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137th Street–City College is a local station on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 137th Street and Broadway in Harlem, it is served by the 1 train at all times. The station serves the nearby City College of New York and Riverbank State Park.
In the past, 137th Street was sometimes used as a terminal station. There are switches north of the station that allow northbound trains to turn, and head back south. Just north of the station lies the underground 137th Street Yard, which is clearly visible from passing trains. The express track that passes through the station is currently unused in revenue service.
Just south of the station, the tracks emerge from underground onto the Manhattan Valley Viaduct. The line is elevated at 125th Street, and then underground once again at 116th Street, allowing trains to maintain a relatively level grade while passing through highly uneven terrain.
Prior to the termination of 9 service on May 27, 2005, this station was the northern-most common stop of the 1/9 skip-stop service. On northbound trains, this was the first point where conductors would announce whether the train would run "skip-stop" or not. Passengers on a 1 train traveling to a station served by the 9 train (or vice versa) would exit and wait for their desired train.
On January 3, 2007 at 12:45 pm, Wesley Autrey saved the life of film student Cameron Hollopeter when he suffered a seizure and fell off the platform onto the tracks as a train approached. Autrey was given numerous awards and prizes and a scholarship was given to his two daughters.