Eighth Street – New York University (BMT Broadway Line)

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Eighth Street – New York University
NYCS N NYCS Q NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station
8th Street Platform.JPG
Platform for downtown trains
Station statistics
Address East Eighth Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Borough Manhattan
Locale Greenwich Village
Coordinates 40°43′50″N 73°59′33″W / 40.730543°N 73.992448°W / 40.730543; -73.992448Coordinates: 40°43′50″N 73°59′33″W / 40.730543°N 73.992448°W / 40.730543; -73.992448
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Broadway Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      Q late nights only (late nights only)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 4, 1917; 97 years ago (1917-09-04)[1]
Former/other names Eighth Street
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 5,379,647[2] Decrease 4.9%
Rank 82 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 14th Street – Union Square: N all times Q late nights only R all except late nights
Next south Prince Street: N all times Q late nights only R all except late nights

Eighth Street – New York University is a local station on the BMT Broadway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Eighth Street and Broadway in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, it is served by the N train at all times, the R train at all times except late nights, and the Q train during late nights. It is the closest stop on the Broadway Line to New York University. There is no free transfer between directions.

History[edit]

Eighth Street opened on September 4, 1917 as part of the first section of the BMT Broadway Line from Canal Street to 14th Street – Union Square.[1] It has four tracks and two side platforms.

The station's overhaul in the late 1970s included fixing the station's structure and the overall appearance (including the staircases and platform edges), replacing the original wall tiles, old signs, and incandescent lighting to the 70's modern look wall tile band and tablet mosaics, signs and fluorescent lights. In 2001, the station received a state of repairs including upgrading the station for ADA compliance and restoring the original late 1910s tiling, repairing the staircases, re-tiling for the walls, new tiling on the floors, upgrading the station's lights and the public address system, installing ADA yellow safety threads along the platform edge, new signs, and new trackbeds in both directions.

In 2005, the artwork Tim Snell's Broadway Diary mosaics installed on the station platform wall titles in both directions.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit / Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS N toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach (NYCS Q toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Brighton late nights) (Prince Street)
NYCS R toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (Prince Street)
Southbound express NYCS Q does not stop here (all except late nights)
Northbound express NYCS Q does not stop here (all except late nights) →
Northbound local NYCS N toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard (NYCS Q toward 57th Street – Seventh Avenue late nights) (14th Street – Union Square)
NYCS R toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (14th Street – Union Square)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Open First Section of Broadway Line". New York Times. September 5, 1917. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 8th Street – NYU (BMT Broadway Line) at Wikimedia Commons