161st Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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 161st Street
 
Former New York City Subway station
161st Street Station with Sign.jpg
Sign along the platform for the former 161st Street Third Avenue El.
Station statistics
Address East 161st Street and 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
Borough Bronx
Locale Morrisania
Coordinates 40°49′23″N 73°54′33″W / 40.82306°N 73.90917°W / 40.82306; -73.90917Coordinates: 40°49′23″N 73°54′33″W / 40.82306°N 73.90917°W / 40.82306; -73.90917
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Third Avenue Line
Services None
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened August 7, 1887; 131 years ago (August 7, 1887)
Closed April 29, 1973; 45 years ago (April 29, 1973)
Station succession
Next north 166th Street
Next south 156th Street

161st Street was a local station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. It was originally opened on August 7, 1887 by the Suburban Rapid Transit Company, and had three tracks and two side platforms. The next stop to the north was 166th Street. It was the northernmost station on the Third Avenue elevated until Christmas Day that year. The next stop to the south was 156th Street. The station closed on April 29, 1973.

The train was notable at this station for arriving in front of the Bronx Borough Courthouse.

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