155th Street (IND Concourse Line)

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 155 Street
 "B" train"D" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Northbound platform
Station statistics
Address West 155th Street (lower level) & Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10032 & 10039
Borough Manhattan
Locale Harlem, and the Coogan's Bluff section of Washington Heights
Coordinates 40°49′48″N 73°56′21″W / 40.829917°N 73.939104°W / 40.829917; -73.939104Coordinates: 40°49′48″N 73°56′21″W / 40.829917°N 73.939104°W / 40.829917; -73.939104
Division B (IND)
Line IND Concourse Line
Services       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
      D all except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M10
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened July 1, 1933 (85 years ago) (1933-07-01)
Station code 220[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Former/other names 155th Street–Eighth Avenue
Passengers (2017) 1,212,240[3]Decrease 7.4%
Rank 330 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 161st Street–Yankee Stadium: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next south 145th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction

155th Street (155th Street–Eighth Avenue on some signage) is a local station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. It is located at the intersection of the bi-level 155th Street's lower level and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, at the border of Harlem and the Coogan's Bluff section of Washington Heights neighborhoods of Manhattan. It is served by the D train at all times except rush hours in the peak direction and the B during rush hours only.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "B" train toward Brighton Beach rush hours (145th Street)
"D" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue except AM rush (145th Street)
Peak-direction express "D" train does not stop here (rush hours, peak direction) →
Northbound local "B" train toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (161st Street)
"D" train toward Norwood–205th Street except PM rush (161st Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Staircase along Frederick Douglass Boulevard within the Polo Grounds Towers.

This underground station, opened on July 1, 1933, has two side platforms and three tracks. The center track is used by the D express train during rush hours in peak direction. Both platforms have an orange trim line with a black border and "155" in small white lettering on a black border underneath. The name tablets have "155TH ST. – 8TH AVE." in white sans serif lettering on a black background and green border. Yellow I-beam columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black name plate in white lettering.

The street staircase is extra wide since the Polo Grounds stadium, home of the former New York Giants, was directly upstairs before the team left for San Francisco in 1958. The stadium was demolished in 1964 to make way for public housing, after the New York Mets played there in 1962 and 1963. Today, Rucker Park is located at the entrance of the station.

An abandoned tower sits on the south end of the Brooklyn-bound platform. When the IRT Ninth Avenue Line and later Polo Grounds Shuttle was in service, there was a provision for transfer tickets between the IND underground level and the IRT elevated shuttle level. A very steep walk was needed to make this transfer.

This is the only station in Manhattan that is served solely by the IND Concourse Line. To the north, the line goes under the Harlem River towards 161st Street–Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. To the south, the line continues under Saint Nicholas Place to a transfer station with the IND Eighth Avenue Line at 145th Street. South of 145th Street, the IND Concourse Line merges with the IND Eighth Avenue Line.


This station has a full length mezzanine above the platforms. However, only the northern end is open and has six staircases to the platforms. The Brooklyn-bound one has four closed staircases while the Bronx-bound one has five. The mezzanine has yellow I-beam columns. The fare control area at the north end has a turnstile bank, token booth, one exit-only turnstile on each side of the mezzanine, and a quadruple-wide staircase diagonal to the mezzanine that goes up to the west side of Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 155th Street and Harlem River Drive.[4]


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