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116th Street station (IRT Lenox Avenue Line)

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116th Street is a station on the IRT Lenox Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 116th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, it is served by the 2 and 3 trains at all times. It has two tracks and two side platforms.

 116 Street
 "2" train"3" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
116th Street Station (IRT Lenox Avenue Line) (3438775199).jpg
Southbound staircase on the northwest corner
Station statistics
AddressWest 116th Street & Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
Coordinates40°48′07″N 73°57′00″W / 40.802°N 73.95°W / 40.802; -73.95Coordinates: 40°48′07″N 73°57′00″W / 40.802°N 73.95°W / 40.802; -73.95
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Lenox Avenue Line
Services      2 all times (all times)
      3 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M7, M102, M116
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedNovember 23, 1904; 114 years ago (1904-11-23)
Station code440[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Passengers (2018)3,446,526[3]Decrease 7.6%
Rank142 out of 424
Station succession
Next north125th Street: 2 all times3 all times
Next southCentral Park North–110th Street: 2 all times3 all times


Station layoutEdit

Track layout
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound   toward Wakefield–241st Street (125th Street)
  toward Harlem–148th Street (125th Street)
Southbound   toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (110th Street)
  toward New Lots Avenue (Times Square late nights) (110th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The station has extensive mosaics featuring Harlem history and famous African-Americans. It was fully renovated as part of the 1998 Lenox Avenue subway reconstruction project. Fare control is at platform level. There are no crossovers or crossunders between the two side platforms to allow free transfer between directions. The reconstruction project gave this station all new wall tile and restored the "116" terra cotta wall cartouches as well as to combat a major water seepage problem along the Lenox Avenue Line.

The artworks here are Harlem Timeline (Willie Birch, 1995) and Minton's Playhouse/Movers and Shakers (Vincent Smith, 1999).


  • One stair, NW corner of Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street (southbound only)[4]
  • One stair, SW corner of Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street (southbound only)[4]
  • One stair, NE corner of Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street (northbound only)[4]
  • One stair, SE corner of Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street (northbound only)[4]


  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. ^ a b c d "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Harlem/East Harlem" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2016.

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