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Re: IND Curiosity

Posted by andy on Thu Mar 14 18:06:06 2019, in response to Re: IND Curiosity, posted by italianstallion on Thu Mar 14 17:52:12 2019.

Correct on both. Also note that when the IRT was built, Manhattan above 155th Street still had a lot of open land, due to lack of transit access. The IND tunnel is close to street level, up to 168th Street, and was designed to add service to an area that by 1920 was fully built up. Above 168th the IND is in a deeper tunnel, and serves an area that needed more transit by the 1920s. That area, now called Hudson Heights, is a difficult walk between the IRT stations at 181st and 191st and areas west of Broadway because of the hilly topography.


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