155th Street station (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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 155 Street
 "C" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
155th Street - Brooklyn Bound Platform.jpg
Brooklyn bound platform
Station statistics
AddressWest 155th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032
BoroughManhattan
LocaleWashington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Harlem
Coordinates40°49′51″N 73°56′29″W / 40.830859°N 73.9414°W / 40.830859; -73.9414Coordinates: 40°49′51″N 73°56′29″W / 40.830859°N 73.9414°W / 40.830859; -73.9414
DivisionB (IND)[1]
Line   IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services   A late nights (late nights)
   C all except late nights (all except late nights)
TransitBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx6, Bx6 SBS, M2, M3, M100, M101
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedSeptember 10, 1932 (89 years ago) (1932-09-10)[2]
Station code150[3]
Opposite-
direction
transfer
Yes
Traffic
2019895,036[5]Decrease 10.6%
Rank373 out of 424[5]
Services
Preceding station New York City Subway New York City Subway Following station
163rd Street–Amsterdam Avenue
A late nightsC all except late nights
NYCS-bull-trans-C-Std.svg
Local
145th Street
A late nightsC all except late nights
Location
155th Street station (IND Eighth Avenue Line) is located in New York City Subway
155th Street station (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
155th Street station (IND Eighth Avenue Line) is located in New York City
155th Street station (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
155th Street station (IND Eighth Avenue Line) is located in New York
155th Street station (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
Track layout

Street map

Station service legend
Symbol Description
Stops all times except late nights Stops all times except late nights
Stops late nights only Stops late nights only

The 155th Street station is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located under the intersection of 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, at the border of the Harlem and Washington Heights neighborhoods of Manhattan, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service.

History[edit]

The station opened on September 10, 1932, as part of the city-operated Independent Subway System (IND)'s initial segment, the Eighth Avenue Line between Chambers Street and 207th Street.[2][6] Construction of the whole line cost $191.2 million (equivalent to $3,797.4 million in 2021. While the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line already provided parallel service, the new Eighth Avenue subway via Central Park West and Frederick Douglass Boulevard provided an alternative route.[7]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B2
Platform level
Side platform
Northbound local "C" train toward 168th Street (163rd Street–Amsterdam Avenue)
"A" train toward 207th Street late nights (163rd Street–Amsterdam Avenue)
Southbound local "C" train toward Euclid Avenue (145th Street)
"A" train toward Far Rockaway late nights (145th Street)
Side platform
B3[8] Northbound express "A" train does not stop here
Southbound express "A" train does not stop here →

This underground station has two local tracks with two side platforms. Two express tracks, used by the A train during daytime hours, run below the station and are not visible from the platforms.[9]

The station once had a southern mezzanine with exits to 153rd Street, but it is now closed and used as a MTA New York City Transit facility.[10] The north end at 155th Street has vent chambers and a high ceiling.

Like several other IND Eighth Avenue Line local stations, this station does not have a trim line, but does have mosaic name plates reading "155TH ST." in white sans-serif lettering on a yellow background with black border. Small tile captions reading "155" run along the wall at regular intervals between the name tablets, and beneath the name tablets are directional captions, all white lettering on a black background.

Exits[edit]

This station has pairs of staircases leading to the northwestern, northeastern, and southwestern corners of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 155th Street.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glossary". Second Avenue Subway Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) (PDF). Vol. 1. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. March 4, 2003. pp. 1–2. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2021. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "List of the 28 Stations on the New 8th Av. Line". The New York Times. September 10, 1932. p. 6. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  3. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  6. ^ 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" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  7. ^ Duffus, R. l (September 9, 1932). "NEW LINE FIRST UNIT IN CITY-WIDE SYSTEM; 8th Av. Tube to Ease West Side Congestion at Once -- Branches to Link 4 Boroughs Later. LAST WORD IN SUBWAYS Run From 207th to Chambers St. Cut to 33 Minutes -- 42d St. Has World's Largest Station. COST HAS BEEN $191,200,000 Years of Digging Up City Streets, Tunneling Rock and Building Road Finally Brought to Completion". The New York Times. p. 12. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "C Train". Station Reporter. Archived from the original on March 13, 2013.
  9. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ Review of the A and C Lines (PDF) (Report). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 3, 2020. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Harlem / Hamilton Heights" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.

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