145th Street station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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 145 Street
 "1" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
145th Street IRT Broadway 3.JPG
Uptown platform
Station statistics
AddressWest 145th Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10031
BoroughManhattan
LocaleHarlem, Hamilton Heights
Coordinates40°49′34″N 73°57′00″W / 40.826°N 73.95°W / 40.826; -73.95Coordinates: 40°49′34″N 73°57′00″W / 40.826°N 73.95°W / 40.826; -73.95
DivisionA (IRT)
Line      IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services      1 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M4, M5, Bx19
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedOctober 27, 1904 (114 years ago) (1904-10-27)[1]
Station code304[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)3,062,446[4]Decrease 4.6%
Rank162 out of 424
Station succession
Next north157th Street: 1 all times
Next south137th Street–City College: 1 all times

145th Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Broadway and 145th Street in Harlem and Hamilton Heights, Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times.

History[edit]

Track layout

Operation of the first subway began on October 27, 1904, with the opening of the original 28 stations of the New York City Subway from City Hall to 145th Street on the West Side Branch.[5][6] This was the northern terminal station of the original IRT subway on opening day, which operated from City Hall.

In 1948, platforms on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line from 103rd Street to 238th Street were lengthened to 514 feet to allow full ten-car express trains to platform. Previously the stations could only platform six-car local trains. The platform extensions were opened in stages. On April 6, 1948, the platform extension opened for stations from 103rd Street to Dyckman Street, with the exception of 125th Street.[7][8]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "1" train toward Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (157th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "1" train toward South Ferry (137th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Name mosaic
Original station name cartouche with frieze

This station has three tracks and two side platforms. The northbound local track merges with the center track north of the station and the line continues north as two tracks. The middle track from here south to 103rd Street is unused for revenue service. The platforms here are offset with the northbound one being slightly more to the south.[9]

Just south of the station lies the underground 137th Street Yard, which is visible from passing trains. The track layout allows northbound trains to bypass this station by switching to the center express track in the 137th Street Yard south of the station.[9]

The platforms contain their original trim line of green with gray borders. "145" in white lettering on a dark border are tiled onto the trim. The station's other name tablets show "145TH ST." in a multi-color mosaic. The directional signs read also read "145TH ST." in white lettering on a black border. The station's columns, which run entirely along both platforms, are I-beams with a blue trim and "145" in black numbers.

Exits[edit]

Both platforms have same-level fare control containing a bank of turnstiles, token booth, and staircases to the street. The northbound platform has two staircases (one to each eastern corner of Broadway and 145th Street) and the southbound platform has a single staircase to the northwestern corner. There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow transfers between directions.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Subway Open: 150,000 Try It". The New York Times. October 28, 1904 – via www.nycsubway.org.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ James Blaine Walker, Fifty Years of Rapid Transit, 1864-1917, published 1918, pp. 162-191
  6. ^ "New York City subway opens - Oct 27, 1904". history.com. 1904-10-27. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  7. ^ Report for the three and one-half years ending June 30, 1949. New York City Board of Transportation. 1949.
  8. ^ "More Long Platforms – Five Subway Stations on IRT to Accommodate 10-Car Trains". The New York Times. July 10, 1948. p. 8. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  9. ^ a b Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Harlem/Hamilton Heights" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2016.

External links[edit]

Street stair