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Cortlandt Street station (IRT Ninth Avenue Line)

Cortlandt Street was an express station on the demolished IRT Ninth Avenue Line. It was built as a replacement for the original southern terminus at Dey Street. It had three tracks, one island platform and two side platforms. It was served by trains from the IRT Ninth Avenue Line. It closed on June 11, 1940. The next southbound stop for all trains was Rector Street. The next northbound local stop was Barclay Street. The next northbound express stop was Warren Street.

 Cortlandt Street
 
Former New York City Subway station
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Station viewed from Radio Row
Station statistics
AddressGreenwich Street between Liberty Street and Fulton Street
New York, NY 10006
BoroughManhattan
LocaleLower Manhattan
Coordinates40°42′39″N 74°0′44.65″W / 40.71083°N 74.0124028°W / 40.71083; -74.0124028Coordinates: 40°42′39″N 74°0′44.65″W / 40.71083°N 74.0124028°W / 40.71083; -74.0124028
DivisionA (IRT)
ServicesIRT Ninth Avenue Line
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms, 1 island platform
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedMay 25, 1874; 145 years ago (May 25, 1874)
ClosedJune 11, 1940; 79 years ago (June 11, 1940)[1]
Station succession
Next northWarren Street (Express)
Barclay Street (Local)
Next southRector Street

The station was located one block from Liberty Street Ferry Terminal and Cortland Street Ferry Depot. These were the main ferry terminals for passengers traveling to Communipaw Terminal and Exchange Place Terminal in Jersey City.

The site of the station was in the parcel of land acquired in the early 1970s as the location for the World Trade Center.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tonight to See City Pass Goal of Unification". New York Daily News. June 10, 1940. p. 37. Retrieved June 30, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.