125 Street is a station centered fully in Harlem and just a block away from the Harlem 125 Street Metro-North Station. The subway platform has an unusual layout of two stacked island platforms with the Uptown & the Bronx trains on the upper level (the next stop for both 4 and 5 trains and 6 trains is in the Bronx, they split after the station) and Downtown and Brooklyn trains on the lower level. Both of these platforms are connected by numerous staircases with all downtown passengers required to set foot on the uptown platform unless they use the elevator that stops at both platforms as well as the mezzanine level. On the mezzanine the station entrances consist of street stairs on all 4 corners of 125 Street & Lexington Avenue, with a street elevator on the northeast corner. These staircases all lead to a central area directly beneath the street where the stations single token booth and MVMs are. From here there are two separate banks of turnstiles leading to split mezzanine areas, each with then a few staircases down to the uptown platform. The stop has two art installations split between the two separate inside fare control mezzanine areas, one in each area. For decorations the main one is a trimline above all four track walls consisting of a restored mosaic image of a historic bridge.
Arts For Transit at 125 Street:
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|(125n41) Looking down towards the northern end of one of the platforms at 125 Street|
|(125n45) A street stair that looks unusually green|
|(125n49) Lots of passengers in the entry area outside of fare control|
|(125n413) Looking up the staircase to the uptown platform |
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