103rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

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103rd Street
NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
103 St SB platform post renovation.JPG
Station statistics
Address East 103rd Street & Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Borough Manhattan
Locale East Harlem
Coordinates 40°47′25″N 73°56′52″W / 40.79029°N 73.947687°W / 40.79029; -73.947687Coordinates: 40°47′25″N 73°56′52″W / 40.79029°N 73.947687°W / 40.79029; -73.947687
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)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M101, M102, M103
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened July 17, 1918 (98 years ago) (1918-07-17)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Passengers (2015) 4,031,201[2]Decrease 22.5%
Rank 123 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 110th Street: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south 96th Street: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

103rd Street is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 103rd Street in East Harlem, it is served by the 6 train at all times, the <6> during weekdays in peak direction, and the 4 train during late nights.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 110 St
to 96 St
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg toward Parkchester rush hours and middays, Pelham Bay Park all times (110th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg toward Woodlawn late nights (110th Street)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (96th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg toward New Lots Avenue late nights (96th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Wall tiles prior to 2015 renovation

This underground station, which opened on July 17, 1918, has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are used by the 4 and 5 trains during daytime hours. All other stations between Grand Central – 42nd Street and 125th Street on the line except 110th Street have the local tracks on an upper level and express ones on the lower level, with Emergency Exits provided at local stations for Emergency Egress.

Both platforms have their original trim line, which has "103" tablets on it at regular intervals, and name tablets, which read "103RD STREET" in the original mosaic. Prior to the 1990 remodeling, mosaic tiles were used so as to depict the 103rd Street mosaic as a sign hanging down from a horizontal support beam above. These "signholders" were covered over in 1990. An emergency phone is present immediately to the south of the southbound local platform.

The Downtown/Brooklyn platform was renovated in 2015, with the placement of new white wall tiles, new floor tiles and benches. From January 26, 2016 to May 23rd, 2016, the Uptown/Bronx-bound platform was closed for renovation and was done in the same style as the Downtown/Brooklyn platform. This was completed about a month earlier than planned.[3]

The station's only entrance/exit is a mezzanine above the platforms and tracks near the south end. It has two staircases from each platform, a waiting area that can be used as a crossover, turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs going up to the southeast and southwest corners of 103rd Street and Lexington Avenue. The mezzanine has mosaics indicating uptown and downtown directions.

The 1990 ceramic artwork here is called Neo-Boriken by Nitza Tufiño.


Both exits serve both platforms.

Exit location[4] Exit type Number of exits
SW corner of Lexington Avenue and 103rd Street Staircase 1
SE corner of Lexington Avenue and 103rd Street Staircase 1


  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/planned_servChanges_46_Jan2015.htm
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Upper East Side" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 

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