Metro stop line 7 Queensboro Plaza. The 7 Flushing Local (local Flushing Line 7) is a service of Metro New York City, the service works as a local path along the Flushing Line, with express service (7 Flushing Express) denoted by an icon in the form diamond on all trains service 7 instead of having a circular icon. The express service operates routes during peak hours (towards the Times Square every morning, and onto Main Street-Flushing in the afternoon) between 06:30 and 22:00 (6:30 am and 10:00 pm ET) weekdays. The express service to Manhattan is also provided after the games at Shea Stadium. The service is solid purple on official maps of the subway in New York and is the only path to the Flushing line. This route is the only system that has 11 carriages, the train's largest IRT. The 7 train service has been referred to in some publications as the "International Express" because the route passes through several different ethnic neighborhoods. However, this name is not official, nor is the name used during daily operations. This line was the great strength for the Redbird cars series. Until 2002, the entire fleet was named World's Fair R33/36 Version. As time passed, the Redbirds were replaced by the Bombardier-built cars R62A models. On November 3, 2003, the last Redbird train model made its final trip on this line, making all stops between Times Square and Willets Point-Shea Stadium. Several Redbird model cars serving the line were decorated with the logo of the Mets during the 2000 Subway Series against the New York Yankees, because the line runs adjacent to Shea Stadium. March 30 just 100 years ago the first cars crossed the bows of the Queensborough Bridge, a bridge over 2 miles long that connects Queens to Manhattan on the East River, and has become part of landscape characteristic of New York. The bridge, which required 8 years to build, was designed by Gustav Lindenthal and designed to unite Manhattan and Queens as part of the four bridges that unite the island with the rest of the "boroughs" or New York City neighborhoods.