135th Street (IRT Lenox Avenue Line)

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 135 Street
 "2" train"3" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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Northbound staircase on the southeast corner. An elevator on the northeast corner can be seen in the background.
Station statistics
AddressWest 135th Street & Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10030
BoroughManhattan
LocaleHarlem
Coordinates40°48′50″N 73°56′28″W / 40.814°N 73.941°W / 40.814; -73.941Coordinates: 40°48′50″N 73°56′28″W / 40.814°N 73.941°W / 40.814; -73.941
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Lenox Avenue Line
Services      2 all times (all times)
      3 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M7, M102, Bx33
Bus transport Short Line Bus: 208
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedNovember 23, 1904; 114 years ago (1904-11-23)
Station code438[1]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
AccessibilitySame-platform wheelchair transfer available
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)4,768,474[3]Decrease 2%
Rank102 out of 425
Station succession
Next north149th Street–Grand Concourse (via White Plains Rd): 2 all times
145th Street (via Lenox): 3 all times
Next south125th Street: 2 all times3 all times


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 northThird Avenue–149th Street (via White Plains Rd): 2 all times
none: 3 all times
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south96th Street: 2 all times3 all times

135th Street is a station on the IRT Lenox Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 135th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, it is served by the 2 and 3 trains at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Handicapped/disabled access Elevator for northbound service at NE corner of 135th Street and Lenox Avenue; elevator for southbound service at SW corner
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (149th Street–Grand Concourse)
"3" train toward Harlem–148th Street (145th Street)
Center track No regular service
Southbound "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (125th Street)
"3" train toward New Lots Avenue (Times Square late nights) (125th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

This underground station, opened on November 23, 1904, has three tracks and two side platforms. The northbound outer track merges with the center track just north of the station and the center track merges with the southbound outer one just south of the station. The center track was last used by late night 3 shuttle trains from Harlem–148th Street when they terminated here until 1995, when service was replaced by shuttle buses. Overnight 3 service was restored on July 27, 2008, but now terminates at Times Square–42nd Street.

Both platform mosaics have three different kinds of trim line and name tablets.

North of the station, a diamond crossover allows trains to switch between the two tracks. At the 142nd Street Junction, the 2 train provides service to the Bronx via the IRT White Plains Road Line while the 3 continues on the IRT Lenox Avenue Line to 145th Street and Harlem–148th Street.

The 1995 artwork here is called Harlem Timeline by Willie Birch. It features mosaics of notable Harlem residents on the station platforms. The one on the southbound side includes Adam Clayton Powell, Joe Louis, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Charlie Parker, Clara Ward, and Louis Armstrong while one on the northbound side includes the Harlem Globetrotters, the NAACP, Abyssian Baptist Church, Cotton Club, and Randall's Island football team.

Exits[edit]

Each platform has one same-level entrance at the center containing a turnstile bank, token booth, and two stairs to the streets, the northbound side to the east side of Lenox Avenue and the southbound side to the west. Each fare control area also has one elevator from the street installed in mid-2008 that make this station fully ADA-accessible.[4]

  • One stair, NW corner of Lenox Avenue and West 135th Street (southbound only)[4]
  • Handicapped/disabled access One stair and one elevator, SW corner of Lenox Avenue and West 135th Street (southbound only)[4]
  • Handicapped/disabled access One stair and one elevator, NE corner of Lenox Avenue and West 135th Street (northbound only)[4]
  • One stair, SE corner of Lenox Avenue and West 135th Street (northbound only)[4]

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 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Harlem/Hamilton Heights" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2016.

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