175th Street station (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
175th Street (also known as 175th Street–George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal) is a station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located in the neighborhood of Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan, at 175th Street and Fort Washington Avenue, it is served by the A train at all times.
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||West 175th Street & Fort Washington Avenue|
New York, NY 10033
|Line||IND Eighth Avenue Line|
|Services||A (all times)|
|Transit connections|| NYCT Bus: M4, M5, M98, M100, Bx3, Bx7, Bx11, Bx13, Bx35, Bx36|
GWB Bus Station
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||September 10, 1932|
|Former/other names||175th Street–George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal|
|Passengers (2018)||3,879,652 5.7%|
|Rank||125 out of 424|
|Next north||181st Street: A|
|Next south||168th Street: A|
|Next north||Inwood–207th Street: A|
|Next south||168th Street: A|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
Elevator at NE corner of 177th Street and Fort Washington Avenue
|Northbound||← toward Inwood–207th Street (181st Street)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Southbound||→ toward Far Rockaway, Lefferts Boulevard (all except nights), or Rockaway Park (PM rush hours) (168th Street) →|
The station opened on September 10, 1932. It has two tracks and one island platform, with single green columns in the center of the platform rather than the double columns found near the platform edges at other stations. The tilework in this station is plain, and the station lacks the maroon-colored tile bands that are present at adjacent stations along the line.
It is linked by a tunnel to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station. The tunnel, which is maintained by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is not wheelchair-accessible, as using it requires traversing a short flight of stairs between the tunnel and the station mezzanine. This tunnel is closed at night between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.
The station is planned to be rehabilitated as part of the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Program.
The full-time exits are at 175th Street and 177th Street. The station is fully accessible, with an elevator at the northeast corner of 177th Street and another from the mezzanine to the platform. The elevators were installed in November 1989, making the station one of the earliest to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The 177th Street exit offers a direct passageway into the basement of the George Washington Bridge Bus Station, but it includes stairs.
- Exits at the northwest, northeast, and southwest corners of Fort Washington Avenue and 177th Street. The northwest corner has two stairs, the southwest corner has one stair, and the northeast corner has one stair and one elevator.
- Exits at the southwest and southeast corners of Fort Washington Avenue and 175th Street.
There is also a closed exit at the south end of the station that leads to the southeast corner of 174th Street and Fort Washington Avenue via a passageway. The passageway was not monitored and was closed to improve security. In June 1994, the MTA Board approved a plan to permanently close the entrance, allowing the passageway to be sealed with brick-and-mortar with the street staircase slabbed over. At this point, the entrance had been closed for several years. A public meeting was held on May 1994, along with proposed station access changes at other stations.
|Route||Operator||North/West Terminal||South/East Terminal||via||notes|
|Local Bus Routes|
|M4||New York City Bus||The Cloisters or Fort Tryon Park||Penn Station||Broadway and Fifth Avenue||Bus only runs to the Cloisters when the museum is open; it only runs to Fort Tryon Park at all other times.|
|M5||New York City Bus||Broadway at West 179th Street||South Ferry||Riverside Drive, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway|
|M98 LTD||New York City Bus||Fort Tryon Park||68th Street/Lexington Avenue||Harlem River Drive and Lexington Avenue||Bus only runs during rush hours.|
|M100||New York City Bus||West 220th Street/Broadway, Inwood||East 125th Street/First Avenue, East Harlem||Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues|
|Bx3||New York City Bus||238th Street station, Riverdale, Bronx||West 179th Street east of Broadway||University Avenue|
|Bx7||New York City Bus||West 263rd Street/Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, Bronx||168th Street station||Broadway, Johnson Avenue, Henry Hudson Parkway|
|Bx11||New York City Bus||West 179th Street west of Broadway||Simpson Street station, Longwood, Bronx||170th Street|
|Bx13||New York City Bus||West 179th Street west of Broadway||Bronx Terminal Market (extended to Third Avenue/163rd Street, rush hours)||Ogden Avenue and Yankee Stadium|
|Bx35||New York City Bus||West 179th Street east of Broadway||Simpson Street station, Longwood, Bronx||167th & 169th Street's|
|Bx36||New York City Bus||West 179th Street west of Broadway||Olmstead Avenue/Seaward Avenue, Castle Hill, Bronx||174/180th Streets|
|Other bus routes|
|George Washington Bridge Bus Station routes||Various||George Washington Bridge Bus Station|
- The New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
- "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
- 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.
- Dougherty, Peter (2006) . Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
- "Connections - George Washington Bridge Bus Station - The Port Authority of NY & NJ". www.panynj.gov. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
- "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Washington Heights" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
- NYC Transit Committee Agenda June 1994. New York City Transit. June 10, 1994. pp. D.101.
- NYC Transit Committee Agenda June 1994. New York City Transit. June 10, 1994. pp. D.103.
- NYC Transit Committee Agenda June 1994. New York City Transit. June 10, 1994. pp. D.105.
- NYC Transit Committee Agenda June 1994. New York City Transit. June 10, 1994. pp. D.124.
- NYC Transit Committee Agenda June 1994. New York City Transit. June 10, 1994. pp. D.125.
- "Manhattan Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
- "Bronx Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 175th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IND Eighth Avenue Line: 175th Street/George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal
- Station Reporter — A Lefferts
- Station Reporter — A Rockaway
- The Subway Nut — 175th Street–George Washington Bus Terminal
- 175th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Fort Washington Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- 177th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platform from Google Maps Street View