191 Street (1,9)

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Borough: Manhattan

SUBWAY: 1 9

1 (All Times) To: 242 Street-Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (Northbound) and South Ferry, Manhattan (Southbound) via Broadway Skip-Stop or 7 Avenue Local

9 (Rush Hours Only (6:30-9:30AM & 3:30-8PM) To: 242 Street-Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (Northbound) and South Ferry, Manhattan (Southbound) via Broadway Skip-Stop or 7 Avenue Local

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There is a floor Plan of this station
(just before the 1 July, 2003 to 5 January, 2004 Renovation)

Station Description & Photos
(All Photos by Jeremiah Cox on 25 June, 2003)

(191n11) This hill (Fort George Hill) is why 191 Street is the deepest station in the New York City Subway system at 160 feet below street level The photo is taken on Broadway, across the street for the tunnel entrance. The tracks themselves are under St. Nicholas Avenue.
(191n12) The small entrance to the 1/2 mile long tunnel fits well into the storefronts around it
(191n13) Old Mosaic, saying "I.R.T. SUBWAY: 191ST ENTRANCE" over a new 1980s sign. At the entrance to the 1/2 mile long tunnel
(191n14) The Short Ramp and staircases at the at the entrance to the 1/2 mile long tunnel. The tunnel goes down gradually during its entire length.
(191n15) Down the 1/2 mile long tunnel just after going down the stairs.
(191n16) Down the 1/2 mile long tunnel about 1/2 way to the end, here you can also see that a lot of the lighting needs to be changed or replaced.
(191n17) Down the 1/2 mile long tunnel almost to the turn, here you can also see that a lot of the lighting needs to be changed or replaced.
(191n18) At the station end of the 1/2 mile tunnel, just after the turn, daylight can just be scene at the other end.
(191n19) The elevator landing at station (lower) level. Notice that there are four elevators, two are painted green (they are not in use), The other two have the newer metal unpainted doors. Those are the elevators that are used the ride takes approximately 38 seconds. A problem here is the elevator landing is too small, so there is no easy place to wait for an elevator. When I came before the rehabilitation, there were a lot more workmen around then normal.
(191n110) The Fort George Hill exit at St. Nicholas Avenue and about 191 Street. There are some store doors and windows in the entrance to the elevators to the subway. The landing had the same narrowness. When I came before the rehabilitation, there were a lot more workmen around then normal.
I then went through fair control (which is small, a token booth, and then 3 turnstiles with a special entry gate) and onto the overpass. (191n111) The overpass has two staircases to the downtown platform, and 1+ to the uptown platform. (See Floor Plan) The overpass is narrow and has a slanted ceiling. The station has side platforms
(191n112) A shot up the downtown platform. This is one of the few places where all the tiling remains.
(191n113) When I came, one of the few name tablets still fully intact. It is at the back of the downtown platform.
(191n114) The Y Beams in-between the tracks, every other one has a '191' sign.
(191n115) At the northern end of the downtown platform, daylight can be scene, the next stop Dyckman Street is elevated (the track goes up very little, Dyckman Street is elevated because of Fort George Hill)
(191n116) A new 1980s MTA black steel sign. which will probably be removed in the rehabilitation
(191n117) The staircases down to the uptown platform. They merge before the overpass. There is a very tattered name tablet between them.
(191n118) A bare unfinished I beam, which has been stripped of its tiling before the rehabilitation.
(191n119) A train entering on the downtown track

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About 191 Street

Location: @Saint Nicholas Avenue
Bus Connections:
M3 (take to 181 Street for
1,9 during rehabilitation)

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This Page Was Last Updated: 5 August, 2004
**Due to darkness This photo was digitally enhanced

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