103rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
|Address||East 103rd Street & Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10029
|Line||IRT Lexington Avenue Line|
|Services||4 (late nights)
6 (all times) <6> (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||July 17, 1918|
|Passengers (2012)||4,861,001 0.8%|
|Rank||92 out of 421|
|Next north||110th Street: 4 6 <6>|
|Next south||96th Street: 4 6 <6>|
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 Tufino.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Parkchester rush hours, Pelham Bay Park all times (110th Street)|
|Northbound express||← do not stop here|
|Southbound express||→ do not stop here →|
|Southbound local||→ toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (96th Street) →|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
Media related to 103rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—IRT East Side Line: 103rd Street
- nycsubway.org — Neo-Boriken Artwork by Nitza Tufino (1990)
- Station Reporter — 6 Train
- MTA's Arts For Transit — 103rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
- 103rd Street entrance from Google Maps Street View