72nd Street (IRT Ninth Avenue Line)

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72nd Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Berenice Abbott-El Station - 72nd Street.jpg
Passengers at the 72nd Street station in 1936; photo by Berenice Abbott as part of her "Changing New York" project
Station statistics
Borough Manhattan
Coordinates 40°46′38.67″N 73°58′43.62″W / 40.7774083°N 73.9787833°W / 40.7774083; -73.9787833Coordinates: 40°46′38.67″N 73°58′43.62″W / 40.7774083°N 73.9787833°W / 40.7774083; -73.9787833
Services IRT Ninth Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
(1 upper level)
(2 lower level)
Other information
Opened June 9, 1879; 135 years ago (June 9, 1879)
Closed June 11, 1940; 74 years ago (June 11, 1940)
Station succession
Next north 81st Street
Next south 66th Street

72nd 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 66th Street. The next northbound stop was 81st Street.