81st Street (IRT Ninth Avenue Line)

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81st Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Borough Manhattan
Coordinates 40°46′59.67″N 73°58′28.31″W / 40.7832417°N 73.9745306°W / 40.7832417; -73.9745306Coordinates: 40°46′59.67″N 73°58′28.31″W / 40.7832417°N 73.9745306°W / 40.7832417; -73.9745306
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 86th Street
Next south 72nd Street

81st Street was a station on the demolished IRT Ninth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. 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 72nd Street. The next northbound stop was 86th Street.