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Question about the M train


Tinamarie

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Ok so I'm confused about a transfer between the M to the 6. On mta.info, it says the M transfers to the 6 at Lex Ave-53rd Street, but on the 6 map, it says it transfer to the M on 51st street. How does that work?

By walking :)

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The (6) stop is on 51st street, which is connected to the (E)(M) Lexington Avenue station.

 

So if I take the (M), then I have to get off at 53rd street to get the (6)? and if I take the (6) train, then I get off at 51st street to get the (M)? Is there an underground transfer or do I have to walk to 53rd/51st to get the train?

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You know, giving the subway map a good, hard look over won't kill you.

 

51st street station on the lexington line predates Lexington ave station on 53rd street line by about 15 years. They were only connected in 1989.

 

Sarcastic much?

But yeah as they said, its the same station complex

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Sarcastic much?

But yeah as they said, its the same station complex

 

To be honest they really should rename the 51st St (6) and just call one name IMO, the 53-Lexington station for the (E)(M) and (6) trains.:confused:

 

They did it recently a couple of years back for Broadway Junction (A)(C)(J)(L) in Brooklyn (formerly also the Eastern Pwy station)and also for 59th/Lexington for the (N)(R)(Q)(4)(5)(6) station as well.

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To be honest they really should rename the 51st St (6) and just call one name IMO, the 53-Lexington station for the (E)(M) and (6) trains.:confused:

 

They did it recently a couple of years back for Broadway Junction (A)(C)(J)(L) in Brooklyn (formerly also the Eastern Pwy station)and also for 59th/Lexington for the (N)(R)(Q)(4)(5)(6) station as well.

 

Why should they? The (6) station is on Lexington Ave. at 51st St., while the (E)(M) station is on 53rd St. at Lexington Ave. It's only confusing the first time if you're not paying close attention. It's exactly like the (E)(F)(M)(R) and (7) at 74th St.-Broadway and Roosevelt Ave.-Jackson Heights. I once passed the station looking for Roosevelt Ave. while on the (7) or <7>...don't remember which. No big deal.

 

The Broadway Junction thing was a no-brainer. If you just look at all that mess of steel out there, it just says "junction".

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To be honest they really should rename the 51st St (6) and just call one name IMO, the 53-Lexington station for the (E)(M) and (6) trains.:confused:

 

They did it recently a couple of years back for Broadway Junction (A)(C)(J)(L) in Brooklyn (formerly also the Eastern Pwy station)and also for 59th/Lexington for the (N)(R)(Q)(4)(5)(6) station as well.

 

True but Bway Junction is real close to each other and the area is called Bway Junction. As for 51 St & Lex-53, I doubt they would make it Lex-53 as a whole since the original exit was/is on 51 St. As Kamen Rider said, they only added that connection in the late 80's

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If they renamed the complex anything, "Citicorp Plaza" might be better, as that is sort of in the middle connecting the two stations.

 

I sense extra revenue asking Citi to purchase naming rights for that station lol

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To be honest they really should rename the 51st St (6) and just call one name IMO, the 53-Lexington station for the (E)(M) and (6) trains.:confused:

 

They did it recently a couple of years back for Broadway Junction (A)(C)(J)(L) in Brooklyn (formerly also the Eastern Pwy station)and also for 59th/Lexington for the (N)(R)(Q)(4)(5)(6) station as well.

They only did it for Broadway Junction. The (N)(Q)(R) platform says Lexington Ave. - 59th St. but only to differentiate them from the 53rd St. and the 63rd St. stations. The (4)(5)(6) platforms all just say 59th St. Lexington - 53rd St. and 51st St. should stay the same.

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If they renamed the complex anything, "Citicorp Plaza" might be better, as that is sort of in the middle connecting the two stations.

They would also have to change FINDS and software to announce your new station name. Plus would CitiCorp pay MTA for naming rights?

 

Flash, bulletin: if any c/r making a manual announcement (re-routed R46 e.g.) fails to say CitiCorp Plaza he automatically gets 5 days in the street!

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But since Citicorp Center is the name of the physical place (which happens to be named after the company), I'm not sure how that would work. Would it be considered a "generic" place name? If not, then maybe they'd have to come up with one.

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They would also have to change FINDS and software to announce your new station name. Plus would CitiCorp pay MTA for naming rights?

 

Flash, bulletin: if any c/r making a manual announcement (re-routed R46 e.g.) fails to say CitiCorp Plaza he automatically gets 5 days in the street!

 

But since Citicorp Center is the name of the physical place (which happens to be named after the company), I'm not sure how that would work. Would it be considered a "generic" place name? If not, then maybe they'd have to come up with one.

 

If shitty bank refused to pay the (MTA) to rename the Willets Point-Shea Stadium station, how would renaming it "Citiplaza" work out?

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They only did it for Broadway Junction. The (N)(Q)(R) platform says Lexington Ave. - 59th St. but only to differentiate them from the 53rd St. and the 63rd St. stations. The (4)(5)(6) platforms all just say 59th St. Lexington - 53rd St. and 51st St. should stay the same.

 

Funny how that's running under 60th St., though. Why isn't called Lexington Ave-60th St.?

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Funny how that's running under 60th St., though. Why isn't called Lexington Ave-60th St.?

 

When it was being planned, eastbound trains were to run under 59 St and westbound trains were to run under 60 St. They were to go via the Queensboro Bridge. Then, when the bridge was closed (IIRC), the tunnel was put under 60 St, although the westbound platforms were moved to 59 Street.

Diagram:

....................................................._____________________<---60 St Tunnels

59 St/Lex station-->_______________/..____________________ <--- 60 St Tunnels

59 St/Lex station-->________________/

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