Hanover Square station

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 Hanover Square
Former New York City Subway station
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Hanover Square station, 1936
Station statistics
AddressPearl Street and Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004
LocaleLower Manhattan
Coordinates40°42′16.78″N 74°0′33.36″W / 40.7046611°N 74.0092667°W / 40.7046611; -74.0092667Coordinates: 40°42′16.78″N 74°0′33.36″W / 40.7046611°N 74.0092667°W / 40.7046611; -74.0092667
DivisionA (IRT)
ServicesIRT Second Avenue Line
IRT Third Avenue Line
Platforms1 island platform
Other information
OpenedAugust 26, 1878; 141 years ago (August 26, 1878)
ClosedDecember 22, 1950; 68 years ago (December 22, 1950)
Station succession
Next northFulton Street
Next southSouth Ferry

Hanover Square was an express station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. It had two tracks and one island platform. The station was originally built in 1878 by the New York Elevated Railroad. The next stop to the north was Fulton Street. The next stop to the south was South Ferry. The station closed on December 22, 1950.[1]

In popular culture[edit]

Hanover Square station is immortalised in the last movement of Orchestral Set No. 2 by Charles Ives, a recollection of the day the news broke that the liner the Lusitania had been sunk in 1915.


  1. ^ Parke, Richard H. (December 23, 1950). "Old 'El' Link Ends Its 72-Year Uproar". The New York Times. p. 23. Retrieved 2011-11-02.

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