116th Street is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It was opened on July 17, 1918. Located at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 116th Street in East Harlem, it is served by the 6 train at all times, the <6> during weekdays in peak direction and the 4 train during late nights.
There are two side platforms serving the two local tracks. The express tracks are on a lower level and are not visible from the platforms. Fare control is at platform level, and no crossover or cross-under is provided.
The station has standard IRT number and station name tiles. The outer border of tiles are unusual in that they are duo-toned, green and light brown. Only other other station, Rector Street, features this kind of coloration. The digital replica above retains this feature. The border running across the top of the tiled wall also features a design unique to the station.