125 Street

July 10, 1903

THE STATION AT 125 Street was the only one on the original IRT route not to be underground. However, it was not so much that the track level got higher, but rather, that the ground level became lower. Thus, it only seems that the tracks are rising, relative to the street surface. This is, after all, Manhattan Valley. The 125 Street viaduct, shown here, was one of the engineering feats of the IRT. It is 2,174 feet in length, with a two-hinged arch of 168.5 feet, according to the IRT book distributed on opening day of the subway. Passengers pay their fares at this station below track level, then ascend to the platform above.






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[Grand Central] [Times Square]
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[103 St.] [110 St.] [116 St.] [125 St.] [137 St.] [145 St.]


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