155th Street (IND Concourse Line)

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This article is about the New York City Subway station at Frederick Douglass Boulevard. For the station at St. Nicholas Avenue, see 155th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line).
155th Street
NYCS B NYCS D
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Northbound platform
Station statistics
Address West 155th Street & Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10039
Borough Manhattan
Locale Harlem
Coordinates 40°49′48″N 73°56′21″W / 40.829917°N 73.939104°W / 40.829917; -73.939104Coordinates: 40°49′48″N 73°56′21″W / 40.829917°N 73.939104°W / 40.829917; -73.939104
Division B (IND)
Line IND Concourse Line
Services       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
      D all except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened July 1, 1933 (81 years ago) (1933-07-01)
Former/other names 155th Street – Eighth Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,281,168[1] Increase 1.9%
Rank 324 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 161st Street – Yankee Stadium: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next south 145th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction

155th Street (155th Street – Eighth Avenue on some signage) is a local station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 155th Street and Eighth Avenue, it is served by the D train at all times except rush hours in peak direction and the B during rush hours only.

This underground station, opened on July 1, 1933, has two side platforms and three tracks. The center track is used by the D train during rush hours in peak direction. Both platforms have an orange trim line with a black border and "155" in small white lettering on a black border underneath. The name tablets have "155TH ST. – 8TH AVE." in white sans serif lettering on a black background and green border. Yellow I-beam columns run along both columns at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black name plate in white lettering.

This station has a full length mezzanine above the platforms. However, only the northern end is open and has four staircases to the platforms. The Brooklyn-bound one has four closed staircases while the Bronx-bound one has five. The mezzanine has yellow I-beam columns. The fare control area at the north end has a turnstile bank, token booth, one exit-only turnstile on each side of the mezzanine, and a quadruple-wide staircase diagonal to the mezzanine that goes up to the west side of Eighth Avenue between 155th Street and Harlem River Drive.

The street staircase is extra wide since the Polo Grounds stadium, home of the former New York Giants, was directly upstairs before the team left for San Francisco in 1958. The stadium was demolished in 1964 to make way for public housing. Today, Rucker Park is located at the entrance of the station.

An abandoned tower sits on the south end of the Brooklyn-bound platform. When the IRT Ninth Avenue Line and later Polo Grounds Shuttle was in service, there was a provision for transfer tickets between the IND underground level and the IRT elevated shuttle level. A very steep walk was needed to make this transfer.

This is the only station on the IND Concourse Line in Manhattan. To the north, the line goes under the Harlem River towards 161st Street – Yankee Stadium in The Bronx. To the south, the line joins the IND Eighth Avenue Line at 145th Street.

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
Southbound local NYCS B toward Brighton Beach rush hours (145th Street)
NYCS D toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue off-peak hours (145th Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS D does not stop here (rush hours only in the peak direction) →
Northbound local NYCS B toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (161st Street)
NYCS D toward Norwood – 205th Street off-peak hours (161st 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 2014-03-28. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 155th Street (IND Concourse Line) at Wikimedia Commons

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