125th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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125th Street
"A" train"B" train"C" train"D" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Street stair
Station statistics
Address West 125th Street & Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Borough Manhattan
Locale Harlem
Coordinates 40°48′39″N 73°57′10″W / 40.810756°N 73.952665°W / 40.810756; -73.952665Coordinates: 40°48′39″N 73°57′10″W / 40.810756°N 73.952665°W / 40.810756; -73.952665
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services       A all times (all times)
      B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
      D all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M3, Airport transportation M60 SBS, M100, M101, Bx15
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932 (85 years ago) (1932-09-10)[1]
Station code 153[2]
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 9,603,878[4]Increase 0.5%
Rank 33 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 145th Street (Eighth express): A all except late nights
145th Street (Concourse express): D all times
135th Street (Eighth local): A late nightsB weekdays until 11:00 p.m.C all except late nights
Next south 116th Street (Eighth local): A late nightsB weekdays until 11:00 p.m.C all except late nights
59th Street–Columbus Circle (Eighth express): A all except late nightsD all times


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north Kingsbridge Road (via Concourse express): D rush hours, peak direction
168th Street (via 8th): A all timesC all except late nights
161st Street–Yankee Stadium (via Concourse local): B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction
none: B weekdays until 11:00 p.m.
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south 59th Street–Columbus Circle: A all timesB weekdays until 11:00 p.m.C all except late nightsD all times

125th Street is an express station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 125th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, it is served by the A and D trains at all times, by the C train at all times except late nights, and by the B train on weekdays.

Nearby landmarks and points of interest include the Apollo Theater and the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.

History[edit]

125th Street opened on September 10, 1932, along with the rest of the IND Eighth Avenue Line from Chambers Street to 207th Street[1][5]

In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[6] The station was renovated in the 1980s, during which two stairs to each platform at the north end were removed and the platforms' original white floor tiling was replaced.[7] Another renovation later made restored the closed staircases and made station ADA-accessible with the installation of elevators near the middle of the platforms.

On June 27, 2017, a southbound A Train derailed just north of the station. This derailment, caused by improperly secured replacement rails, left injured 34 passengers.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Storage tracks
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agents, to exits
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator on SW corner of 125th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue)
P
Platform level
Northbound local "B" train toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours, 145th Street other times (135th Street)
"C" train toward 168th Street ("A" train toward 207th Street late nights) (135th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound express "A" train toward 207th Street (145th Street)
"D" train toward Norwood–205th Street (145th Street)
Southbound express "A" train toward Lefferts Boulevard or Far Rockaway all except nights, or Rockaway Park PM rush hours (59th Street–Columbus Circle)
"D" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (59th Street–Columbus Circle)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound local "B" train toward Brighton Beach (116th Street)
"C" train toward Euclid Avenue ("A" train toward Far Rockaway late nights) (116th Street)

The outer track wall tiles have a Prussian green trim line with a black border with small "125" signs in white lettering on a black background beneath it. Both platforms have one line of green i-beam columns that run at regular intervals for their entire lengths except for a small sections at either ends. Every other column has the standard black station name plate in white lettering.

The station has a mezzanine above the tracks at the Southern end and platforms that connect both fare control areas at either ends. There are five staircases to each platform and large-scale photos of Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s.

The next express station to the south, 59th Street–Columbus Circle, is 3.35 miles (5.391 km) away with seven local stations in between. This is the longest distance between two express stops in the system.

Exits[edit]

The full-time fare control area is at the south end of the mezzanine, serving the 125th Street exits, and has a turnstile bank and token booth. It serves the exits at St. Nicholas Avenue and West 125th Street. The other fare control area at the north end, serving the 127th Street exits, is unstaffed, containing full height turnstiles. There is also evidence of two closed exit stairs going up to 126th Street, one on each side of the mezzanine.[7] One of the staircases led directly into the basement of a business that existed at street level. There are also two additional closed exits at the south end of the station, at the southeast and northwest corners of 124th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue.[7]

  • One stair, NW corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 125th Street[8]
  • One stair, NE corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 125th Street[8]
  • Handicapped/disabled access One stair and one elevator, SW corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 125th Street[8]
  • One stair, SE corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 125th Street[8]
  • One stair, SW corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 127th Street[8]
  • One stair, SE corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 127th Street[8]

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. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ 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 November 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Morningside Heights" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 

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