Subway FAQ: Places Where There Aren't Track Connections
From looking at the subway system route map there appear to be a number of connections that might be useful for current or future subway routings. Here are some that appear to exist but DON'T.
- There is no connection between the J and E lines of the Archer Avenue Subway. The Archer Avenue Subway consists of two tracks on each of two separate levels, and there is no interconnection between levels.
- There is no connection between the A and G lines at Hoyt/Schermerhorn, e.g. for allowing a southbound G train to use the Cranberry Street tunnel to Manhattan/8th Avenue.
- The connection of the 8th Ave. and 6th Ave. IND lines via 53rd Street do not permit all logical routes, e.g. a train heading uptown on 8th Ave., cannot turn and head downtown via 6th Ave., and a train heading downtown on 8th Ave. cannot head "uptown" to Queens.
Route Possible? From Queens to 6th Avenue downtown Yes - F train From Queens to 8th Avenue downtown Yes - E train From 8th Avenue uptown to Queens Yes - E train From 6th Avenue uptown to Queens Yes - F train From 6th Avenue uptown to 8th Avenue uptown Yes - B, D trains From 8th Avenue downtown to 6th Avenue downtown Yes - B, D trains From Queens to 8th Avenue uptown NO From 8th Avenue uptown to 6th Avenue downtown NO