53rd Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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53rd Street
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
Lipstick Building.JPG
Looking down at station site, decades after demolition
Station statistics
Borough Manhattan
Coordinates 40°45′27.4″N 73°58′10″W / 40.757611°N 73.96944°W / 40.757611; -73.96944Coordinates: 40°45′27.4″N 73°58′10″W / 40.757611°N 73.96944°W / 40.757611; -73.96944
Services IRT Third Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
(1 – upper level)
(2 – lower level)
Other information
Opened September 16, 1878; 139 years ago (September 16, 1878)
Closed May 12, 1955; 62 years ago (May 12, 1955)
Station succession
Next north 59th Street
Next south 47th Street

53rd Street was a local station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. It had two levels. The lower level was served by local trains and had two tracks and two side platforms. It was built first. The upper level was built as part of the Dual Contracts and 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]