76th Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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76th Street
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
The 76th Street station of the Third Avenue 8d22276v.jpg
1942 image of one of the 76th Street platforms
Station statistics
Borough Manhattan
Coordinates 40°46′20″N 73°57′31.5″W / 40.77222°N 73.958750°W / 40.77222; -73.958750Coordinates: 40°46′20″N 73°57′31.5″W / 40.77222°N 73.958750°W / 40.77222; -73.958750
Services IRT Third Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
(1 – upper level)
(2 – lower level)
Other information
Opened December 9, 1878; 137 years ago (December 9, 1878)
Closed May 12, 1955; 61 years ago (May 12, 1955)
Station succession
Next north 84th Street
Next south 67th Street

76th Street was a local station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line in New York City. It was originally built on December 9, 1878 and had two levels. The lower level was built first and served local trains. It had two tracks and two side platforms. 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]


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