110th Street (IRT Ninth Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
110th Street Station's suicide curve; 1896.
|Line||IRT Ninth Avenue Line|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
(1 upper level)
(2 lower level)
|Closed||June 11, 1940|
|Next north||116th Street|
|Next south||104th Street|
110th Street was a station on the demolished IRT Ninth Avenue Line. It had two levels. The lower level was built first and had two tracks and two side platforms and served local trains. The upper level was built as part of the Dual Contracts and had one track that served express trains that bypassed this station. It closed on June 11, 1940. The next southbound stop was 104th Street. The next northbound stop was 116th Street. This station had elevators as it was on the Suicide Curve.
According to Douglas (2004), the station was a popular site for suicide jumpers. In 1927, The New York Times reported that:
The number of suicides from the 110th Street Station of the Sixth Avenue elevated is ruining the business of the merchants with shops below, according to [the merchants].... According to [a spokesperson] there were eleven suicides from that station in the past year, and the effect has been such that potential customers prefer to walk a little farther rather than risk seeing a person hurtle from above.
- "Ninth Avenue Local". Station Reporter. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
- Douglas, George H. (2004): Skyscrapers: A Social History of the Very Tall Building in America. McFarland & Company, ISBN 0-7864-2030-8. (110th St station popular for suicides: p. 170).
- *"Merchants Complain Suicides Hurt Business; Seek Way to Guard 110th St. Elevated Station" - New York Times, January 31, 1927, p. 19
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