West Side Subway Story
Friday, November 18, 2022
2:00 PM ET
The IRT West Side Improvement Project was the first major infrastructure and route renewal effort undertaken from 1957 and 1959 by the newly formed Transit Authority. This extensive project focused mainly on rebuilding platforms, modifying station access, and revising train service patterns along the 1 train route to improve and significantly increase the speed of subway service on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Join transit historian and CUNY professor, Andy Sparberg, for an in-depth exploration of this intensive and successful improvement project—including a look at subsequent upgrades that are still in use today.
All attendees are welcome. You will have the option to turn on automatic captions for this virtual program. Staff will share instructions for how to do so at the start of the event. Please email [email protected] for any accessibility-related questions.
Please contact [email protected] for general inquiries.
Top image: NY Board of Transportation, [Southbound Local Platform of 96th Street Station: 7th Avenue Line (IRT)], 09/16/1957, R1S6B_2517, Subway Construction Photograph Collection, New York Transit Museum.
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