|Division B (IND)|
Transit connections NYCT Bus: M10
Opened 1 July 1933
|Line IND Concourse Line|
|Locale Harlem, and the Coogan's Bluff section of Washington Heights|
Services B (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.) D (all except rush hours, peak direction)
Address New York, NY 10039, United States
Similar Kingsbridge Road, 125th Street, Tremont Avenue, 135th Street, 103rd Street
155th Street (155th Street – Eighth Avenue on some signage) is a local station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 155th Street and Eighth Avenue, at the border of Harlem, and the Coogan's Bluff section of Washington Heights neighborhoods of Manhattan, it is served by the D train at all times except rush hours in peak direction and the B during rush hours only.
This underground station, opened on July 1, 1933, has two side platforms and three tracks. The center track is used by the D express train during rush hours in peak direction. Both platforms have an orange trim line with a black border and "155" in small white lettering on a black border underneath. The name tablets have "155TH ST. – 8TH AVE." in white sans serif lettering on a black background and green border. Yellow I-beam columns run along both columns at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black name plate in white lettering.
The street staircase is extra wide since the Polo Grounds stadium, home of the former New York Giants, was directly upstairs before the team left for San Francisco in 1958. The stadium was demolished in 1964 to make way for public housing, after the New York Mets played there in 1962 and 1963. Today, Rucker Park is located at the entrance of the station.
An abandoned tower sits on the south end of the Brooklyn-bound platform. When the IRT Ninth Avenue Line and later Polo Grounds Shuttle was in service, there was a provision for transfer tickets between the IND underground level and the IRT elevated shuttle level. A very steep walk was needed to make this transfer.
This is the only station in Manhattan that is served solely by the IND Concourse Line. To the north, the line goes under the Harlem River towards 161st Street – Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. To the south, the line continues south under Saint Nicholas Place to a transfer station with the IND Eighth Avenue Line at 145th Street, south of this station the two lines will merge, which will include a six track subway tunnel under Saint Nicholas Avenue, which will become the standard four track subway tunnel before reaching the 125th Street station.
This station has a full length mezzanine above the platforms. However, only the northern end is open and has four staircases to the platforms. The Brooklyn-bound one has four closed staircases while the Bronx-bound one has five. The mezzanine has yellow I-beam columns. The fare control area at the north end has a turnstile bank, token booth, one exit-only turnstile on each side of the mezzanine, and a quadruple-wide staircase diagonal to the mezzanine that goes up to the west side of Eighth Avenue between 155th Street and Harlem River Drive.