23rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

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23rd Street
NYCS 4 NYCS 6 NYCS 6d
New York City Subway rapid transit station
23 Street IRT 001.JPG
Uptown platform
Station statistics
Address East 23rd Street & Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
Borough Manhattan
Locale Gramercy
Coordinates 40°44′25″N 73°59′11″W / 40.740169°N 73.98644°W / 40.740169; -73.98644Coordinates: 40°44′25″N 73°59′11″W / 40.740169°N 73.98644°W / 40.740169; -73.98644
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Services       4 late nights (late nights)
      6 all times (all times) <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened October 27, 1904 (110 years ago) (1904-10-27)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 9,200,337[2] Increase 3.3%
Rank 34 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 28th Street: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south 14th Street – Union Square: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
18th Street (closed)

23rd Street is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Park Avenue South and 23rd Street in Manhattan, it is served by 6 trains at all times, <6> trains during weekdays in the peak direction, and 4 trains during late night hours.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS 6 NYCS 6d toward Pelham Bay Park (NYCS 6 toward Parkchester rush hours and middays) (28th Street)
NYCS 4 toward Woodlawn late nights (28th Street)
Northbound express NYCS 4 NYCS 5 do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS 4 NYCS 5 do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS 6 NYCS 6d toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (NYCS 4 toward New Lots Avenue late nights) (14th Street – Union Square (no service: 18th Street))
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This is a typical local station with four tracks and two side platforms. During station renovations in 1988, the beige tiles were removed and the original white ones restored. It has IND-style signs indicating the way to 22nd and 23rd Streets. An ornate fare control grille on the southbound side is a piece of artwork entitled Long Division by artist Valerie Jaudon, which was installed during the renovation. The station features a back-lit "23rd Street/Park Avenue South" sign at the platform level fare control. There is a low tiled wall at the 22nd Street end which is probably a remnant of a closed crossunder.

The station features modern features such as emergency communication systems, vendors on both south and north bound sides, and Wi-Fi, connecting the communications system with the NYPD Emergency direct line. The station does not contain restrooms.

As of late 2014, construction is ongoing to install elevators in the station.

Exits[edit]

Exit location Platform served
NW corner of Park Avenue S and 23rd Street Southbound
SW corner of Park Avenue S and 23rd Street Southbound
NW corner of Park Avenue S and 22nd Street Southbound
NE corner of Park Avenue S and 23rd Street Northbound
SE corner of Park Avenue S and 23rd Street Northbound
NE corner of Park Avenue S and 22nd Street Northbound
SE corner of Park Avenue S and 22nd Street Northbound

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times, Our Subway Open: 150,000 Try It, October 28, 1904
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 23rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons