Central Park North–110th Street (IRT Lenox Avenue Line)

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Central Park North–110th Street
"2" train "3" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
110th Street-Central Park North Station.jpg
The 110th Street–Central Park North station platform in April 2015.
Station statistics
Address West 110th Street & Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
Borough Manhattan
Locale Harlem
Coordinates 40°47′53″N 73°57′11″W / 40.798°N 73.953°W / 40.798; -73.953Coordinates: 40°47′53″N 73°57′11″W / 40.798°N 73.953°W / 40.798; -73.953
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Lenox Avenue Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M2, M3, M4
Structure Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened November 23, 1904; 112 years ago (1904-11-23)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Former/other names 110 St–Central Park North
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 3,188,551[2]Increase 2.5%
Rank 158 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 116th Street: 2 all times 3 all times
Next south 96th Street: 2 all times 3 all times

Central Park North–110th Street (signed as 110 St–Central Park North on overhead signs) is a station on the IRT Lenox Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 110th Street and Lenox Avenue at the southern edge of Harlem, Manhattan. It is served by the 2 and 3 trains at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 116 St
to 96 St
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
P
Platform level
Northbound "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (116th Street)
"3" train toward Harlem–148th Street (116th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, exits/entrances
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound "2" train toward Brooklyn College–Flatbush Avenue (96th Street)
"3" train toward New Lots Avenue (Times Square–42nd Street late nights) (96th Street)

This underground station opened on November 23, 1904, as part of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company's extension to 145th Street via Lenox Avenue, branching off from the original line north of 96th Street and Broadway. The White Plains Road Line opened three days later.

This is the southernmost station on the Lenox Avenue Line. South of this station, the line turns southwest under Central Park, 104th Street, then south once again at about 103rd-102nd Streets, merging with the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line to become the express tracks of that line.

This has two tracks and an island platform. The platform is wider at its south end than at its north, where it was extended in the 1950s and the tracks curve. Both track walls have some of the original, hanging mosaic designs and the platform has a line of red circular columns in the middle.

The station's artwork, installed during a 1998 renovation, is called Message from Malcolm by Maren Hassinger. It consists of mosaic panels on the platform and main fare control area's street stairs that depict quotes and writings by Malcolm X written in script and surrounded by mosaic borders.

Exits[edit]

This station has two fare control areas, both of which are on platform level:

  • The full-time one is at the south end and has a bank of four turnstiles, token booth, and double-wide staircase going up to the northwest corner of West 110th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard.[3]
  • A full height turnstile at the center of the platform leads to a staircase that goes up to the northwest corner of West 111th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard.[3]

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 2016-03-25. 
  3. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Harlem/East Harlem" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 

External links[edit]

The entrance on 110th Street-Central Park North station