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Station: 181st Street (IRT West Side Line)

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Overview

Opened: 3/16/1906

Two tracks and two side platforms. The main portion of the station is a large archway over the two tracks. Extensions at the north end are clearly evident with their heavy columns and low ceilings. There are three crossover bridges, with only the northernmost one in active use. This station has several different styles of mosaic tablets reading "181st Street-George Washington Bridge". Closed-off stairs at the south ends of the platforms lead up to an unknown location.

An interesting discovery was made on the northbound platform: old two-story elevators are behind a floor-to-ceiling wooden arched gate. These manually operated elevators appear to be the very first elevators in the station.

At fare control level there is a pleasant impromptu "strip mall" of subway merchants outside the fare control before the stairs to the street.

Photo Gallery


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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: 181st Street

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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
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