59th Street (IRT Ninth Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Services||IRT Ninth Avenue Line
IRT Sixth Avenue Line
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||June 9, 1879|
|Closed||June 11, 1940|
|Next north||66th Street|
|Next south||50th Street (Ninth Ave)
Eighth Avenue (Sixth Ave)
59th Street was a station on the demolished IRT Ninth Avenue Line. It had two levels. The lower level was built first and had two tracks and two side platforms that served local trains. The upper level was built as part of the Dual Contracts and had one track that served express trains. It closed on June 11, 1940. The next southbound stop was 50th Street for Ninth Avenue trains and Eighth Avenue for IRT Sixth Avenue Line trains. The next northbound stop was 66th Street.
On September 11, 1905, 12 people were killed and 42 injured in the Ninth Avenue derailment when a train that had just left the station was wrongly switched onto the curve at 53rd Street.
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