96th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

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96th Street
NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
96th Street IRT 001.JPG
Uptown platform
Station statistics
Address East 96th Street & Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Borough Manhattan
Locale Carnegie Hill & East Harlem
Coordinates 40°47′09″N 73°57′03″W / 40.785773°N 73.950949°W / 40.785773; -73.950949Coordinates: 40°47′09″N 73°57′03″W / 40.785773°N 73.950949°W / 40.785773; -73.950949
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Services       4 late nights (late nights)
      6 all times (all times) <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M98, M101, M102, M103
Bus transport Short Line Bus: 208
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened July 17, 1918 (98 years ago) (1918-07-17)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 8,294,978[2]Increase 4.2%
Rank 44 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 103rd Street: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south 86th Street: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

96th Street is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 96th Street in the Carnegie Hill and East Harlem neighborhoods of Manhattan, it is served by the 6 train at all times, the <6> during weekdays in peak direction, and the 4 train during late nights.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 103 St
to 86 St
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, to Exits/Entrances
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg toward Pelham Bay Park (NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg toward Parkchester rush hours and middays) (103rd Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg toward Woodlawn late nights (103rd Street)
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (86th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg toward New Lots Avenue late nights (86th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Express tracks[3] Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg do not stop here →

The station has two local tracks and two side platforms. The express tracks run on a lower level and are not visible from the platforms. A crossover is provided, with a mosaic in the mezzanine entitled City Suite, commissioned in 1994. There are new "96th Street" mosaics, and a window in the mezzanine overlooks the tracks, giving a view of oncoming trains from the south. The south end of the station features a rounded ceiling due to problems encountered during construction. Both platforms have emergency exits from the lower level express tracks.

Exits[edit]

Exit location[4] Exit type Number of exits Platform served
NW corner of Lexington Avenue and 96th Street Staircase 1 Both
NE corner of Lexington Avenue and 96th Street Staircase 1 Both
SW corner of Lexington Avenue and 96th Street Staircase 1 Both
SE corner of Lexington Avenue and 96th Street Staircase 1 Both

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  3. ^ Station Reporter — 6 Train
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Upper East Side" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 

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