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23rd Street (IND Sixth Avenue Line)

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23rd Street (IND Sixth Avenue Line)

23rd Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address West 23rd Street & Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Borough Manhattan
Locale Chelsea, Gramercy
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Sixth Avenue Line
Services       F all times (all times)
      M weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M5, M7, M23
Subway transportation PATH: JSQ–33, HOB–33, JSQ–33 (via HOB) (at 23rd Street)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 15, 1940  (1940-12-15)
Wireless service Wi-Fi[1][2]
Passengers (2014) 8,678,810[3] 2.8%
Rank 40 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 34th Street – Herald Square: F all times M weekdays until 11:00 p.m.
Next south 14th Street: F all times M weekdays until 11:00 p.m.

23rd Street is a local station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, it is served by the F train at all times, and by the M train on weekdays. This station and 14th Street are the only two local stations on the Sixth Avenue Line.

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Sixth Avenue Line/PATH platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (14th Street)
toward Middle Village – Metropolitan Avenue (14th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound PATH      HOB–33 toward Hoboken Terminal (14th Street)
     JSQ–33 toward Journal Square (14th Street)
     JSQ–33 (via HOB) toward Journal Square (14th Street)
Northbound PATH      HOB–33 toward 33rd Street (Terminus)
     JSQ–33 toward 33rd Street (Terminus)
     JSQ–33 (via HOB) toward 33rd Street (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local toward Jamaica – 179th Street (34th Street – Herald Square)
toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (34th Street – Herald Square)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B2 - Crossunder to PATH station platforms
Lower level
Southbound express do not stop here
Northbound express do not stop here →

There are two tracks and two side platforms; no crossover, crossunder or mezzanine exist to allow a free transfer between directions. The PATH tracks, which were built forty years before the Sixth Avenue Line, are behind the trackway walls where there would typically be the express tracks. The Sixth Avenue PATH tracks stack on the express tracks, which were constructed in the mid-1960s using the "deep-bore" tunneling method and both are not visible from the station.[4]

Each side of the station has four street staircases and a direct indoor entrance to the 23rd Street PATH station. Two of the four entrances on each side appear to be part of the original 1911 PATH entrances. The tile band is lime green. The tile band on the track walls appears to be obscured by support beams directly underneath 23rd Street.

On the express tracks on the lower level, the deep-bore tunnel's round shape becomes square below this station and at 14th Street stations, where provisions for lower level platforms were built.


  1. ^ NYC Subway Wireless
  2. ^ Attached PDF to "Governor Cuomo Announces Wireless Service and New "Transit Wireless WiFi" in Queens and Manhattan Subway Stations",
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 
  4. ^ a b—IND 6th Avenue: 23rd Street

External links

  •—IND 6th Avenue: 23rd Street
  • Station Reporter — F Train
  • Station Reporter — M Train
  • 23rd Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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