133rd Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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 133rd Street
Former New York City Subway station
Station statistics
Address East 133rd Street (now Bruckner Boulevard) between Alexander and Willis Avenues
Bronx, NY 10451[1]
Borough The Bronx
Locale Mott Haven
Coordinates 40°48′24.5″N 73°55′32.9″W / 40.806806°N 73.925806°W / 40.806806; -73.925806Coordinates: 40°48′24.5″N 73°55′32.9″W / 40.806806°N 73.925806°W / 40.806806; -73.925806
Division A (IRT)
Services IRT Second Avenue Line
IRT Third Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 17, 1886; 132 years ago (May 17, 1886)
Closed June 11, 1940; 78 years ago (June 11, 1940) (2nd Ave.)
May 12, 1955; 63 years ago (May 12, 1955) (3rd Ave.)
Station succession
Next north 138th Street
Next south 129th Street

133rd Street was a station on the IRT Third Avenue Line. It was originally opened on May 17, 1886 by the Suburban Rapid Transit Company,[2][3] and was the first stop in the Bronx after crossing the Harlem River.[1] It had two tracks and one island platform. It was served by trains of both the Third Avenue Line and IRT Second Avenue Line until June 11, 1940, when Second Avenue service ended.[4][5][6] This station closed on May 12, 1955, with the ending of all service on the Third Avenue El south of 149th Street.[7]