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Rector Street station (IRT Ninth Avenue Line)

Rector Street was a station on the demolished IRT Ninth Avenue Line. It was built in 1874, and had two tracks and two side platforms, though two additional tracks ended at a bumper just south of the station. It was served by trains from the IRT Ninth Avenue Line, and was one block west of Rector Street El Station on the IRT Sixth Avenue Line. In 1918, the IRT extended what is today known as the Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line from Times Square down to South Ferry and built their own Rector Street Subway station as one of the stations, serving as competition for the Ninth Avenue Line station. The el station closed on June 11, 1940. The next southbound stop was Battery Place. The next northbound stop was Cortlandt Street for Ninth Avenue Line trains.

 Rector Street
Former New York City Subway station
Station statistics
AddressRector Street and Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10006
LocaleLower Manhattan
Coordinates40°42′28.54″N 74°0′49.06″W / 40.7079278°N 74.0136278°W / 40.7079278; -74.0136278Coordinates: 40°42′28.54″N 74°0′49.06″W / 40.7079278°N 74.0136278°W / 40.7079278; -74.0136278
DivisionA (IRT)
ServicesIRT Ninth Avenue Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedMay 25, 1874; 145 years ago (May 25, 1874)
ClosedJune 11, 1940; 79 years ago (June 11, 1940)[1]
Station succession
Next northCortlandt Street
Next southBattery Place


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