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23rd Street station (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

 23 Street
 "C" train​​"E" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
23rd St IND Eighth Av td (2018-11-27) 06.jpg
Downtown platform
Station statistics
AddressWest 23rd Street & Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Coordinates40°44′43″N 73°59′55″W / 40.745274°N 73.998499°W / 40.745274; -73.998499
DivisionB (IND)
Line      IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services      A late nights (late nights)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
      E all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M20, M23 SBS
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedSeptember 10, 1932 (87 years ago) (1932-09-10)[1]
Station code165[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Passengers (2018)7,420,152[4]Increase 0.1%
Rank51 out of 424
Station succession
Next north34th Street – Penn Station: A late nightsC all except late nightsE all times
Next south14th Street: A late nightsC all except late nightsE all times

23rd Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan, it is served by the C and E trains, the former of which is replaced by the A train during late nights.

Station layout

Track layout
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "C" train toward 168th Street ("A" train toward 207th Street late nights) (34th Street – Penn Station)
"E" train toward Jamaica Center (34th Street – Penn Station)
Northbound express "A" train does not stop here
Southbound express "A" train does not stop here →
Southbound local "C" train toward Euclid Avenue ("A" train toward Far Rockaway late nights) (14th Street)
"E" train toward World Trade Center (14th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B2 - Crossunder between platforms
Crossunder on the southbound platform
Western entrance

This underground station opened on September 10, 1932, as part of the initial segment of the Independent Subway System, at the time comprising what is now the IND Eighth Avenue Line from Chambers Street to 207th Street.[1][5] There are four tracks and two side platforms. The two center tracks are used by the A express train during daytime hours. Just north of this station, a storage track begins between the two express tracks. This track runs north and stub-ends at the south end of the center platform at 34th Street – Penn Station.

Both platform walls have "23RD ST." name tablets in a yellow background and "23" in white numbering on a black border. There are also directional signs in the same format. The platform columns are yellow with every other one having the standard black and white station signs.

The station is planned to be renovated as part of the 2010–2014 MTA Capital Program. An MTA study conducted in 2014 found that 40% of station components were out of date.[6]


All fare controls are on platform level. The full-time ones are at the south end of the station, at 23rd Street. Each entrance/exit has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases to the street. The northbound side leads to either eastern corner of 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue and the southbound side leads to either western corner. A crossunder within fare control at the 23rd Street end connects both platforms.[7]

Each platform has an exit-only at the center, at 24th Street. Two High Entry-Exit Turnstiles lead to a small mezzanine, where a single staircase goes up to the streets. The northbound side leads to the southeast corner of 24th Street and 8th Avenue, and the southbound side to the northwest corner.[7]

Both platforms have another fare control area at their north ends, at 25th Street, that require going up a short flight of stairs to reach. Though open at all times, they are unstaffed, containing no token booth and just HEET turnstiles. Each entrance here has two street stairs, the northbound side to either eastern corner of 25th Street and Eighth Avenue and the southbound side to either western corner. The crossunder here is closed.[7]


  1. ^ a b "List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line". The New York Times. September 10, 1932. p. 6.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "Gay midnight crowd rides first trains in new subway". The New York Times. September 10, 1932. p. 1.
  6. ^ "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Chelsea" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015.

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