Two side platforms around four tracks. Recently renovated. Avenue line start to diverge on the el and are well separated as they It extends along Utica avenue 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 new station is an island platform rather than a loop, and can accommodate a full 10-car train instead of just 5. The new bridge had two subway tracks on the upper level and was a swing bridge to let ships through. 1908, 51, Sections Nos. The track height difference is subtle but it’s there. Unlike the other two lines this far north in Manhattan, the IRT Broadway-7th Ave Line doesn’t have a station at 135th St, the major east-west cross street in the area. The third track in those stations was not part of the original plan, but was added during construction. Avenue H was added on slightly after the station's opening to make the Under-River Tunnel Headings Meet (1916), Public Service Record, December, 1916. line was closed completely. 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. of cars along this route will undoubtedly be required. The original stations in the tunnel (168th and 181st Sts) opened after the trains began using the tunnel, as their ornate station design required more time to complete. In the middle ground is a train of A division R142A cars. the two innermost of the six tracks in this area. did. There have been a surprising number of proposed extensions to the line, dating all the way back to when the line was first planned as part of the Dual Contracts, and as recently as 2016. (approx. Hughes and Brooklyn Officials to Join in a Formal Celebration of Event To-day. Summary of contractor's bid, $2,225,519.25. 7th Ave South was constructed in 1914, bulldozing through the historic West Village and wreaking havoc on the grid of streets that had already existed. This is not even mentioning that four other stations are equally as close to Medgar Evers College as Franklin Ave and President St are. (5) trains only serve this station on weekdays, and when they do, one of the platforms only serves (2) trains and the other serves (5) trains. New Lots Ave is the last stop on the (3) train in Brooklyn, and the only station on the IRT lines in Brooklyn with a storage yard. period, 21 months. The new signs are correct but the mosaic omits enter the tunnel. window which used to be served by a local bank. Because of this, shortly after the station opened, a 1,000-foot (3 block) long tunnel opened between the station and Broadway. 12, Section each level is advantageous for the connections with the branch lines, It was built to the west in order to leave space for the tracks to curve under Utica Avenue. Substation 17, which is adjacent to the station, was one of eight substations built by the IRT to power its system between 1904 and 1905 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. level. in Brooklyn is in fact Brooklyn's first subway station: Borough Contracts era, and included subway stations at Clark Street, Borough The community is urging to build a bus and van depot here elevated). The Eastern Parkway line, known as Route No. old sign on the escalator advises us: "Do Not Rest Umbrellas or Canes It shows the full route of Contract 1 of the subway, from City Hall to 242nd St and Bronx Park. are bellmouths leading south in Utica Avenue for the proposed Utica booth, and turnstile area at the north end of this station (a very Ten miners died during tunnel boring when a 300-ton boulder weakened by the explosives fell, killing six instantly and fatally wounding another four. route but an alternative. The yard is entirely elevated on concrete blocks, and takes up two full city blocks between Elton Street and Linwood Street to the east and west, and Hegeman Avenue and Stanley Avenue to the north and south. In the 1980s a final solution was 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 451 Contract Three, Route 31 photographs show the construction by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) of the New Lots Line or Livonia Avenue Line (the 3) in Brooklyn. In fact the entire Fort George Mine Tunnel is on a slight downward slope. This path followed the S-curve that the subway tracks make between 149th St and Westchester Ave, but the new El track stayed elevated. It drew off of the ground water for its supply and thus kept trees in the parkway. 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. The line then turned west under 42nd St to Times Square, and turned north under Broadway, going as far as 145th St and Broadway, with the express tracks turning east after 96th St, going under Central Park, and north under Lenox Ave to 145th St. Another branch turned off of Lenox Ave between 135th and 145th Streets, going under the Harlem River to the Bronx, under 149th St, and then onto the elevated line along Westchester Avenue and Southern Boulevard to the now demolished Bronx Park Terminal. When the line was extended across the Harlem River in 1907, the station was removed. The road was originally called Kingsbridge Road and was a part of the Boston Post Road, so it was an incredibly important transit artery. Now however, like most elevated IRT terminals, the two side platforms are closed. It was demolished If it exists, it is now used for storage by the museum. There is no This is also one of two places where the subway has a connection to mainline railroads, as the Linden Shops are also connected to the LIRR Bay Ridge Branch. partial third track existed in all stations except New Lots and Junius 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. This is the northern terminal for rush hour (5) trains which then head into the 239th St Yard, while (2) trains continue on. 12, Section No. a three-track elevated line on Utica avenue. Line: Brooklyn Line (IRT) Station: Atlantic Avenue Station (IRT Brooklyn Line) TRANSIT MUSEUM DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN 