EIGHTEENTH STREET is another one of the now abandoned stations on the original IRT line. And like the other abandoned stations, it was closed because of its proximity to an express station (although interestingly, 18 Street on the West Side IRT 1/9 line remains open, despite its closeness to the 14 Street station). The upper right hand corner of the top photo shows a design unique to this station, the oval shaped "18" plaque. The "18TH ST" name panel is similar to that at the next station, 23 Street. The lower photo again shows a ticket booth characteristic of the IRT. On a passing uptown 6 train, a shaft of light can be seen entering the station; there is a horizontal double door up on street level that opens into one of the station's staircases. Unlike Worth Street, 18 Street was never extended, so one can see how short indeed the original platforms were. Note the 18 design at the bottom of the ads in the top photograph.
|14 Street||23 Street|
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