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IND Eighth Avenue Line

NYC Subway trunk line under Eighth Avenue

The IND Eighth Avenue Line is one of the lines of the New York City Subway. It opened in 1932. About 1 million people ride on it every day. The line is 23 km (14 mi) long. Services that use the line are colored bright blue.


There are three services using the line. They are:

  •   A: This line runs from Inwood-207th Street to Far Rockaway. It is the longest service on the New York City Subway. It is 50 km (31 mi) long. A famous jazz song called Take the 'A' Train was written about this service.
  •   C: This line is also called the Eighth Avenue Local. It runs from 168th Street to Euclid Avenue. It makes all stops (except late nights).
  •   E: This line runs from World Trade Center to Jamaica Center. It is fully underground for its whole route. It runs as an express service during the day, but makes all stops at night.
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