77th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
|Address||East 77th Street & Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10075
|Locale||Upper East Side|
|Line||IRT Lexington Avenue Line|
|Services||4 (late nights)
6 (all times) <6> (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
|Connection||MTA Bus: BxM1 SB|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||July 17, 1918|
|Former/other names||77th Street – Lenox Hill Hospital|
|Passengers (2012)||11,109,431 0.5%|
|Rank||27 out of 421|
|Next north||86th Street: 4 6 <6>|
|Next south||68th Street – Hunter College: 4 6 <6>|
77th Street (also known as 77th Street – Lenox Hill Hospital) is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 77th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It is served by the 6 at all times, the <6> during weekdays in peak direction, and the 4 during late nights.
|B1||Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Pelham Bay Park ( toward Parkchester rush hours and middays) (86th Street)
← toward Woodlawn late nights (86th Street)
|Southbound local||→ toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (68th Street – Hunter College) →
→ toward New Lots Avenue late nights (68th Street – Hunter College) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|B2||Northbound express||← do not stop here|
|Southbound express||→ do not stop here →|
This station has two local tracks and two side platforms. The two express tracks pass underneath on a lower level and are not visible from the platforms.
Both platforms has a fare control, and both areas have a turnstile bank, and four staircases to the street. The northbound side leads to the east side of Lexington Avenue while the southbound side leads to the west side. There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions.
The downtown platform is the only platform in the station to house a token booth. The uptown platform token booth was closed by the MTA after making a series of layoffs and has been removed.
Some old wall lights exist after the station's renovation in 2003, but most are gone or falling off the walls. Both platforms have emergency exits from the lower level express tracks.
The 2004 artwork here is called 4 Seasons Seasoned by Robert Kushner. It is installed on the ceiling above the fare control staircases and features mosaics related to the four seasons of the climate.
Media related to 77th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—IRT East Side Line: 77th Street
- nycsubway.org — 4 Seasons Seasoned Artwork by Robert Kushner (2004)
- Station Reporter — 6 Train
- MTA's Arts For Transit — 77th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
- 77th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View