135th Street


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135th Street is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan, 135th Street is served by the C train at all times except late nights, B train during weekdays, and A train during late nights.
This 135th Street the only local station in the subway system with six tracks between two side platforms. The two outer-most 135th Street tracks are used by local trains stopping at this station, while the two most inner-most tracks are used by bypassing express trains. The 135th Street middle tracks in each direction are switch tracks and not used in revenue service.
In this station, all fare controls are at platform level and there are no mezzanines, crossovers, or crossunders. The full-time booths are at the 135th Street end (one on each side with three staircases on the northbound side and one on the southbound side). The part time end of the station is at 137th Street and has one staircase to the street on each side. A booth has been removed. There were restrooms at the north end of 135th Street the southbound platform. Both street staircases at this end were built facing St. Nicholas Park and have an old-fashioned appearance. The exit-only stair from the part-time northbound side features an array of stone casting in a Cathedral-like setting, originally built in 1932.