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At all other times (2) trains use both platforms. [5] [6] [7] The construction of this line, in conjunction with the construction of the Lexington Avenue Line , would change the operations of the IRT system. First of all, the name. This is the northern terminal for rush hour (5) trains which then head into the 239th St Yard, while (2) trains continue on. Only the northern part of the station was opened at this time, and piles of plaster, rails, and debris could be seen on the rest of the platforms. A terminal moraine is a long hill or series of hills that forms at the furthest extent of a glacier. The middle track only connects with the southbound track to the south of the station, and the northbound track to the north of the station. This layout is necessary here because the (2)(3) tracks from Manhattan become the local tracks of the Eastern Pkwy Line, and so the Brooklyn-bound track is on the lower level of this station in order to pass under the (4)(5) tracks which become the Eastern Pkwy Express tracks. The original ferry connection between what was then New York City (Manhattan) and Brooklyn goes back all the way to 1642, and was called, rather appropriately, the “Old Ferry”. Residents can also access the station from elevators directly above the station. It was rebuilt and reopened on September 8, 2018. Crown Heights-Utica Ave is an unusual station for a number of reasons. [51][52][53], In 1948, platforms on the line from 103rd Street to 238th Street were lengthened to 514 feet (157 m) to allow full ten-car express trains to platform. Grand Army Plaza has a wide island platform, and there are four tracks that pass underneath it. Book online, pay at the hotel. Marble Hill is politically and administratively part of Manhattan, although it has a Bronx zip code, Bronx area codes, and is served by a Bronx police precinct. 125th Street (formerly Manhattan Street) is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway.Located at the intersection of 125th Street and Broadway, at the border of the Manhattanville and Morningside Heights neighborhoods of Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times, and is the only elevated station in Manhattan. This is because the 239th St Yard is connected to the tracks at Neried Ave, so as you can see in the photo above, (5) trains will stop here and then enter the yard immediately. The first two contracts were for the original subway line, which ran from Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues in Brooklyn, under Fulton and Joralemon Streets to the East River, under Broadway and Park Row where it became a four-track line, then under Lafayette Street (originally called Elm St), and under Park Avenue (originally called 4th Avenue). [44][45] This short extension was opened even though the rest of the route was not yet completed in order to handle the mass of traffic to and from Pennsylvania Station. It merges off of the IRT White Plains Rd line directly above where the subway tracks descend underground, as you can see in the Google Maps image. 18th Street IRT Station W 18th St & 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011 (718) 330-1234 To the left is a large parking garage and to the right is Nostrand Avenue. Secondly, Utica Ave is, for reasons I’ll explain later, one of the few stations in the system without an exit onto the street for which it is named. This would have been useful as a transfer station between the Lenox Line and the later IND 8th Ave Line. The IRT subway was built and opened by 1920, and it is possible that with 1) the library still incomplete during subway construction, 2) the nearby Brooklyn Museum getting a station on the new line, and 3) the IRT line continuing along Eastern Parkway after Grand Army Plaza rather than Flatbush Avenue meant that nothing subway-related came of the space. While the profile diagrams (the top and bottom features of the map) are straight lines, the actual route curves quite a bit. The proposed extensions usually follow one of two routes, either turning off Nostrand Avenue and onto Flatbush Avenue, and continuing to Avenue U and Kings Plaza, or continuing along Nostrand Avenue to Sheepshead Bay or Coney Island. This station wasn’t served by subway trains until 1905, but actually opened for service in 1904. Dyckman St would be 200th St in the grid plan, although the grid in Inwood is offset from the Manhattan grid pretty significantly due to Inwood Hill taking up the western half of the peninsula. Trains began to be branded as Hi-Speed Locals, being as fast as the old express service was, with 8-car trains consisting of new R21 and R22 subway cars from the St. Louis Car Company. [38][39][40], The construction of this line, in conjunction with the construction of the Lexington Avenue Line, would change the operations of the IRT system. During the last glacial maximum 21,000 years ago, the Wisconsin Glaciation (the North American glacier system) extended as far south as Long Island. You will also notice that the track, while still in a tunnel on the left, is descending to emerge onto the viaduct. Daylight can be seen at the eastern end of the platform as the tracks rise to an elevated structure almost immediately after leaving the station. Don’t worry, Nevins St and Atlantic Ave are both incredibly interesting stations, they will just be explored in the (4)(5)(6) IRT Lexington Ave Line post. The IRT Pelham Line (6) turns onto Westchester Ave just a few blocks northeast of here, which can be seen from the station. [10][11], A third track along much of the line north of 96th Street