THE EIGHTH AVE LOCAL (AA TRAIN)


NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY HISTORY - AA train
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The train was one of the original IND lines to begin on 9/10/1932. It went from 168th street, Washington Heights to Hudson terminal (WTC). The was the longest running double letter line spanning 54 years, 1932 - 1986. This line never left Manhattan and was kind of like an abbreviated train. On 5/5/1986, double letters were being changed to single letters as they are today. In the case of the , it was renamed and lasted until 12/11/1988. You might remember the train from the movie "Deathwish" starring Charles Bronson.


The Eighth Ave local (AA train) was the longest running double letter line spanning 54 years, 1932 - 1986


The Eighth Ave local (AA train) : K train

168TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) opened premiered with the A train 9/10/1932 - present, also with the 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) served by the BB train 12/15/1940 - March 1998, (BB renamed B 11/27/1967), Q went from 207th - Stillwell 9/1989 - 10/30/1989 B switched with C train at this station, now C train 3/1998 - present present (A,C,1)
163RD STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) also premiered with BB train 12/15/1940 - 3/1/1998, (BB renamed B 11/27/1967) B switched with C train at this station, now C train 3/1/1998 - present present (C)
155TH STREET via upper Manhattan Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) also premiered with BB train 12/15/1940 - 3/1/1998, (BB renamed B 11/27/1967) B switched with C train at this station, now C train 3/1/1998 - present present (C)
145TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) upper level premiered with the A train 9/10/1932 - present, also with the 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) lower level served by the BB and D trains 12/15/1940, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present), Q went from 207th - Stillwell 9/1989 - 10/30/1989 upper level C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) present (A,B,C,D)
135TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the A train 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) served by the BB 12/15/1940 to 11/26/1967, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present) present (B,C)
125TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the A train 9/10/1932 - present, also with the 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) served by the BB and D trains 12/15/1940, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present), Q went from 207th - Stillwell 9/1989 - 10/30/1989 C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) present (A,B,C,D)
116TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the A train 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) served by the BB 12/15/1940 to 11/26/1967, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present) present (B,C)
110TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the A train 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) served by the BB 12/15/1940 to 11/26/1967, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present) present (B,C)
103RD STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the A train 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) served by the BB 12/15/1940 to 11/26/1967, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present) present (B,C)
96TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the A train 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) served by the BB 12/15/1940 to 11/26/1967, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present) present (B,C)
86TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the A train 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) served by the BB 12/15/1940 to 11/26/1967, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present) present (B,C)
81ST STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the A train 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) served by the BB 12/15/1940 to 11/26/1967, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present) present (B,C)
72ND STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the A train 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) served by the BB 12/15/1940 to 11/26/1967, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present) present (B,C)
59TH STREET (Columbus Circle) Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the A train 9/10/1932 - present, also with the 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K 5/5/1986 to 12/11/1988) served by the BB and D trains 12/15/1940, (BB renamed B 11/26/1967 - present), Q went from 207th - Stillwell 9/1989 - 10/30/1989 C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) present (A,B,C,D)
50TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the E train 9/10/1932 - present also premiered with train 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) F train premiered 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954, also CC train 7/1/1933, (CC renamed C 5/5/1986 - present) present (C,E)
