Eighth Street–New York University station

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 8 Street–New York University
 "R" train"W" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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Platform for downtown trains
Station statistics
AddressEast 8th Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10003
LocaleGreenwich Village, NoHo
Coordinates40°43′50″N 73°59′33″W / 40.730543°N 73.992448°W / 40.730543; -73.992448Coordinates: 40°43′50″N 73°59′33″W / 40.730543°N 73.992448°W / 40.730543; -73.992448
DivisionB (BMT)
Line   BMT Broadway Line
Services   N weekends and late nights (weekends and late nights)
   Q late nights only (late nights only)
   R all except late nights (all except late nights)
   W weekdays only (weekdays only)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M1, M2, M3, M55, M8, X27, X28
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedSeptember 4, 1917; 103 years ago (1917-09-04)[1]
Station code016[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Opposite-direction transfer availableNo
Former/other names8th Street-NYU
20195,434,212[5]Decrease 4.4%
Rank82 out of 424[5]
Station succession
Next north14th Street–Union Square: N weekends and late nightsQ late nights onlyR all except late nightsW weekdays only
Next southPrince Street: N weekends and late nightsQ late nights onlyR all except late nightsW weekdays only

Eighth Street–New York University (sometimes shortened as 8th Street–NYU) is a local station on the New York City Subway's BMT Broadway Line. Located at the intersection of Eighth Street and Broadway in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, it is served by the R train at all times except late nights, the W train on weekdays, the N train during late nights and weekends, and the Q train during late nights.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street level Exit/entrance
Platform level
Side platform
Northbound local "R" train toward 71st Avenue (14th Street–Union Square)
"W" train toward Ditmars Boulevard weekdays (14th Street–Union Square)
"N" train toward Ditmars Boulevard late nights/weekends (14th Street–Union Square)
"Q" train toward 96th Street late nights (14th Street–Union Square)
Northbound express "N" train"Q" train do not stop here
Southbound express "N" train"Q" train do not stop here →
Southbound local "R" train toward 95th Street (Prince Street)
"W" train toward Whitehall Street weekdays (Prince Street)
"N" train toward Coney Island via Sea Beach late nights/weekends (Prince Street)
"Q" train toward Coney Island via Brighton late nights (Prince Street)
Side platform

Eighth Street opened on September 4, 1917 as part of the first section of the BMT Broadway Line from Canal Street to 14th Street–Union Square.[1] It has four tracks and two side platforms. The inner two tracks are express tracks that do not serve the station.

The station's overhaul in the late 1960s included extending the station platforms required for 10 car trains, and fixing the station's structure and the overall appearance (including the staircases and platform edges), replacing the original wall tiles, old signs, and incandescent lighting to the 70's modern look wall tile band and tablet mosaics, signs and fluorescent lights. In 2001, the station received a state of repairs including upgrading the station for ADA compliance and restoring the original late 1910s tiling, repairing the staircases, re-tiling for the walls, new tiling on the floors, upgrading the station's lights and the public address system, installing ADA yellow safety threads along the platform edge, new signs, and new trackbeds in both directions.

In 2005, the artwork Tim Snell's Broadway Diary mosaics installed on the station platform wall titles in both directions.


The staffed fare control for each platform is at platform level at the center of each platform. There is no free transfer between directions. Outside of fare control, the northbound platform has one street stair to each eastern corner of Broadway and Eighth Street, while the southbound platform has two street stairs to each western corner of that intersection.[6]

Near the southern ends of each platform, one stair ascends from each platform to an intermediate landing on each side. Each landing has an exit-only turnstile and a HEET turnstile. The exits then ascend to their respective northern corners of Broadway and Waverly Place (the southbound platform's exit to the northwest corner, the northbound platform's exit to the northeast corner).[6]


  1. ^ a b "Open First Section of Broadway Line". The New York Times. September 5, 1917.
  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 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: East Village" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015.

External links[edit]

Station entrance