Eighth Street–New York University (BMT Broadway Line)

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Eighth Street–New York University
NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Platform for downtown trains
Station statistics
Address East Eighth Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Borough Manhattan
Locale Greenwich Village, NoHo
Coordinates 40°43′50″N 73°59′33″W / 40.730543°N 73.992448°W / 40.730543; -73.992448Coordinates: 40°43′50″N 73°59′33″W / 40.730543°N 73.992448°W / 40.730543; -73.992448
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Broadway Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      Q late nights only (late nights only)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: M1, M2, M3, M5, M8, X27, X28
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 4, 1917; 99 years ago (1917-09-04)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi[2]
Former/other names Eighth Street
Passengers (2015) 5,894,747[3]Increase 4.6%
Rank 75 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 14th Street–Union Square: N all times Q late nights only R all except late nights
Next south Prince Street: N all times Q late nights only R all except late nights

Eighth Street–New York University (signed as 8th Street) is a local station on the BMT Broadway Line of the N. Located at the intersection of Eighth Street and Broadway in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, it is served by the N train at all times, the R train at all times except late nights, and the Q train during late nights. It is the closest stop on the Broadway Line to New York University. There is no free transfer between directions.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit / Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach (NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue via Brighton late nights) (Prince Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Bay Ridge–95th Street (Prince Street)
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg does not stop here (all except late nights)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg does not stop here (all except late nights) →
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg toward 57th Street–Seventh Avenue late nights) (14th Street–Union Square)
NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue (14th Street–Union Square)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Eighth Street opened on September 4, 1917 as part of the first section of the BMT Broadway Line from Canal Street to 14th Street–Union Square.[1] It has four tracks and two side platforms.

The station's overhaul in the late 1960s included extending the station platforms required for 10 car trains, and fixing the station's structure and the overall appearance (including the staircases and platform edges), replacing the original wall tiles, old signs, and incandescent lighting to the 70's modern look wall tile band and tablet mosaics, signs and fluorescent lights. In 2001, the station received a state of repairs including upgrading the station for ADA compliance and restoring the original late 1910s tiling, repairing the staircases, re-tiling for the walls, new tiling on the floors, upgrading the station's lights and the public address system, installing ADA yellow safety threads along the platform edge, new signs, and new trackbeds in both directions.

In 2005, the artwork Tim Snell's Broadway Diary mosaics installed on the station platform wall titles in both directions.


  1. ^ a b "Open First Section of Broadway Line". New York Times. September 5, 1917. 
  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. 

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