Transit Walk – Deep Dive: The IND 6th and 8th Avenue Lines

Transit Walk - Deep Dive: The IND 6th and 8th Avenue Lines OctoberOct 01 2023 02:00pm - 03:30pmWest Side, New York, US

Transit Walk - Deep Dive: The IND 6th and 8th Avenue Lines

Sunday, October 1st, 2023

2:00 PM ET

Off-site Program

$40 General / $35 Members


The 8th and 6th Avenue subways of the IND (the Independent Subway System) opened in Manhattan in 1932 and 1940, respectively. Running parallel to the earlier IRT West Side route which opened in 1904 as a part of the first subway line, the lines share familiar IRT characteristics, like four-track routes with express service in the middle tracks. But the IND builders also learned from earlier subway design limitations, and set out to improve service with higher speeds, more modern and spacious stations, and upgraded track junctions.  


Join transit historian Andy Sparberg for an in-depth tour of this IND route, traveling from 42nd St. station up to 190th and back with multiple stops. Along the way you’ll visit unusual stations while learning how the IND builders addressed unique construction challenges with innovative solutions.   


While anyone is welcome to join, this tour provides a deep dive for those who have some background information and knowledge about New York City Transit.


Members enjoy early access! Tickets go on sale to Museum members on Thursday, August 3rd at 10am ET. Remaining tickets go on sale to the public at 10am ET on Friday, August 4th. 

$40 - General Public / $35 - Museum Members

This tour date is SOLD OUT.


Tours run rain or shine. Walking and climbing stairs required. Please dress for the weather as this tour will take place both indoors and outdoors. Masks are encouraged but are not required.


Photography and video recording are permitted. However, tripods, stands, selfie sticks, and external lights may not be used. All photographs taken are for personal use only and permission to photograph may be revoked at any time.


Masks are encouraged but are not required.


Children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


For information on American Sign Language interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters please visit


If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected].


All ticket sales are final. Should you be unable to attend the tour on the date you reserved, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Museum is not able to reschedule reservations to another tour date.




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