South Ferry (IRT elevated station)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
The terminal in 1931
|Services||IRT Second Avenue Line
IRT Third Avenue Line
IRT Sixth Avenue Line
IRT Ninth Avenue Line
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Opened||April 5, 1877|
|Closed||December 22, 1950|
|Next north||Hanover Square (Second & Third Ave.)
Battery Place (Sixth & Ninth Ave.)
South Ferry was an elevated station at the southern terminal of the IRT Second, Third, Sixth and Ninth Avenue Lines. Two tracks came from the combined Second and Third, and two from the Sixth and Ninth, making four tracks at the terminal, with platforms on the outside and between each pair of tracks (no platform in the center). The station was right above access to various ferries at South Ferry. The next stop on the IRT Second Avenue Line and IRT Third Avenue Line was Hanover Square. The next stop on the IRT Sixth Avenue Line and IRT Ninth Avenue Line was Battery Place.
The first elevated station at South Ferry was opened April 5, 1877 by the New York Elevated Railroad. It had one island platform between two tracks and was operated as an extension of the company's Ninth Avenue Line. The tracks were later continued straight into the company's Third Avenue Line, which opened August 26, 1878. The four-track station, opened March 1879, was built to provide an adequate terminal for both lines. It was located on a very short branch line, at right angles to the old station, facing toward the ferry terminals. Later the Second and Sixth Avenue Lines also used the terminal.
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