Eighth Street–New York University (BMT Broadway Line)

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8th Street–New York University
"R" train "W" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
8th Street Platform.JPG
Platform for downtown trains
Station statistics
Address East 8th 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 weekends and late nights (weekends and late nights)
      Q late nights only (late nights only)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
      W weekdays only (weekdays only)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M1, M2, M3, M55, M8, X27, X28
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 4, 1917; 99 years ago (1917-09-04)[1]
Station code 016[2]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Former/other names 8th Street-NYU
Passengers (2016) 6,030,544[4]Increase 2.3%
Rank 72 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 14th Street–Union Square: N weekends and late nights Q late nights only R all except late nights W weekdays only
Next south Prince Street: N weekends and late nights Q late nights only R all except late nights W weekdays only

8th Street–New York University is a local station on the New York City Subway's BMT Broadway Line. Located at the intersection of Eighth Street and Broadway in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, it is served by the R train at all times except late nights, the W train on weekdays, the N train during weekends and late nights and the Q train during late nights. It is so named because it is the closest stop on the Broadway Line to New York University.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 14 St
to Prince St
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "N" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach weekends and late nights ("Q" train via Brighton late nights) (Prince Street)
"R" train toward Bay Ridge–95th Street (Prince Street)
"W" train toward Whitehall Street–South Ferry weekdays (Prince Streetl)
Southbound express "N" train "Q" train do not stop here
Northbound express "N" train "Q" train do not stop here →
Northbound local "W" train weekdays ("N" train weekends and late nights) toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (14th Street–Union Square)
"Q" train toward 96th Street late nights (14th Street–Union Square)
"R" train 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 inner two tracks are express tracks that do not serve the station.

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.


The staffed fare control for each platform is at platform level at the center of each platform. There is no free transfer between directions. Outside of fare control, the northbound platform has one street stair to each eastern corner of Broadway and Eighth Street, while the southbound platform has two street stairs to each western corner of that intersection.[5]

Near the southern ends of each platform, one stair ascends from each platform to an intermediate landing on each side. Each landing has an exit-only turnstile and a HEET turnstile. The exits then ascend to their respective northern corners of Broadway and Waverly Place (the southbound platform's exit to the northwest corner, the northbound platform's exit to the northeast corner).[5]


  1. ^ a b "Open First Section of Broadway Line". New York Times. September 5, 1917. 
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: East Village" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Station entrance