23rd Street (IND Sixth Avenue Line)

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For the station in Queens also served by the M train, see Court Square – 23rd Street (IND Queens Boulevard Line).
23rd Street
NYCS F NYCS M
New York City Subway rapid transit station
23rd Street F Station by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address West 23rd Street & Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Borough Manhattan
Locale Chelsea, Gramercy
Coordinates 40°44′35″N 73°59′34″W / 40.742933°N 73.992877°W / 40.742933; -73.992877Coordinates: 40°44′35″N 73°59′34″W / 40.742933°N 73.992877°W / 40.742933; -73.992877
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Sixth Avenue Line
Services       F all times (all times)
      M weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 15, 1940 (73 years ago) (1940-12-15)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 8,446,249[1] Increase 4.6%
Rank 42 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 34th Street – Herald Square: F all times M weekdays until 11:00 p.m.
Next south 14th Street: F all times M weekdays until 11:00 p.m.

23rd Street is a local station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, it is served by the F train at all times, and by the M train on weekdays. This station and 14th Street are the only two local stations on the Sixth Avenue Line.

There are two tracks and two side platforms; no crossover, cross-under or mezzanine. The PATH tracks, which were built forty years before the Sixth Avenue Line, are behind the trackway walls where would typically be the express tracks. The Sixth Avenue PATH tracks stack on the express tracks, were constructed in the mid-1960s using the "deep-bore" tunneling method and both are not visible from the station.[2]

Each side of the station has four street staircases and a direct indoor entrance to the 23rd Street PATH station. Two of the four entrances on each side appear to be part of the original 1911 PATH entrances. The tile band is lime green. The tile band on the track walls appears to be obscured by support beams directly underneath 23rd Street.

On the express tracks on the lower level, the deep-bore tunnel's round shape becomes square below this station and at 14th Street stations, where provisions for lower level platforms were built.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1
Sixth Avenue Line/PATH platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS F toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (14th Street)
NYCS M toward Middle Village – Metropolitan Avenue (14th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound PATH      HOB–33 toward Hoboken Terminal (14th Street)
     JSQ–33 toward Journal Square (14th Street)
     JSQ–33 (via HOB) toward Journal Square (14th Street)
Northbound PATH      HOB–33 toward 33rd Street (Terminus)
     JSQ–33 toward 33rd Street (Terminus)
     JSQ–33 (via HOB) toward 33rd Street (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS F toward Jamaica – 179th Street (34th Street – Herald Square)
NYCS M toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (34th Street – Herald Square)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B2 - Crossunder to PATH station platforms
B3
Lower level
[2]
Southbound express NYCS B NYCS D do not stop here
Northbound express NYCS B NYCS D do not stop here →

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  2. ^ a b nycsubway.org—IND 6th Avenue: 23rd Street

External links[edit]

Media related to 23rd Street (IND Sixth Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons