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9th Avenue Lines

 

Ninth Avenue Local

North = to 155th Street

South = to South Ferry

 

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SOUTH FERRY

South Ferry had one side platform and one island platform joined at the south end for the Second Avenue and Sixth avenue/Ninth Avenue Systems. The east platforms were used by Second Avenue and West platforms by 6th and 9th Avenue Trains. There was even a loop allowing Downtown 3rd Avenue Trains to go north on 6th or 9th Avenue Systems.

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BATTERY PLACE

Battery Place had two tracks and two side platforms

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RECTOR STREET

Rector Street had four tracks and two side platforms. The two center tracks ended at a bump block just south of the station

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CORTLANDT STREET

Cortlandt Street had three tracks. Northbound had one side and one island platform. Southbound was served by the island platform and a wall platform 

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BARCLAY STREET

Barclay Street had three tracks and two side platforms

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WARREN STREET

Warren Street had three tracks. Northbound had one side and one island platform. Southbound was served by the island platform and a wall platform 

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FRANKLIN STREET

Franklin Street had three tracks and two side platforms 

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DESBROSSES STREET

Desbrosses Street had three tracks. Northbound had one side and one island platform. Southbound was served by the island platform and a wall platform 

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HOUSTON STREET

Houston Street had three tracks and two side platforms

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CHRISTOPHER STREET

Christopher Street had three tracks. Northbound had one side and one island platform. Southbound was served by the island platform and a wall platform 

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14TH STREET

14th Street had three tracks. The lower level had two side platforms with the express on the upper level served by two side platforms

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23RD STREET

23rd Street had three tracks and two side platforms. (Express center track on upper level.) 

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30TH STREET

30th Street had three tracks and two side platforms. (Express center track on upper level.)

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34TH STREET

34rd Street had three tracks. The lower level had two side platforms with the express on the upper level served by two side platforms

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42ND STREET

42nd Street had three tracks and two side platforms.

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50TH STREET

50th Street had three tracks and two side platforms. (The express track rises to the upper level South of the stationl.)

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59TH STREET

59th Street had three tracks and two side platforms with the center track on the upper level

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66TH STREET

66th Street had two levels. The lower level had two side platforms while the center express track was on the upper level with two side platforms

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72ND STREET

72nd Street had three tracks and two side platforms with the center track on the upper level

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81ST STREET

81st Street had three tracks and two side platforms with the center track on the upper level

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86TH STREET

86th Street had three tracks and two side platforms with the center track on the upper level

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93RD STREET

93rd Street had three tracks and two side platforms with the center track on the upper level

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99TH STREET

99th Street had three tracks and two side platforms with the center track on the upper level

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104TH STREET

104th Street had three tracks and two side platforms with the center track on the upper level. Leaving here we curve onto 110th Street in a section known as "Suicide Curve" due to its height- The highest ever in the system (Surpassing even today’s Smith and Ninth Station).This must have been quite a view of the city ! 

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110TH STREET

110th Street had three tracks and two side platforms. The station did have elevators! Leaving here we make another sharp curve onto Eighth Avenue 

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116TH STREET

116th Street was another strange station, with three tracks. The east island served 116th and 117th Streets and the west island served 114th and 115th Streets. While we have no proof, there was probably no crossover or crossunder.

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125TH STREET

125th Street was also a strange station. It too had three tracks and two offset island platforms. The east island was between 125th Street and 126th Street and the west island between 123rd Street and 124th Street. It too probably had no crossover or crossunder

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130TH STREET

130th Street had three tracks and two side platforms with the center track on the upper level

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135TH STREET

135th Street had three tracks and two side platforms with the center track on the upper level

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140TH STREET

140th Street had three tracks and two side platforms with the center track on the upper level

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145TH STREET

145th Street had two levels. The lower level had two side platforms while the center express track was on the upper level with two side platforms

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151ST STREET

151st Street had three tracks and two side platforms with the center track on the upper level

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155TH STREET

155th Street had 5 tracks at 155 St/8 Ave. station. the 4 tracks with 2 island platforms  plus a 5th track on the northbound side. This track had its own side platform that connected directly into the Polo Grounds stadium. A shuttle to the Polo Grounds ended at 11:59PM on August 31, 1958. The shuttle outlasted the move of the baseball Giants due to a religious convention at the Polo Grounds and Yankee Stadium. Except during the convention when it ran with four car trains, the shuttle used two car trains.

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 Last revised3/30/13

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