96 Street/IRT Lexington Avenue Line
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96 Street is a deeper Lexington Avenue Line Local Station due to the presence of Carnegie Hill above ground. The stop is located in an area where the local tracks are above the express tracks and they run underneath the station. The southern ends of the two platforms where they were extended are have sloping curving ceilings, evidence that this portion was mined from tunnels and not built in the cut-in-cover method, (at the transition area on the uptown platform is a ladder) the rest of the platforms have much higher ceilings and are columns-less except where the mezzanine area is towards the northern end of the platform set within the roof of the station. It is accessed by two staircases up from each platform and over the tracks is a waiting area with some benches overlooking some arched windows offering views of the tracks. There is also a newsstand. To exit the station there are High Turnstiles nearer to the platform stairs and a central bank of turnstiles facing the token booth. Street stairs lead up to all 4 corners of Lexington Avenue and 96 Street.
This page was one of the original pages on my website and I made a floor plan map.

For decorations the stop was a pioneer because when it was renovated in the mid-1990s were the first place where the circular designs were put in the medal work of fare control barriers (almost all replaced with the adaptation of MetroCard's new turnstiles) now at most other subway stations. This design is also used for second name tablet forms and some other decorative mosaics on in the station. The original trimline line of yellow and green and with little blue 96s inside it and the blue 96th Street name tablets that are suspended by tiles were kept intact.

Art For Transit at 96 Street Arts For Transit at 96 Street
City Suite, 1994
Marble mosaic on platform walls, ceramic signage, railings, cut floor tile
By Manuel Vega
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(96n61) The curved portion of the southern end of one of the platforms
19 September, 2005
(96n62) The ladder on the uptown platform and the lights shine in through the windows from the mezzanine
24 March, 2007
(96n63) The Blur of an entering R142A 6 train
24 March, 2007
(96n64) Passengers get off an arriving R142A 6 train
24 March, 2007
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(96n65) Two benches of the station waiting area overlooking the tracks and the newsstand
12 August , 2011
(96n66) Plaque for the stations rehabilitation in 1994
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(96n67) No entry turnstiles outside of fare control between the platform staircases provide ways to shave a few steps off while exiting
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(96n68) Looking down one of the platforms, one passenger is even sitting downs
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(96n69) A name tablet that looks connected to the trimline with one of the 96s inside it
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(96n610) Stepping off a downtown 6 train
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(96n611) A street stair viewed from street level
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(96n612) Another street stair
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(96n613) The central turnstile and token booth area
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(96n614) Looking down the downtown platform, the mezzanine entry area's windows are visible
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(96n615) Towards the southern end of one of the platforms where the roof is curved above
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(96n616) A close up of a 96 in the trimline
24 March, 2007
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