77th Street station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

77th Street (also known as 77th Street–Lenox Hill Hospital) is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 77th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It is served by the 6 at all times, the <6> during weekdays in peak direction, and the 4 during late nights.

 77 Street
 "6" train"6" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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Uptown platform
Station statistics
AddressEast 77th Street & Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10075
BoroughManhattan
LocaleUpper East Side
Coordinates40°46′25″N 73°57′36″W / 40.773587°N 73.959875°W / 40.773587; -73.959875Coordinates: 40°46′25″N 73°57′36″W / 40.773587°N 73.959875°W / 40.773587; -73.959875
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: M101, M102, M103
M79 SBS at 79th Street
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedJuly 17, 1918 (101 years ago) (1918-07-17)
Station code398[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Former/other names77th Street–Lenox Hill Hospital
Traffic
Passengers (2018)7,653,602[3]Decrease 7.5%
Rank49 out of 424
Station succession
Next north86th Street: 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south68th Street–Hunter College: 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

HistoryEdit

77th Street opened on July 17, 1918 as part of an expansion of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line north of Grand Central–42nd Street.[4]

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Southbound entrance
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 (86th Street)
  toward Woodlawn (nights) (86th Street)
Southbound local   (  AM rush) toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (68th Street–Hunter College)
  toward New Lots Avenue (nights) (68th Street–Hunter College)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Express tracks[5] Northbound express     do not stop here (except nights)
Southbound express     do not stop here (except nights) →

This station has two local tracks and two side platforms. The express tracks of the Lexington Avenue Line, used by the 4 and 5 trains during daytime hours, pass beneath the station and are not visible from the platforms.[6]

Both platforms has a fare control, and both areas have a turnstile bank, and four staircases to the street. The northbound side leads to the east side of Lexington Avenue while the southbound side leads to the west side. There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions.

The downtown platform is the only platform in the station to house a token booth. The uptown platform token booth was closed by the MTA after making a series of layoffs and has been removed.

Some old wall lights exist after the station's renovation in 2003, but most are gone or falling off the walls. Both platforms have emergency exits from the lower level express tracks.

The 2004 artwork here is called 4 Seasons Seasoned by Robert Kushner. It is installed on the ceiling above the fare control staircases and features mosaics related to the four seasons of the year.

ExitsEdit

Exit location[7] Exit type Number of exits Platform served
NW corner of Lexington Avenue and 77th Street Staircase 2 Southbound
SW corner of Lexington Avenue and 77th Street Staircase 2 Southbound
NE corner of Lexington Avenue and 77th Street Staircase 2 Northbound
SE corner of Lexington Avenue and 77th Street Staircase 2 Northbound

Nearby landmarksEdit

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. ^ Station Reporter — 6 Train
  6. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Upper East Side" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2016.

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