138th Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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 138th Street
Former New York City Subway station
Station statistics
Address East 138th Street between Alexander and Willis Avenues
Bronx, NY 10454
Borough The Bronx
Locale Mott Haven
Coordinates 40°48′32.6″N 73°55′26.7″W / 40.809056°N 73.924083°W / 40.809056; -73.924083Coordinates: 40°48′32.6″N 73°55′26.7″W / 40.809056°N 73.924083°W / 40.809056; -73.924083
Division A (IRT)
Services IRT Second Avenue Line
IRT Third Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened January 1, 1887; 131 years ago (January 1, 1887)
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 143rd Street
Next south 133rd Street

138th Street was a station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. It was originally opened on January 1, 1887 by the Suburban Rapid Transit Company, and had two tracks and one island platform. It was also served by trains of the IRT Second Avenue Line until June 11, 1940. A paid transfer was available to IRT Pelham Line trains at the underground Third Avenue – 138th Street station. This station closed on May 12, 1955, with the ending of all service on the Third Avenue El south of 149th Street.[1]