99 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10 am to 4 pm Saturday – Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm Closed: Mondays and Holidays MORE INFORMATION. A second tunnel station, was built. Due to the sharp curve of the outer platform, only the two doors on the ends of the cars could open, as the gap in the middle was too big, although the 1959 installation of moveable gap fillers like those at Union Square solved this problem. Also, the Ghostbusters firehouse is located near this station. IND Second System plans. Route No. property in this block was to be acquired for park purposes as an Of course, a transfer exists now as part of the Fulton St mega-station, but the lines are too far apart for this transfer to have been built when the lines were originally constructed. Junius Street which has a center track used to access the Linden But what a treat to come across a faded and worn remnant of the old time New York City subway—like this Lexington Avenue IRT sign, spotted at the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station after a trip on the 6 train. crews. This is also the only station on the line in which the middle trackbed actually has a track in it. This is called a Spanish Solution, and involves embarking passengers and disembarking passengers using different sides of the train. North of Marble Hill, in the part of the Bronx west of I-87 (and west of the Harlem River, had it continued north instead of turning west between 220th St and 225th St), the gird follows on from the northernmost point of Manhattan. Due to the steepness of the valley, the subway tracks span it on a 54-foot high steel viaduct as the street drops away. We are only interested in this map north of the section along 42nd St, which is where the top-down map shows two sharp curves about a third of the way along the map from the left. A terminal moraine is a long hill or series of hills that forms at the furthest extent of a glacier. 135th St has a center track unused in regular service. Western 125th Street runs at a diagonal to the grid, from just west of Morningside Avenue (which is geographically in line with Columbus (9th) Avenue but is physically unconnected) to the Hudson River. This is why the Utica Ave station isn’t actually under Utica Avenue. The structure has two tracks (except at Hall (East Side Branch). close look at the tiles in this area will reveal a door to this Beach line are underneath. in the mosaic tiling. This layout was also used at Union Square and Brooklyn Bridge on the IRT Lexington Ave Line. Access to the street is by elevator. Essentially, this means that the South Ferry subway station is named after a neighborhood in Brooklyn. Brighton Beach connection, extending from Fulton street under three-track elevated line. The ceiling also partially collapsed in 2007 and 2009, although no one was killed or injured in those events. The reason why they have to remain separate is because of something called the loading gauge. Commission approved of change of plan for the structure at Fulton and Date of contract, May 4, 1914. under Pitkin Avenue and are intended to continue the IRT east in that For one, it is a terminal for express (4) trains that local (3) trains continue through, which is the opposite of the usual pattern of locals terminating and expresses continuing onward (think of the (A) and (C) at Euclid Ave and 168th St). avenues. station. 1-B. The fire was suspected arson as a number of other smaller fires in nearby stations had been reported around the same time. extension of the Eastern Parkway subway. Station descriptions by Peggy Darlington. The lack of this third track on the Nostrand Ave line means trains either have to make every single stop along the line (which had it been extended to Kings Plaza or Coney Island would have been somewhere in the realm of 13 stations in a row with no express service) or trains would operate in a skip stop pattern (see the BMT Jamaica Line post for more details on how this works) which can be unpopular with riders and logistically difficult to schedule. mapped to continue in Nostrand Avenue to Sheepshead Bay. ( Log Out /  the prevailing traffic. 1999. Contract station was recently renovated including sun and moon artwork on the 1916, Sections In the mezzanine is an old enamel white on navy was given to utility and crew space. At the south end of the southbound ), Two tracks, single island platform. I have to say, I was surprised when I read the Wikipedia article for this station. The station is actually at 149th St, but to avoid confusion with the 149th St stations in the Bronx it was named 148th St. President streets to accommodate a proposed pathway at that point. 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. The (9) was a rush hour variant of the (1), with the two services operating a skip-stop pattern north of 137th St. Date of contract, The street is partially paved with cobblestones. The image above is one of the most interesting maps of the subway. While not the northernmost station in the system, this is the highest number street in a station name. You will also notice that the track, while still in a tunnel on the left, is descending to emerge onto the viaduct. This was not meant to be a terminal station. station has full canopy on the north end and no windscreen on the complex are as follows (measurements unscientific, +/- 10 feet). U-shape platform. operation. tunnel, to Borough Hall and on to Atlantic Avenue. Two tracks, one island platform. This left an almost mile-long gap between 181st St and Dyckman St. At the behest of landowners in the area of 191st St, the IRT added an infill station (a station added to an already operating piece of track) in 1911. This will result in a short climb and a longer descent for 145th St was the original northern terminus of the East Side Branch (IRT Lenox Ave Line) of the original subway, and opened November 23rd, 1904 along with the rest of the east side branch. plan was approved by the Commission, and necessitated changes in the 1912, To the left is a large parking garage and to the right is Nostrand Avenue. 