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Eighth Street – New York University (BMT Broadway Line)


Eighth Street – New York University (BMT Broadway Line)

Eighth Street – New York University
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Platform for downtown trains
Station statistics
Address East Eighth Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Borough Manhattan
Locale Greenwich Village
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Broadway Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      Q late nights only (late nights only)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: M1, M2, M3, M5, M8, X27, X28
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 4, 1917 (1917-09-04)[1]
Former/other names Eighth Street
Passengers (2014) 5,635,598[2] 4.8%
Rank 77 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 14th Street – Union Square: N all times Q late nights only R all except late nights
Next south Prince Street: N all times Q late nights only R all except late nights

Eighth Street – New York University is a local station on the BMT Broadway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Eighth Street and Broadway in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, it is served by the N train at all times, the R train at all times except late nights, and the Q train during late nights. It is the closest stop on the Broadway Line to New York University. There is no free transfer between directions.

Station layout

G Street Level Exit / Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach ( toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Brighton late nights) (Prince Street)
toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (Prince Street)
Southbound express does not stop here (all except late nights)
Northbound express does not stop here (all except late nights) →
Northbound local toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard ( toward 57th Street – Seventh Avenue late nights) (14th Street – Union Square)
toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (14th Street – Union Square)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Eighth Street opened on September 4, 1917 as part of the first section of the BMT Broadway Line from Canal Street to 14th Street – Union Square.[1] It has four tracks and two side platforms.

The station's overhaul in the late 1960s included extending the station platforms required for 10 car trains, and fixing the station's structure and the overall appearance (including the staircases and platform edges), replacing the original wall tiles, old signs, and incandescent lighting to the 70's modern look wall tile band and tablet mosaics, signs and fluorescent lights. In 2001, the station received a state of repairs including upgrading the station for ADA compliance and restoring the original late 1910s tiling, repairing the staircases, re-tiling for the walls, new tiling on the floors, upgrading the station's lights and the public address system, installing ADA yellow safety threads along the platform edge, new signs, and new trackbeds in both directions.

In 2005, the artwork Tim Snell's Broadway Diary mosaics installed on the station platform wall titles in both directions.


  1. ^ a b "Open First Section of Broadway Line".  
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 

External links

  •—BMT Broadway Subway: 8th Street
  • Station Reporter — N Train
  • Station Reporter — R Train
  • Flickr — Photo of Tim Snell's Cube mural
  • Wired New York Forum — Subway mosaics and their artists
  • MTA's Arts For Transit — 8th Street – NYU (BMT Broadway Line)
  • Eighth Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Waverly Place entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platforms from Google Maps Street View
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