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116th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

116th Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 116th Street and 8th Avenue in Harlem, 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.

 116 Street
 "B" train"C" train
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AddressWest 116th Street & Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
BoroughManhattan
LocaleHarlem
Coordinates40°48′16″N 73°57′19″W / 40.804389°N 73.955412°W / 40.804389; -73.955412Coordinates: 40°48′16″N 73°57′19″W / 40.804389°N 73.955412°W / 40.804389; -73.955412
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: M7, M10, M116
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
Other information
OpenedSeptember 10, 1932 (86 years ago) (1932-09-10)[1]
Station code154[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)2,253,473[4]Decrease 1%
Rank222 out of 425
Station succession
Next north125th Street: A late nightsB weekdays until 11:00 p.m.C all except late nights
Next southCathedral Parkway–110th Street: A late nightsB weekdays until 11:00 p.m.C all except late nights

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Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
 
     
       
         
       
       
     
 
 
 
 
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local   toward 145th Street weekdays, Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (125th Street)
  toward 168th Street (  toward Inwood–207th Street nights) (125th Street)
Northbound express     do not stop here
Southbound express     do not stop here →
Southbound local   toward Brighton Beach weekdays (Cathedral Parkway–110th Street)
  toward Euclid Avenue (  toward Far Rockaway nights) (Cathedral Parkway–110th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
 
Street stair to uptown platform

This underground station, opened on September 10, 1932,[1][5] has four tracks and two side platforms. The platforms have name tablets reading "116TH ST." in white sans serif lettering on a blue background and black border, but no trim line. Small direction and name signs reading "116" in white lettering on a black border run at regular intervals. There are blue I-beam columns that run along both platforms at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.

Each platform has one same-level fare control area at their extreme south ends. Each one has a turnstile bank and two staircases to the street. The southbound platform has a token booth while the northbound platform does not, having been closed in 2010 and removed several years later.

There are no crossovers or crossunders between the two platforms. As a result, this station and 135th Street are the only two on the Eighth Avenue Line north of 59th Street that do not permit free transfers between opposite directions.

The station is planned to be rehabilitated as part of the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Program.[6]

ExitsEdit

The exits on the northbound platform go up to either eastern corners of 116th Street and Eighth Avenue while the exits on the southbound platform go up to either western corners:[7]

Exit location[7] Exit Type Number of exits Platform served
NW corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 116th Street Staircase 1 Southbound
SW corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 116th Street Staircase 1 Southbound
NE corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 116th Street Staircase 1 Northbound
SE corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 116th Street Staircase 1 Northbound

Both platforms also had a part-time entrance/exit at the north end to both northern corners of 118th Street and Fredrick Douglass Boulevard, with the northbound platform's entrance/exit leading to the northeastern corner and the southbound platform's entrance/exit leading to the northwestern corner.[6]

Nearby points of interestEdit

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 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  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. ^ a b "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Morningside Heights" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.

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