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Cathedral Parkway–110th Street station (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

 Cathedral Parkway–110 Street
 "B" train"C" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Reopening of Cathedral Pkwy-110 St (29537164077).jpg
Northbound station platform
Station statistics
AddressWest 110th Street (Cathedral Parkway) & Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
BoroughManhattan
LocaleUpper West Side, Harlem, Morningside Heights
Coordinates40°48′02″N 73°57′30″W / 40.800524°N 73.958244°W / 40.800524; -73.958244
DivisionB (IND)
Line      IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services      A late nights (late nights)
      B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M3, M4, M10
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
Other information
OpenedSeptember 10, 1932; 87 years ago (1932-09-10)[1]
ClosedApril 9, 2018; 19 months ago (2018-04-09) (reconstruction)
RebuiltSeptember 2, 2018; 14 months ago (2018-09-02)
Station code155[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)1,168,203[4]Decrease 50.9%
Rank329 out of 424
Station succession
Next north116th Street: A late nightsB weekdays until 11:00 p.m.C all except late nights
Next south103rd Street: A late nightsB weekdays until 11:00 p.m.C all except late nights

Cathedral Parkway–110th Street[5] is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It is located in the Upper West Side and Morningside Heights, Manhattan, at West 110th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard at the northwest corner of Central Park. The station is served by the B on weekdays, the C train at all times except nights, and the A train during late nights only.

History

This station opened on September 10, 1932 as part of the opening of the first city-owned subway line, the IND Eighth Avenue Line. On this date, the line opened from Chambers Street north to 207th Street.[1][6] Construction of the whole line cost $191,200,000. While the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line already provided parallel service, the new Eighth Avenue subway via Central Park West and Frederick Douglass Boulevard provided an alternative route.[7]

Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station underwent a complete overhaul as part of the Enhanced Station Initiative and was entirely closed for several months. Updates included cellular service, Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, interactive service advisories and maps.[8][9] A request for proposals for the 72nd Street, 86th Street, Cathedral Parkway–110th Street, and 163rd Street–Amsterdam Avenue stations was issued on June 1, 2017,[10] and the New York City Transit and Bus Committee officially recommended that the MTA Board award the $111 million contract to ECCO III Enterprises in October 2017.[11] As part of the renovations, the station was closed from April 9, 2018 to September 2, 2018.[12] The southbound platform opened first, on September 2, followed by the northbound platform on September 4.[13]

Station layout

Track layout
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "B" train toward 145th Street weekdays, Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (116th Street)
"C" train toward 168th Street ("A" train toward Inwood–207th Street nights) (116th Street)
Northbound express "A" train "D" train do not stop here
Southbound express "A" train "D" train do not stop here →
Southbound local "B" train toward Brighton Beach weekdays (103rd Street)
"C" train toward Euclid Avenue ("A" train toward Far Rockaway nights) (103rd Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This underground station has four tracks and two side platforms.[14] The platforms have no trim line, but the name tablets read "110TH STREET CATHEDRAL P'KWAY." on white lettering in two lines. They are written on a dark blue background and black border. Black I-beam columns run at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white lettering. Toward the southern end of the station, the northbound express track descends below the other three tracks of the Eighth Avenue Line.[14]

At the south end of the station, two staircases from each platform go up to a mezzanine above the tracks that allows a free transfer between directions. There was a crossunder at the 110th Street exits, but it closed in 1992.[15]

The artwork at the station, installed in 1999, is called Migrations by Christopher Wynter in memory of Athie L. Wynter. It has three different areas of mosaic panels, two on each platform and one on the full-time mezzanine.[16] As part of the 2018 renovation, this artwork was expanded.[13][17]

Exits

This station's full-time entrance/exit is at the south end, serving 109th Street. From the mezzanine above the tracks at the south end of the station, a turnstile bank provides entrance/exit from the system. Outside of fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases to the street. The southbound platform has an additional same-level entrance/exit at the north end, serving 110th Street. It has a part-time bank of four turnstiles and is unstaffed.[18]

  • One stair, NW corner of Frederick Douglass Circle at 110th Street and Central Park West (southbound only; part-time)[18]
  • One stair, SW corner of Central Park West and West 109th Street (both platforms; full-time)[18]
  • One stair, east side of Central Park West at West 109th Street, within Central Park (both platforms; full-time)[18]

The northbound platform formerly had an entrance/exit to the northeast corner of Frederick Douglass Circle; this entrance corresponded to the open exit to the northwest corner of Fredrick Douglass Circle on the southbound platform and is indicated by directional "110" signs without arrows below mosaics of the station name.[16] Both platforms also had an entrance/exit at the north end to both northern corners of 111th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard; the northbound platform's entrance/exit led to the northeastern corner and the southbound platform's entrance/exit leading to the northwestern corner.[19] All these exits have been sealed up with white tiling and used as employee-only spaces.[16] The mezzanine had a second exit to the northwestern corner of 109th Street and Central Park West.

Nearby points of interest

References

  1. ^ a b New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 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. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 21, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  6. ^ Crowell, Paul (September 10, 1932). "Gay Midnight Crowd Rides First Trains In The New Subway: Throngs at Station an Hour Before Time, Rush Turnstiles When Chains are Dropped" (PDF). New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  7. ^ Duffus, R. l (September 9, 1932). "NEW LINE FIRST UNIT IN CITY-WIDE SYSTEM; 8th Av. Tube to Ease West Side Congestion at Once -- Branches to Link 4 Boroughs Later. LAST WORD IN SUBWAYS Run From 207th to Chambers St. Cut to 33 Minutes -- 42d St. Has World's Largest Station. COST HAS BEEN $191,200,000 Years of Digging Up City Streets, Tunneling Rock and Building Road Finally Brought to Completion". The New York Times. p. 12. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. January 8, 2016. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  9. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  10. ^ "Enhanced Stations Initiative Program; Contract A·36622C (Package 3) for Design & Construction at 72nd Street, 86th Street, Cathedral Parkway (110th Street), and 163rd Street - Amsterdam Avenue Stations on the 8th Avenue Line (IND), Manhattan" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 1, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  11. ^ "New York City Transit and Bus Committee Meeting" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 23, 2017. p. 131. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 31, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  12. ^ Warerkar, Tanay (2018-02-19). "MTA will shutter 4 Upper Manhattan subway stations for repairs". Curbed NY. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  13. ^ a b "Press Release - NYC Transit - Structural Repairs & Functional Enhancements at Cathedral Pkwy-110 St Subway Station to be Completed Labor Day Weekend". MTA. August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  14. ^ a b Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  15. ^ [indsecondsystem.weebly.com]
  16. ^ a b c "Review of the A and C Lines" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  17. ^ "Arts & Design - NYCT Permanent Art". MTA. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Morningside Heights" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  19. ^ [indsecondsystem.weebly.com]

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