The mezzanine above the BMT Broadway Line, formerly a record shop, now features a large oval balcony looking over the trackway and has reduced the sense of claustrophobia described by many riders.
Times Square–42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal is a New York City Subway station complex located under Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, at the intersection of 42nd Street, Seventh and Eighth Avenues, and Broadway in Midtown Manhattan.
It is the busiest station complex in the system, serving 64,531,511 passengers in 2016.
There are also similar renovated entrances on the northwest and southwest corners of Seventh Avenue and 42nd Street, the latter of which has both escalators and stairs, while the former has only stairs.
In 1999, a US$44 million renovation of the complex began.
On December 24, 1932, a 600-foot-long (180 m) passageway was opened, connecting the IND Eighth Avenue Line station and the IRT platforms, with a new entrance at West 41st Street between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue.
Since 1991, this passageway has contained a piece of public art inspired by the Burma-Shave ads; Norman B.
When it first opened on October 27, 1904, Times Square was a local station on New York City's first subway.
Times Square itself had recently been renamed (from Long Acre Square) in order to give the new subway station a distinctive name.
Passengers who need service to Grand Central are told to use the IRT Flushing Line platforms.
An underpass that formerly connected the original side platforms lies between the downtown local track and the other three tracks of the BMT Broadway Line, which runs perpendicular to the shuttle.
Track 4 can barely fit the three 51.4-foot-long (15.7 m) cars of the shuttle; it originally ended at a wall but now has a small extension for alighting passengers, so the last pair of doors of the train keep one panel disabled for added safety.