103rd Street station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

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 103 Street
 "6" train"6" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
103 St SB platform post renovation.JPG
Station statistics
Address East 103rd Street & Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Borough Manhattan
Locale East Harlem
Coordinates 40°47′25″N 73°56′52″W / 40.79029°N 73.947687°W / 40.79029; -73.947687Coordinates: 40°47′25″N 73°56′52″W / 40.79029°N 73.947687°W / 40.79029; -73.947687
Division A (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 connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M101, M102, M103
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened July 17, 1918 (101 years ago) (1918-07-17)
Station code 395[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2018) 4,065,523[3]Decrease 7.6%
Rank 116 out of 424
Station succession
Next north 110th Street: 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south 96th Street: 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

103rd Street is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 103rd Street in East Harlem, it is served by the 6 train at all times, the <6> during weekdays in peak direction, and the 4 train during late nights.

History[edit]

103rd Street opened on July 17, 1918 as part of an expansion of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line north of Grand Central–42nd Street.[4]

The Downtown/Brooklyn platform was renovated in 2015, with the placement of new white wall tiles, new floor tiles and benches. From January 26, 2016 to May 23, 2016, the Uptown/Bronx-bound platform was closed for renovation and was done in the same style as the Downtown/Brooklyn platform. This was completed about a month earlier than planned.[5]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 110 St
to 96 St
G Street Level Entrances/exits
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "4" train toward Woodlawn late nights (110th Street)
"6" train ("6" express train weekday afternoons) toward Pelham Bay Park (110th Street)
"6" train toward Parkchester weekday afternoons (110th Street)
Northbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here (except late nights)
Southbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here (except late nights) →
Southbound local "4" train toward New Lots Avenue late nights (96th Street)
"6" train ("6" express train weekday mornings) toward Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall (96th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Wall tiles prior to 2015 renovation

This underground station has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are used by the 4 and 5 trains during daytime hours. All other stations between Grand Central–42nd Street and 125th Street on the line except 110th Street have the local tracks on an upper level and express ones on the lower level, with Emergency Exits provided at local stations for emergency egress.[6]

Both platforms have their original trim line, which has "103" tablets on it at regular intervals, and name tablets, which read "103RD STREET" in the original mosaic. Prior to the 1990 remodeling, mosaic tiles were used so as to depict the 103rd Street mosaic as a sign hanging down from a horizontal support beam above. These "signholders" were covered over in 1990. An emergency phone is present immediately to the south of the southbound local platform.

The station's only entrance/exit is a mezzanine above the platforms and tracks near the south end. It has two staircases from each platform, a waiting area that can be used as a crossover, turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs going up to the southeast and southwest corners of 103rd Street and Lexington Avenue. The mezzanine has mosaics indicating uptown and downtown directions.

The 1990 ceramic artwork here is called Neo-Boriken by Nitza Tufiño.

Exits[edit]

The Hellenic Orthodox Church of Sts. George and Demetrios, located just outside the southwestern corner entrance

Both exits serve both platforms. The fences surrounding each exit stairway are unusual in that each section of the fence is at a different elevation. This is due to the presence of Duffy's Hill, a sharp incline, on Lexington Avenue between 103rd and 102nd Streets.

Exit location[7] Exit type Number of exits
SW corner of Lexington Avenue and 103rd Street Staircase 1
SE corner of Lexington Avenue and 103rd Street Staircase 1

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Lexington Av. Line to be Opened Today — Subway Service to East Side of Harlem and the Bronx Expected to Relieve Congestion — Begins With Local Trains — Running of Express Trains to Await Opening of Seventh Avenue Line of H System" (PDF). The New York Times. July 17, 1918. p. 13. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  5. ^ http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/planned_servChanges_46_Jan2015.htm
  6. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Upper East Side" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2016.

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