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Station: 59th Street-Columbus Circle (8th Avenue)

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IND 8th Avenue/Fulton Street/Rockaway Line
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A.GIF 207th Street · Dyckman Street-200th Street · 190th Street-Overlook Terrace · 181st Street · 175th Street-George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal · 168th Street · 163rd Street-Amsterdam Avenue · 155th Street · 145th Street · 125th Street · 59th Street-Columbus Circle · 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal · 34th Street-Penn Station · 14th Street · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Canal Street-Holland Tunnel · Chambers Street-World Trade Center · Fulton Street (Broadway-Nassau) · High Street-Brooklyn Bridge · Jay St.-Metrotech (Borough Hall) · Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street · Nostrand Avenue · Utica Avenue · Broadway-East New York · Euclid Avenue · Grant Avenue · 80th Street-Hudson Street · 88th Street-Boyd Avenue · Rockaway Boulevard · 104th Street-Oxford Avenue · 111th Street-Greenwood Avenue · Lefferts Boulevard · Aqueduct Racetrack · Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue · Howard Beach · Jamaica Bay Crossing · Broad Channel · Hammels Wye · Beach 67th Street-Gaston Avenue · Beach 60th Street-Straiton · Beach 44th Street-Frank Avenue · Beach 36th Street-Edgemere · Beach 25th Street-Wavecrest · Mott Avenue-Far Rockaway · Beach 90th Street-Holland · Beach 98th Street-Playland · Beach 105th Street-Seaside · Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street
B.GIF Bedford Park Boulevard ·Kingsbridge Road ·Fordham Road · 182nd-183rd Street · Tremont Avenue · 174th-175th Street · 170th Street · 167th Street · 161st Street-Yankee Stadium · 155th Street-8th Avenue · 145th Street · 135th Street · 125th Street · 116th Street · 110th Street-Cathedral Parkway · 103rd Street · 96th Street · 86th Street · 81st Street-Museum of Natural History · 72nd Street · 59th Street-Columbus Circle · 7th Avenue-53rd Street · 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center · 42nd Street · 34th Street-Herald Square · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Broadway-Lafayette · Grand Street · DeKalb Avenue · Atlantic Avenue · 7th Avenue · Prospect Park · Church Avenue · Newkirk Plaza · Kings Highway · Sheepshead Bay · Brighton Beach
C.GIF 168th Street · 163rd Street-Amsterdam Avenue · 155th Street · 145th Street · 135th Street · 125th Street · 116th Street · 110th Street-Cathedral Parkway · 103rd Street · 96th Street · 86th Street · 81st Street-Museum of Natural History · 72nd Street · 59th Street-Columbus Circle · 50th Street · 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal · 34th Street-Penn Station · 23rd Street · 14th Street · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Spring Street · Canal Street-Holland Tunnel · Chambers Street-World Trade Center · Fulton Street (Broadway-Nassau) · High Street-Brooklyn Bridge · Jay St.-Metrotech (Borough Hall) · Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street · Lafayette Avenue · Clinton-Washington Avenues · Franklin Avenue · Nostrand Avenue · Kingston-Throop Avenues · Utica Avenue · Ralph Avenue · Rockaway Avenue · Broadway-East New York · Liberty Avenue · Van Siclen Avenue · Shepherd Avenue · Euclid Avenue
D.GIF 205th Street · Bedford Park Boulevard ·Kingsbridge Road ·Fordham Road · 182nd-183rd Street · Tremont Avenue · 174th-175th Street · 170th Street · 167th Street · 161st Street-Yankee Stadium · 155th Street-8th Avenue · 145th Street · 125th Street · 59th Street-Columbus Circle · 7th Avenue-53rd Street · 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center · 42nd Street · 34th Street-Herald Square · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Broadway-Lafayette · Grand Street · Pacific Street · 36th Street · 59th Street · 9th Avenue · Fort Hamilton Parkway · 50th Street · 55th Street · 62nd Street · 71st Street · 79th Street · 18th Avenue · 20th Avenue · Bay Parkway · 25th Avenue · Bay 50th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue


Overview

Opened: 9/10/1932

Four tracks and three island platforms, the center platform is disused for train boarding. The station has exits at 59th, 60th, and 61st Sts. At this station the IRT and IND cross with the IND being below the IRT.

The station has a mezzanine at 61st St. which connects to the IRT #1 uptown, one at 60th St. which connects to the downtown #1, and one at 59th St. which features escalators to the street from the fare control. The north fare control is up a few stairs from the mezzanine. The exit at 60th Street emerges in a small "well" next to the 'World of Trump' globe on the north end of Columbus Circle. This was built by the former Gulf+Western tower and renovated by Trunp for his hotel-condo remake of that tower.

The center island was originally used for unloading of passengers and is no longer used due to difficulty in opening doors on both sides of the train, and to eliminate the resulting confusion of which platform is for what service. It is occasionally used for fan trips, for instance the Summer 2000 Nostalgia Train trips.

There is a complex route selector panel on the south end of both southbound tracks for: A,B,C/K,D,Other, plus two future use choices and cancel.


Artwork

Whirls and Twirls, Sol Lewitt, 2007.

Hello Columbus, NYC Artists & Public School Students (1992)

Photo Gallery


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Collection of: David Pirmann
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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
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Artwork: Hello Columbus ( NYC Artists & Public School Students)

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Photo by: Brian Weinberg
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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
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Photo by: John Barnes
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Photo by: Chao-Hwa Chen
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