14th Street – Eighth Avenue (New York City Subway)

14th Street – Eighth Avenue (New York City Subway)

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14th Street – Eighth Avenue (New York City Subway)

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14th Street – Eighth Avenue is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the BMT Canarsie Line and the IND Eighth Avenue Line. It is located at Eighth Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan, and is served by A, E and L trains at all times, and C trains at all times except late nights. Entrances are located at the corners of Eighth Avenue and 14th, 15th, and 16th Streets. The whole complex is ADA-compliant, with the accessible station entrance at 14th Street.

This station was recently renovated; an art installation by Tom Otterness, called "Life Underground", features whimsical bronze sculptures, including a sewer alligator, scattered about the station. There are a number of MTA New York City Transit Authority training facilities located in the Mezzanine. A newsstand was added in early 2006.

IND Eighth Avenue Line platforms



14th Street is an express station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line that has four tracks and two island platforms. This is the southernmost Eighth Avenue Line station that is actually under Eighth Avenue itself; south of here, the line curves east to Sixth Avenue via Greenwich Avenue.

There is an empty space just south of this station, next to the southbound local track. Under the original "continuation" of the Dual Contracts plan, this part along with the entire Eighth Avenue Subway was originally a planned BMT line which was supposed to connect to the 14th Street Subway Line just west of the Sixth Avenue station (At the time Sixth...
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