3rd Deepest Subway Stations: Roosevelt Island and Lexington Avenue/63rd Street, ~100 feet

While the long escalators at Lexington Avenue/63rd Street give the impression of going far, far below, this station and the one on Roosevelt Island, are not as steep as those in Upper Manhattan. They’re at about 100 feet below street level according to NYCSubway.org and Wiki). But if measured from sea level, Roosevelt Island’s is deeper than those in Upper Manhattan, according to this forum. The Lexington Avenue stop is also part of the Second Avenue Subway construction, and will feature four new subway entrances as part of the  Q line extension.

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4 thoughts on “The Deepest and Highest Subway Stations in NYC: 191st St, 190th Street, Smith & 9th

  1. Even though the tunnel isn’t part of the station doesn’t make any less the deepest station. It’s still 180 feet below street level.

  2. The tunnel on the 191st Street Station is not actually part of the Subway…it’s a portion of 191st Street, and run by the Department of Transportation, not the MTA.

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