125th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)

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125th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address West 125th Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Borough Manhattan
Locale Harlem, Morningside Heights
Coordinates 40°48′54″N 73°57′29″W / 40.815°N 73.958°W / 40.815; -73.958Coordinates: 40°48′54″N 73°57′29″W / 40.815°N 73.958°W / 40.815; -73.958
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
Connection NYCT Bus: M4, M104, Bx15
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened October 27, 1904; 110 years ago (1904-10-27)[1]
Former/other names Manhattan Street
Passengers (2014) 2,578,729[2]Decrease 2.7%
Rank 188 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 137th Street – City College: 1 all times
Next south 116th Street – Columbia University: 1 all times

IRT Broadway Line Viaduct (a.k.a.; Manhattan Valley Viaduct)
NRHP Reference # 83001749[3]
Added to NRHP September 15, 1983

125th Street (formerly Manhattan Street), is a local station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 125th Street and Broadway, where Morningside Heights meets Harlem in an area known as Manhattanville, it is served by the 1 train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS 1 toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (137th Street – City College)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS 1 toward South Ferry (116th Street – Columbia University)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

This is the only station on the short elevated Manhattan Valley Viaduct, which bridges the Manhattan Valley from 122nd to 135th Streets and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.[3] This viaduct allows the trains to remain relatively level and avoid steep grades while traversing the valley. The overall length is 2,174 feet (663 m) and the steel arch across 125th Street is 168.5 feet (51.4 m) long.[4]

This station, opened on October 27, 1904 as part of the original subway, has two side platforms and three tracks. The center track is not used in revenue service. Both platforms have beige windscreens and red canopies with windows and green frames and outlines in the center that were installed in a 2003 renovation. On either side, there are red, waist-high, ironwork fences.

This station has one elevated station house at the center of the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from each side go down to a waiting area/crossunder, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and an enclosed passageway on the west side leading to two escalators going down to the southwest corner of Broadway and 125th Street facing in opposite directions. On the east side of the station house, another enclosed passageway leads to an escalator facing south and going down to the southeast corner of Broadway and 125th Street. Adjacent to this passageway is an "L" shaped staircase with its upper half directly above Broadway and the lower half beneath the enclosed escalator going to the same corner of the intersection.

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  1. ^ "Our Subway Open, 150,000 Try It; Mayor McClellan Runs the First Official Train". New York Times. 1904-10-28. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  3. ^ a b "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved November 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ Guide to Civil Engineering Projects In and Around New York City (2nd ed.). Metropolitan Section, American Society of Civil Engineers. 2009. pp. 90–91. 

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