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96th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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Division  B (IND)
Structure  Underground
Borough  Manhattan
Locale  Upper West Side
Line  IND Eighth Avenue Line
Levels  2
Opened  10 September 1932
Level  2
96th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
Services  A  (late nights)       B  (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)       C  (all except late nights)
Transit connections  NYCT Bus: M10, M96, M106
Address  New York, NY 10025, United States
Similar  Cathedral Parkway–110th Street, 125th Street, 103rd Street, 72nd Street, 116th Street

96th Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at West 96th Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side, it is served by the C train at all times except nights, when the A train takes over service. The B train provides additional service here on weekdays except nights.


Station layout

This underground station, opened on September 10, 1932, has two levels with northbound trains using the upper level and southbound trains using the lower level. Each level has one side platform to the west of two tracks.

The platforms have no trim line, but name tablets read "96TH ST." in white sans serif font on a blue background and black border. Small directional signs in white numbering on a black border are placed below the name tablets. They indicate a now closed fare control area to 95th Street on the extreme south end of the upper level platform. "96" signs in the same format as the directional signs run along the platform walls at regular intervals at the same level as the name tablets. Blue columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white numbering.


All fare control areas are on the upper level platform and two staircases, one adjacent to each area, go down to the lower level. The full-time one at 96th Street is at the center of the platform. A staircase of four steps go down to a bank of three turnstiles that lead to a token booth. The other fare control area at 97th Street, at the station's extreme north end, is unstaffed, containing High Entry/Exit Turnstiles. The northwest staircase was relocated with a longer passageway due to the widening of 97th Street.

  • One stair, SW corner of Central Park West and West 96th Street
  • One stair, NW corner of Central Park West and West 97th Street
  • One stair, SW corner of Central Park West and West 97th Street
  • References

    96th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line) Wikipedia

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