The New York City Subway Lines Project:
C Train (8th Avenue Local)

The C Train runs from 145th Street in Manhattan out to Euclid Avenue in Brooklyn. The C Train always runs local, except when it's taking a nap. It takes a nap between midnight and 6:30am every day. Don't get on it then, you won't go anywhere. Take the A Train instead.

Station Information for the C Train is as follows:

Manhattan:

145 Street, St Nicholas Av
Except late nights.
Transfers: A B D
Bus and other connections: M3 Bx19

135 Street, St Nicholas Av
Except late nights.
Transfers: B
Bus and other connections: Bx33

125 Street, St Nicholas Av
Except late nights.
Transfers: A B D
Bus and other connections: M3 M18 M60 (LaGuardia Airport) M100 M101 Bx15

116 Street, 8 Avenue
Except late nights.
Transfers: B
Bus and other connections: M7 M10 M116

Cathedral Pkwy (110 Street), Central Park West
Except late nights.
Transfers:
Bus and other connections: M3 M4 M18

103 Street, Central Park West
Except late nights.
Transfers: B

96 Street, Central Park West
Weekdays: rush hours and midday only.
Transfers: B
Bus and other connections: M96 M106

86 Street, Central Park West
Except late nights.
Transfers: B
Bus and other connections: M86

81 Street - Museum of Natural History, Central Park West
Except late nights.
Transfers: B
Bus and other connections: M79

72 Street, Central Park West
Except late nights.
Transfers: B
Bus and other connections: M72

59 Street - Columbus Circle, 8 Avenue
Weekdays: rush hours and midday only.
Transfers: A B D 1 9
Bus and other connections: M5 M7 M10 M30 M31 M57 M104

50 Street, 8 Avenue
Except late nights.
Wheelchair accessible southbound only.
Transfers: E
Bus and other connections: M10 M27 M50 M104

42 Street, 8 Avenue
Except late nights.
Wheelchair accessible.
Transfers: 1 2 3 7 9 A E N R S
Bus and other connections: M10 M16 M47 M42 M104 Port Authority Bus Terminal

34 Street - Penn Station, 8 Avenue
Except late nights.
Transfers: A E
Bus and other connections: M4 M16 M34 Q32 LIRR Amtrak NJTransit

23 Street, 8 Avenue
Except late nights.
Bus and other connections: M23

14 Street, 8 Avenue
Except late nights.
Transfers: A E L
Bus and other connections: M10 M14

W 4 Street - Washington Sq, Av of Americas
Except late nights.
Transfers: A B D E F Q
Bus and other connections: M5 M8 PATH

Spring Street, Av of Americas
Except late nights.
Bus and other connections: M21

Canal Street, Av of Americas
Except late nights.
Transfers: A E

Chambers Street, Church Street
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Transfers: 2 3 A E
Bus and other connections: M22 PATH Hoboken Ferry

World Trade Center, Church Street
Weekday late evenings and weekends only.
Wheelchair accessible.
Transfers: A E
Bus and other connections: M22 PATH Hoboken Ferry

Broadway - Nassau, Fulton Street
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Transfers: 2 3 4 5 A J M Z
Bus and other connections: M1 M6 M9 M15 M22 M103 B51

Brooklyn:

High St - Brooklyn Bridge, Cadman Plaza E
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Bus and other connections: B25 B37 B41 B57 B61 B62 B69

Jay Street - Borough Hall, Fulton Mall
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Transfers: A F
Bus and other connections: B26 B37 B38 B41 B45 B51 B52 B54 B61 B65 B67 B75

Hoyt Street - Schermerhorn St
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Transfers: A G
Bus and other connections: B41 B45 B63 B67

Lafayette Av, Fulton St
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Bus and other connections: B38 B52 LIRR

Clinton - Washington Avs, Fulton St
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Bus and other connections: B26 B45 B69

Franklin Av, Fulton St
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Transfers: S
Bus and other connections: B48 B49

Nostrand Av, Fulton St
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Transfers: A
Bus and other connections: B44 LIRR

Kingston - Throop Avs, Fulton St
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Bus and other connections: B15 B47

Utica Avenue, Fulton St
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Transfers: A
Bus and other connections: B46

Ralph Avenue, Fulton St
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Bus and other connections: B40

Rockaway Avenue, Fulton St
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Bus and other connections: B7 B60

Broadway - East New York, Fulton St
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Transfers: A J L Z
Bus and other connections: B20 B25 B83 Q24 Q56

Liberty Av, Pennsylvania Av
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Bus and other connections: B12 B20 B40 B83

Van Siclen Av, Pitkin Av
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only

Shepherd Av, Pitkin Av
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only

Euclid Av, Pitkin Av
Weekdays: rush hours, midday and early evenings only.
Transfers: A
Bus and other connections: B13 Q7 Q8

The C Train is one of only three lines of the New York City subway whose route is entirely on trackage built by the Independent subway system (the others being the E and G). It is underground along its entire route (a feat it shares only with the E Train and the R) and is a local service companion to the A express along its entirety.

The trackage where the C train runs (The Central Park West and the Eighth Avenue Line in Manhattan, and the Fulton Line in Brooklyn), was built as part of the initial Independent subway in the late 20s and early 30s. The farthest outlying section in Brooklyn, such as the Euclid avenue stop, was part of the last section of the Independent build before the war and as such it has very Art Deco station architecture.

The first service to resemble the current C was the AA local along this same route. Before the MTA went to all single letters in 1986, the C was called the CC.

The C Train currently runs almost exclusively R32 rolling stock, rather ugly cars from the mid 60s. It is also the current home of the R110B test train.

C Train: A Modern Summary

In January of 2005, a fire caused by a homeless person, at the Chambers Street-World Trade Center station messed up the relay system controlling the (A) and (C) trains, with the worst between Broadway-Nassau Streets and Canal Street. All signals were permanantly set to red, and train operators had to stop at every signal to key by, or rig the signal to green. To this effect, the MTA could only operate a small amount of service, without massive congestion problems. Which meant cancellation of (C) trains, and converting the (A) to a local. (A) service to/from Rockaway Park was suspended as well.

At the time New York City Transit president (NYCTA is the agency operated by the MTA, that run the subways and buses in NYC) Laurence Reuter announce that it may take 3 to 5 years to resume normal service. Luckily that was an off estimate. 70% of service was resumed on Valentine's Day, 80% in late March, and full service in April.

Another note, the (B) and (C) trains swapped northern terminals in 1998, for better acess to yards and equipment. (C) trains now ran to Washington Heights-168th Street, and (B) trains ran to the Bronx, or Harlem-145th Street, depending of the time of day. (C) trains now ran full-length on weekends, allowing the (A) to run express in Manhattan and Brooklyn 7 days a week. (C) trains still don't run at night, and still have the same 8 car trains. With the arrival of the new R160 subway cars, the future of the R38 and R32 cars, which see service on the (C) are uncertain.

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