116th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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116th Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address West 116th Street & Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
Borough Manhattan
Locale Harlem
Coordinates 40°48′16″N 73°57′19″W / 40.804389°N 73.955412°W / 40.804389; -73.955412Coordinates: 40°48′16″N 73°57′19″W / 40.804389°N 73.955412°W / 40.804389; -73.955412
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services       A late nights (late nights)
      B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M7, M10, M116
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932 (84 years ago) (1932-09-10)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 2,246,138[3]Increase 0.5%
Rank 221 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 125th Street: A late nights B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. C all except late nights
Next south Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street: A late nights B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. C all except late nights

116th Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 116th Street and 8th Avenue in the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service. The B train provides additional service here on weekdays except nights.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 125 St
to 110 St
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours, 145th Street other times (125th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg toward 168th Street (NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward 207th Street late nights) (125th Street)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg toward Brighton Beach (110th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg toward Euclid Avenue (NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward Far Rockaway late nights) (110th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This underground station, opened on September 10, 1932,[1][4] has four tracks and two side platforms. The platforms have name tablets reading "116TH ST." in white sans serif lettering on a blue background and black border, but no trim line. Small direction and name signs reading "116" in white lettering on a black border run at regular intervals. There are blue I-beam columns that run along both platforms at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.

Each platform has one same-level fare control area at their extreme south ends. Each one has a turnstile bank and two staircases to the street. The southbound platform has a token booth while the northbound platform does not, having been closed in 2010 and removed several years later.

There are no crossovers or crossunders between the two platforms. As a result, this station and 135th Street are the only two on the Eighth Avenue Line north of 59th Street that do not permit free transfers between opposite directions.

The station is planned to be rehabilitated as part of the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Program.[5]

Exits[edit]

The exits on the northbound platform go up to either eastern corners of 116th Street and Eighth Avenue while the exits on the southbound platform go up to either western corners:[6]

Exit location[6] Exit Type Number of exits Platform served
NW corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 116th Street Staircase 1 Southbound
SW corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 116th Street Staircase 1 Southbound
NE corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 116th Street Staircase 1 Northbound
SE corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 116th Street Staircase 1 Northbound

There is evidence on both sides of an abandoned part-time entrance at the north end that led to the north side of West 118th Street.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  4. ^ Crowell, Paul (September 10, 1932). "Gay Midnight Crowd Rides First Trains In The New Subway: Throngs at Station an Hour Before Time, Rush Turnstiles When Chains are Dropped". New York Times. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Morningside Heights" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 

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