Cathedral Parkway–110th Street station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

Cathedral Parkway–110th Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Cathedral Parkway and Broadway in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times.

 Cathedral Parkway–110 Street
 "1" train
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Downtown platform
Station statistics
AddressWest 110th Street (Cathedral Parkway) & Broadway
New York, NY 10025
LocaleMorningside Heights
Coordinates40°48′14″N 73°58′01″W / 40.804°N 73.967°W / 40.804; -73.967Coordinates: 40°48′14″N 73°58′01″W / 40.804°N 73.967°W / 40.804; -73.967
DivisionA (IRT)
Line   IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services   1 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M4, Airport transportation M60 SBS, M104
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedOctober 27, 1904; 116 years ago (1904-10-27)[1]
Station code308[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Opposite-direction transfer availableNo
20193,703,893[5]Decrease 7.7%
Rank135 out of 424[5]
Station succession
Next north116th Street–Columbia University: 1 all times
Next south103rd Street: 1 all times

110th Street--Cathedral Parkway Subway Station (IRT)
MPSNew York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference No.04001019[6]
NYCL No.1096
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 17, 2004
Designated NYCLNovember 24, 1981[7]


Track layout

Operation of the first subway began on October 27, 1904, with the opening of the original 28 stations of the New York City Subway from City Hall to 145th Street on the West Side Branch including the 110th Street station.[8]:162–191[9][1]

In 1948, platforms on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line from 103rd Street to 238th Street were lengthened to 514 feet (157 m) to allow full ten-car express trains to stop at this station. Previously, the station could only hold six-car local trains. The platform extensions were opened in stages. On April 6, 1948, the platform extension opened for stations from 103rd Street to Dyckman Street, with the exception of 125th Street.[10][11]

In 2002, it was announced that 110th Street would be one of ten subway stations citywide, as well as one of five on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line, to receive renovations.[12]

Station layoutEdit

G Street level Exit/entrance
Platform level
Side platform
Northbound local   toward 242nd Street (116th Street–Columbia University)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local   toward South Ferry (103rd Street)
Side platform
NW stairs

This station has two side platforms and three tracks, the center one being an unused express track. The southbound local track is technically known as BB1 and the northbound one is BB4; the BB designation is used for chaining purposes along the Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line from 96th Street to 242nd Street. Although it cannot be accessed at Cathedral Parkway–110th Street, the center track is designated as M. These designations are rarely, if ever, used in ordinary conversation.[13]

This is the closest station to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located one block east.[14]


Each platform has separate fare controls, and there are no crossovers or crossunders allowing free transfers between directions. The only entrance to the southbound platform is at the north-west corner of 110th Street and Broadway; there are entrances to the northbound platform from both the north-eastern and south-eastern corners of 110th Street and Broadway. There is a newsstand on the southbound platform.[14]

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  1. ^ a b "Our Subway Open: 150,000 Try It; Mayor McClellan Runs the First Official Train". The New York Times. October 28, 1904. p. 1. 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. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "Interborough Rapid Transit System, Underground Interior" (PDF). New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. November 24, 1981. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  8. ^ Walker, James Blaine (1918). Fifty Years of Rapid Transit — 1864 to 1917. New York, N.Y.: Law Printing. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "On this day - New York City subway opens". History Channel. A&E Television Networks. November 6, 2019. Archived from the original on February 8, 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  10. ^ Report for the three and one-half years ending June 30, 1949. New York City Board of Transportation. 1949. hdl:2027/mdp.39015023094926.
  11. ^ "More Long Platforms – Five Subway Stations on IRT to Accommodate 10-Car Trains" (PDF). The New York Times. July 10, 1948. p. 8. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  12. ^ "Renovation Is Set For 10 Subway Stations". New York Daily News. June 11, 2002. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  13. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  14. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Cathedral Parkway-110 Street (1)". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2018. Retrieved September 13, 2018.

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