Cypress Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)
|Address||Cypress Avenue & East 138th Street
Bronx, NY 10454
|Line||IRT Pelham Line|
|Services||6 (all times)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||January 17, 1919|
|Passengers (2012)||1,097,947 3.9%|
|Rank||343 out of 421|
|Next north||East 143rd Street – St. Mary's Street: 6|
|Next south||Brook Avenue: 6|
Cypress Avenue is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 6 train at all times and is located at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and East 138th Street in the Bronx.
Both platforms have their original Dual Contracts mosaic trim line and name tablets. "C" tablets for "Cypress" run along the trim line at regular intervals and the name tablets have "CYPRESS AVE." in serif, all-caps lettering. Dark yellow i-beam columns run along the platforms at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black name plate with white lettering.
Both platforms were extended at either ends in the 1960s to accommodate the current standard length of an IRT train (510 feet). The extensions are noticeable as they are narrower than the rest of the platforms, have no columns, and the trim line is green with "CYPRESS AVE" in white sans serif font. The extensions result in the platforms being slightly offset.
Both platforms have one same-level fare control area at the east (railroad north) end. Each one has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs. The ones on the Pelham Bay Park-bound platform go up to the south side of East 138th Street between Cypress and Jackson Avenues while the ones on the Manhattan-bound platform go up to the north side.
There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions. There is a closed newsstand that has been tiled over.
|Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|Platform level||Side platform, Doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Pelham Bay Park or Parkchester|
|Peak-direction express||↔ does not stop here|
|Southbound||→ toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- "MTA New York City Transit Testing Real-Time Train Arrival information" (Press release). New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2009-12-24. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
Media related to Cypress Avenue (IRT Pelham Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—IRT Pelham Line: Cypress Avenue
- Station Reporter — 6 Train
- The Subway Nut — Cypress Avenue Pictures
- Cypress Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View