33rd Street station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
Downtown platform with Arts for Transit artwork on the columns
|Address||East 33rd Street & Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
|Locale||Murray Hill, Kips Bay|
|Line||IRT Lexington Avenue Line|
4 (late nights)
6 (all times) <6> (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
NYCT Bus: M34 SBS, M34A SBS
MTA Bus: BxM1
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||October 27, 1904|
|Passengers (2018)||9,530,273 6.9%|
|Rank||30 out of 424|
Grand Central–42nd Street: 4 6 <6>
Grand Central (shuttle): no passenger service
|Next south||28th Street: 4 6 <6>|
33rd Street Subway Station (IRT)
|MPS||New York City Subway System MPS|
|NRHP reference #||04001014|
|Added to NRHP||September 17, 2004|
33rd Street is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Park Avenue and 33rd Street in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, it is served by the 6 train at all times, the <6> during weekdays in peak direction, and the 4 during late night hours.
Construction started on the first IRT line in 1900.:162–191 The part of the line from City Hall to just south of 42nd Street was part of the original IRT line, opened on October 27, 1904 including a local station at 33rd Street.
On December 27, 1948, a new entrance to the station at 32nd Street opened for use.
Express stop proposals
It has been proposed several times–by the IRT and members of the public–that this station be rebuilt as an express stop to reduce overcrowding at the Grand Central–42nd Street station one stop to the north. It was estimated that the extra time spent by express trains at 33rd Street would be offset by the reduced dwell times at Grand Central.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Woodlawn late nights (Grand Central–42nd Street)
← ( weekday afternoons) toward Pelham Bay Park (Grand Central–42nd Street)
← toward Parkchester weekday afternoons (Grand Central–42nd Street)
|Northbound express||← do not stop here (except late nights)|
|Southbound express||→ do not stop here (except late nights) →|
→ toward New Lots Avenue late nights (28th Street) →
→ ( weekday mornings) toward Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall (28th Street) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
There are four tracks and two side platforms, with the express tracks in the middle. The express tracks stay level, while the local tracks slowly incline from south to north to allow for the easier deceleration of local trains. North of the station, the two pairs of tracks in each direction separate into different tunnels because of the presence of the Murray Hill Tunnel, which runs under the center of this section of Park Avenue. The station was renovated in the late 1990s or early 2000s, and contains eagle plaques similar to those at Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall. The plaques contain the numerals "33". Fare control is at the platform level. The station has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2004.
|33rd St to 34th St subway cross-section|
10th & 9th Avs
6th Av &
5th & Madison Avs
|mezzanine||A / C / E||concourse||1 / 2 / 3||
|mezz||PATH||6 / <6>|
|mezzanine||mezzanine||concourse||mezzanine||N / Q / R / W|
|7 / <7>||Penn Station||B / D / F / M|
|Exit location||Number of exits||Platform served|
|NW corner of Park Avenue and 33rd Street||1||Southbound|
|SW corner of Park Avenue and 33rd Street||1||Southbound|
|NE corner of Park Avenue and 33rd Street||1||Northbound|
|SE corner of Park Avenue and 33rd Street||1||Northbound|
|SE corner of Park Avenue S and 32nd Street||2||Northbound|
|SW corner of Park Avenue S and 32nd Street||2||Southbound|
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- "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
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- Report for the three and one-half years ending June 30, 1949. New York City Board of Transportation. 1949.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 33rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IRT East Side Line: 33rd Street
- Station Reporter — 4 Train
- Station Reporter — 6 Train
- Forgotten NY — Original 28 - NYC's First 28 Subway Stations
- MTA's Arts For Transit — 33rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
- 32nd Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- 33rd Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- downtown platform from Google Maps Street View