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Columbus Circle - 59th Street

Boro Manhattan Lines Served
Year Opened IRT: 1904
IND: 1932
Street Location Columbus Circle Transfers  
Platform Layout IRT: 2 side local platforms
IND: 3 island platforms (central island not in service)
Right-of-Way Subway
# of Tracks IRT: 4 tracks
IND: 4 tracks
Former Name(s) IRT: Columbus Circle
IND: 59th Street
Points of Interest Columbus Circle, Central Park. On IND, south of station is a huge flying "Y" junction with the 53rd St Line. This is also the start of the IND huge express run to 125th St. There is a central platform for the IND platform that hasn't been used for years. Recently a portion was re-opened to make a duck-under to transfer between the updown and downtown IRT platforms. No access is provided to board the IND trains however.

nyc-hr-A-59th-020303-01.jpg (119429 bytes)Inwood bound A-Train arriving on the express track of 59th-Columbus Circle. Then the fast dash to Harlem. (2/3/03) ind-R44_02.jpg (38338 bytes)R-44's operating on the famous A-train at very busy 59th Street Columbus Circle Station.. (89)
nyc-hr-B-59th-052003-01.jpg (119608 bytes)Downtown B entering 59th St. (5/20/03) nyc-hr-C-59th-1987.jpg (30376 bytes)C train with old R-11 stock at 59th St in 1987.
nyc-hr-2-59th-1997-02.jpg (19279 bytes)#2 racing away on the center express track at 59th St (94?) nyc-hr-irt02.jpg (15726 bytes)A #1 train is leaving  using R-62a equipment.
Original IRT station Art (10/02/13) Original IRT station art (10/02/13)
The IRT station was used as a testing gorund for different style of station tiles before it opened in 1904. They were "unearthed" during a recent station renovation (10/02/13) Different Original 1904 tiles under "Test on display (10/02/13)
Different Original 1904 tiles under "Test on display (10/02/13) Different Original 1904 tiles under "Test on display (10/02/13)
IRT tile station name (10/02/13) IRT platform (10/02/13)
IRT platform (10/02/13) Original IRT station Art (10/02/13)
Tight exit (10/11/14)
IRT tile (10/11/14) IRT tile (10/11/14)
IRT tile (10/11/14) IRT tile (10/11/14)
C-train departing (10/02/13) IND local track (10/02/13)
Route selector for motorman to chose their route (10/02/13) Modernized wall tile, IND station (10/02/13)
Transfer between uptown/downtown local corridor on unused IND center platform (10/02/13) Tile artwork, IND concourse (10/02/13)
IND express track, unused central platform on right (10/02/13) D-train arriving (10/02/13)


To: South Ferry

To: Van Cortlandt Pk/242nd St

50th Street 66th St-Lincoln Center

To: Rego Park/Lefferts or Far Rockaway/Mott or Rockaway Pk/116th

To: Inwood/207th St

42nd St/Port Authority Bus Terminal 125th Street

To: Brighton Beach

To: 145th St or Bedford Park Blvd

7th Avenue 72nd Street

To: Euclid Avenue

To: 168th Street

50th Street 72nd Street

To: Coney Island

To: Norwood/205th St

7th Avenue 125th Street

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