116th Street station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

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 116 Street
 "6" train"6" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
116th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address East 116th Street & Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10035
Borough Manhattan
Locale East Harlem
Coordinates 40°47′55″N 73°56′31″W / 40.798607°N 73.942022°W / 40.798607; -73.942022Coordinates: 40°47′55″N 73°56′31″W / 40.798607°N 73.942022°W / 40.798607; -73.942022
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: M98, M101, M102, M103, M116
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened July 17, 1918 (101 years ago) (1918-07-17)
Station code 393[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2018) 4,683,148[3]Decrease 7.6%
Rank 99 out of 424
Station succession
Next north 125th Street: 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south 110th Street: 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

116th 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 116th 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]

116th Street opened on July 17, 1918 as part of an expansion of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line north of Grand Central–42nd Street.[4] Service was originally provided by a shuttle on the line's local tracks. Through service along the Park Avenue section of the Original Subway was provided on August 1, 1918.[5][6]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 125 St
to 110 St
G Street level Exit/entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "6" train ("6" express train PM rush) toward Pelham Bay Park, "6" train (rush hours and middays) toward Parkchester (125th Street)
"4" train toward Woodlawn (nights) (125th Street)
Southbound local "6" train ("6" express train AM rush) toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (110th Street)
"4" train toward New Lots Avenue (nights) (110th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Express tracks[7] Northbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here (except nights)
Southbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here (except nights) →

This underground station has two tracks and two side platforms, and serves local trains only. The two express tracks pass underneath on a lower level and are not visible from the platforms.[8] Fare control is at platform level, and no crossover or crossunder is provided.[9][10] The station has standard IRT number and station name tiles. Both platforms have emergency exits from the lower level express tracks.

Exits[edit]

Exit location[11] Exit Type Number of exits Platform served
NW corner of Lexington Avenue and 116th Street Staircase 1 Southbound
SW corner of Lexington Avenue and 116th Street Staircase 1 Southbound
NE corner of Lexington Avenue and 116th Street Staircase 1 Northbound
SE corner of Lexington Avenue and 116th Street Staircase 1 Northbound

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. ^ "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). New York Times. July 17, 1918. p. 13. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Open New Subway Lines to Traffic; Called a Triumph — Great H System Put in Operation Marks an Era in Railroad Construction — No Hitch in the Plans — But Public Gropes Blindly to Find the Way in Maze of New Stations — Thousands Go Astray — Leaders in City's Life Hail Accomplishment of Great Task at Meeting at the Astor" (PDF). New York Times. August 2, 1918. p. 1. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  7. ^ Station Reporter — 6 Train
  8. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (June 10, 2011). "The exit on the uptown side". subwaynut.com. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  10. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (June 10, 2011). "Approaching the downtown turnstiles". subwaynut.com. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  11. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Harlem/East Harlem" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2016.

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