143rd Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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 143rd Street
Former New York City Subway station
Station statistics
Address East 143rd Street between Alexander and Willis Avenues
Bronx, NY 10454
Borough The Bronx
Locale Mott Haven
Coordinates 40°48′44.7″N 73°55′18.5″W / 40.812417°N 73.921806°W / 40.812417; -73.921806Coordinates: 40°48′44.7″N 73°55′18.5″W / 40.812417°N 73.921806°W / 40.812417; -73.921806
Division A (IRT)
Services IRT Second Avenue Line
IRT Third Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 23, 1886; 132 years ago (May 23, 1886)
Closed May 12, 1955; 63 years ago (May 12, 1955)
Station succession
Next north 149th Street (3rd Ave.)
Jackson Avenue (2nd Ave; 1904-1952)
Next south 138th Street

143rd Street was a station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. This station was also served by trains of the IRT Second Avenue Line until June 11, 1940. The station was originally opened on May 23, 1886 by the Suburban Rapid Transit Company. It had two tracks and one island platform. This station closed on May 12, 1955, with the ending of all service on the Third Avenue El south of 149th Street.[1]