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Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue (formerly Westchester Square) is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of East Tremont and Westchester Avenues in Westchester Square, Bronx, it is served by the 6 train at all times except weekdays in the peak direction, when the <6> train takes over.

Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue
"6" train "6" express train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
6 train at Westchester Sq.jpg
A R62A <6> train at Westchester Square
Station statistics
Address East Tremont Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
Borough The Bronx
Locale Westchester Square
Coordinates 40°50′26″N 73°50′31″W / 40.840567°N 73.842072°W / 40.840567; -73.842072Coordinates: 40°50′26″N 73°50′31″W / 40.840567°N 73.842072°W / 40.840567; -73.842072
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT 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)​
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx8, Bx21, Bx24, Bx31, Bx40, Bx42
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened October 24, 1920; 97 years ago (October 24, 1920)
Station code 363[1]
Former/other names Westchester Square
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 1,952,473[2]Decrease 5.1%
Rank 259 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Middletown Road: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south Zerega Avenue: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

Westchester Square Station (Dual System IRT)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference # 05000227[3]
Added to NRHP March 30, 2003

Contents

Station layoutEdit

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local   weekday mornings,   other times toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Zerega Avenue)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local     toward Pelham Bay Park (Middletown Road)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
Track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
     
Middletown Rd
     
     
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
     
     
Westchester Sq
     
E Tremont Av
     
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is not used in regular service.

The street staircase features a stained glass piece by Romare Bearden. There are glass block tile and "uptown" and "downtown" directional mosaics in the mezzanine. From the northbound platform, there is a good view of the Bronx Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges. Westchester Yard is located railroad north of the station, to the west of the Pelham Line itself. There are no windscreens, and the canopy is new. The mezzanine artwork features an interesting geometric sculpture on the northbound side.

In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[4] However, under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, will undergo a complete overhaul and would be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved signage, and improved station lighting.[5][6]

ExitEdit

The station's only exit is a mezzanine beneath the tracks in Westchester Square. Outside fare control, a stair leads to the northeast corner of Westchester Avenue and Lane Avenue.[7]

Nearby points of interestEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 2016-08-01. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  6. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  7. ^ a b c d "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Bay" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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