135th Street station (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

135th Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem and Hamilton Heights, Manhattan, it is served by the B on weekdays, the C train at all times except nights, and the A train during late nights only.

 135 Street
 "B" train"C" train
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Entrance in park at 137th Street
Station statistics
AddressWest 135th Street & Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10030
BoroughManhattan
LocaleHarlem, Hamilton Heights
Coordinates40°49′02″N 73°56′53″W / 40.81709°N 73.94803°W / 40.81709; -73.94803Coordinates: 40°49′02″N 73°56′53″W / 40.81709°N 73.94803°W / 40.81709; -73.94803
DivisionB (IND)
Line      IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services      A late nights (late nights)
      B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M3, Bx33
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks6 (4 in passenger service)
Other information
OpenedSeptember 10, 1932 (87 years ago) (1932-09-10)[1]
Station code152[2]
AccessibilitySame-platform wheelchair transfer available
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)1,622,552[4]Decrease 7%
Rank278 out of 424
Station succession
Next north145th Street (Eighth): A late nightsC all except late nights
145th Street (Concourse): B weekdays until 11:00 p.m.
Next south125th Street: A late nightsB weekdays until 11:00 p.m.C all except late nights

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
to 145 St upper level
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
to 145 St lower level
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Storage tracks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local   toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours, 145th Street other times (145th Street)
  toward 168th Street (  toward 207th Street late nights) (145th Street)
Northbound layup track No regular service
Northbound express     do not stop here
Southbound express     do not stop here →
Southbound layup track No regular service
Southbound local   toward Brighton Beach (125th Street)
  toward Euclid Avenue (  toward Far Rockaway late nights) (125th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The 135th Street station opened on September 10, 1932.[1][5] It is the only local station with six tracks between two side platforms and is one of only three stations in the entire subway system that features six tracks on the same level, within the same tunnel (the others are DeKalb Avenue and Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets, both in Downtown Brooklyn). The two outermost tracks are used by local trains stopping at this station, while the two innermost tracks are used by express trains. The middle tracks in each direction are lay-up tracks and not used in revenue service.[6]

In this station, all fare controls are at platform level and there are no mezzanines, crossovers, or crossunders.

This station is located close to the nearby City College of New York.

ExitsEdit

The full-time booths are at the 135th Street end, and the part-time end of the station is at 137th Street. The booth at the 137th Street exit has been removed.[7] There were restrooms at the 137th Street end of the southbound platform. Both street staircases at this end were built with their entry points facing St. Nicholas Park and have an old-fashioned appearance.

  • One stair, west side of St. Nicholas Avenue at West 135th Street, within St. Nicholas Park (southbound only)[8]
  • One stair, NE corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 135th Street (northbound only)[8]
  • Two stairs, SE corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 135th Street (northbound only)[8]
  • One stair, west side of St. Nicholas Avenue at West 137th Street, within St. Nicholas Park (southbound only)[8]
  • One stair, SE corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 137th Street (exit-only from northbound platform).[8] Features an array of stone casting in a Cathedral-like setting, originally built in 1932.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b The New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Crowell, Paul (September 10, 1932). "Gay Midnight Crowd Rides First Trains In The New Subway: Throngs at Station an Hour Before Time, Rush Turnstiles When Chains are Dropped" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  6. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Reopening Closed Subway Entrances" (PDF). pcac.org. New York City Transit Riders Council. November 2001. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d e "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Harlem / Hamilton Heights" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.

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