South Ferry (IRT elevated station)

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This article is about the former elevated rail station. For other uses, see South Ferry (disambiguation).
South Ferry
New York City Subway rapid transit station
South Ferry elevated.jpg
The terminal in 1931
Station statistics
Borough Manhattan
Locale Lower Manhattan
Coordinates 40°42′05.6″N 74°00′49″W / 40.701556°N 74.01361°W / 40.701556; -74.01361Coordinates: 40°42′05.6″N 74°00′49″W / 40.701556°N 74.01361°W / 40.701556; -74.01361
Services IRT Second Avenue Line
IRT Third Avenue Line
IRT Sixth Avenue Line
IRT Ninth Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened April 5, 1877; 137 years ago (April 5, 1877)
Closed December 22, 1950; 63 years ago (December 22, 1950)
Station succession
Next north Hanover Square (Second & Third Ave.)
Battery Place (Sixth & Ninth Ave.)
Next south (Terminus)

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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