166th Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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 166th Street
Former New York City Subway station
166TH ST. STATION, GENERAL VIEW WEST ON 166TH ST. TO STRUCTURE. - Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Borough of the Bronx, New York, New York County, HAER NY,3-BRONX,13-32.tif
Station statistics
Address East 166th Street and 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
Borough The Bronx
Locale Morrisania
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Third Avenue Line
Services None
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened December 25, 1887; 130 years ago (December 25, 1887)
Closed April 29, 1973; 45 years ago (April 29, 1973)
Station succession
Next north 169th Street
Next south 161st Street

166th Street was a local station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. It was originally opened on December 25, 1887 by the Suburban Rapid Transit Company, and had three tracks and two side platforms. The next stop to the north was 169th Street. The next stop to the south was 161st Street. The station closed on April 29, 1973.

The train was notable at this station for arriving in front of the Franklin Avenue Armory and having views of Morris High School.


Media related to 166th Street (IRT Third Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons

  • "166th Street (3rd Avenue El)". nycsubway.org. Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  • "3rd Avenue El". nycsubway.org. Archived from the original on 27 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  • "Third Avenue Local". Station Reporter. Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2009-01-25.

Coordinates: 40°49′42″N 73°54′25″W / 40.82833°N 73.90694°W / 40.82833; -73.90694