96th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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96th Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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97th Street stair
Station statistics
Address West 96th Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10025
Borough Manhattan
Locale Upper West Side
Coordinates 40°47′30″N 73°57′53″W / 40.791622°N 73.964725°W / 40.791622; -73.964725Coordinates: 40°47′30″N 73°57′53″W / 40.791622°N 73.964725°W / 40.791622; -73.964725
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services       A late nights (late nights)
      B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M10, M96, M106
Structure Underground
Levels 2
Platforms 2 side platforms (1 on each level)
Tracks 4 (2 on each level)
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932 (84 years ago) (1932-09-10)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 3,084,906[3]Decrease 1.2%
Rank 164 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 103rd Street: A late nights B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. C all except late nights
Next south 86th Street: A late nights B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. C all except late nights

96th Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at West 96th Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service. The B train provides additional service here on weekdays except nights.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Legend
to 103 St
Superimposed tracks section
(Left tracks above right ones)
to 86 St
Upper level
Lower level
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
B1 Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg do not stop here
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours, 145th Street other times (103rd Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg toward 168th Street (NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward 207th Street late nights) (103rd Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
B2 Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg toward Brighton Beach (86th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg toward Euclid Avenue (NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward Far Rockaway late nights) (86th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This underground station, opened on September 10, 1932,[1][4] has two levels with northbound trains using the upper level and southbound trains using the lower level. Each level has one side platform to the west of two tracks.

The platforms have no trim line, but name tablets read "96TH ST." in white sans serif font on a blue background and black border. Small directional signs in white numbering on a black border are placed below the name tablets. They indicate a now closed fare control area to 95th Street on the extreme south end of the upper level platform.[5] "96" signs in the same format as the directional signs run along the platform walls at regular intervals at the same level as the name tablets. Blue columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white numbering.

All fare control areas are on the upper level platform and two staircases, one adjacent to each area, go down to the lower level. The full-time one is at the center of the platform. A staircase of four steps go down to a bank of three turnstiles that lead to a token booth and one staircase going up to the southwest corner of 96th Street and Central Park West. The other fare control area at the extreme north end is unstaffed, containing High Entry/Exit Turnstiles and two staircases going up to either western corners of 97th Street and Central Park West. The northwest staircase was relocated with a longer passageway due to the widening of 97th Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  4. ^ Crowell, Paul (September 10, 1932). "Gay Midnight Crowd Rides First Trains In The New Subway: Throngs at Station an Hour Before Time, Rush Turnstiles When Chains are Dropped". New York Times. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 

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