116th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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116th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address West 116th Street & Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
Borough Manhattan
Locale Harlem
Coordinates 40°48′16″N 73°57′19″W / 40.804389°N 73.955412°W / 40.804389; -73.955412Coordinates: 40°48′16″N 73°57′19″W / 40.804389°N 73.955412°W / 40.804389; -73.955412
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services       A late nights (late nights)
      B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932 (81 years ago) (1932-09-10)[1]
Passengers (2013) 2,122,084[2] Increase 6.3%
Rank 223 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 125th Street: A late nights B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. C all except late nights
Next south Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street: A late nights B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. C all except late nights

116th Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 116th Street and 8th Avenue in the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service. The B train provides additional service here on weekdays except nights.

This underground station, opened on September 10, 1932, has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are used by the A train during daytime hours and the D train at all times. The platforms have name tablets reading "116TH ST." in white sans serif lettering on a blue background and black border, but no trim line. Small direction and name signs reading "116" in white lettering on a black border run at regular intervals. There are blue I-beam columns that run along both platforms at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.

Each platform has one same-level fare control area at their extreme south ends. Each one has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases to the street. The ones on the northbound platform go up to either eastern corners of 116th Street and Eighth Avenue while the ones on the southbound platform go up to either western corners.

There are no crossovers or crossunders. As a result, this station and 135th Street are the only two on the Eighth Avenue Line north of 59th Street that do not permit free transfers between opposite directions. There is evidence on both sides of an abandoned part-time entrance at the north end that led to West 118th Street.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS B toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours, 145th Street other times (125th Street)
NYCS C toward 168th Street (NYCS A toward 207th Street late nights) (125th Street)
Northbound express NYCS A NYCS D do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS A NYCS D do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS B toward Brighton Beach (110th Street)
NYCS C toward Euclid Avenue (NYCS A toward Far Rockaway late nights) (110th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  1. ^ New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 

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