155th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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155th Street
"C" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
155th Street - Brooklyn Bound Platform.jpg
Brooklyn bound platform
Station statistics
Address West 155th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Borough Manhattan
Locale Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Harlem
Coordinates 40°49′51″N 73°56′29″W / 40.830859°N 73.9414°W / 40.830859; -73.9414Coordinates: 40°49′51″N 73°56′29″W / 40.830859°N 73.9414°W / 40.830859; -73.9414
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services       A late nights (late nights)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M3, Bx6, Bx6 SBS
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932 (85 years ago) (1932-09-10)[1]
Station code 150[2]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Passengers (2016) 881,431[4]Increase 4.6%
Rank 373 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 163rd Street – Amsterdam Avenue: A late nightsC all except late nights
Next south 145th Street: A late nightsC all except late nights

155th Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located under the intersection of 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, at the border of Harlem and Washington Heights neighborhoods of Manhattan, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service.

Station layout

Track layout
to 163 St
to 145 St
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "C" train toward 168th Street ("A" train toward 207th Street late nights) (163rd Street – Amsterdam Avenue)
Southbound local "C" train toward Euclid Avenue ("A" train toward Far Rockaway late nights) (145th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3[5] Northbound express "A" train does not stop here
Southbound express "A" train does not stop here →

This station, opened on September 10, 1932,[1][6] has two local tracks and two side platforms. The express tracks run underneath on a lower level and are not visible from the platforms.

The station once had a full-length mezzanine, but the south end at 153rd Street is now closed and used as a MTA New York City Transit facility.[7] The north end at 155th Street has vent chambers and a high ceiling.


  • 2 stairs at NW corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 155th Street[8]
  • 2 stairs at NE corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 155th Street[8]
  • 2 stairs at SW corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and West 155th Street[8]


  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 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ Station Reporter — C Train Archived March 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  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". New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Harlem / Hamilton Heights" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 

External links

  • nycsubway.org – IND 8th Avenue: 155th Street
  • Station Reporter — C Train
  • The Subway Nut — 155th Street Pictures
  • 155th Street southwestern corner entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platforms from Google Maps Street View
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