanine, and three staircases to the upper-level platform. The walls featured 1950s-era cream tiles, a purple and black tile band, and white mosaic name plates with black "42ND ST" text.[6][8][9]

Theories differ on why the lower level platform was built. The platform could only be reached by trains originating from [7][10][12]

Film producers have used the lower level platform for several films, most notably Ghost (1990), starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore.[9][10] In the late 2000s, the MTA began construction on a planned extension of the IRT Flushing Line to 34th Street, which would require demolishing the IND Eighth Avenue lower level platform.[10] As of January 2010, the lower level platform was being demolished as part of the Flushing Line extension.[13] Transit blogger Benjamin Kabak, who was invited to tour the Flushing Line extension and view construction progress, reported in February 2012 that the lower level platform had been "bisected" by the Flushing Line extension.[14] The tunnels slope down through where the old lower level platform was.[12]

IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line platforms

Times Square – 42nd Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Downtown platform
Station statistics
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
      2 all times (all times)
      3 all times (all times)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened June 3, 1917 (1917-06-03)[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access (Transfer accessible to BMT Broadway Line and IRT Flushing Line platforms only)
Station succession
Next north 50th Street (local): 1 all times 2 late nights
72nd Street (express): 2 all except late nights 3 all times
Next south 34th Street – Penn Station: 1 all times 2 all times 3 all except late nights
(Terminal): 3 late nights


Next Handicapped/disabled access north 59th Street – Columbus Circle (local): 1 all times 2 late nights
72nd Street (express): 2 all except late nights 3 all times
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 34th Street – Penn Station: 1 all times 2 all times 3 all except late nights
none: 3 late nights

Times Square – 42nd Street is an express station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line, with four tracks and two island platforms. Access to the other lines is provided at the northern end and in the center of each platform. An elevator was recently installed and is now in operation, but there are very few signs in the station complex indicating its location.

Just south of the station, a fifth center track begins, formed by a connection from each express track. This track splits back into the two express tracks just before 34th Street – Penn Station. This center track was used in the past for turning rush hour "Gap Trains", which would head back up north. It is currently used for short turning 3 trains during nights.[15]

This section was the site of a 1928 wreck that killed 16 people, the second worst in New York City history (the worst being the Malbone Street Wreck in Brooklyn, which killed at least 93.)

BMT Broadway Line platforms

Times Square – 42nd Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Uptown platform
Station statistics
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Broadway Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      Q all times (all times)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened January 5, 1918 (1918-01-05)[16]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access (Transfer accessible to IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line & IRT Flushing Line platforms only)
Station succession
Next north 49th Street (local): N all times Q weekdays until 11:00 p.m. and late nights R all except late nights
57th Street – Seventh Avenue (express): Q weekends except late nights
Next south 34th Street – Herald Square: N all times Q all times R all except late nights


Next Handicapped/disabled access north 49th Street: N all times Q weekdays until 11:00 p.m. and late nights R all except late nights (northbound only; via local)
Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street: under construction
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 34th Street – Herald Square: N all times Q all times R all except late nights

Times Square – 42nd Street is an express station on the BMT Broadway Line that has four tracks and two island platforms. Connections to the other lines are at the northern end of the platforms. This station received a minor overhaul in the late 1970s when MTA fixed the station's structure and the overall appearance, and it repaired staircases and platform edges, removed pedestrian ramps, and replaced lighting. In 2004-2006, the station received a major overhaul and repairs, including upgrading the station for ADA compliance and restoring the original late 1910s tiling. MTA repaired the staircases, retiled the walls, added new tiling on the floors, upgraded the station's lights and the public address system, installed ADA yellow safety treads along the platform edge, and installed new signs and new trackbeds in both directions.

The express tracks north of the station spread out to pass around a crossunder in the Times Square shuttle platforms. This crossunder was sealed off in the 1960s.

"42" monogram mosaic

On June 1, 1940, the title of the Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation was transferred to the City of New York, signifying the first phase of unification of New York's subway system with the Independent Subway System as well as eventual public operation of the entire system. (The Interborough Rapid Transit Company would be merged on June 15 of the same year.) At midnight, a ceremony commemorating the transfer, with five hundred people in attendance, was held at the Times Square station. The last BMT train had left the 57th Street station five minutes earlier. When the train arrived at Times Square, BMT president William S. Menden handed over his company's properties to Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, who then gave them to New York City Board of Transportation chairman John H. Delaney. The Board of Transportation operated the New York City Transit System until the creation of the New York City Transit Authority in 1953.[17]

