96th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

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 96 Street
 "6" train"6" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
96th Street IRT 001.JPG
Uptown platform
Station statistics
AddressEast 96th Street & Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10029
BoroughManhattan
LocaleCarnegie Hill & East Harlem
Coordinates40°47′09″N 73°57′03″W / 40.785773°N 73.950949°W / 40.785773; -73.950949Coordinates: 40°47′09″N 73°57′03″W / 40.785773°N 73.950949°W / 40.785773; -73.950949
DivisionA (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 connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M98, M101, M102, M103
Bus transport Short Line Bus: 208
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedJuly 17, 1918 (100 years ago) (1918-07-17)
Station code396[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)5,576,058[3]Decrease 30.3%
Rank79 out of 425
Station succession
Next north103rd Street: 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south86th Street: 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

96th 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 96th Street in the Carnegie Hill and East Harlem neighborhoods of Manhattan, 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]

96th Street opened on July 17, 1918 as part of an expansion of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line north of Grand Central–42nd Street.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
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 (103rd Street)
"4" train toward Woodlawn (nights) (103rd Street)
Southbound local "6" train ("6" express train AM rush) toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (86th Street)
"4" train toward New Lots Avenue (nights) (86th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Express tracks[5] Northbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here (except nights)
Southbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here (except nights) →

The station has two local tracks and two side platforms. The express tracks run on a lower level and are not visible from the platforms.[6] A crossover is provided, with a mosaic in the mezzanine entitled City Suite, commissioned in 1994. There are new "96th Street" mosaics, and a window in the mezzanine overlooks the tracks, giving a view of oncoming trains from the south. The south end of the station features a rounded ceiling due to problems encountered during construction. Both platforms have emergency exits from the lower level express tracks.

Exits[edit]

Exit location[7] Exit type Number of exits Platform served
NW corner of Lexington Avenue and 96th Street Staircase 1 Both
NE corner of Lexington Avenue and 96th Street Staircase 1 Both
SW corner of Lexington Avenue and 96th Street Staircase 1 Both
SE corner of Lexington Avenue and 96th Street Staircase 1 Both

Image gallery[edit]

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. ^ "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. ^ Station Reporter — 6 Train
  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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