The completion of the "H" system doubled the capacity of the IRT system. 7th Ave./West Side IRT, 40 feet below street Broadway BMT, 50 feet below street Flushing/#7 IRT, 60 feet below street The Shuttle station at Times Square is an example of transit changing with the needs of the riders. 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The same is true for westbound trains, but since they stop at two different stations before the junction, it is much harder to visualize. No reservation costs. 18th Street IRT Station W 18th St & 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011 (718) 330-1234 IRT Broadway-7th Ave. Line Manhattan, NYC Canonet GIII QL17 Fuji Superia Xtra 400 Empty Subway Car IRT Broadway-7th Ave. Line Manhattan, NYC Canonet GIII QL17 Fuji Superia Xtra 400 Both levels had provisions for a third track to be added, but only the upper level had it added. The name “Manhattan” comes from Munsee, a Lenape language, and most likely means “the place where we gather bows,” but a more popular folk etymology claims that Mannahatta means “island of many of hills”. [20], Operation of the first subway began on October 27, 1904, with the opening of all stations from City Hall to 145th Street on the West Side Branch. It is slightly more unusual that a private institution constructed the station shell, but it is possible the library’s planners believed that having the station in place would encourage the IRT to expand and use it. The connection between this station and West Farms Sq is a private right of way and doesn’t run along any roads. Finally, the 137th Street Yard has six tracks, which hold rush hour turn-around trains. The east side line split from the original subway at 41st St and Park Ave, and continued north under Lexington Avenue to 125th St. No points for guessing which IRT line that became. Because of this, shortly after the station opened, a 1,000-foot (3 block) long tunnel opened between the station and Broadway. This track merges with a track from the BMT Canarsie Line, making this one of four places where the A division (number lines) and B division (letter lines) have a connection. *r22 irt* front route. Book online, pay at the hotel. You can see the 168th and 181st St stations deep below ground level, with their respective elevator shafts. W 42 St and 7th Ave, W 41 St between 7th Ave and Broadway, W 40 St and 7th Ave. Two island platforms . The first of the two would run to the Battery via Greenwich Street, while the second branch would turn eastward under Park Place and Beekman Street and down William Street and Old Slip. These are the IRT 3rd Ave El and its connections. When the New York Coliseum was being built in the 1950s the MTA planned to convert 59th St into an express station. Also, the Ghostbusters firehouse is located near this station. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. On September 15, 2002, all 1 trains returned to the South Ferry Loop and 9 skip-stop service was reinstated. [70][71] The new station was built as a two-track, full (10-car)-length island platform on a less severe curve, permitting the operation of a typical terminal station. Réservez en … As a result, a crowded trolley car, and a brewery truck fell into the excavation, accounting for most of the injuries. This station sits on a high curve, just before a sharp S-curve. The reason for this Manhattan exclave on the mainland is the Spuyten Duyvil Creek. This valley runs in between the neighborhoods of Morningside Heights and Manhattanville, and is formed by a fault line that runs across the island. However, the Nostrand Ave Line tracks connect to the IRT Eastern Pkwy Line local tracks (Tracks 1 and 4), with another switch needed to reach the express tracks. Because William Street is so narrow (40 feet (12 m) wide), every building along the line had to be underpinned. In fact the terrain change is so abrupt that on the smaller scale of this map, the track appears to immediately emerge onto a viaduct. The middle feature shows a top down more traditional, geographically accurate map of the subway route. How much does it cost to park at Irt Theater? Citing the entry on the National Register of Historic Places, the author of the article goes about as in-depth as I have ever seen when describing the control house. The slopes on this map are greatly exaggerated. Instead it is at 157th St, due to the fact that the next station north, 168th St, is at the intersection of Broadway and St. Nicholas Ave. 157th Street is more centrally located between there and 145th St. 157th St also has the distinction of being the first station added to the subway system after the original 28 stations, from City Hall to 145th St (on the Broadway Line, not Lenox), which were opened on October 27, 1904. During the last glacial maximum 21,000 years ago, the Wisconsin Glaciation (the North American glacier system) extended as far south as Long Island. Well, if you’ll allow me to wax poetical here for a moment, it is usually the subway that conforms to the shape of the city, but sometimes the city conforms to the shape of the subway. [29] The station at 207th Street was completed in 1906, but since it was located in a sparsely occupied area, it did not open until April 1, 1907. Located at the intersection of 137th Street and Broadway in Harlem, it is served by the 1 train at all times. The New Lots Line is elevated because southeastern Brooklyn has quite a high water table, meaning that subway construction in this region is prohibitively expensive, and the tunnels would be prone to flooding. Almost entirely unrelated, but still interesting, the big rocks in Central Park were formed when the glaciers retreated, and the grooves that were carved by the glaciers all point almost due north. This new bridge doubled the channels width, added a third subway track, and could lift to allow ships to pass under. This is now the western portion of 125th St, and passes through the Manhattan Valley we discussed at 125th St. Capacity on the IRT's subway system doubled, increasing its usage. Working for the New York Public Interest Research Group, he organized a local campaign on May Day (my birthday!) We are only interested in this map north of the section along 42nd St, which is where the top-down map shows two sharp curves about a third of the way along the map from the left. Despite now being a major interchange point, 59th St is a local station on the IRT line. Due to the station’s location in the Fulton St-World Trade Center mega-station, pedestrians can actually walk underneath the tracks and station in the atrium of the Oculus. The yard layout is unusual, with two tracks merging out from the northbound local track just north of 137th St and merging back in just before 145th St. The line reopened a year and four days later with service to South Ferry, but the Cortlandt St station was removed. The unorthodox layout of the station means terminating (4) trains enter