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Pelham Parkway station (IRT White Plains Road Line)

Pelham Parkway is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located in the Bronx at the intersection of Pelham Parkway and White Plains Road, it is served by the 2 train at all times and by the 5 train during rush hours in the peak direction.

 Pelham Parkway
 "2" train"5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Pelham Parkway White Plains vc.jpg
Street entrance, as seen from the eastbound Pelham Parkway
Station statistics
AddressPelham Parkway & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467
BoroughThe Bronx
LocalePelham Parkway
Coordinates40°51′25″N 73°52′05″W / 40.857°N 73.868°W / 40.857; -73.868Coordinates: 40°51′25″N 73°52′05″W / 40.857°N 73.868°W / 40.857; -73.868
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT White Plains Road Line
Services      2 all times (all times)
      5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction (limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx12, Bx12 SBS, Bx22, Bx39
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM11
Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 60, 61, 62
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedMarch 3, 1917; 102 years ago (1917-03-03)
Station code424[1]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Passengers (2018)2,639,586[2]Decrease 7.4%
Rank178 out of 424
Station succession
Next northAllerton Avenue: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction
Next southBronx Park East: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction

Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 northGun Hill Road: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 southEast 180th Street: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction

Pelham Parkway Station (Dual System IRT)
MPSNew York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference #05000228[3]
Added to NRHPMarch 30, 2005


This station was opened along with the section of the IRT White Plains Road Line from East 177th Street–East Tremont Avenue to East 219th Street–White Plains Road on March 3, 1917, providing access to rapid transit service to the communities of Williamsbridge and Wakefield in the Bronx. Service on the new portion of the line was operated as a four-car shuttle from 177th Street due to the power conditions at the time.[4][5][6]

This station was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 2005.

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right  
Southbound local   toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Bronx Park East)
  toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (AM rush) (Bronx Park East)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local   toward Wakefield–241st Street (Allerton Avenue)
  toward Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (Allerton Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right  
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
  Elevator at SW corner of Pelham Parkway and White Plains Road
G Street level Exntrances/exits
Southbound platform

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms with the center express track not normally used in revenue service.[7]

Due to the wideness of Pelham Parkway and its service roads, the entire station, including the platform windscreens, canopies, and outer street support columns, is enclosed in concrete over the steel structure. A green trim line runs on top of the windscreens and no columns support the canopies.


This station has two mezzanines, both of which are beneath the tracks and platforms. The full-time one is at the south end and has a staircase and elevator from each platform going down to a waiting area/crossunder, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. The Manhattan-bound platform also has a short, up-only escalator from the station house. Outside fare control, there is a token booth, one staircase and elevator going down to the southwest corner of Pelham Parkway's south service road and White Plains Road, and one up-escalator from the southeast corner of the same intersection. The three elevators make this station fully ADA-accessible.[8]

The north station house, which was renovated in the late 1990s, is unstaffed, containing two staircases from each platform, two more from either northern corners of Pelham Parkway's north service road and White Plains Road, and full height turnstiles.[8]


In 1976, with funding from the Exxon Corporation, this station, as well as three others citywide, received new "artfully humorous graffiti" murals and artwork.[9] Local designer Peter Bradford Associates received $5,000 to repaint the station and put "16 bright posters of animals and parts of animals" on each platform wall, in the theme of the nearby Bronx Zoo.[9]

The current artwork at this station, installed during a 2004-2007 renovation, is called Back to the Garden by Tomie Arai. It consists of stained glass windows on the platform windscreens depicting images of trees and plants, inspired by the nearby zoo and botanical garden.


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  4. ^ "Annual report. 1916-1917". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  5. ^ "New Subway Line Opened: White Plains Extension is Now Running to 238th Street" (PDF). New York Times. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  6. ^ "White Plains Road Extension of Subway Opened to the Public – New Branch, Which Runs from 177th to 219th Street, Gives the Williamsbridge and Wakefield Sections of the East Bronx Rapid Transit for the First Time" (PDF). The New York Times. March 4, 1917.
  7. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Parkway" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  9. ^ a b Burks, Edward C. (1976-11-18). "A Subway Elongatomus? Why, It's Preposterous!". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-09-21.

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