has been used in the past for peak direction express service, at least between 96th Street and 137th Street. [26][28] The 181st Street station opened on May 30, 1906, and on that date express trains on the Broadway branch began running through to 221st Street, eliminating the need to transfer at 157th Street to shuttles. There were always stairways to/from the street (next to Bryant Park close to 6th Ave.), and The 240th Street Yard is located between Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street and 238th Street. This track was used by (3) trains when they operated as a late night shuttle between Harlem-148th St and 135th St until 1995. If you look above that, at the profile map, you will see the ground drop away significantly, while the tracks emerge onto a viaduct, and then plunge back underground on the other side when the ground rises back up. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. The east side line split from the original subway at 41st St and Park Ave, and continued north under Lexington Avenue to 125th St. No points for guessing which IRT line that became. The only two places I could find that mention this are a passing comment in a Brooklyn Based article about the library and a New York City Subway themed message board called SubChat, which has a thread that discusses the station. You can see the location of where the tracks would have gone from the image above. Because William Street is so narrow (40 feet (12 m) wide), every building along the line had to be underpinned. The local side platforms were not lengthened, and are now used for storage and an active switching tower. Currently, because (5) trains serve the Nostrand Ave Line, eastbound (3) and (5) trains conflict with each other at the junction, as well as westbound (3) and (5) trains. [60][61] Platform extensions were also undertaken on the southern portion of the line. The first portion, north of 42nd Street, was opened between 1904 and 1908, and is part of the first subway line in the city. The width of the track is called the track gauge, but this is the same for both divisions. We have now reached the part of the line served by the (1)(2) and (3) trains, although the (2) and (3) are express here. There is even a ramp at the Broadway entrance of the tunnel which is incredibly steep and seems to serve no real purpose. To allow for the extension of the line south from Times Square, the entire western wall of the subway between 43rd Street and 44th Street was removed, all while service continued uninterrupted. When it opened in 1904 it stretched from 147th to 150th Street. Indiana Repertory Theatre, Inc. 140 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-635-5252 (Ticket Office) 317-635-5277 (Administrative Office) Contact Us; Site Map This is the highest station on the IRT New Lots Line, as it passes over the BMT Canarsie Line here. This bridge was removed on December 23rd of 1960 and a new pre-assembled lift bridge was floated into place and connected by Boxing Day. [80][81][82] Throughout the duration of the Clark Street tunnel closures, a free out-of-system MetroCard transfer was provided between South Ferry (where 2 trains were rerouted from 11:45pm Fridays to 5:00am Mondays), and Bowling Green (where 4 and 5 trains ran local in Brooklyn in place of the 2 and 3 trains during those same times). [27] Service was extended to the temporary terminus at 230th Street on January 27, 1907. The station opened on October 27, 1904, as part of the first IRT line. Some express trains ran to Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn via the Joralemon Street Tunnel during rush hours while all other trains turned around at City Hall or South Ferry. The H system that I have mentioned so many times is the popular name for the third contract signed between the city and the IRT, and the first signed as part of the Dual Contracts between the two. This includes multiple schools, a U-Haul storage lot, and a NYCHA housing development. [41][42], Construction started on the extension in 1914. I mentioned above that passengers used the local platforms as entrances to 96th St until 2010. 96th St is basically a museum of the changes in the IRT subway. [26][33][35], Between 1904 and 1908, one of the main service patterns was the West Side Branch, running from Lower Manhattan to Van Cortlandt Park via what is now the Lexington Avenue, 42nd Street, and Broadway–Seventh Avenue Lines. The project was never completed, but would have included water supply, extra bathrooms, and first-aid rooms. Well, if you’ll allow me to wax poetical here for a moment, it is usually the subway that conforms to the shape of the city, but sometimes the city conforms to the shape of the subway. This new station, Harlem-148th St, was meant to replace 145th St, and was built 10 cars long. IRT 7th Ave. at Chambers Street station entrance. The problem for the IRT was that they wanted to use 7th Avenue and Varick Street (under which Franklin, Canal, and Houston St stations are located) for their West Side Line, and these two streets didn’t connect. Its original layout had two island platforms, like most express stations, as well as two side platforms for local trains. The IRT had planned in 1910 an extension along Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway and this plan was solidified in 1913 with the signing of the Dual Contracts, which included an Eastern Pkwy Line. Missed connections are when subway lines cross each other in geographic space without a transfer point, and New York is full of them. [56], Under a $100 million rebuilding program, increased and lengthened service was implemented during peak hours on the 1 train. El lines were once common, but have all been demolished. This station is entirely uninteresting in and of itself, but it is the first station on eastbound (3) trains that is elevated, and the last stop before the IRT Eastern Pkwy Line. It is slightly more unusual that a private institution constructed the station shell, but it is possible the library’s planners believed that having the station in place would encourage the IRT to expand and use it. The station is the only station in the system that is unable to accommodate a full length train (besides the shuttles). Both levels had provisions for a third track to be added, but only the upper level had it added. 