149th Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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149th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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The Hub in Bronx at the north end of the former station, 35 years after it closed
Station statistics
Borough The Bronx
Locale The Hub
Coordinates 40°48′56.8″N 73°55′05.5″W / 40.815778°N 73.918194°W / 40.815778; -73.918194Coordinates: 40°48′56.8″N 73°55′05.5″W / 40.815778°N 73.918194°W / 40.815778; -73.918194
Services IRT Third Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 island platforms (1887-1955)
1 island platform (1955-1973)
Tracks 3 (1887-1955)
2 (1955-1973)
Other information
Opened June 16, 1887; 127 years ago (June 16, 1887)
Closed April 29, 1973; 41 years ago (April 29, 1973)
Station succession
Next north 156th Street
Next south 143rd Street (1887-1955)
None (1955-1973)

149th Street was an express station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line, at "The Hub". The station was originally opened on June 16, 1887. It was built three tracks and two island platforms. The next stop to the north was 156th Street. The next stop to the south was 143rd Street. When the line south of here was closed on May 12, 1955, 149th Street station became the southern terminus of the Third Avenue Line. After it became the terminal, the center track was removed and the platforms were connected into one large island platform. The station closed on April 29, 1973.

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