IRT Flushing Line platform

Times Square
 
New York City Subway rapid transit station
The IRT Flushing Line platform
Station statistics
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Flushing Line
Services       7 all times (all times) <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction (rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction)
Structure Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened March 14, 1927 (1927-03-14)[18]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access (Transfer accessible to IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line and BMT Broadway Line platforms only)
Station succession
Next north Fifth Avenue: 7 all times <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction
Next south 34th Street – Hudson Yards: 7 all times <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction


Next Handicapped/disabled access north Grand Central: 7 all times <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 34th Street – Hudson Yards: 7 all times <7>rush hours until 9:30 p.m., peak direction
A 7 train arriving at Times Square

Times Square - 42nd Street on the IRT Flushing Line has one island platform and two tracks, located deep below West 41st Street. It served as the terminus for 7 <7> trains from its opening on March 14, 1927, until September 13, 2015, when the next station west (railroad south), 34th Street – Hudson Yards, opened.

Stairs, escalators, and an elevator along the platform lead to various mezzanines. There are "TS" tile mosaics along the station walls. An office is located at the north (compass east) end of the platform. An elevator was recently installed and connects with the Downtown IRT Seventh Avenue platform and then the mezzanine. The elevators make this platform, along with the platform at Grand Central accessible to wheelchair passengers (unlike the shuttle platforms, which are not accessible to wheelchairs).

The tracks continue south (compass west) beyond the station to the 34th Street station. These tracks formerly led to an unused storage and layover area, but the extension of the Flushing Line, whose trackwork was completed in 2013, included the addition of third rails to the layover tracks, as well as the inspection and replacement of these tracks.[19] The closed lower level platform at 42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal on the IND Eighth Avenue Line was blocking the line but since removed.[9] Currently, all Flushing-bound service is on the eastbound track, labeled Track 2, and 34th Street-bound service is on the westbound track, labeled Track 1.

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
B1 Upper Mezzanines Fare control, station agent, platforms (Times Square), shops (Port Authority Bus Terminal)
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevators located:
  • on the SE corner of Seventh Avenue and 42nd Street for trains only.
  • inside north wing of bus terminal at Eighth Avenue between 41st Street and 42nd Street, near airport bus ticket office for trains only.
  • inside the InterContinental Hotel at the SW corner of Eighth Avenue at 44th Street, for trains only. There is both an elevator and a lift; the lift can be manually operated by a station agent's assistance.

Note: Passageway between IND platforms and rest of the complex is a steep grade)

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 4 toward Grand Central – 42nd Street all except nights (Terminus)
Track 3 toward Grand Central – 42nd Street all except nights (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Track 1 toward Grand Central – 42nd Street all except nights (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
B2
Eighth
Avenue
Line
platforms
Southbound local toward Euclid Avenue ( toward Far Rockaway late nights) (34th Street – Penn Station (Eighth))
toward World Trade Center (34th Street – Penn Station (Eighth))
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound express toward Lefferts Boulevard or Far Rockaway (all except nights), or Rockaway Park (PM rush) (34th Street – Penn Station (Eighth))
Northbound express toward 207th Street (59th Street – Columbus Circle)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local toward 168th Street ( toward 207th Street late nights) (50th Street (Eighth))
toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (50th Street (Eighth))
B2
Broadway –
Seventh
Avenue
Line
platforms
Southbound local toward South Ferry ( toward Brooklyn College late nights) (34th Street – Penn Station (Broadway – Seventh))
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound express toward Brooklyn College (34th Street – Penn Station (Broadway – Seventh))
toward New Lots Avenue (all except nights) (34th Street – Penn Station (Broadway – Seventh))
alighting passengers only (late nights)
Northbound express toward Wakefield – 241st Street (72nd Street)
toward Harlem – 148th Street (72nd Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local toward 242nd Street ( toward 241st Street late nights) (50th Street (Broadway – Seventh))
B2
Broadway
Line
platforms
Southbound local toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach ( via Brighton weekdays and nights) (34th Street – Herald Square)
toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (34th Street – Herald Square)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound express toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Brighton (weekends) (34th Street – Herald Square)
Northbound express toward 57th Street – Seventh Avenue (weekends) (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local ( weekdays) toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard (49th Street)
toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (49th Street)
toward 57th Street – Seventh Avenue late nights (49th Street)
B3 Lower Mezzanine Passageway up to mezzanine (level B1)
B4 Southbound ( AM rush hours) toward 34th Street – Hudson Yards (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound ( PM rush hours) toward Flushing – Main Street (Fifth Avenue)

