Middletown Road station

Middletown Road is a local station of the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Middletown Road and Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, it is served by the 6 train at all times except weekdays in the peak direction, when the <6> train takes over.

 Middletown Road
 "6" train"6" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
IRT Pelham Middletown Road Northbound Platform.jpg
View south from northbound platform
Station statistics
AddressMiddletown Road & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
BoroughThe Bronx
LocalePelham Bay
Coordinates40°50′36″N 73°50′12″W / 40.843424°N 73.836751°W / 40.843424; -73.836751Coordinates: 40°50′36″N 73°50′12″W / 40.843424°N 73.836751°W / 40.843424; -73.836751
DivisionA (IRT)[1]
LineIRT Pelham Line
Services   6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction) <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)​
TransitBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx8, Bx24
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedDecember 20, 1920; 100 years ago (1920-12-20)
RebuiltOctober 5, 2013; 8 years ago (October 5, 2013) to May 4, 2014; 7 years ago (May 4, 2014)
Station code362[2]
Opposite-
direction
transfer
Yes
Traffic
2019597,839[4]Increase 0.5%
Rank402 out of 424[4]
Station succession
Next northBuhre Avenue: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next southWestchester Square–East Tremont Avenue: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Location
Middletown Road station is located in New York City Subway
Middletown Road station
Middletown Road station is located in New York City
Middletown Road station
Middletown Road station is located in New York
Middletown Road station
Track layout

Middletown Rd
Westchester Sq
E Tremont Av
Street map

Station service legend
Symbol Description
Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction
Stops rush hours in peak direction only Stops rush hours in the peak direction only

HistoryEdit

This station opened on December 20, 1920 as part of the final extension of the Pelham Line from Westchester Square to Pelham Bay Park.[5][6][7] Service to Pelham Bay Park was originally provided by a mix of through and shuttle trains during the 1920s.[8]: 73–74 

From October 5, 2013 to May 4, 2014, the station was closed for rehabilitation work.[9] The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) was sued for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by not including elevators in the renovation.[10] The MTA lost the lawsuit, being obligated to add ADA improvements to all major renovations in the future.[11][12]

Station layoutEdit

P
Platform level
Side platform
Southbound local    toward Brooklyn Bridge (Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local    toward Pelham Bay Park (Buhre Avenue)
Side platform
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance

This elevated station has two side platforms and three tracks. The center express track is not used in regular service. South of the station are track leads to Westchester Yard, the main yard for all 6 and <6> trains. The center and Manhattan-bound local tracks rise above these leads.

Both platforms have beige windscreens and red canopies with green frames and support columns in the center. On either ends are white waist-high steel fences with sodium lampposts at regular intervals. The station name signs are in the standard black plates with white Helvetica lettering.

ExitsEdit

This station has one wooden elevated mezzanine below the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from the center of each platform go down to the mezzanine, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two street stairs. One goes south down to the triangular corner of Middletown Road and Westchester Avenue and the other to the north side of Westchester Avenue.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Glossary". Second Avenue Subway Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) (PDF). 1. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. March 4, 2003. pp. 1–2. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2021. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ A Comprehensive General and Industrial Survey: The Bronx in the City of New York. Bronx Board of Trade. 1931. p. 27.
  6. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1922. p. 372.
  7. ^ Moodys Manual of Railroads and Corporation Securities. Moody Manual Company. 1922.
  8. ^ Annual Report. J.B. Lyon Company. 1922.
  9. ^ Temporary Station Closures Archived April 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Gregorian, Barbara Ross, Dareh. "Disability rights groups sue MTA for excluding elevator at newly renovated Bronx subway station". nydailynews.com. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  11. ^ staff/elizabeth-kim (March 7, 2019). "Judge Rules MTA Should Have Installed Elevators When It Renovated Bronx Subway Station". Gothamist. Archived from the original on December 25, 2019. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  12. ^ Guse, Clayton. "Judge orders MTA to install subway elevators whenever it does major station renovations — and for whatever it costs". nydailynews.com. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  13. ^ "Middletown Road Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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