9th Street station (PATH)
|PATH rapid transit station|
View of the Hoboken and Journal Square bound tracks from the platform
|Location||Ninth Street and Sixth Avenue
Manhattan, New York
|Owned by||Port Authority of New York and New Jersey|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||New York City Subway:
at West Fourth Street – Washington Square
NYCT Bus: M8, M55 NB
|Electrified||600V (DC) Third Rail|
|Passengers (2015)||1,681,876 7.2%|
9th Street is a station on the PATH system. Located at the intersection of 9th Street and Sixth Avenue in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, it is served by the Hoboken–33rd Street and Journal Square–33rd Street lines on weekdays, and by the Journal Square–33rd Street (via Hoboken) line on weekends.
|B1||Southbound||← HOB–33 toward Hoboken Terminal (Christopher Street)
← JSQ–33 toward Journal Square (Christopher Street)
← JSQ–33 (via HOB) toward Journal Square (Christopher Street)
|Northbound||→ HOB–33 toward 33rd Street (14th Street) →
→ JSQ–33 toward 33rd Street (14th Street) →
→ JSQ–33 (via HOB) toward 33rd Street (14th Street) →
In keeping with the "style" of PATH station entrances in Manhattan, the Ninth Street entrance is in the side of a building on the east side of Sixth Avenue. Passengers travel down a number of stairwells and through a narrow curved tunnel before descending to the north end of the platform. This underground station has two tracks and a center island platform. It is located under Christopher Street, just South/West of where the PATH tracks curve under 6th Avenue. The IND Sixth Avenue Line's local tracks are to the east of the PATH tracks, and the express tracks underneath, and are not visible from this station. Just east of the station, the tracks curve north onto Sixth Avenue, while the tunnel continues straight, a provision for a level junction with a never-built branch line that would have run to Astor Place on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line. The bellmouth for the proposed Astor Place connection north of this station runs for about 250 feet. Large portions of the ring erecting machine from the original tunnel construction is in the bellmouth for the proposed extension, and the tunnel is also filled with equipment.
The station opened on February 25, 1908. Until 1941 there was an exit on the west side of Sixth Avenue between Waverly Place and Greenwich Avenue, currently a newsstand.
After the September 11, 2001 attacks, which resulted in the destruction of the vital World Trade Center station, Ninth Street experienced serious overcrowding. In 2002, Ninth Street was used by an average of 8,900 people per day, about 3.248 million per annum. This was 54% higher than the 1.496 million passengers that utilized this station in 2001. While a new station near the World Trade Center has since reopened, the Port Authority plans to build a second entrance (pending environmental review) at this station, despite local opposition to the project. Residents are concerned that the project will endanger the surrounding neighborhood's fragile historic buildings (through the vibrations that major construction would cause) and disrupt business and traffic in the Village.
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- Carucci, Lisa (December 1, 2004). "PATH plan for new Village entrance is still on track". The Villager. Retrieved 2009-08-16.