The IRT platforms have been connected to each other as a transfer station as the lines opened: first between the 42nd Street Shuttle and the Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line in 1917, then the transfer was incorporated with the Flushing Line in 1927. The free transfer between the IRT and BMT was added on July 1, 1948.[20] The block-long passageway that runs west to the 42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line was opened within fare control on December 11, 1988. Since 1991, this passageway has contained a piece of public art inspired by the Burma-Shave ads; Norman B. Colp's The Commuter's Lament, or A Close Shave consists of a series of signs attached to the roof of the passageway, reading:

Entrance

Overslept,
So tired.
If late,
Get fired.
Why bother?
Why the pain?
Just go home
Do it again.

with the last panel being a picture of a bed. The panels were part of an art project that was supposed to last only one year, but was never removed.[21]

This station underwent total reconstruction in stages starting in 1994. The reconstruction included a new entryway on the south side of 42nd Street between Seventh Avenue and Broadway, featuring a bright neon and colored glass flashing sign with the train route symbols and the word "Subway". The street level fare control at this site features restored original "Times Square" mosaics from the Contract I station walls (now used by the shuttle), and both escalators and stairs lead into the complex. There are also similar renovated entrances on the northwest and southwest corners of Seventh Avenue and 42nd Street, the latter of which has both escalators and stairs, while the former has only stairs.

In 1999, a US$44 million renovation of the complex began. The goal was to reduce congestion and improve rider access, comfort and safety by improving visual lines and increasing pedestrian capacity. The main corridor was widened 15 feet (4.6 m), and the number of sharp corners reduced; ADA accessibility was introduced with elevators; new escalators; and other corridors were widened. The mezzanine above the BMT Broadway Line, formerly a record shop, now features a large oval balcony looking over the trackway and has reduced the sense of claustrophobia described by many riders. In 2004, four unisex stall bathrooms were opened on the mezzanine between the IRT and BMT lines; they are staffed and maintained by employees of the Times Square Alliance, the local Business Improvement District. The record shop re-opened in 2007 on the south side of the IRT/BMT corridor.[22]

The mezzanine has been a major featured spot for subway performers ever since the opening of the station. "Music Under New York" controls the spot, which is located by the escalators, opposite the shuttle to Grand Central. Musicians of all types, from musical saw to a brass band, perform there daily.

Relative depths

The relative depths of the station's platforms are:[23]

Artwork

George Lewis Heins and Christopher Grant LaFarge were the first commissioned architects of the IRT. They designed the original Times Square Station, which was located at the current Grand Central Shuttle stop.

In many of their stations, Heins and LaFarge use symbolic imagery to honor a neighborhood or its namesake. When Squire Vickers took over as chief designer and architect of the IRT in 1906, he continued this tradition of using symbolism to speak to a station's history.

The colored tile trim of the Times Square subway station bears an uncanny resemblance to the Confederate Battle Flag.[24] Scholars believe that Vickers and his colleagues unmistakably reference the symbol of the South to pay homage to New York Times owner Adolph S. Ochs.[25] The Confederacy was a significant part of Ochs' heritage, and the eccentric Vickers relished literary and historical imagery.[26] Times Square was named for the New York Times, whose headquarters, built by the Southerner Ochs, housed the original subway station in its basement.

Modern artwork installed in the complex includes the following:

New York in Transit was Lawrence's last public work before his 2000 death.[27] Lichtenstein completed Times Square Mural in 1994, but installation was delayed until after the station complex's renovation, during which Lichtenstein died in 1997.[28]

Foiled terrorist attack

Najibullah Zazi and alleged co-conspirators were arrested in September 2009 as part of an al-Qaeda Islamist plan to engage in suicide bombings on trains in the New York City subway system, including near the Times Square station, during rush hour that month, and Zazi has pled guilty.[29][30][31][32]

