Hanover Square (IRT Third Avenue Line)

Hanover Square
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Borough Manhattan
Locale Lower Manhattan
Coordinates 40°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
Services IRT Second Avenue Line
IRT Third Avenue Line
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 26, 1878 (August 26, 1878)
Closed December 22, 1950 (December 22, 1950)
Station succession
Next north Fulton Street
Next south South Ferry

Hanover Square was a 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]

Hanover Square station was 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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