42ND STREET (Port Authority) Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the E and A trains 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with the EE train 4/24/1937 - 7/1/1937 also premiered with the train 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) also C express premiered 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present), and F train premiered 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954 present (A,C,E,1,2,3,7,N,Q,R,W,S)
34TH STREET (Penn Station) Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the E and A trains 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with the EE train 4/24/1937 - 7/1/1937 also premiered with the train 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) also C express premiered 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) and F train premiered 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954 present (A,C,E,1,2,3)
23RD STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the E train 9/10/1932 - present also premiered with train 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) CC train also premiered 7/1/1933, (CC renamed C 5/5/1986 - present) and F train premiered 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954 present (C,E)
14TH STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the E and A trains 9/10/1932 - present also premiered with the EE train 4/24/1937 - 7/1/1937 and with the train 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present) and F train premiered 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954 present (A,C,E,L)
W 4TH STREET Sixth Ave subway (Manhattan) upper level E and A trains premiered 9/10/1932 - present, also premiered with train 9/10/1932 - 5/5/1986, renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988, C train express also premiered 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present), EE train premiered here 4/24/1937 - 7/1/1937 lower level D train premiered from 205th the Bronx to Hudson Terminal (WTC) 12/15/1940, D extended south to Church Ave after 1940, continued south of Church Ave via Culver el to Stillwell Ave 10/30/1954 to 11/26/1967, B train extended here 11/26/1967 - present lower level F train also premiered here from Parsons to Hudson Terminal (WTC) via 53rd street tunnel on 12/15/1940, F replaced D train all the way to Stillwell Ave via Culver el 11/26/1967 - present, served KK train 7/1/1968, (renamed K 1/2/1973 to 8/27/1976), also served the JFK express 1978 to 4/15/1990 also served Grand street shuttle 1986 - 1988 to 57th street, shuttle returned 7/22/2001 and extended to W 4 st, served Q train 12/12/1988 from 57th/Sixth - Stillwell, 9/1989 from 207th - Stillwell, 10/30/1989 from Queensbridge to Stillwell, and 11/12/1995 - 7/22/2001 from 57th/Sixth to Stillwell, also V train 12/17/2001 to 6/25/2010 taken over by M train 6/25/2010, another 63rd street shuttle began 7/22/2001 due to the closure of the north tracks of the Manhattan bridge. It ran from 21st/Queensbridge to Broadway/Lafayette till 12/16/2001, present (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
SPRING STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the E train 9/10/1932 to present also premiered with train 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) CC train also premiered 7/1/1933, (CC renamed C 5/5/1986 - present), and F train premiered 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954 present (C,E)
CANAL STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the E and A trains 9/10/1932 to present also premiered with train 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) C train express 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present), and F train premiered 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954 present (A,C,E)
CHAMBERS STREET Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with A train 9/10/1932 - present, E train extended here 4/29/1956 to 1976 also premiered with train 9/10/1932, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) also C express premiered 7/1/1933 to 12/1/1940, and CC train 7/1/1933 - present, (CC renamed C on 5/5/86 - present), and F train premiered 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954 present (A,C)
HUDSON TERMINAL (WTC) Eighth Ave subway (Manhattan) premiered with the A train 9/10/1932 - 2/1/1933 and also served train 9/10/1932 - 5/5/1986, (AA renamed K train 5/5/1986 - 12/11/1988) also CC train 7/1/1933 - 1976, BB 12/15/1940 - 11/26/1967, D 12/15/1940 - 10/30/1954, and F train 12/15/1940 to 10/30/1954 E train went to WTC 1976 to present present (E)


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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS 8TH AVE - FULTON
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS 6TH AVE - BRIGHTON
GRAND CONCOURSE 8TH AVE LOCAL
GRAND CONCOURSE 6TH AVE - WEST END
QUEENS BLVD - 8TH AVE EXPRESS
QUEENS BLVD / 6TH AVE - CULVER
BROOKLYN QUEENS CROSSTOWN
THE ROCKAWAY SHUTTLE
QUEENS BLVD / 6TH AVE EXTRA
THE BROADWAY - QUEENS BLVD
SEA BEACH / QUEENS BLVD LINE
THE COURT STREET SHUTTLE
THE SECOND AVE SUBWAY
THE EIGHTH AVE LOCAL
THE FOURTH AVE / QUEENS BLVD
MYRTLE-CHAMBERS 6TH AVE
QUEENS BLVD - 8TH AVE SUBWAY
JFK EXPRESS TO PLANE
6TH AVE SUBWAY - JAMAICA EL
QUEENSBRIDGE / 6TH AVE - BRIGHTON

THE GRAND STREET SHUTTLE
ATLANTIC AV TUNNEL
BRIGHTON EXP (BMT 1c)
ROCKAWAY BRANCH
THE 63RD STREET SHUTTLE

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