23rd Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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23rd Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
23rd Street IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue 1466.JPG
Downtown platform
Station statistics
Address West 23rd Street & Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Borough Manhattan
Locale Chelsea
Coordinates 40°44′38″N 73°59′46″W / 40.744°N 73.996°W / 40.744; -73.996Coordinates: 40°44′38″N 73°59′46″W / 40.744°N 73.996°W / 40.744; -73.996
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
      2 late nights (late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M7, M20, M23 SBS
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened July 1, 1918; 98 years ago (1918-07-01)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Passengers (2015) 4,884,678[2]Steady 0%
Rank 97 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 28th Street: 1 all times 2 late nights
Next south 18th Street: 1 all times 2 late nights

23rd Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 23rd Street and Seventh Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times, and by the 2 train during late night hours.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 28 St
to 18 St
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (28th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward 241st Street late nights (28th Street)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward South Ferry (18th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Brooklyn College late nights (18th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Name tablet
Number tablet on trim line

This underground station, which opened on July 1, 1918 and renovated in the 1990s, has two side platforms and four tracks. The two express tracks are used by the 2 and 3 trains during daytime hours.

Both platforms have their original mosaic trim line and name tablets of a predominately brown and red color. They also have brown-red i-beam columns at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black and white number plate except at either end where they get narrower.


Each platform has one same-level fare control area in their center and there are no crossunders or crossovers. The northbound platform has the station's full-time turnstile bank and token booth and two staircases going to either eastern corners of 23rd Street and Seventh Avenue. The southbound platform has an unstaffed set of turnstiles and two staircases going up to either western corners of the same intersection.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

In the 1998 film Godzilla, this station was destroyed by Zilla and used as the entrance to the nesting ground inside Madison Square Garden.


  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Chelsea" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Northbound street stair