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 train at all times, the <6> train during weekdays in the peak direction, and the 4 train during late nights.

 77 Street
 "6" train"6" express train
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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 (102 years ago) (1918-07-17)[1]
Station code398[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Opposite-direction transfer availableNo
Former/other names77th Street–Lenox Hill Hospital
Traffic
Passengers (2019)7,821,286[5]Increase 2.2%
Rank46 out of 424[5]
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.[1]

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Southbound entrance
G Street level Exit/entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform
Northbound local    toward Pelham Bay Park or Parkchester (86th Street)
  toward Woodlawn late nights (86th Street)
Southbound local    toward Brooklyn Bridge (68th Street–Hunter College)
  toward New Lots Avenue late nights (68th Street–Hunter College)
Side platform
Express tracks[6] Northbound express    do not stop here
Southbound express    do not stop here →

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.[7]

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[8] 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. ^ a b "Lexington Av. Line to be Opened Today" (PDF). The New York Times. July 17, 1918. p. 13. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  6. ^ Station Reporter — 6 Train
  7. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Upper East Side" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2016.

External linksEdit

 
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