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145th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)

145th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Uptown platform
Station statistics
Address West 145th Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10031
Borough Manhattan
Locale Harlem, Hamilton Heights
Coordinates
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M4, M5, Bx19
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened October 27, 1904  (1904-10-27)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 3,364,151[2] 2.8%
Rank 152 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 157th Street: 1 all times
Next south 137th Street – City College: 1 all times

145th Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Broadway and 145th Street in Harlem and Hamilton Heights, Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times.

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (157th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local toward South Ferry (137th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Name mosaic
Original station name cartouche with frieze

This station has three tracks and two side platforms. The northbound local track merges with the center track north of the station and the line continues north as two tracks. The middle track from here south to 103rd Street is unused for revenue service. The platforms here are offset with the northbound one being slightly more to the south.

Just south of the station lies the underground 137th Street Yard, which is visible from passing trains. The track layout allows northbound trains to bypass this station by switching to the center express track in the 137th Street Yard south of the station. This was used when the 1 train ran skip-stop service with the 9 train from 1989–2005. During rush hours, 9 trains served this station while 1 trains bypassed it. Northbound 1 trains used the center express track and all southbound trains used only the southbound local track.

The platforms contain their original trim line of green with gray borders. "145" in white lettering on a dark border are tiled onto the trim. The station's other name tablets show "145TH ST." in a multi-color mosaic. The directional signs read also read "145TH ST." in white lettering on a black border. The station's columns, which run entirely along both platforms, are I-beams with a blue trim and "145" in black numbers.

Both platforms have same-level fare control containing a bank of turnstiles, token booth, two staircases to the street, the northbound platform to the east side of Broadway and the southbound platform to the west. There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow transfers between directions.

This was the northern terminal station of the original IRT subway on opening day, which operated from City Hall.

References

  1. ^ New York Times, Our Subway Open: 150,000 Try It, October 28, 1904
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 

External links

Street stair
  • nycsubway.org—IRT West Side Line: 145th Street
  • Station Reporter — 1 Train
  • Forgotten NY — Original 28 - NYC's First 28 Subway Stations
  • The Subway Nut — 145th Street Pictures
  • 145th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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