23rd Street station (PATH)

23rd Street is a station on the PATH system. Located at the intersection of 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, it is served by the Hoboken–33rd Street and Journal Square–33rd Street lines on weekdays, and by the Journal Square–33rd Street (via Hoboken) line on weekends.

23rd Street
Port Authority Trans-Hudson PATH rapid transit station
23rd Street Station - PATH.jpg
The New Jersey-bound platform at 23rd Street in August 2014.
Location23rd Street and Sixth Avenue
Manhattan, New York
Coordinates40°44′34″N 73°59′34″W / 40.742893°N 73.992865°W / 40.742893; -73.992865Coordinates: 40°44′34″N 73°59′34″W / 40.742893°N 73.992865°W / 40.742893; -73.992865
Owned byPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
Line(s)Uptown Hudson Tubes
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsNew York City Subway:
"F" train"F" express train"M" train at 23rd Street
Local Transit NYCT Bus: M7 NB, M23 SBS, M55 NB
OpenedJune 15, 1908[1]
Electrified600V (DC) third rail
Passengers (2018)2,553,706[2]Decrease 9.5%
Preceding station PATH logo.svg PATH Following station
14th Street
toward Hoboken
33rd Street
14th Street JSQ–33
JSQ–33 (via HOB)
Weeknights Weekends Holidays
Former services
Preceding station Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Following station
19th Street Summit Avenue–33rd Street 28th Street
Track layout
6 Av Line to 14 St
PATH to 14 St

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Sixth Avenue Line/PATH platforms
West Mezzanine Fare control, MetroCard vending machines
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local     toward Jamaica–179th Street (34th Street–Herald Square)
  toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue weekdays, 96th Street weekends (34th Street–Herald Square)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound PATH      HOB–33,      JSQ–33, and      JSQ–33 (via HOB) toward 33rd Street (Terminus)
Southbound PATH      HOB–33 toward Hoboken Terminal (14th Street)
     JSQ–33 (JSQ–33 (via HOB) nights and weekends) toward Journal Square (14th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local     toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (14th Street)
  toward Middle Village–Metropolitan Avenue except late nights (14th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
East Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
B2 - Crossunder to PATH station platforms
Lower level
Northbound express     do not stop here
Southbound express     do not stop here →

The station opened on June 15, 1908. Before the line was extended to 23rd Street, the northern terminus of the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad was a station located at 19th Street (now closed).[1]

This PATH station has side platforms, but passengers must descend one level, walk through an underpass, and go up another stairwell, leading to the New York City Subway mezzanine. The PATH fare control is located in the underpass, which is underneath the tracks of the IND Sixth Avenue Line.[4]

There is a connection to the IND at their platforms, served by the F, <F>, and ​M trains, which are located on either side of the PATH station. The express tracks, used by the B and ​D trains, are located below the PATH tracks on a lower level.[4] The express tracks were constructed in the mid-1960s using the "deep-bore" tunneling method and both are not visible from the station.[3] On the express tracks on the lower level, the deep-bore tunnel's round shape becomes square below this station and at 14th Street stations, where provisions for lower level platforms were built.


The northbound platform can be accessed from the exits on the east side of 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue, while the southbound platform can be accessed from the exits on the west side. There are two exits to each corner of that intersection, which serve both the subway and PATH platforms in each direction.[5] The PATH station has direct entrances only from the IND station on either side, which are accessed only by going below the subway platform in the respective direction and then ascending onto the PATH platform. The 33rd Street-bound PATH is accessed from the northbound subway platform, while the New Jersey-bound PATH is accessed from the southbound subway platform. The southern entrances on each side appear to be part of the original 1911 PATH entrances.[5]

Combined New York City Subway and PATH entrances at 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue
From left to right:
  • Southeast corner entrance, seen in 2017
  • Northeast corner entrance, seen in 2017
  • Northeast corner entrance, seen in 2018 after New York City Subway station's renovation

Nearby attractionsEdit


  1. ^ a b "To Extend Hudson Tunnel; Trains to Begin Running to Twenty-third Street on Monday". The New York Times. June 12, 1908. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
  2. ^ "PATH Ridership Report" (PDF). pathnynj.gov. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b nycsubway.org – IND 6th Avenue: 23rd Street
  4. ^ a b Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Chelsea" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.

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