103rd Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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 103 Street
 "B" train"C" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
103rd Street IND IMG 9257.JPG
Downtown platform on lower level
Station statistics
AddressWest 103rd Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10025
LocaleUpper West Side
Coordinates40°47′46″N 73°57′41″W / 40.79604°N 73.96142°W / 40.79604; -73.96142Coordinates: 40°47′46″N 73°57′41″W / 40.79604°N 73.96142°W / 40.79604; -73.96142
DivisionB (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 connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M10
Platforms2 side platforms (1 on each level)
Tracks4 (2 on each level)
Other information
OpenedSeptember 10, 1932 (86 years ago) (1932-09-10)[1]
Station code156[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Passengers (2017)1,470,838[4]Decrease 0.7%
Rank309 out of 425
Station succession
Next northCathedral Parkway–110th Street: A late nightsB weekdays until 11:00 p.m.C all except late nights
Next south96th Street: A late nightsB weekdays until 11:00 p.m.C all except late nights

103rd Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at West 103rd Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side, it is served by the B on weekdays, the C train at all times except nights, and the A train during late nights only.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Superimposed tracks section
(Left tracks above right ones)
Upper level
Lower level
G Street level Exit/entrance
B1 Northbound express "A" train "D" train do not stop here
Northbound local "B" train toward 145th Street weekdays, Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (Cathedral Parkway–110th Street)
"C" train toward 168th Street ("A" train toward Inwood–207th Street nights) (Cathedral Parkway–110th Street))
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
B2 Southbound express "A" train "D" train do not stop here →
Southbound local "B" train toward Brighton Beach weekdays (96th Street)
"C" train toward Euclid Avenue ("A" train toward Far Rockaway nights) (96th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
The only entrance, at 103rd Street
Tile color is blue with a black border

This underground station, opened on September 10, 1932,[1][5] has two levels with northbound trains using the upper level and southbound trains using the lower one. Each level has one side platform to the west of two tracks.

Both platforms have no trim line, but name tablets read "103RD ST." in white sans serif lettering on a blue background and black border. Small black "103" signs with white numbering run along the tiles at regular intervals and directional signs in the same style are below the name tablets. Blue columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black station name plate in white numbering.

Within this station, the northbound express track descends to allow the northbound local to cross over it, before rising up at 110th Street, where the line becomes the standard four tracks side-by-side with the local tracks on the side and express tracks in the center.

The IRT Lenox Avenue Line passes underneath this station at the extreme north end on West 104th Street to Central Park North – 110th Street. The line is not visible from the platforms. On the east side of Central Park West and West 104th Street - adjacent to Central Park - is an emergency exit enclosed in a small brick for the IRT line, which passes underneath the station. From here the line curves northeast, running directly under Central Park at this point.


This station has one fare control area at the center of the upper level platform. A single staircase connects the two platforms before a turnstile bank leads to a token booth and one staircase going up to the northwest corner of West 103rd Street and Central Park West.[6]

Directional signs that have been covered indicate that there were two more exits. One exit at the extreme south end went to the northwestern corner of West 102nd Street and Central Park West, and the other at the extreme north end went to both western corners of West 104th Street.[7] Further evidence of these exits' existences includes new tiling on both levels, and doorways that lead to converted storage spaces on the upper level.


  1. ^ a b The New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  5. ^ 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" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Upper West Side" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  7. ^ "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016.

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