116th Street station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

116th 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 116th Street in East Harlem, it is served by the 6 train at all times, the <6> during weekdays in peak direction and the 4 train during late nights.

 116 Street
 "6" train"6" express train
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Station statistics
AddressEast 116th Street & Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10035
BoroughManhattan
LocaleEast Harlem
Coordinates40°47′55″N 73°56′31″W / 40.798607°N 73.942022°W / 40.798607; -73.942022Coordinates: 40°47′55″N 73°56′31″W / 40.798607°N 73.942022°W / 40.798607; -73.942022
DivisionA (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 connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M98, M101, M102, M103, M116
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedJuly 17, 1918 (101 years ago) (1918-07-17)
Station code393[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)4,683,148[3]Decrease 7.6%
Rank99 out of 424
Station succession
Next north125th Street: 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south110th Street: 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

HistoryEdit

116th Street opened on July 17, 1918 as part of an expansion of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line north of Grand Central–42nd Street.[4] Service was originally provided by a shuttle on the line's local tracks. Through service along the Park Avenue section of the Original Subway was provided on August 1, 1918.[5][6]

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
G Street level Exit/entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local   (  PM rush) toward Pelham Bay Park,   (rush hours and middays) toward Parkchester (125th Street)
  toward Woodlawn (nights) (125th Street)
Southbound local   (  AM rush) toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (110th Street)
  toward New Lots Avenue (nights) (110th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Express tracks[7] Northbound express     do not stop here (except nights)
Southbound express     do not stop here (except nights) →

This underground station has two tracks and two side platforms, and serves local trains only. The two express tracks pass underneath on a lower level and are not visible from the platforms.[8] Fare control is at platform level, and no crossover or crossunder is provided.[9][10] The station has standard IRT number and station name tiles. Both platforms have emergency exits from the lower level express tracks.

ExitsEdit

Exit location[11] Exit Type Number of exits Platform served
NW corner of Lexington Avenue and 116th Street Staircase 1 Southbound
SW corner of Lexington Avenue and 116th Street Staircase 1 Southbound
NE corner of Lexington Avenue and 116th Street Staircase 1 Northbound
SE corner of Lexington Avenue and 116th Street Staircase 1 Northbound

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Lexington Av. Line to be Opened Today — Subway Service to East Side of Harlem and the Bronx Expected to Relieve Congestion — Begins With Local Trains — Running of Express Trains to Await Opening of Seventh Avenue Line of H System" (PDF). The New York Times. July 17, 1918. p. 13. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "Lexington Av. Line to be Opened Today — Subway Service to East Side of Harlem and the Bronx Expected to Relieve Congestion — Begins With Local Trains — Running of Express Trains to Await Opening of Seventh Avenue Line of H System" (PDF). New York Times. July 17, 1918. p. 13. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Open New Subway Lines to Traffic; Called a Triumph — Great H System Put in Operation Marks an Era in Railroad Construction — No Hitch in the Plans — But Public Gropes Blindly to Find the Way in Maze of New Stations — Thousands Go Astray — Leaders in City's Life Hail Accomplishment of Great Task at Meeting at the Astor" (PDF). New York Times. August 2, 1918. p. 1. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  7. ^ Station Reporter — 6 Train
  8. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (June 10, 2011). "The exit on the uptown side". subwaynut.com. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  10. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (June 10, 2011). "Approaching the downtown turnstiles". subwaynut.com. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  11. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Harlem/East Harlem" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2016.

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