169th Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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 169th Street
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
169TH ST. STATION, VIEW SOUTH FROM NORTHBOUND PLATFORM. - Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Borough of the Bronx, New York, New York County, NY HAER NY,3-BRONX,13-38.tif
Looking south from northbound platform
Station statistics
Address East 169th Street and 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
Borough The Bronx
Locale Claremont Village
Coordinates 40°49′59″N 73°54′17″W / 40.83306°N 73.90472°W / 40.83306; -73.90472Coordinates: 40°49′59″N 73°54′17″W / 40.83306°N 73.90472°W / 40.83306; -73.90472
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Third Avenue Line
Services None
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened September 2, 1888; 129 years ago (September 2, 1888)
Closed April 29, 1973; 45 years ago (April 29, 1973)
Station succession
Next north Claremont Parkway
Next south 166th Street

169th Street was a local station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. It was originally opened on September 2, 1888 by the Suburban Rapid Transit Company, and had three tracks and two side platforms, it was the northern terminus of the Third Avenue elevated for over two weeks. In 1902, the station and the rest of the Third Avenue elevated were acquired by Interborough Rapid Transit Company. The next stop to the north was Claremont Parkway, the next stop to the south was 166th Street. The station closed on April 29, 1973, the site of the former station is next to the Frederick Douglass Academy III Secondary School.[1]


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