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23rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

23rd Street
 
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Uptown platform
Station statistics
Address East 23rd Street & Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
Borough Manhattan
Locale Gramercy, Rose Hill
Coordinates
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Services       4 late nights (late nights)
      6 all times (all times) <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: M1, M2, M3, M23, X2, X5, X14, X42
Bus transport MTA Bus: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, QM21
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened October 27, 1904  (1904-10-27)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi[2][3]
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 9,033,835[4] 1.8%
Rank 37 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 28th Street: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south 14th Street – Union Square: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
18th Street (closed): no regular service

23rd Street is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Park Avenue South and 23rd Street in Manhattan, it is served by 6 trains at all times, <6> trains during weekdays in the peak direction, and 4 trains during late night hours.

Contents

  • Station layout 1
    • Exits 1.1
  • Image gallery 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local toward Pelham Bay Park ( toward Parkchester rush hours and middays) (28th Street)
toward Woodlawn late nights (28th Street)
Northbound express do not stop here
Southbound express do not stop here →
Southbound local toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall ( toward New Lots Avenue late nights) (14th Street – Union Square (no service: 18th Street))
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This is a typical local station with four tracks and two side platforms. During station renovations in 1988, the beige tiles were removed and the original white ones restored. It has IND-style signs indicating the way to 22nd and 23rd Streets. An ornate fare control grille on the southbound side is a piece of artwork entitled Long Division by artist Valerie Jaudon, which was installed during the renovation. The station features a back-lit "23rd Street/Park Avenue South" sign at the platform level fare control. There is a low tiled wall at the 22nd Street end which is probably a remnant of a closed crossunder.

The station features modern features such as emergency communication systems, vendors on both south and north bound sides, and Wi-Fi, connecting the communications system with the NYPD Emergency direct line. The station does not contain restrooms.

Exits

Exit location Number of exits Platform served
320 Park Avenue South
(west side between 23rd and 24th Streets)
1 Southbound (open 7am – 7pm, weekdays)
NW corner of Park Avenue S and 23rd Street, in the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower 1 Southbound
SW corner of Park Avenue S and 23rd Street 2 Southbound
NE corner of Park Avenue S and 23rd Street 1 Northbound
SE corner of Park Avenue S and 23rd Street 2 Northbound
NW corner of Park Avenue S and 22nd Street 1 Southbound
SW corner of Park Avenue S and 22nd Street 1 Southbound
NE corner of Park Avenue S and 22nd Street 1 Northbound
SE corner of Park Avenue S and 22nd Street 1 Northbound

As of late 2014, construction is ongoing to install elevators in the station. To make room for the elevator that will serve the Northbound platform, the Northbound staircase on the northeastern corner of Park Avenue and 23rd Street had to be demolished, and rebuilt/relocated a few feet down the street.[5] The relocated staircase opened in August 2015.

Image gallery

References

  1. ^ New York Times, Our Subway Open: 150,000 Try It, October 28, 1904
  2. ^ NYC Subway Wireless
  3. ^ Attached PDF to "Governor Cuomo Announces Wireless Service and New "Transit Wireless WiFi" in Queens and Manhattan Subway Stations", governor.ny.gov
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  5. ^ http://www.flatirondistrict.nyc/uploaded/files/PDFs/23rd_Street_ADA_Elevator.pdf

External links

  • nycsubway.org—IRT East Side Line: 23rd Street
  • Station Reporter — 6 Train
  • Forgotten NY — Original 28 - NYC's First 28 Subway Stations
  • MTA's Arts For Transit — 23rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
  • 23rd Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • 22nd Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platforms from Google Maps Street View
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