23rd Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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23rd Street
"C" train "E" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
23 St 8 Av SB entrance.JPG
Street staircase to the downtown platform
Station statistics
Address West 23rd Street & Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Borough Manhattan
Locale Chelsea
Coordinates 40°44′43″N 73°59′55″W / 40.745274°N 73.998499°W / 40.745274; -73.998499Coordinates: 40°44′43″N 73°59′55″W / 40.745274°N 73.998499°W / 40.745274; -73.998499
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services       A late nights (late nights)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
      E all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M20, M23 SBS
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932 (84 years ago) (1932-09-10)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 7,844,508[3]Decrease 1%
Rank 52 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 34th Street – Penn Station: A late nights C all except late nights E all times
Next south 14th Street: A late nights C all except late nights E all times

23rd Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan, it is served by the C and E trains, the former of which is replaced by the A train during late nights.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 34 St
to 14 St
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "C" train toward 168th Street ("A" train toward 207th Street late nights) (34th Street – Penn Station)
"E" train toward Jamaica Center (34th Street – Penn Station)
Northbound express "A" train does not stop here
Southbound express "A" train does not stop here →
Southbound local "C" train toward Euclid Avenue ("A" train toward Far Rockaway late nights) (14th Street)
"E" train toward World Trade Center (14th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B2 - Crossunder between platforms
Crossunder on the southbound platform

This underground station opened on September 10, 1932, as part of the initial segment of the Independent Subway System, at the time comprising what is now the IND Eighth Avenue Line from Chambers Street to 207th Street.[1][4] There are four tracks and two side platforms. The two center tracks are used by the A express train during daytime hours. Just north of this station, a storage track begins between the two express tracks. This track runs north and stub-ends at the south end of the center platform at 34th Street – Penn Station.

Both platform walls have "23RD ST." name tablets in a yellow background and "23" in white numbering on a black border. There are also directional signs in the same format. The platform columns are yellow with every other one having the standard black and white station signs.

The station is planned to be renovated as part of the 2010–2014 MTA Capital Program. An MTA study conducted in 2014 found that 40% of station components were out of date.[5]

Exits[edit]

All fare controls are on platform level. The full-time ones are at the south end of the station, at 23rd Street. Each entrance/exit has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases to the street. The northbound side leads to either eastern corner of 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue and the southbound side leads to either western corner. A crossunder within fare control at the 23rd Street end connects both platforms.[6]

Each platform has an exit-only at the center, at 24th Street. Two High Entry-Exit Turnstiles lead to a small mezzanine, where a single staircase goes up to the streets. The northbound side leads to the southeast corner of 24th Street and 8th Avenue, and the southbound side to the northwest corner.[6]

Both platforms have another fare control area at their north ends, at 25th Street, that require going up a short flight of stairs to reach. Though open at all times, they are unstaffed, containing no token booth and just HEET turnstiles. Each entrance here has two street stairs, the northbound side to either eastern corner of 25th Street and Eighth Avenue and the southbound side to either western corner. The crossunder here is closed.[6]

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. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Gay midnight crowd rides first trains in new subway". New York Times. September 10, 1932. p. 1. 
  5. ^ "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Chelsea" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 

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