116th Street (IRT Lenox Avenue Line)

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116th Street
NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
116th Street Station (IRT Lenox Avenue Line) (3438775199).jpg
Southbound staircase on the northwest corner
Station statistics
Address West 116th Street & Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
Borough Manhattan
Locale Harlem
Coordinates 40°48′07″N 73°57′00″W / 40.802°N 73.95°W / 40.802; -73.95Coordinates: 40°48′07″N 73°57′00″W / 40.802°N 73.95°W / 40.802; -73.95
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Lenox Avenue Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M7, M102, M116
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened November 23, 1904; 112 years ago (1904-11-23)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 3,948,545[2]Increase 2.7%
Rank 126 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 125th Street: 2 all times 3 all times
Next south Central Park North – 110th Street: 2 all times 3 all times

116th Street is a station on the IRT Lenox Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 116th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, it is served by the 2 and 3 trains at all times. It has two tracks and two side platforms.

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 NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Wakefield – 241st Street (125th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg toward Harlem – 148th Street (125th Street)
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Brooklyn College – Flatbush Avenue (110th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg toward New Lots Avenue (Times Square – 42nd Street late nights) (110th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The station has extensive mosaics featuring Harlem history and famous African-Americans. It was fully renovated as part of the 1998 Lenox Avenue subway reconstruction project. Fare control is at platform level. There are no crossovers or crossunders between the two side platforms to allow free transfer between directions. The reconstruction project gave this station all new wall tile and restored the "116" terra cotta wall cartouches as well as to combat a major water seepage problem along the Lenox Avenue Line.

The artworks here are Harlem Timeline (Willie Birch, 1995) and Minton's Playhouse/Movers and Shakers (Vincent Smith, 1999).

Exits[edit]

  • One stair, NW corner of Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street (southbound only)[3]
  • One stair, SW corner of Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street (southbound only)[3]
  • One stair, NE corner of Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street (northbound only)[3]
  • One stair, SE corner of Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street (northbound only)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Harlem/East Harlem" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 

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