66th Street–Lincoln Center (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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66th Street–Lincoln Center
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
66th Street Lincoln Center IRT 3.JPG
Uptown platform
Station statistics
Address West 66th Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10023
Borough Manhattan
Locale Lincoln Square, Upper West Side
Coordinates 40°46′26″N 73°58′55″W / 40.774°N 73.982°W / 40.774; -73.982Coordinates: 40°46′26″N 73°58′55″W / 40.774°N 73.982°W / 40.774; -73.982
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: M5, M7, M11, M66, M104
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM2
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened October 27, 1904; 111 years ago (1904-10-27)[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Wireless service Wi-Fi[2]
Passengers (2015) 7,790,234[3]Increase 0.2%
Rank 53 out of 422
Station succession

Next Handicapped/disabled access north 72nd Street: 1 all times 2 late nights
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 59th Street–Columbus Circle: 1 all times 2 late nights

66th Street–Lincoln Center is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 66th Street and Broadway, it is served by the 1 train at all times, and by the 2 train during late nights.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevators on SW corner of 66th Street and Broadway (downtown) and southeast corner of 66th Street and Broadway (uptown))
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward 241st Street late nights) (72nd 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 (NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Brooklyn College late nights) (59th Street–Columbus Circle)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Name tablet

The walls at the platform level were renovated in 2004 and are decorated with mosaics designed by New York artist Nancy Spero. Elevators to street level provide ADA-accessibility. There is also a crossunder between the uptown and downtown side platforms at the extreme south end of the station.

Nearby points of interest[edit]

Street entrance and elevator

The station provides access to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts just to the south, with Alice Tully Hall just to the west. All of the Lincoln Center venues are connected by underground concourses near the southern end of the station. Dante Park, upstairs at the south end, is named for the poet Dante Alighieri, whose statue is found there. Richard Tucker Park is nearby, at the north end of Lincoln Square.

A number of schools are nearby as well, including the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and some small schools located in the former Martin Luther King Jr. High School building, and there have been reports that some high school students traveling by subway interact aggressively with other subway passengers.[4]

This station also provides access to:


Southern (65th St) southbound street stair
  1. ^ New York Times, Our Subway Open: 150,000 Try It, October 28, 1904
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  4. ^ Kennedy, Randy (April 24, 2001). "Tunnel Vision; When School's Out, the Subways Can Turn Ugly". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 

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