Peak-direction express service on the F in Brooklyn began on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.
Express service runs between Church Av and Jay St-MetroTech, making one stop at 7 Av.
F Express riders can save up to 7 minutes during their morning commute, and up to 6 minutes on their afternoon ride home.
Catching an express
Morning rush: Between 7 and 8 a.m.
Two diamond-designated F trains depart Coney Island-Stillwell Av during the AM rush. These trains make all local stops between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Church Av. From Church Av to Jay St-MetroTech, trains run express, making only one stop at 7 Av. From Jay St-MetroTech through to Jamaica-179 St, trains resume regular service, making all regular F stops.
Evening rush: Between 5 and 6 p.m.
Two diamond-designated F trains depart Jamaica-179 St in time to leave Midtown during the heart of PM rush. Those two trains make all regular stops along the line to Jay St-MetroTech. From Jay St-MetroTech to Church Av, trains run express, making only one stop at 7 Av. From Church Av to Coney Island-Stillwell Av, trains resume making all local stops.
Your faster trip
The 26 F stations from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to Broadway-Lafayette create the longest stretch of local-only service in the entire system. This makes the round-trip work commute via subway between Southern Brooklyn and the Central Business District in Manhattan one of the most time-consuming in all of New York City. Customers have asked about the possibility of some type of express service in Brooklyn to make the ride faster. After extensive study, we’ve come up with a way to bring express service to the F in Brooklyn.