96th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
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|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
97th Street stair
|Address||West 96th Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10025
|Locale||Upper West Side|
|Line||IND Eighth Avenue Line|
|Services||A (late nights)
B (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
C (all except late nights)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: M10, M96, M106|
|Platforms||2 side platforms (1 on each level)|
|Tracks||4 (2 on each level)|
|Opened||September 10, 1932 |
|Passengers (2015)||3,084,906 1.2%|
|Rank||164 out of 422|
|Next north||103rd Street: A B C|
|Next south||86th Street: A B C|
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.
|G||Street Level||Exit / Entrance|
|B1||Northbound express||← do not stop here|
|Northbound local||← toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours, 145th Street other times (103rd Street)
← toward 168th Street ( 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||→ do not stop here →|
|Southbound local||→ toward Brighton Beach (86th Street) →
→ toward Euclid Avenue ( toward Far Rockaway late nights) (86th Street) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
This underground station, opened on September 10, 1932, 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. "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.
- New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
- "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
- 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.
- "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
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