103rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

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103rd Street
NYCS 4 NYCS 6 NYCS 6d
New York City Subway rapid transit station
103rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address East 103rd Street & Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Borough Manhattan
Locale East Harlem
Coordinates 40°47′25″N 73°56′52″W / 40.79029°N 73.947687°W / 40.79029; -73.947687Coordinates: 40°47′25″N 73°56′52″W / 40.79029°N 73.947687°W / 40.79029; -73.947687
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Services       4 late nights (late nights)
      6 all times (all times) <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened July 17, 1918 (95 years ago) (1918-07-17)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 5,038,138[1] Increase 3.6%
Rank 93 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 110th Street: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south 96th Street: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

103rd Street is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 103rd Street in East Harlem, it is served by the 6 train at all times, the <6> during weekdays in peak direction, and the 4 train during late nights.

This underground station, opened on July 17, 1918, has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are used by the 4 and 5 trains during daytime hours. All other stations between Grand Central – 42nd Street and 125th Street on the line except 110th Street have the local tracks on an upper level and express ones on the lower level, with Emergency Exits provided at local stations for Emergency Egress.

Both platforms have their original trim line, which has "103" tablets on it at regular intervals, and name tablets, which read "103RD STREET" in Times New Roman font. Prior to the 1990 remodeling, mosaic tiles were used so as to depict the 103rd Street mosaic as a sign hanging down from a horizontal support beam above. These "signholders" were covered over in 1990. An emergency phone is present immediately to the south of the southbound local platform.

The station's only entrance/exit is a mezzanine above the platforms and tracks near the south end. It has two staircases from each platform, a waiting area that can be used as a crossover, turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs going up to the southeast and southwest corners of 103rd Street and Lexington Avenue. The mezzanine has mosaics indicating uptown and downtown directions.

The 1990 ceramic artwork here is called Neo-Boriken by Nitza Tufiño.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS 6 NYCS 6d toward Parkchester rush hours and middays, Pelham Bay Park all times (NYCS 4 toward Woodlawn late nights) (110th Street)
Northbound express NYCS 4 NYCS 5 do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS 4 NYCS 5 do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS 6 NYCS 6d toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (NYCS 4 toward New Lots Avenue late nights) (96th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 103rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons

1977 image of mosaic