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Station: 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center (6th Avenue Line)

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IND 6th Avenue Line
B.GIF Bedford Park Boulevard ·Kingsbridge Road ·Fordham Road · 182nd-183rd Street · Tremont Avenue · 174th-175th Street · 170th Street · 167th Street · 161st Street-Yankee Stadium · 155th Street-8th Avenue · 145th Street · 135th Street · 125th Street · 116th Street · 110th Street-Cathedral Parkway · 103rd Street · 96th Street · 86th Street · 81st Street-Museum of Natural History · 72nd Street · 59th Street-Columbus Circle · 7th Avenue-53rd Street · 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center · 42nd Street · 34th Street-Herald Square · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Broadway-Lafayette · Grand Street · DeKalb Avenue · Atlantic Avenue · 7th Avenue · Prospect Park · Church Avenue · Newkirk Plaza · Kings Highway · Sheepshead Bay · Brighton Beach
D.GIF 205th Street · Bedford Park Boulevard ·Kingsbridge Road ·Fordham Road · 182nd-183rd Street · Tremont Avenue · 174th-175th Street · 170th Street · 167th Street · 161st Street-Yankee Stadium · 155th Street-8th Avenue · 145th Street · 125th Street · 59th Street-Columbus Circle · 7th Avenue-53rd Street · 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center · 42nd Street · 34th Street-Herald Square · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Broadway-Lafayette · Grand Street · Pacific Street · 36th Street · 59th Street · 9th Avenue · Fort Hamilton Parkway · 50th Street · 55th Street · 62nd Street · 71st Street · 79th Street · 18th Avenue · 20th Avenue · Bay Parkway · 25th Avenue · Bay 50th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue
F.GIF 179th Street · 169th Street · Parsons Boulevard · Sutphin Boulevard · Briarwood-Van Wyck Boulevard · Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens · 75th Avenue · 71st-Continental Aves.-Forest Hills · Roosevelt Avenue · 21st Street-Queensbridge · Roosevelt Island · Lexington Ave.-63rd St. · 57th Street · 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center · 42nd Street · 34th Street-Herald Square · 23rd Street · 14th Street · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Broadway-Lafayette · 2nd Avenue · Delancey Street · East Broadway · York Street · Jay St.-Metrotech · Bergen Street · Carroll Street · Smith-9th Street · 4th Avenue · 7th Avenue-Park Slope · 15th Street-Prospect Park · Fort Hamilton Parkway · Church Avenue · Ditmas Avenue · 18th Avenue · Avenue I · Bay Parkway · Avenue N · Avenue P · Kings Highway · Avenue U · Avenue X · Neptune Avenue · West 8th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue
M.GIF

71st-Continental Aves.-Forest Hills · 67th Avenue · 63rd Drive-Rego Park · Woodhaven Boulevard-Queens Mall · Grand Avenue-Newtown · Elmhurst Avenue · Roosevelt Avenue · 65th Street · Northern Boulevard · 46th Street · Steinway Street · 36th Street · Queens Plaza · Court Square · Lexington Avenue-53rd Street · 5th Avenue-53rd Street · 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center · 42nd Street · 34th Street-Herald Square · 23rd Street · 14th Street · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Broadway-Lafayette · Essex Street · Marcy Avenue · Hewes Street · Lorimer Street · Flushing Avenue · Myrtle Avenue · Central Avenue · Knickerbocker Avenue · Wyckoff Avenue · Seneca Avenue · Forest Avenue · Fresh Pond Road · Metropolitan Avenue


Overview

Opened: 12/15/1940


Four tracks, two island platforms. The track and platform arrangement here is slightly unusual. The north end of the downtown platform ramps up, and is at a higher elevation than the uptown platform. The tracks north of the station run on three levels to form the flying junction at 53rd Street connecting the IND Queens Boulevard line into the 6th and 8th Avenue trunks. To accommodate the track arrangement in the junction, the southbound platform has the positions of the "express" and "local" tracks reversed. Trains entering 47th/50th Street station from the west (from Central Park West) enter the station on the westernmost of the downtown tracks; trains entering from the east (from Queens Boulevard) use the eastern downtown track. Between 47/50th Streets and 42nd Street the southbound tracks cross over each other (not at grade). Thus it can be said that the southbound side of the station has the traditional placement of local and express tracks reversed.

The station has a massive mezzanine which connects to many Rockefeller Center buildings outside the fare control. There are four sets of exit stairs from the two island platforms. The south two connect to 47th and 48th Sts., the northern pair to 49th and 50th. The tile is white with an orange tile band with black border and there is no name tablet.

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