155th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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For the station actually at 155th Street and Eighth Avenue, see 155th Street (IND Concourse Line).
155th Street
NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
155th Street - Brooklyn Bound Platform.jpg
Brooklyn bound platform
Station statistics
Address West 155th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Borough Manhattan
Locale Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Harlem
Coordinates 40°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
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services       A late nights (late nights)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M3, Bx6
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932 (84 years ago) (1932-09-10)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi[2]
Passengers (2015) 842,826[3]Decrease 1.2%
Rank 380 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 163rd Street – Amsterdam Avenue: A late nights C all except late nights
Next south 145th Street: A late nights C all except late nights

155th Street 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 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.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg toward 168th Street (NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward 207th Street late nights) (163rd Street – Amsterdam Avenue)
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg toward Euclid Avenue (NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward Far Rockaway late nights) (145th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3[4] Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg does not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg does not stop here →

This station, opened on September 10, 1932,[1][5] has two local tracks and two side platforms. The express tracks run underneath on a lower level and are not visible from the platforms.

The station once had a full-length mezzanine, but the south end at 153rd Street is now closed and used as a MTA New York City Transit facility.[6] The north end at 155th Street has vent chambers and a high ceiling.


  1. ^ a b New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  4. ^ Station Reporter — C Train
  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 8 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 

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