42nd Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)
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|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Services||IRT Third Avenue Line|
|Platforms||2 side platforms (upper level express)
2 side platforms (lower level local)
1 side platform (shuttle)
|Tracks||3 (lower level)
1 (upper level)
|Opened||August 26, 1878
September 16, 1878 (67th St. Ext.)
|Closed||December 23, 1923
May 12, 1955
|Former/other names||Third Avenue|
|Next north||47th Street (3rd Ave. local)
106th Street (3rd Ave. express)
Grand Central (shuttle)
|Next south||34th Street (3rd Ave. local)
23rd Street (3rd Ave. express)
42nd Street was an elevated express station on the IRT Third Avenue Line in New York City. It had two levels with the lower level (built first) having three tracks. The main line tracks were served by two side platforms. A side platform connected to the southbound platform was used for shuttle service to Grand Central. The upper level was built as part of the Dual Contracts, and had one track and two side platforms over the two local tracks.
The next stop to the north was 47th Street for local trains and 106th Street for express trains. The next stop to the south was 34th Street for local trains and 23rd Street for express trains. The shuttle platform closed on December 23, 1923 and the main line station closed on May 12, 1955. When the IRT Second Avenue Line was closed on June 13, 1942, a free transfer for Third Avenue Line passengers was made available to and from the subway services at Grand Central – 42nd Street to replace the direct service to lower Manhattan that was lost.
- "3rd Avenue El". nycsubway.org. Archived from the original on 27 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
- "Third Avenue Local". Station Reporter. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
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