on the upper level, then have to relay through a series of tail tracks east of the station to reach the lower level from which they leave on the return trip to Manhattan. Because of this existing transfer this station was one of the first to receive MetroCards in the early 1990s. [7] The portion of the line north of 42nd Street was built as part of the first subway in New York in 1904. [5] [6] [7] The construction of this line, in conjunction with the construction of the Lexington Avenue Line , would change the operations of the IRT system. Because this is the only IRT Brooklyn yard, this line is also served by some (2)(4)(5) trains during rush hours, as they are stored here overnight. [16], South of Chambers Street, there were to be two branches constructed. ( Log Out /  These include the width of tunnels, the radius of the turns, the height of bridges over the tracks, the width of platforms, etc. The third track in those stations was not part of the original plan, but was added during construction. [27], Once the line was extended to 225th Street on January 14, 1907, the 221st Street platforms were dismantled and moved to 230th Street for a new temporary terminus. This is where the line turns off of Westchester Ave and onto Southern Blvd. Secondly, Utica Ave is, for reasons I’ll explain later, one of the few stations in the system without an exit onto the street for which it is named. Houston St is another largely unremarkable local station, except that the express tracks descend slightly within the station and the local tracks remain slightly above them. Pocket tracks in general are tracks used for the very short term storage of trains away from the active tracks. Because of the increase in service that a Nostrand Ave extension would bring to the line, Rogers junction would have to be rebuilt as well, which adds huge cost and complexity to any possible extension. Grand Army Plaza has a wide island platform, and there are four tracks that pass underneath it. The new station is an island platform rather than a loop, and can accommodate a full 10-car train instead of just 5. Cortlandt Street, which was directly underneath the World Trade Center, was demolished as part of the clean-up, to be rebuilt as part of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub. The street adjacent to the line here is called Portal Street for that reason. For one, it is a terminal for express (4) trains that local (3) trains continue through, which is the opposite of the usual pattern of locals terminating and expresses continuing onward (think of the (A) and (C) at Euclid Ave and 168th St). The express tracks are on the north side and the local tracks are on the south side of Utica Ave. You can see the tracks of the New Lots Line enter the portal at different heights just a few hundred feet east of the station in order to reach their respective levels. The portal that (3) trains use to move between the two lines is actually located directly along the western end of Long Island’s terminal moraine. Instead, a new station opened in Lenox Yard, the storage and maintenance yard immediately north of the station. Now the old South Ferry station is only used to turn some Broadway-7th Ave and Lexington Ave trains around without stopping. Perhaps the Library’s designers assumed they would be in the path of that expansion, since the IRT’s last stop in Brooklyn in 1912 was Atlantic Ave, and the tracks were pointing southeast along Flatbush Avenue, directly towards the library. Had the line been extended onto the Manhattan Beach Branch, the subway tracks would have merged with the LIRR tracks a few blocks east of this location. Currently, because (5) trains serve the Nostrand Ave Line, eastbound (3) and (5) trains conflict with each other at the junction, as well as westbound (3) and (5) trains. This path followed the S-curve that the subway tracks make between 149th St and Westchester Ave, but the new El track stayed elevated. In addition to this, a sharp S-curve connection was added west of the original lower level for direct access to the Lexington Ave Line. [68], On March 16, 2009, the new South Ferry station opened, replacing the original loop station. Marble Hill is politically and administratively part of Manhattan, although it has a Bronx zip code, Bronx area codes, and is served by a Bronx police precinct. Originally, express and local trains ran to both the Broadway Branch and to the Lenox Avenue Line, resulting in delays. These four stations all also have quite beautiful stained glass. The first interesting feature is the 125th St viaduct on the West Side Branch. In 1917, as part of the Dual Contracts, the IRT White Plains Rd Line was opened from a junction just north of this station to 219th St, and later 241st St. Bonne disponibilité et tarifs concurrentiels. The system is split up into two separate systems, called the A (numbers) Division and B (letters) Division. By my count, this happens two other times in the system, on the original IRT line at 33rd St (Lexington Ave) and Carroll St on the IND Culver Line, although this happens because the express tracks are descending entirely below the local tracks rather than just slightly changing height. The IND system is full of these half built stations for lines that never materialized. Yes, despite only having two tracks, the tracks are labelled Track 2 and Track 3. The name Gun Hill comes from the American Revolution, when colonists brought a cannon to the top of a hill now in Woodlawn Cemetery and fired on the British. The reason behind the unusual layout is that the IRT expected high ridership at the station from Passengers from Penn Station; they were right, as the two Penn Station subway stops rank 5th and 6th busiest in the system. 137th Street–City College is a local station on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. An extension to the Spring Creek neighborhood through the yard has been considered a number of times by the MTA, but has never been built. approx. The lack of this third track on the Nostrand Ave line means trains either have to make every single stop along the line (which had it been extended to Kings Plaza or Coney Island would have been somewhere in the realm of 13 stations in a row with no express service) or trains would operate in a skip stop pattern (see the BMT Jamaica Line post for more details on how this works) which can be unpopular with riders and logistically difficult to schedule. Since the era of the Dual Contracts, construction and ownership of the lines has been carried out by the city, with private companies franchised to operate the system and therefore all of the subway and elevated infrastructure has been built to a wider width than the original subway. The temporary 221st St terminal station was moved to 230th St where it served as another temporary terminal after Marble Hill-225th St opened in 1907. 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