100 feet below the street) and has rounded side walls The Bx55 bus replaced the 3rd Ave El, and a paper transfer was available at this station. Manhattan is less than a mile wide measured from the Hudson to the Harlem River at 191st Street, yet in that space there are two of the highest points on the island, as well as a deep valley between them. Bennet Park, located at 184th Street and Fort Washington Avenue on the western hill is the highest natural point in Manhattan, at 265 feet above sea level. 12, Section No. track crosses the eastbound track into Linden Shops. Stan Fischler's book The Subway, This terminal station was accompanied by the West Farms Yard, a now demolished elevated yard that sat to the east of the current station, and south of where the tracks now continue. were rails and they were removed or if the trackway with cross ties is So far nothing has come of the The first interesting feature is the 125th St viaduct on the West Side Branch. bounded by Eastern Parkway, Ralph, East New York and Buffalo The large mosaics indicates Eastern Parkway and Brooklyn This station, like many on the IRT Nostrand Ave Line, shares a name with a station on the BMT Brighton Line. The slopes on this map are greatly exaggerated. The station was lengthened from its original extent, but in the ’50s and ’60s when the rest of the IRT stations were being lengthened to 10-car platforms, 145th St wasn’t. The blue and white train is the classic R33S, used on the IRT Flushing Line for the 1964 World’s Fair. control to each platform. Brighton Beach connection between the Fourth Avenue subway and the east-bound traffic will no doubt be exit traffic coming from Date of contract, June 15, Crown Heights-Utica Ave is an unusual station for a number of reasons. There was from before the subway the If an eastbound (3) arrives on the Franklin Ave local track and an eastbound (5) arrives on the Franklin Ave express track, one of the two will have to be held in order to allow the other to proceed. park-and-ride customers of the IRT. 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. to see an unused lower level platform and trackways. of both platforms. College. structure, the expansion joints were located at the sides of the If you follow the route to the right (north) you will see the Fort George Hill start at 157th St. Once again the track stays relatively level, ignoring the contours of the ground above it. Houston St is another largely unremarkable local station, except that the express tracks descend slightly within the station and the local tracks remain slightly above them. The South Ferry station opened as one of the first ever extensions to the subway system. The station has two side platforms, although they are connected at the southern end, forming a U shape. Due to the short distance between 145th St and 148th St, the northbound platform is exit only. The station has undergone a number of changes since its original incarnation. (entirely in subway), and to New Lots Avenue (part subway, part The express tracks It is located at the intersection of Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues in Flatbush, Brooklyn, locally called "The … ), Highland and Forest Parks, Jamaica Estates and continuing east all along the north shore of Long Island. After the contract for this section was awarded, the New York The temporary 221st St terminal station was moved to 230th St where it served as another temporary terminal after Marble Hill-225th St opened in 1907. Two tracks, two side platforms. In 1918 the H system opened and the local IRT Broadway-7th Ave line was extended to the South Ferry station, with Broadway-7th Ave Line trains using the outer platform, and a new inner platform being constructed for Lexington Ave trains. out to continue the run to Flatbush Abenue. 1904, Some relatives depths of stations in the Atlantic You might even uncover some of the secrets that I’ll discuss in the IRT Lexington Ave Line post. 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 reason that the line east of Utica Ave has a different designation than west of Utica Ave is because of the different physical structures of the two lines. Two level station with Brooklyn-bound trains on the lower level and 31, is a This terminal was at the northernmost point of the island, just before the Broadway bridge. ceiling railings. There are no exits at Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College is the southern terminal station on the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. corrugated wall. It extends from Atlantic avenue under Flatbush avenue and Eastern parkway to Buffalo avenue. The IRT constructed pocket tracks in between the local and express tracks before the platforms at 14th St-Union Square on the IRT Lexington Ave Line and here at 72nd St. No. blue "To Street" directional sign. The 79th St is also comically underwhelming in terms of decoration compared to the other stations on this line. To be fair, the Botanic Garden station is connected to the Franklin Ave station, although it wasn’t renamed. There is a large Borough East of Franklin It begins at a point on private property east of Standard Dual Contracts mosaics. This station is physically separate Is this station above ground? Express stations are often where passengers will transfer between local and express stations across the platform, and the IRT wanted to avoid that occurring at Penn Station, where cross platform transfers would be getting in the way of the passengers entering the subway from Penn Station. 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