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Station: 59th Street (IRT East Side Line)

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1980s view of the IRT East Side Line at 59th Street. Collection of nycsubway.org.

IRT East Side Line
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Overview

Opened: 7/17/1918

Transfer here to: BMT Broadway Line

59th Street is an express station but started existence as a local-only station with side platforms (now the upper level). The express tracks, which run underneath the BMT 60th St. tunnel, had platforms added and opened November 15, 1962. The express platforms were added to reduce congestion at Grand Central and to provide another connection to Queens trains via the BMT. This complex is on three levels, with the IRT local on top, the BMT Queens trains in the middle, and the IRT express on the bottom.

This station used to have all green tile which has been covered up except for one "59th Street" sign near the south end of the northbound platform. There are whimsical stylized coffee cups and slippers mosaics in varied colors at random spacing near the stairways to mid and upper levels.


Artwork

Blooming, Elizabeth Murray (1996)

Photo Gallery


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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
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Photo by: Gary Chatterton
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Photo by: Bill E.
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Collection of: Collection of nycsubway.org
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Photo by: Roberto C. Tobar
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Photo by: Bill E.
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