66th Street-Lincoln Center Station
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66th Street%E2%80%93Lincoln Center Station
 66 Street-Lincoln Center
 "1" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
66th Street Lincoln Center IRT 3.JPG
Uptown platform
Station statistics
AddressWest 66th Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10023
LocaleLincoln Square, Upper West Side
Coordinates40°46?26?N 73°58?55?W / 40.774°N 73.982°W / 40.774; -73.982Coordinates: 40°46?26?N 73°58?55?W / 40.774°N 73.982°W / 40.774; -73.982
DivisionA (IRT)
Line   IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line
Services   (all times)
   (late nights)
Transit connectionsBus transportNYCT Bus: M5, M7, M11, M66, M104
Bus transportMTA Bus: BxM2
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedOctober 27, 1904; 116 years ago (1904-10-27)[1]
Station code314[2]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Passengers (2019)7,068,256[5]Decrease 1.8%
Rank54 out of 424[5]
Station succession
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north72nd Street: ​
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south59th Street-Columbus Circle: ​

66th Street-Lincoln Center is a local station on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 66th Street and Broadway in Lincoln Square, Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times and by the 2 train during late nights.


Operation of the first subway began on October 27, 1904, with the opening of the original 28 stations of the New York City Subway from City Hall to 145th Street on the West Side Branch including the 66th Street station.[6]:162-191[7]

On November 29, 1962, a new entrance at the station opened, leading to the lobby of the Philharmonic Hall of Lincoln Center. The entrance led from the downtown platform of the station, but also provided access to the uptown platform by an underpass at the station's south end. This entrance was built as part of a $10.2 million underground complex by the New York City Parks Department for the Philharmonic Hall. The project was partially funded by a Federal grant, and the work was contracted out to Slattery Construction Company.[8]

Station layout

Track layout
G Street level Exit/entrance
Handicapped/disabled access Elevators on southwest corner of 66th Street and Broadway (downtown) and southeast corner of 66th Street and Broadway (uptown)
Platform level
Side platform Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local "1" train toward 242nd Street (72nd Street)
"2" train toward 241st Street late nights (72nd Street)
Northbound express "2" train"3" train do not stop here
Southbound express -> "2" train"3" train do not stop here ->
Southbound local -> "1" train toward South Ferry (59th Street-Columbus Circle) ->
-> "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue late nights (59th Street-Columbus Circle) ->
Side platform Handicapped/disabled access
Name tablet

This underground station has two side platforms and four tracks. The two express tracks are used by the 2 train during daytime hours and the 3 train at all times.[9]

The walls at the platform level were renovated in 2004 and are decorated with mosaics designed by New York artist Nancy Spero. Elevators to street level provide ADA-accessibility. There is also a crossunder between the uptown and downtown side platforms at the extreme south end of the station; however, it is not ADA-accessible, and there is no free ADA-accessible transfer between directions.


Exit location[10] Exit type Number of exits Platform served
Handicapped/disabled access SW corner of Broadway and 66th Street Staircase 2 Southbound
Elevator 1
Handicapped/disabled access SE corner of Broadway and 66th Street Staircase 2 Northbound
Elevator 1
SW corner of Columbus Avenue and 65th Street Staircase 1 Both, via southbound platform
Underground, from Lincoln Center Passageway 1

Nearby points of interest

Street entrance and elevator
Buildings of Lincoln Center

Buildings and structures in Lincoln Center:
Samuel B. and David Rose Building (includes Walter Reade Theater)
Juilliard School
Alice Tully Hall
Vivian Beaumont Theater (includes Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and Claire Tow Theater)
Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
David Geffen Hall
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (includes Bruno Walter Auditorium)
Metropolitan Opera House
Josie Robertson Plaza with Revson Fountain
Damrosch Park
David H. Koch Theater
David Rubenstein Atrium
Jazz at Lincoln Center

The station provides access to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts just to the south, with Alice Tully Hall just to the west. All of the Lincoln Center venues are connected by underground concourses near the southern end of the station. Dante Park, upstairs at the south end, is named for the poet Dante Alighieri, whose statue is found there. Richard Tucker Park is nearby, at the north end of Lincoln Square.[10]

A number of schools are nearby as well, including the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and some small schools located in the former Martin Luther King Jr. High School building.[10]

This station also provides access to:[10]


Southern (65th St) southbound street stair
  1. ^ "Our Subway Open: 150,000 Try It; Mayor McClellan Runs the First Official Train". The New York Times. October 28, 1904. p. 1. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless - Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014-2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014-2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ Walker, James Blaine (1918). Fifty Years of Rapid Transit -- 1864 to 1917. New York, N.Y.: Law Printing. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Subway Opening To-day With Simple Ceremony - Exercises at One O'Clock - Public to be Admitted at Seven - John Hay May Be Present - Expected to Represent the Federal Government - President Roosevelt Sends Letter of Regret" (PDF). The New York Times. October 27, 1904. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Philharmonic Hall Entrance To IRT Subway Opens Today". The New York Times. November 29, 1962. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ a b c d "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Upper West Side" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 2016.

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