135th Street (IRT Lenox Avenue Line)

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135th Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Northbound staircase on the southeast corner. An elevator on the northeast corner can be seen in the background.
Station statistics
Address West 135th Street & Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10030
Borough Manhattan
Locale Harlem
Coordinates 40°48′50″N 73°56′28″W / 40.814°N 73.941°W / 40.814; -73.941Coordinates: 40°48′50″N 73°56′28″W / 40.814°N 73.941°W / 40.814; -73.941
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, Bx33
Bus transport Short Line Bus: 208
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened November 23, 1904; 111 years ago (1904-11-23)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Accessibility Same-platform wheelchair transfer available
Wireless service Wi-Fi[1]
Passengers (2015) 4,949,583[2]Increase 0.3%
Rank 96 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 145th Street (via Lenox): 3 all times
149th Street – Grand Concourse (via White Plains Rd): 2 all times
Next south 125th Street: 2 all times 3 all times

Next Handicapped/disabled access north Third Avenue – 149th Street (via White Plains Rd): 2 all times
none: 3 all times
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 96th Street: 2 all times 3 all times

135th Street is a station on the IRT Lenox Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 135th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, it is served by the 2 and 3 trains at all times.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator for northbound service at NE corner of 135th Street and Lenox Avenue; elevator for southbound service at SW corner)
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Wakefield–241st Street (149th Street–Grand Concourse)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg toward Harlem–148th Street (145th Street)
Center track No regular service
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (125th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg toward New Lots Avenue (Times Square–42nd Street late nights) (125th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

This underground station, opened on November 23, 1904, has three tracks and two side platforms. The northbound outer track merges with the center track just north of the station and the center track merges with the southbound outer one just south of the station. The center track was last used by late night 3 shuttle trains from Harlem – 148th Street when they terminated here until 1995, when service was replaced by shuttle buses. Overnight 3 service was restored on July 27, 2008, but now terminates at Times Square – 42nd Street.

Both platform mosaics have three different kinds of trim line and name tablets. Each platform has one same-level entrance at the center containing a turnstile bank, token booth, and two stairs to the streets, the northbound side to the east side of Lenox Avenue and the southbound side to the west. Each fare control area also has one elevator from the street installed in mid-2008 that make this station fully ADA-accessible.

North of the station, a diamond crossover allows trains to switch between the two tracks. At the 142nd Street Junction, the 2 train provides service to the Bronx via the IRT White Plains Road Line while the 3 continues on the IRT Lenox Avenue Line to 145th Street and Harlem – 148th Street.

The 1995 artwork here is called Harlem Timeline by Willie Birch. It features mosaics of notable Harlem residents on the station platforms. The one on the southbound side includes Adam Clayton Powell, Joe Louis, the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, Charlie Parker, Clara Ward, and Louis Armstrong while one on the northbound side includes the Harlem Globetrotters, the NAACP, Abyssian Baptist Church, Cotton Club, and Randall's Island football team.


  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. 

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