116th Street (IRT Lenox Avenue Line)

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 116 Street
 "2" train"3" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
116th Street Station (IRT Lenox Avenue Line) (3438775199).jpg
Southbound staircase on the northwest corner
Station statistics
Address West 116th Street & Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
Borough Manhattan
Locale Harlem
Coordinates 40°48′07″N 73°57′00″W / 40.802°N 73.95°W / 40.802; -73.95Coordinates: 40°48′07″N 73°57′00″W / 40.802°N 73.95°W / 40.802; -73.95
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Lenox Avenue Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M7, M102, M116
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened November 23, 1904; 113 years ago (1904-11-23)
Station code 440[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 3,874,037[3]Decrease 1.9%
Rank 132 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 125th Street: 2 all times3 all times
Next south Central Park North–110th Street: 2 all times3 all times

116th Street is a station on the IRT Lenox Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 116th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, it is served by the 2 and 3 trains at all times. It has two tracks and two side platforms.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "2" train toward Wakefield weekdays, Dyre Avenue weekends (125th Street)
"3" train toward Harlem–148th Street (125th Street)
Southbound "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue weekdays, South Ferry weekends (110th Street)
"3" train toward New Lots Avenue (Times Square late nights, 14th Street weekends(110th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The station has extensive mosaics featuring Harlem history and famous African-Americans, it was fully renovated as part of the 1998 Lenox Avenue subway reconstruction project. Fare control is at platform level. There are no crossovers or crossunders between the two side platforms to allow free transfer between directions, the reconstruction project gave this station all new wall tile and restored the "116" terra cotta wall cartouches as well as to combat a major water seepage problem along the Lenox Avenue Line.

The artworks here are Harlem Timeline (Willie Birch, 1995) and Minton's Playhouse/Movers and Shakers (Vincent Smith, 1999).

Exits[edit]

  • One stair, NW corner of Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street (southbound only)[4]
  • One stair, SW corner of Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street (southbound only)[4]
  • One stair, NE corner of Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street (northbound only)[4]
  • One stair, SE corner of Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street (northbound only)[4]

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