Subway Posters

IRT 7th Ave Line 1/2/3 Subway Poster


The IRT 7th Ave line is one-half of the original Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) subway which opened in 1904. Running from 145th St/Broadway to Times Sq at 42nd St/Broadway the original subway swung east under 42nd St and then south at Park Ave to City Hall. When this subway was expanded in 1918 service was rerouted south along 7th Ave to South Ferry and into Brooklyn to Borough Hall and Atlantic Ave.

The 1 train runs all local from Van Cortlandt Park-242nd St in the Bronx to South Ferry at the tip of lower Manhattan. From 1989 to 2005 there was an additional train, the 9, which ran as a “skip-stop” service after 96th St to speed up travel for commuters coming from upper Manhattan. Between 181st and 191st Sts the subway was dug through some of the hardest bedrock in the city and these sections are some of the deepest in the entire system.

2 and 3 trains run express from 96th St to Chambers St at which point they veer east into Brooklyn. After 96th St 2 and 3 trains swing northeast and run under Lenox Ave in Harlem. When this service opened in 1905 it helped Harlem explode with development. 3 trains terminate at 148th St while 2 trains travel into the Bronx where they run up to Wakefield-241st St along the elevated White Plains line.

In Brooklyn the 2 and 3 trains share a subway with IRT Lexington Ave 4 and 5 trains which runs through Borough Hall to Atlantic Ave, under Flatbush Ave to Eastern Parkway and out to Nostrand Ave where 3 trains continue east to New Lots Ave (elevated after Utica Ave). 2 trains run south to Flatbush Ave.

While 2 and 3 trains run express in Manhattan they only run local in Brooklyn.

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


Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 24 in

18"x24", 24"x36"

Production TIme

5 Days, 3 Days, 2 Days, 1 Day