135th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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135th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
135 St IND downtown jeh.JPG
Entrance in park at 137th Street
Station statistics
Address West 135th Street & Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10030
Borough Manhattan
Locale Harlem, Hamilton Heights
Coordinates 40°49′02″N 73°56′53″W / 40.81709°N 73.94803°W / 40.81709; -73.94803Coordinates: 40°49′02″N 73°56′53″W / 40.81709°N 73.94803°W / 40.81709; -73.94803
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 6 (4 in passenger service)
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932 (82 years ago) (1932-09-10)[1]
Passengers (2013) 1,722,204[2] Increase 5.6%
Rank 267 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 145th Street (Eighth): A late nights C all except late nights
145th Street (Concourse): B weekdays until 11:00 p.m.
Next south 125th Street: A late nights B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. C all except late nights

135th Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem and Hamilton Heights, Manhattan, 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.

135th Street is the only local station with six tracks between two side platforms and is one of only three stations in the entire subway system that features six tracks on the same level, within the same tunnel (the others are DeKalb Avenue and Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets, both in Downtown Brooklyn). The two outermost tracks are used by local trains stopping at this station, while the two innermost tracks are used by express trains. The middle tracks in each direction are lay-up tracks and not used in revenue service.

In this station, all fare controls are at platform level and there are no mezzanines, crossovers, or crossunders. The full-time booths are at the 135th Street end (one on each side with three staircases on the northbound side and one on the southbound side). The part-time end of the station is at 137th Street and has one staircase to the street on each side. The booth has been removed. There were restrooms at the north end of the southbound platform. Both street staircases at this end were built facing St. Nicholas Park and have an old-fashioned appearance. The exit-only stair from the part-time northbound side features an array of stone casting in a Cathedral-like setting, originally built in 1932.

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 (145th Street)
NYCS C toward 168th Street (NYCS A toward 207th Street late nights) (145th Street)
Northbound layup track No regular service
Northbound express NYCS A NYCS D do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS A NYCS D do not stop here →
Southbound layup track No regular service
Southbound local NYCS B toward Brighton Beach (125th Street)
NYCS C toward Euclid Avenue (NYCS A toward Far Rockaway late nights) (125th 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". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 

External links[edit]

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