|Division B (IND)|
Transit connections NYCT Bus: M10
Locale Upper West Side
|Line IND Eighth Avenue Line|
Opened 10 September 1932
|Address West 103rd Street & Central Park West
New York, NY 10025|
Services A (late nights) B (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.) C (all except late nights)
Similar Cathedral Parkway–110th Street, 72nd Street, 116th Street, 125th Street, 155th Street
103rd Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at West 103rd Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side, it is served by the C train at all times except late nights, when the A train takes over service. The B train provides additional service here on weekdays.
This underground station, opened on September 10, 1932, has two levels with northbound trains using the upper level and southbound trains using the lower one. Each level has one side platform to the west of two tracks.
Both platforms have no trim line, but name tablets read "103RD ST." in white sans serif lettering on a blue background and black border. Small black "103" signs with white numbering run along the tiles at regular intervals and directional signs in the same style are below the name tablets. Blue columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black station name plate in white numbering.
Within this station, the northbound express track descends to allow the northbound local to cross over it, before rising up at 110th Street, where the line becomes the standard four tracks side-by-side with the local tracks on the side and express tracks in the center. Also, the IRT Lenox Avenue Line passes underneath this station at the extreme north end and is not visible from the platforms.
On the east side of Central Park West and West 104th Street adjacent to Central Park is a small brick shed that is Emergency Exit #80 for the IRT Lenox Avenue Line, which passes underneath the station on West 104th Street to Central Park North – 110th Street. From here the line curves northeast, running directly under Central Park at this point.
This station has one fare control area at the center of the upper level platform. A single staircase connects the two platforms before a turnstile bank leads to a token booth and one staircase going up to the northwest corner of Central Park West and West 103rd Street. Directional signs indicate there were two more fare control areas, one at the extreme south end that led to West 102nd Street and the other at the extreme north end that led to West 104th Street.