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Station: 125th Street (IRT West Side Line)

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Opened: 10/27/1904

Local station with three tracks and two side platforms. 125th Street station is an example of the foresight of the subway's designers. Broadway at this point is in a deep valley and the transit designers had a choice of a viaduct or deep tunnel with steep grades at either end. They chose a viaduct to allow the subway to remain relatively level.

The station has a mezzanine and crossunder. The mezzanine is wood with a rubberized floor covering. There is a mosaic on the stairway landings from the platforms. The stair and platform rails are ornate and thankfully have escaped the windscreen treatment. The tunnel portals are visible north and south of the station.


River to River, Wopo Holup (1991)

Photo Gallery

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 125th Street

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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: 125th Street

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Collection of: David Pirmann
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Photo by: David Sagarin/Historic American Engineering Record
Collection of: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Location: 125th Street

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Photo by: Aron Eisenpress
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: 125th Street

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Photo by: Fred Guenther
Location: 125th Street

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Photo by: Jose Martinez
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Photo by: Richard Panse
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Photo by: Richard Panse
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