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b New York Times, Three New Links of the Dual Subway System Opened, June 3, 1917, page 33
  2. ^ NYC Subway Wireless
  3. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  4. ^ New York Times, Our Subway Open: 150,000 Try It, October 28, 1904
  5. ^ New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
  6. ^ a b c d "New IND Platform Will Open Monday".  
  7. ^ a b "Station: 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal (8th Avenue)". Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  8. ^ a b c Ingraham, Joseph C. (June 20, 1952). "New IND Platform at 8th and 42d To Expedite Service From Queens".  
  9. ^ a b c d Mindlin, Alex (2008-04-20). "No Whoosh, No ‘All Aboard’".  
  10. ^ a b c d e Kabak, Benjamin (2008-04-21). "With the 7 on the way, a swan song for a Times Square platform". Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  11. ^ Brennan, Joseph (2002). "Abandoned Stations: 42 St Lower Level". Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  12. ^ a b "7 Line Extension 081". Flickr. 
  13. ^ Donohue, Pete (2009-06-20). "Abandoned No More: 2nd Life Drilled into Old 7 Subway Platform".  
  14. ^ Kabak, Benjamin (2012-02-12). "Photos: Inside the 7 line extension". Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  15. ^ "Service Enhancements on 3 Line" (Press release). MTA New York City Transit. 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  16. ^ New York Times, Open New Subway to Times Square, January 6, 1918
  17. ^ Hood, Clifton (2004). 722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York (Centennial ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 238–239.  
  18. ^ New York Times, New Queens Subway Opened to Times Sq., March 15, 1927, page 1
  19. ^ "View of Tunnel from station platform showing sign indicating no third rail power". Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  20. ^ New York Times, Transfer Points Under Higher Fare, June 30, 1948, page 19
  21. ^ "Artwork: "The Commuter's Lament/A Close Shave", Norman B. Colp (1991)". Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  22. ^ Review and photos of the Times Square bathrooms at Gothamist
  23. ^ nycsubway.org—IND 8th Avenue: 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal
  24. ^ "Confederate Flags in Times Square?". History Net: Where History Comes Alive - World & US History Online. 
  25. ^ Jackowe, David J. "The Times Square Confederate." Civil War Times; Aug 2012, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p. 42. http://www.historynet.com/confederate-flags-in-times-square.htm
  26. ^ Underground Renaissance Man: Watch the Aesthetic Walls, Please
  27. ^ "Times Square Subway Mural Unveiled" (Press release). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2001-11-07. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  28. ^ Carol Vogel. "Times Square Mural". The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  29. ^ Zraik, Karen; Johnston, David (September 15, 2009). "Man in Queens Raids Denies Any Terrorist Link". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 21, 2009. 
  30. ^ Johnston, David; Baker, Al (September 18, 2009). "Denver Man Admits to a Possible Al Qaeda Connection, Officials Say". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 21, 2009. 
  31. ^ Johnston, David; Rashbaum, William K. (September 20, 2009). "Terror Suspect Had Bomb Guide, Authorities Say". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 21, 2009. 
  32. ^ Zazi Reveals Details Of Foiled Terror Plot - retrieved from NY1 local news channel on 04/12/2010

Further reading

  • Lee Stokey. Subway Ceramics : A History and Iconography. 1994. ISBN 978-0-9635486-1-0

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

nycsubway.org:

  • nycsubway.org — IRT Grand Central/Times Square Shuttle: Times Square
  • nycsubway.org — IRT Flushing Line: Times Square
  • nycsubway.org — IRT West Side Line: Times Square/42nd Street (text used with permission)
  • nycsubway.org — BMT Broadway Subway: Times Square/42nd Street
  • nycsubway.org — IND Eighth Avenue Line: 42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • nycsubway.org — New York in Transit Artwork by Jacob Lawrence (2001)
  • nycsubway.org — Times Square Mural Artwork by Roy Lichtenstein (1994)
  • nycsubway.org — The Return of Spring/The Onset of Winter Artwork by Jack Beal (1999)
  • nycsubway.org — Times Square Times: 35 Times Artwork by Toby Buonagurio (2005)
  • nycsubway.org — The Revelers Artwork by Jane Dickson (2007)
  • nycsubway.org — Losing My Marbles Artwork by Lisa Dinhofer (2003)
  • nycsubway.org — The Commuter's Lament/A Close Shave Artwork by Norman B. Colp (1991)

MTA Arts for Transit

  • MTA's Arts For Transit — 42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
  • MTA's Arts For Transit — Times Square – 42nd Street, Page 1
  • MTA's Arts For Transit — Times Square – 42nd Street, Page 2
  • MTA's Arts For Transit — 42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

Google Maps Street View

  • 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • 42nd Street and Broadway entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • 43rd Street and Broadway entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • 41st Street and Seventh Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • 40th Street and Seventh Avenue entrance to IRT Lines from Google Maps Street View
  • 40th Street and Broadway entrance to Broadway Line and Shuttle from Google Maps Street View
  • 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • 44th Street and Eighth Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • 40th Street and Eighth Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Mezzanine from Google Maps Street View

Other websites

  • MTA's YouTube Web Page — Advertising Initiatives 9/21/2010 on the 42nd Street (S) Shuttle. Retrieved September 22, 2010. (2:13 video clip)
  • NYCTA Subway Station Tour: 42nd Street - Port Authority / Times Square
  • Forgotten NY — Original 28 - NYC's First 28 Subway Stations
  • The Subway Nut — Times Square – 42nd Street (7) Pictures
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