|Address||West 145th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10031
|Line||IND Eighth Avenue Line
IND Concourse Line
|Services||A (all times)
B (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
C (all except late nights)
D (all times)
|Platforms||4 island platforms (2 on each level)
|Tracks||7 (4 on upper level, 3 on lower level)|
|Opened||September 10, 1932|
|Passengers (2012)||7,048,936 1.4%|
|Rank||55 out of 421|
|Next north||155th Street (8th local): A C
168th Street (8th express): A
155th Street (Concourse local): B D
Tremont Avenue (Concourse express): D
|Next south||135th Street (local): A B C
125th Street (express): A D
145th Street is a two level express station on the IND Eighth Avenue and Concourse Lines of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is served by the A and D trains at all times, by the C train at all times except late nights, and by the B train on weekdays only.
The upper level of the station has four tracks and two island platforms and is used by the A and C trains. The band is gold with black border. The station had a full mezzanine, although the central portion is now used as a police precinct. The lower level has three tracks and two island platforms and is used by B and D trains. The tile border here is gold with black and the name tablets are black with gold border. The northbound platform is extra wide, so that the three trackways on the lower level line up directly with those above. Escalators lead up from this level to the mezzanine, bypassing the upper-level platforms. The full-time entrance is at 145th Street with a part-time north exit at 147th Street.
This is the northern terminal for the B train during middays and early evenings. At these times, it short turns on the middle track. During rush hours, the D train stops on the middle track, since it runs express on the IND Concourse Line in the peak direction, and local stations are served by the B.
The station is a frequent transfer point for fans using the D train to reach Yankee Stadium. It is also close to the northern edge of the City College campus. The station and the streets leading to the college are well policed.
On the upper level, just north of the station, there is an open space next to the uptown local track that was a remnant of the construction of the subway and not built for a specific purpose. That open space is where the lower level tracks turn off to the IND Concourse Line. There is a hole in the floor that allows a view of the lower level.
South of this station, through 135th Street, to just north of 125th Street, the line has six tracks. The express trains use the innermost pair of tracks, and the locals uses the outermost tracks. This section of the line is nicknamed "Homeball Alley" due to the large amount of switches and signals in this area.
|L1||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|B1||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agents|
|8th Avenue platform||Northbound local||← towards 168 Street|
|Northbound express||← toward Dyckman Street or 207th Street|
|Southbound express||→ toward Lefferts Boulevard, Far Rockaway, or Rockaway Park|
|Southbound local||→ toward Euclid Avenue|
|Concourse platform||Northbound local||← towards Norwood - 205th Street or Bedford Park Boulevard|
|Peak-direction express||↔ towards Brighton Beach, Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue, or Norwood-205th Street|
|Southbound local||→ toward Brighton Beach or Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue|
- New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiTJoNPqjH4&feature=related The "bellmouth" or that open space is visible to the right at the 3:33 mark, just as the train leaves the 145th Street station (Upper level).
Media related to 145th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—IND 8th Avenue: 145th Street
- Station Reporter — A Lefferts
- Station Reporter — A Rockaway
- Station Reporter — B Train
- Station Reporter — C Train
- Station Reporter — D Train
- The Subway Nut — 145th Street Pictures
- 145th Street modern entrance from Google Maps Street View
- 147th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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