99th Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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 99th Street
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
Power station
Station statistics
Address East 99th Street and 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Borough Manhattan
Locale Upper Manhattan
Coordinates 40°47′12.7″N 73°56′53″W / 40.786861°N 73.94806°W / 40.786861; -73.94806Coordinates: 40°47′12.7″N 73°56′53″W / 40.786861°N 73.94806°W / 40.786861; -73.94806
Division A (IRT)
Services IRT Third Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
(1 – upper level)
(2 – lower level)
Other information
Opened December 30, 1878; 139 years ago (December 30, 1878)
Closed May 12, 1955; 63 years ago (May 12, 1955)
Station succession
Next north 106th Street
Next south 89th Street

99th Street was a local station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line in New York City. The station was originally built by the Manhattan Railway Company on December 30, 1878, and later had two levels. The lower level serving local trains was built first, and had two tracks and two side platforms. The upper level, built as part of the Dual Contracts had one track that bypassed the station and served 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] South of the station were connecting tracks to the 98th Street Yard. The station was also located next to Substation 7 an old IRT substation designed not only in order to electrify the Third Avenue Line, but the Second and Ninth Avenue elevated lines as well. Later it even served as a power source for the IRT Lexington Avenue Line from 1918 until the 1970s.[2] The substation is still owned by the MTA and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since February 9, 2006.[3]


  1. ^ NYCTA Notice of Third Avenue Rail Closure for May 12, 1955
  2. ^ Pollak, Michael. "Answers to Questions About New York". New York Times. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 

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