116th Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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116th Street
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Borough Manhattan
Coordinates 40°47′53″N 73°56′24″W / 40.79806°N 73.94000°W / 40.79806; -73.94000Coordinates: 40°47′53″N 73°56′24″W / 40.79806°N 73.94000°W / 40.79806; -73.94000
Services IRT Third Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
(1 – upper level)
(2 – lower level)
Other information
Opened December 30, 1878; 138 years ago (December 30, 1878)
Closed May 12, 1955; 61 years ago (May 12, 1955)
Station succession
Next north 125th Street
Next south 106th Street

116th Street was a local station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. It had three tracks on two levels. The lower level had two tracks and two side platforms for local trains, and was built first. The upper level, built as part of the Dual Contracts, had one track for express trains. This station closed on May 12, 1955, with the ending of all service on the Third Avenue El south of 149th Street.[1]