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Smith–Ninth Streets is a station on the New York City Subway's IND Culver Line. It is located over the Gowanus Canal between Ninth and Tenth Streets in Gowanus, Brooklyn. It is served by the F train and is the southern terminal of the G, except during occasional service disruptions.
With an elevation of about 90 feet, this station is the highest in the system; this elevation was required by now-defunct navigation regulations for tall-mast shipping on the Gowanus Canal. The bridge rises straight up on 4 towers by cables, but is only occasionly raised. This station and the next station south, Fourth Avenue, were the only original elevated stations built by the Independent Subway System (IND); all other IND stations were built underground or taken over from original owners.
This station is a local station, with two side platforms and four tracks. Only the local tracks are in use; the express tracks are only used during service changes. South of the station, the express tracks are used to turn G trains.
- nycsubway.org — IND Crosstown: Smith/9th Street
- Station Reporter — F Train
- Station Reporter — G Train
- Forgotten NY — Crazy Train: NYC's Weirdest Subway Stations