9th Street station (PATH): Difference between revisions

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In keeping with the "style" of PATH station entrances in Manhattan, the Ninth Street entrance is in the side of a building on the east side of Sixth Avenue. Passengers travel down a number of stairwells and through a narrow curved tunnel before descending to the north end of the platform. This underground station has two tracks and a center [[island platform]]. It is located under Christopher Street, just South/West of where the PATH tracks curve under 6th Avenue. The [[IND Sixth Avenue Line]]'s local tracks are to the east of the PATH tracks, and the express tracks underneath, and are not visible from this station.<ref name="tracks">{{NYCS const|trackref|trackbook3}}</ref> Just east of the station, the tracks curve north onto Sixth Avenue, while the tunnel continues straight, a provision for a [[level junction]] with a never-built branch line that would have run to [[Astor Place (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)|Astor Place]] on the [[IRT Lexington Avenue Line]]. The [[Bellmouth (railroad terminology)|bellmouth]] for the proposed Astor Place connection north of this station runs for about 250 feet. Large portions of the ring erecting machine from the original tunnel construction is in the bellmouth for the proposed extension, and the tunnel is also filled with equipment.
 
Just east of the station, the tracks curve north onto Sixth Avenue, while the tunnel continues straight, a provision for a [[level junction]] with a never-built branch line that would have run to [[Astor Place (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)|Astor Place]] on the [[IRT Lexington Avenue Line]]. The [[Bellmouth (railroad terminology)|bellmouth]] for the proposed Astor Place connection north of this station runs for about 250 feet. Large portions of the ring erecting machine from the original tunnel construction is in the bellmouth for the proposed extension, and the tunnel is also filled with equipment.
 
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