Cathedral Parkway–110th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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 Cathedral Parkway–110 Street
Temporarily closed New York City Subway station
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Station statistics
Address West 110th Street (Cathedral Parkway) & Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
Borough Manhattan
Locale Upper West Side, Harlem, Morningside Heights
Coordinates 40°48′02″N 73°57′30″W / 40.800524°N 73.958244°W / 40.800524; -73.958244Coordinates: 40°48′02″N 73°57′30″W / 40.800524°N 73.958244°W / 40.800524; -73.958244
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services Closed
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M3, M4, M10
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932; 85 years ago (1932-09-10)[1]
Closed April 9, 2018; 4 months ago (2018-04-09) (reconstruction)
Rebuilt September 2018; 1 month's time (2018-09)
Station code 155[2]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Passengers (2017) 2,377,135[4]Increase 1%
Rank 207 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 116th Street: no passenger service
Next south 103rd Street: no passenger service

Cathedral Parkway–110th Street[5] is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It is located in the Upper West Side and Morningside Heights, Manhattan, at West 110th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard at the northwest corner of Central Park. From April to September 2018, the station is closed for renovations. Under normal service patterns, 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
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, temporarily closed for construction
Northbound local "A" train "B" train "C" train do not stop here (116th Street)
Northbound express "A" train "D" train do not stop here
Southbound express "A" train "D" train do not stop here →
Southbound local "A" train "B" train "C" train do not stop here (103rd Street)
Side platform, temporarily closed for construction

This underground station, opened on September 10, 1932,[1][6] has four tracks and two side platforms. The platforms have no trim line, but the name tablets read "110TH STREET CATHEDRAL P'KWAY." on white lettering in two lines. They are written on a dark blue background and black border. Dark blue I-beam columns run at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white lettering. Toward the southern end of the station, the northbound express track descends below the other three tracks of the Eighth Avenue Line.

At the south end of the station, two staircases from each platform go up to a mezzanine above the tracks that allows a free transfer between directions.

The artwork at the station, installed in 1999, is called Migrations by Christopher Wynter in memory of Athie L. Wynter. It has three different areas of mosaic panels, two on each platform and one on the full-time mezzanine.[7]

Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, is undergoing a complete overhaul as part of the Enhanced Station Initiative and will be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates include cellular service, Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, interactive service advisories and maps.[8][9] A request for proposals for the 72nd Street, 86th Street, Cathedral Parkway–110th Street, and 163rd Street–Amsterdam Avenue stations was issued on June 1, 2017,[10] and the New York City Transit and Bus Committee officially recommended that the MTA Board award the $111 million contract to ECCO III Enterprises in October 2017.[11] As part of the renovations, the station is closed from April 9, 2018, to mid-September 2018.[12]


This station's full-time entrance/exit is at the south end, serving 109th Street. From the mezzanine above the tracks, a turnstile bank provides entrance/exit from the system. Outside of fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases to the street. The southbound platform has an additional same-level entrance/exit at the north end, serving 110th Street. It has a part-time bank of two turnstiles and customer assistance booth (two HEET turnstiles provide access at other times).[13]

  • One stair, NW corner of Frederick Douglass Circle (southbound only; part-time)[13]
  • One stair, NW corner of Central Park West and West 109th Street (both platforms; full-time)[13]
  • One stair, SW corner of Central Park West and West 109th Street (both platforms; full-time)[13]
  • One stair, east side of Central Park West at West 109th Street, within Central Park (both platforms; full-time)[13]

The northbound platform had an entrance/exit to the northeast corner of Frederick Douglass Circle; this entrance corresponded to the open exit to the northwest corner of Fredrick Douglass Circle on the southbound platform.[7] Both platforms also had an entrance/exit at the north end to both northern corners of 111th Street and Central Park West, with the northbound platform's entrance/exit leading to the northeastern corner and the southbound platform's entrance/exit leading to the northwestern corner. Both exits have been sealed up with white tiling and used as an employee-only space.[7]

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  1. ^ a b 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. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 18, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2018. 
  6. ^ 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). New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. January 8, 2016. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Enhanced Stations Initiative Program; Contract A·36622C (Package 3) for Design & Construction at 72nd Street, 86th Street, Cathedral Parkway (110th Street), and 163rd Street - Amsterdam Avenue Stations on the 8th Avenue Line (IND), Manhattan" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 1, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017. 
  11. ^ "New York City Transit and Bus Committee Meeting" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 23, 2017. p. 131. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  12. ^ Warerkar, Tanay (2018-02-19). "MTA will shutter 4 Upper Manhattan subway stations for repairs". Curbed NY. Retrieved 2018-02-20. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Morningside Heights" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 

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