135th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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 135 Street
 "B" train"C" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Entrance in park at 137th Street
Station statistics
Address West 135th Street & Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10030
Borough Manhattan
Locale Harlem, Hamilton Heights
Coordinates 40°49′02″N 73°56′53″W / 40.81709°N 73.94803°W / 40.81709; -73.94803Coordinates: 40°49′02″N 73°56′53″W / 40.81709°N 73.94803°W / 40.81709; -73.94803
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: M3, Bx33
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 6 (4 in passenger service)
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932 (85 years ago) (1932-09-10)[1]
Station code 152[2]
Accessibility Same-platform wheelchair transfer available
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Passengers (2017) 1,743,984[4]Increase 0.7%
Rank 271 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 145th Street (Eighth): A late nightsC all except late nights
145th Street (Concourse): B weekdays until 11:00 p.m.
Next south 125th Street: A late nightsB weekdays until 11:00 p.m.C all except late nights

135th Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem and Hamilton Heights, Manhattan, 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
to 145 St upper level
to 145 St lower level
Storage tracks
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "B" train toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours, 145th Street other times (145th Street)
"C" train toward 168th Street ("A" train toward 207th Street late nights) (145th Street)
Northbound layup track No regular service
Northbound express "A" train "D" train do not stop here
Southbound express "A" train "D" train do not stop here →
Southbound layup track No regular service
Southbound local "B" train toward Brighton Beach (125th Street)
"C" train toward Euclid Avenue ("A" train toward Rockaway Park late nights) (125th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The 135th Street station opened on September 10, 1932.[1][5] It is the only local station with six tracks between two side platforms and is one of only three stations in the entire subway system that features six tracks on the same level, within the same tunnel (the others are DeKalb Avenue and Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets, both in Downtown Brooklyn). The two outermost tracks are used by local trains stopping at this station, while the two innermost tracks are used by express trains. The middle tracks in each direction are lay-up tracks and not used in revenue service.

In this station, all fare controls are at platform level and there are no mezzanines, crossovers, or crossunders.


The full-time booths are at the 135th Street end, and the part-time end of the station is at 137th Street. The booth at the 137th Street exit has been removed.[6] There were restrooms at the 137th Street end of the southbound platform. Both street staircases at this end were built with their entry points facing St. Nicholas Park and have an old-fashioned appearance.

  • One stair, west side of St. Nicholas Avenue at West 135th Street, within St. Nicholas Park (southbound only)[7]
  • One stair, NE corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 135th Street (northbound only)[7]
  • Two stairs, SE corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 135th Street (northbound only)[7]
  • One stair, west side of St. Nicholas Avenue at West 137th Street, within St. Nicholas Park (southbound only)[7]
  • One stair, SE corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 137th Street (exit-only from northbound platform).[7] Features an array of stone casting in a Cathedral-like setting, originally built in 1932.


  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. ^ "Reopening Closed Subway Entrances" (PDF). pcac.org. New York City Transit Riders Council. November 2001. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Harlem / Hamilton Heights" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 

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