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77th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

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77th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

77th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Uptown platform
Station statistics
Address East 77th Street & Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10075
Borough Manhattan
Locale Upper East Side
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Services       4 late nights (late nights)
      6 all times (all times) <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M101, M102, M103
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened July 17, 1918  (1918-07-17)
Former/other names 77th Street – Lenox Hill Hospital
Passengers (2014) 11,454,604[1] 2.6%
Rank 28 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 86th Street: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south 68th Street – Hunter College: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

77th Street (also known as 77th Street – Lenox Hill Hospital) is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 77th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It is served by the 6 at all times, the <6> during weekdays in peak direction, and the 4 during late nights.


  • Station layout 1
    • Exits 1.1
  • Nearby landmarks 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local toward Pelham Bay Park ( toward Parkchester rush hours and middays) (86th Street)
toward Woodlawn late nights (86th Street)
Southbound local toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall ( toward New Lots Avenue late nights) (68th Street – Hunter College)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Express tracks[2] Northbound express do not stop here
Southbound express do not stop here →

This station has two local tracks and two side platforms. The express tracks of the Lexington Avenue Line, used by the 4 and 5 trains during daytime hours, pass beneath the station and are not visible from the platforms.

Both platforms has a fare control, and both areas have a turnstile bank, and four staircases to the street. The northbound side leads to the east side of Lexington Avenue while the southbound side leads to the west side. There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions.

The downtown platform is the only platform in the station to house a token booth. The uptown platform token booth was closed by the MTA after making a series of layoffs and has been removed.

Some old wall lights exist after the station's renovation in 2003, but most are gone or falling off the walls. Both platforms have emergency exits from the lower level express tracks.

The 2004 artwork here is called 4 Seasons Seasoned by Robert Kushner. It is installed on the ceiling above the fare control staircases and features mosaics related to the four seasons of the year.


Exit location Exit type Number of exits Platform served
NW corner of Lexington Avenue and 77th Street Staircase 2 Southbound
SW corner of Lexington Avenue and 77th Street Staircase 2 Southbound
NE corner of Lexington Avenue and 77th Street Staircase 2 Northbound
SE corner of Lexington Avenue and 77th Street Staircase 2 Northbound

Nearby landmarks


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  2. ^ Station Reporter — 6 Train

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  •—IRT East Side Line: 77th Street
  • — 4 Seasons Seasoned Artwork by Robert Kushner (2004)
  • Station Reporter — 6 Train
  • MTA's Arts For Transit — 77th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
  • 77th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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