110th St was the site of a fire on March 27, 2020 which killed Garret Goble, the train operator of a (2) train and injured 16 others. Many a rider has often wondered why some subway services have numbers and some have letters. If you read the BMT Broadway Line post, you’ll be familiar with the concept of deinterlining. [32][33] (The original plan had been to turn east on 230th Street to just west of Bailey Avenue, at the New York Central Railroad's Kings Bridge station. This is used by (5) trains today, and the sharp curve causes an almighty screech as trains move around it at an excruciatingly slow 10mph. Broadway passes through the valley in between the two peaks, and the platforms of 191st St are at about the same elevation as Broadway. The BMT Broadway Line station opened the next year as an express stop, but if you read that post, you might remember that it wasn’t originally supposed to be an express stop, until Brooklynites said they wanted faster rides to the theater district. [73], 1 service was affected by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, following serious flood damage at South Ferry. Finally, Utica Ave is a bi-level station, which is unusual in and of itself, but it is a bi-level station not split with one service on top and the other on the bottom, but with eastbound trains on top and westbound trains the bottom. The cross street of the station is Henry St rather than Clark St, and the subway runs along Clark St. The station entrance is in the Hotel St. George, once the largest hotel in New York City. Note the much greater extent of the elevated lines in 1924. [26][27] The 168th Street station opened on April 14, 1906. [41], The local tracks ran to South Ferry, while the express tracks used the Brooklyn branch to Wall Street, extended to Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn via the Clark Street Tunnel on April 15, 1919. The reason for this Manhattan exclave on the mainland is the Spuyten Duyvil Creek. WHEN SURVEYOR John Randel Jr. drew up the Commissioners’ Plan for the street grid system of Manhattan Island, the furthest north east-west street on the island he planned was 155th Street, and in subsequent maps for the next 50 years, 155th remained Manhattan’s planned northern limit. Franklin St is largely unremarkable, but after the death of Aretha Franklin in 2018 guerrilla artist Adrian Wilson put stickers mimicking subway signage reading “Respect” in the station in tribute. but this is the only one remaining in that style. A new mezzanine with stairways to the street was built between West 93rd Street and West 94th Street. The 180th St-Bronx Park terminal station was demolished in 1952. The station complex in the top right is the newer E 180th St station, and the line that continued straight north is the original Bronx Park spur. During construction of the station in 1915, a dynamite explosion killed seven people and injured 85 after the temporary road surface in place over the tunnel collapsed, and a crowded streetcar fell in. The reverse is true in the morning, when (5) trains leave the yard and start their trips at Nereid Ave. All (2) trains continue on to and originate from the next and last stop. Renaming both stations seems a little confusing, especially since (2) and (5) riders will have two stations in a row named for Medgar Evers College. A, C all times except late nights,E,N,Q,R all times except late nights,W weekdays only,S all times except late nights,2,37. Since the era of the Dual Contracts, construction and ownership of the lines has been carried out by the city, with private companies franchised to operate the system and therefore all of the subway and elevated infrastructure has been built to a wider width than the original subway. The Washington Heights Mine Tunnel, through which the (1) train runs, passes underneath the Fort George Hill, the eastern of the two peaks here. An unused third track appears again north of the station. The four track section under 42nd St became the 42nd St Shuttle, with the southbound express track being entirely removed from service and the remaining three tracks used by trains to shuttle back and forth between the original Grand Central and Times Square stations. Secondly, the line only has two tracks, and has no provisions to be widened to three or four tracks. Find the travel option that best suits you. On September 19, after a few switching delays at 96th Street, service was changed. I must confess, I withheld some of the truth from you at 79th St. The upper level tracks continue under Broadway. This was changed in 1959 with all Lenox Line trains running express south of 96th St. (1) IRT Broadway-7th Ave Line (West Side Branch). The abandoned El trackways are visible to the north of the station. It was built to the west in order to leave space for the tracks to curve under Utica Avenue. 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