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149-Grand Concourse Elevators?

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Were they shut down in 1975 because they weren't in the middle of the station or was their another reason? In the MTA's world, "Security reasons" was the reason, although it doesn't explain much. The mystery is quite intriguing, especially since there aren't any pics depicting the actual elevators other than the stairwells and the passageway.

Case in point: here and here!

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They were located at the south end of station and closed probably around the early seventies IIRC. Security probably played a part as well as maintenance. The next station north on the WPR line at Third Avenue had an underpass connecting both sides that was sealed after the Third Avenue El ceased service. I’m gonna guess security was one of the reasons given at that time also. BTW security and maintenance was the excuse for closing the overpass downstairs at Grand Concourse. 

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