The subway line with 9 lives

(Credit: Urbanite)

No, the 9 isn't back, you "skip-stop" enthusiast, you. (Photo by Jefferson Siegel)

A bit of recent subway history is now on display at the entrance on 14th Street and 6th Avenue station as the former No. 9 line number is once again visible.

The No. 9 was originally part of the IRT Dyre Ave. line from 1956-1966. In 1989 the No. 9 became a "skip-stop" service as part of the Seventh Avenue local. After the 9/11 attacks, the No. 9 was suspended for just over a year; it was discontinued in May of 2005.

-- Jefferson Siegel

More: Tracker blog posts on the persistence of the 9 train in signs.

Tags: subway , no. 9 train , irt , transit , signs , manhattan

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