86th Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||West 86th Street & Broadway|
New York, NY 10024
|Locale||Upper West Side|
|Line||IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line|
|Services||1 (all times) |
2 (late nights)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: M86 SBS, M104|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||October 27, 1904|
|Passengers (2017)||5,988,837 5.8%|
|Rank||74 out of 425|
|Next north||96th Street: 1 2 |
91st Street (closed): no service
|Next south||79th Street: 1 2|
86th Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of West 86th Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times and the 2 train during late nights only.
This underground station, opened as part of the original subway on October 27, 1904, has two side platforms and four tracks. The two express tracks are used by the 2 train during daytime hours and the 3 train at all times.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (96th Street (no service to 91st Street))|
← toward 241st Street late nights (96th Street (no service to 91st Street))
|Northbound express||← do not stop here|
|Southbound express||→ do not stop here →|
|Southbound local||→ toward South Ferry (79th Street) →|
→ toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College late nights (79th Street) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
This station was renovated in the 1980s, but still has its original mosaic and terra-cotta wall reliefs consisting of blue trim with some "86" cornucopias. There are also a few "Men" and "Women" relief signs for now defunct restrooms. Most of the decoration molding and incandescent light bulbs on the ceiling remain intact. At the northern part of the platforms, where they were extended in the 1950s, the walls have cream-colored tiles with a pink trim line and black "86th ST" written on them at regular intervals.
This station has artwork installed in 1989 entitled Westside Views by Nitza Tufiño. The artists are students of Manhattan Community Board 7 and the Grosvernor House. Scenes include 72nd Street, medians on Broadway, FDNY, kids at play, Ida Straus memorial in Straus Park, boats at the 79th Street Boat Basin, New York Buddhist Church Street vendors, and a New York City Bus. A poem entitled West Side Views by student Pedro Pieti is also featured.
All fare control areas are on platform level and there are no crossovers or crossunders. The full-time one is near the center of the southbound platform. It has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases going up to either western corners of West 86th Street and Broadway. The northbound platform's fare control area here also has a turnstile bank and two staircases going up to either eastern corners of the same intersection. However, it is unstaffed as its customer assistance booth is now closed.
The southbound platform has another fare control near the north end. A bank of three turnstiles lead to a token booth that is only staffed during rush hours and a staircase going up to an alcove inside 246 West 87th Street, located on the southwest corner of West 87th Street and Broadway. A MetroCard vending machine is in the alcove.
Southwest entrance, closed in preparation for Hurricane Sandy in 2012
- "Our Subway Open: 150,000 Try It". The New York Times. October 28, 1904 – via nycsubway.org.
- "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Upper West Side" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 86th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IRT West Side Line: 86th Street
- nycsubway.org – Westside Views Artwork by Nitza Tufino (1989)
- Station Reporter – 1 Train
- TheSubwayNut – 86th Street
- Forgotten NY – Original 28 - NYC's First 28 Subway Stations
- MTA's Arts For Transit – 86th Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)
- 86th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- 87th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View (1950s Wall Tiles)
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View (Original Wall Tiles/Mosaics)