14th Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

 14th Street
Former New York City Subway station
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Looking west at 14th Street Station
Station statistics
AddressEast 14th Street and 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
LocaleLower Manhattan
Coordinates40°43′59.8″N 73°59′14″W / 40.733278°N 73.98722°W / 40.733278; -73.98722Coordinates: 40°43′59.8″N 73°59′14″W / 40.733278°N 73.98722°W / 40.733278; -73.98722
DivisionA (IRT)
ServicesIRT Third Avenue Line
Platforms2 side platforms
(1 – upper level)
(2 – lower level)
Other information
OpenedAugust 26, 1878; 140 years ago (August 26, 1878)
ClosedMay 12, 1955; 64 years ago (May 12, 1955)
Station succession
Next north18th Street
Next southNinth Street

14th Street was a local station on New York's demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. It had two levels. The lower level was served by local trains and had two tracks and two side platforms. It was built first. The upper level was built as part of the Dual Contracts and had one track that bypassed the station and served express trains. In 1924, the Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation built the 14th Street-Eastern District Line Subway below the station, which included the Third Avenue subway station. Although this station was located above the Third Avenue BMT subway station on what is today known as the BMT Canarsie Line, the two stations were never connected. This station closed on May 12, 1955, with the ending of all service on the Third Avenue El south of 149th Street.[1]