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Bedford Park Boulevard is an express station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Bedford Park Boulevard and Grand Concourse in Bedford Park, Bronx, it is served by the D train at all times. It is also the northern terminal for the B train during rush hours.

 Bedford Park Blvd
 "B" train"D" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Bedford Pk Blvd IND 01.jpg
Looking south on the Norwood-bound platform
Station statistics
AddressBedford Park Boulevard & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleBedford Park
Coordinates40°52′21″N 73°53′16″W / 40.872507°N 73.887906°W / 40.872507; -73.887906Coordinates: 40°52′21″N 73°53′16″W / 40.872507°N 73.887906°W / 40.872507; -73.887906
DivisionB (IND)
LineIND Concourse Line
Services      B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
      D all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx1, Bx2, Bx26
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM4
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedJuly 1, 1933; 86 years ago (1933-07-01)
Station code211[1]
Accessiblenot ADA-accessible; currently undergoing renovations for ADA access
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)1,984,267[3]Decrease 10.6%
Rank238 out of 424
Station succession
Next northNorwood–205th Street: D all times
(Terminal): B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.
Next southKingsbridge Road: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all times

HistoryEdit

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The station was built as part of the sixth and seventh sections of the IND Concourse Line beginning in the late 1920s.[4][5] The route of the Concourse Line was approved to Bedford Park Boulevard on June 12, 1925 by the New York City Board of Transportation.[6] The line was originally planned to end just north of the Bedford Park Boulevard station, with a provision for an eastern extension.[7][8] An alternate approach to the current 205th Street station was proposed in February 1929, extending the line across private property onto Perry Avenue.[9] The current routing was selected by June 1929.[10] The station opened on July 1, 1933, along with the rest of the Concourse subway.[11][12]

As part of the 2015–2019 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Program, elevators will be added to the platforms and street, which would make the station fully compliant with accessibility guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.[13][14][15] A contract for the elevators' construction was awarded in April 2018, and substantial completion is projected for June 2020.[16]

Station layoutEdit

G Ground Level Exit/Entrance to Grand Concourse
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Bedford Park Boulevard tunnel Exit/Entrance to Bedford Park Boulevard
B2 Northbound   toward Norwood–205th Street (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for D trains, right for B trains
Center track   toward Brighton Beach rush hours only (Kingsbridge Road)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound   toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Kingsbridge Road)

This underground station has three tracks and two island platforms.[17] Both outer track walls have a lawn green trim line on a darker green border. There are small black "BEDFORD" signs with white lettering below them at regular intervals.[18] Dark green I-beam columns run along both sides of both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.[19]

There is an equipment room on the south end of the northbound platform. Additionally, a short, one-car length platform is in the tunnel just north of the southbound platform after a gap of about one or two car lengths.[citation needed]

Because Norwood–205th Street (the next stop north) was not intended to be the last stop, trains have their crews changed at this station, as 205th Street does not have any crew quarters.[20]

ExitsEdit

 
Northeastern street stair

This station has two mezzanines above the platform, but formerly had a full length one. The closed portion is now a master tower that controls the entire Concourse Line. Both platforms also have several closed staircases to this area.[21] The full-time fare control is at the south end of this station. Staircases from each platform go up to a crossover, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside the turnstile bank is a token booth, two staircases going up to either northern corners of Bedford Park Boulevard and Grand Concourse, and a short, but double-wide staircase going down to the north side of Bedford Park Boulevard below the Grand Concourse underpass.[22]

The fare control area at the north end of the station is unstaffed, containing just full height turnstiles, one staircase going up to the northeast corner of 203rd Street and Grand Concourse, and another staircase going up to the west side of Grand Concourse near this intersection.[22][23]

Track layoutEdit

South of this station, the center track splits into two and forms the local tracks of the line while the outer tracks pass under the two center tracks and merge into a single track between them. This center track is the express track of the line and is only used during rush hours in the peak direction. The track layout allows for trains stopping on the outer tracks to remain on the local tracks for the rest of the line. North of the station, the center track widens to two tracks that lead to the Concourse Yard to the west. The outer tracks curve to the east to Norwood–205th Street, the last stop on this line.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Opens Subway Bids: Estimate Board Gets Twelve Offers for Bronx Work" (PDF). The New York Times. June 8, 1929. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "$2,691,028 IS LOW BID ON SECTION OF SUBWAY; Di Marco & Reimann Are Below Seven Others in Seeking Contract on City's Project" (PDF). The New York Times. June 29, 1930. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  6. ^ Proceedings of the Board of Transportation of the City of New York. New York City Board of Transportation. 1929. p. 346.
  7. ^ New York Times, New Subway Routes in Hylan Program to Cost $186,046,000, March 21, 1925, page 1
  8. ^ "Board Speeds Subway on Grand Concourse – Bids on Last Section Expected Before New Year – Eastern Spur Contemplated" (PDF). The New York Times. September 2, 1928. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Subway Extension Urged" (PDF). The New York Times. February 24, 1929. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Opens Subway Bids: Estimate Board Gets Twelve Offers for Bronx Work" (PDF). The New York Times. June 8, 1929. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "New Bronx Subway Starts Operation". The New York Times. July 1, 1933. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  12. ^ "Bronx-Concourse New Subway Link Opened at 12:57 A.M.: Adds 21 1/2 Miles to City's System−Connects With Manhattan Line at 145th". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 1, 1933. p. 20. Retrieved October 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "MTA Capital Program 2015-2019: Renew. Enhance. Expand" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 28, 2015. p. 61. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  14. ^ "Funding For Subway Station ADA-Accessibility Approved". www.mta.info. April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "MTA 2017 Preliminary Budget July Financial Plan 2017 –2020 Volume 2" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 2016. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  16. ^ "Capital Program Oversight Committee Meeting November 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. November 13, 2018. p. 90. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  17. ^ a b Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  18. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (March 24, 2007). "The green trim and "Bedford" tiling at Bedford Pk Blvd (D)". subway nut.com. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  19. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (March 24, 2007). "The platforms at Bedford Park Blvd have gentle curves". subwaynut.com. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  20. ^ Raschke, Kurt (October 5, 2018). "Southbound D trains from Norwood-205 St only shows next 1 stop in trip updates". groups.google.com. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  21. ^ Cox, Jeremiah (March 24, 2007). "A closed staircase to a portion of the mezzanine at Bedford Park Blvd that has been closed". subway nut.com. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  22. ^ a b "Bedford Park Boulevard Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  23. ^ Hodurski, Michael (October 28, 2010). "Showing Image 137318". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved October 17, 2018.

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