9th Street (PATH station)

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9th Street
9th St PATH platform jeh.JPG
View of the Hoboken and Journal Square bound tracks from the platform
Station statistics
Address Ninth Street and Sixth Avenue
Manhattan, New York
Coordinates 40°44′03″N 73°59′56″W / 40.734210°N 73.998944°W / 40.734210; -73.998944Coordinates: 40°44′03″N 73°59′56″W / 40.734210°N 73.998944°W / 40.734210; -73.998944
Line(s) PATH:
Connections New York City Subway:
NYCS A NYCS B NYCS C NYCS D NYCS E NYCS F NYCS M at West Fourth Street – Washington Square
Local Transit NYCT Bus: M5 NB, M8
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1908
Electrified 600V (DC) Third Rail
Owned by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Traffic
Passengers (2002) 3.248 million Increase 54%
Services
Preceding station   PATH logo.svg PATH   Following station
  Regular service  
toward Hoboken
HOB–33
toward 33rd Street
JSQ–33
  Nights and weekends  
JSQ–33 (via HOB)
toward 33rd Street

The 9th Street PATH station, opened on February 25, 1908, is located on Ninth Street and Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), in Manhattan's Greenwich Village neighborhood. It is served by the Journal Square – 33rd Street and Hoboken – 33rd Street services.

In keeping with the "style" of PATH station entrances in Manhattan, the Ninth Street entrance is in the side of a building on the east side of Sixth Avenue. Passengers travel down a number of stairwells and through a narrow curved tunnel before descending to the north end of the platform.

This underground station has two tracks and a center island platform. It is located under Christopher Street, just South/West of where the PATH tracks curve under 6th Avenue.

After the September 11, 2001 attacks, which resulted in the destruction of the vital World Trade Center station, Ninth Street experienced serious overcrowding. In 2002, Ninth Street was used by an average of 8,900 people per day, about 3.248 million per annum. This was 54% higher than the 1.496 million passengers that utilized this station in 2001. While a new station near the World Trade Center has since reopened, the Port Authority plans to build a second entrance (pending environmental review) at this station, despite local opposition to the project.[1] Residents are concerned that the project will endanger the surrounding neighborhood's fragile historic buildings (through the vibrations that major construction would cause) and disrupt business and traffic in the Village.

North of this station, at the curve, there are tunnel headings for a level junction with a never-built branch line that would have run to Astor Place on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line. The bellmouth for the proposed Astor Place connection north of this station runs for about 250 feet. Large portions of the ring erecting machine from the original tunnel construction is in the bellmouth for the proposed extension, and the tunnel is also filled with equipment.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, one-way faregates
B2
Platform level
Southbound local NYCS F NYCS M do not stop here
Southbound      HOB–33 toward Hoboken Terminal (Christopher Street)
     JSQ–33 toward Journal Square (Christopher Street)
     JSQ–33 (via HOB) toward Journal Square (Christopher Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound      HOB–33 toward 33rd Street (14th Street)
     JSQ–33 toward 33rd Street (14th Street)
     JSQ–33 (via HOB) toward 33rd Street (14th Street)
Northbound local NYCS F NYCS M do not stop here →
B4 Southbound express NYCS B NYCS D do not stop here
Northbound express NYCS B NYCS D do not stop here →

Nearby attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carucci, Lisa (December 1, 2004). "PATH plan for new Village entrance is still on track". The Villager. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 

External links[edit]

Street entrance