Subway Posters

BMT 2nd Ave-Broadway Line N/Q/R/W Subway Poster


The BMT Broadway line opened in 1917 as the first subway to bring into Manhattan the many existing elevated lines that once terminated in downtown
Brooklyn or City Hall in Manhattan (via the Brooklyn Bridge). When the original IRT subway was built through lower Manhattan businesses along Broadway fought the line running up Broadway for fear of losing business. When the subway opened and proved an instant hit they soon changed their tune and a subway under Broadway was brought back to the drawing board.

The N train runs local from Ditmars Blvd in Astoria along an elevated track to Queensboro Plaza, entering Manhattan under 60th St and runs to 14th St as a local train. After 14th St the N runs express to Canal St then over the Manhattan Bridge to Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center. Opened in 1915 to replace the elevated trains which ran through South Brooklyn the 4th Ave subway runs from Atlantic Ave at Flatbush Ave south to 95th St in Bay Ridge. The N runs express to 59th St where it swings east along the Sea Beach line, one of the original steam railroads to Coney Island converted to rapid transit.

The R train runs all local from Forest Hills along the Queens Blvd subway to Whitehall in lower Manhattan then through a tunnel into downtown Brooklyn before making its way south along 4th Ave to 95th St Bay Ridge. The Broadway line was built so that express trains would run over the Manhattan Bridge and local trains would either terminate in lower Manhattan or run into Brooklyn via the tunnel under the East River. This tunnel also connects with the BMT Jamaica line to allow through service for trains from Williamsburg.

The Q runs all local in Brooklyn along the Brighton Beach line (another former steam railroad) into
Manhattan over the bridge. Running express to 57th St it terminates here during most times but at rush periods it extends into Astoria.

The 2nd Ave subway opened New Years Day 2017 from 57th St/7th Ave to 96th St/2nd Ave. After nearly a century in planning and a decade of digging the line will be the first part of a larger subway stretching the length of the east side of Manhattan. Phase II will extend it further north to 125th St.

Printed on Satin finish 80# cover stock – 220 GSM. Made in the USA! Standard production time is 5 days. Allow more time for shipping.


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Dimensions N/A

18"x24", 24"x36"

Production TIme

5 Days, 3 Days, 2 Days, 1 Day