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63rd Street Tunnel

General Information

Beginning of works: 1969
Completion: 1989
Status: in use

Project Type

Location

Location: , , ,
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Address: 63rd Street
Underneath of:
  • East River
Part of:
Connects to: 63rd Street Tunnel Connector (2001)
LIRR Manhattan Tunnel (2019)
LIRR Queens Tunnel (2019)
Coordinates: 40° 45' 36.00" N    73° 57' 18.00" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

width 11.7 m
length 960 m
number of tracks 2 × 2
immersed tube unit length 114 m
number 4

Chronology

24 November 1969

Construction of the 63rd Street Tunnel begins.

10 October 1972

Tunnel construction is completed.

29 October 1989

The tunnel is put into service, however only the subway tracks on the upper levels are used for the New York Subway F trains.

2000

Completion of the 63rd Street Tunnel Connector which links the 63rd Street Tunnel to the IND Queens Boulevard Line.

17 December 2001

The 63rd Street Tunnel Connector is put into service by shifting the route of the F train.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20032027
  • Date created
    17/09/2007
  • Last Update
    30/07/2014