157th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)

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157th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
157th Street IRT Broadway 2.JPG
242nd Street-bound platform looking south
Station statistics
Address West 157th Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10032
Borough Manhattan
Locale Washington Heights
Coordinates 40°50′02″N 73°56′38″W / 40.834°N 73.944°W / 40.834; -73.944Coordinates: 40°50′02″N 73°56′38″W / 40.834°N 73.944°W / 40.834; -73.944
Division A (IRT)
Line ‹See Tfm›      IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Services ‹See Tfm›      1 all times (all times)
Connection NYCT Bus: M4, M5, Bx6
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened November 12, 1904 (110 years ago) (1904-11-12)
Passengers (2014) 3,481,873[1]Increase 0.7%
Rank 147 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 168th Street: 1 all times
Next south 145th Street (local): 1 all times
96th Street (express): no regular service

157th Street is a station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Broadway and 157th Street in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, it is served by the 1 train at all times.

Opened on November 12, 1904, this station was the first to be added to the subway following its opening the previous October 27. 145th Street, the next station south, was the original terminal.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit
Platform level
Side platform, doors open on the right
Northbound NYCS 1 toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (168th Street)
Southbound NYCS 1 toward South Ferry (145th Street)
(No service: 96th Street)
Side platform, doors open on the right

This station has two tracks and two side platforms. The platforms contain their original trim line that includes "157" mosaics and name tablets reading "157TH ST." There are also directional signs on the tiles containing white lettering on a black background and brown border. Both platforms have tiled columns that run along the entire length and contain "157" painted in black. Some of the columns separating the two tracks have "157" signs in black letting on white borders.

Each platform, narrow by IRT standards, has one same-level fare control area near the middle. Both are fully staffed, containing a turnstile bank and token booth, and have two street stairs, the northbound side to the southeast corners of 157th Street and Broadway and the southbound side to either western corners of the aforementioned intersection. There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions.

As of 2012, only the South Ferry-bound side token booth is staffed.[citation needed]

Image gallery[edit]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 

External links[edit]

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