125th Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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 125th Street
Former New York City Subway station
Station statistics
Address East 125th Street and 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035
Borough Manhattan
Locale Upper Manhattan
Coordinates 40°48′13″N 73°56′09″W / 40.80361°N 73.93583°W / 40.80361; -73.93583
Division A (IRT)
Services IRT Third Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 4 side platforms (2 on each level)
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 129th Street
Next south 116th Street (Local)
106th Street (Express)

125th Street was an express station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line as part of the extension of the Third Avenue Line north of 67th Street.[1] It opened on December 30, 1878, and had three tracks and two levels. The lower level was built first and had two tracks and two side platforms for local trains. The upper level, built as part of the Dual Contracts, had one track and two side platforms for express trains. Simultaneously during the dual contracts period, IRT also expanded the Lexington Avenue Subway which included a station one block west of the el station. This station closed on May 12, 1955, with the ending of all service on the Third Avenue El south of 149th Street.[2]


  1. ^ "Rapid Transit to Harlem" (PDF). The New York Times Company. 31 December 1878. p. 8. Retrieved 21 February 2009. 
  2. ^ NYCTA Notice of Third Avenue Rail Closure for May 12, 1955