89th Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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89th Street
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Borough Manhattan
Coordinates 40°46′50.5″N 73°57′09″W / 40.780694°N 73.95250°W / 40.780694; -73.95250
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; 138 years ago (December 9, 1878)
Closed May 12, 1955; 62 years ago (May 12, 1955)
Station code [1]
Station succession
Next north 99th Street
Next south 84th Street

89th Street was a local station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. It was originally built on December 9, 1878, and had two levels. The lower level, built first, was served by local trains and had two tracks and two side platforms. The upper level was built as part of the Dual Contracts, had one track that bypassed the station and served express trains. 89th Street station was the terminus of the IRT Third Avenue Line until it was expanded to 129th Street on December 30, 1878. This station closed on May 12, 1955, with the ending of all service on the Third Avenue El south of 149th Street.[2] North of the station were connecting tracks to the 98th Street Yard.[3]


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