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.
East Tremont Avenue
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
A R62A <6> train at Westchester Square
East Tremont Avenue & Westchester Avenue|
Bronx, NY 10461
|Line||IRT Pelham Line|
|Services||6 (all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction) <6> (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)|
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx8, Bx21, Bx24, Bx31, Bx40, Bx42|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Tracks||3 (2 in regular service)|
|Opened||October 24, 1920|
|Accessible||not ADA-accessible; accessibility planned|
|Former/other names||Westchester Square|
|Passengers (2017)||1,917,007 1.8%|
|Rank||256 out of 425|
|Next north||Middletown Road: 6 <6> |
|Next south||Zerega Avenue: 6 <6> |
Westchester Square Station (Dual System IRT)
|MPS||New York City Subway System MPS|
|NRHP reference #||05000227|
|Added to NRHP||March 30, 2003|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Southbound local||← AM rush, other times toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Zerega Avenue)|
|Peak-direction express||No regular service|
|Northbound local||PM rush, other times toward Pelham Bay Park (Middletown Road) →|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines|
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. Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Program, 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. However, these renovations are being deferred until the 2020–2024 Capital Program due to a lack of funding. As part of a revision to the Capital Program in April 2018, elevators will be installed at this station and it will become ADA-accessible.
Nearby points of interestEdit
- "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
- "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011.
- Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
- "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- Berger, Paul (April 3, 2018). "New York Subway Cuts Back Plans to Renovate Stations". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
- "Funding For Subway Station ADA-Accessibility Approved". www.mta.info. April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Bay" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
- Media related to Westchester Square – East Tremont Avenue (IRT Pelham Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org – IRT Pelham Line: Westchester Square
- nycsubway.org — City of Light Artwork by Romare Bearden (1993)
- nycsubway.org — Unknown Artwork (unknown artist and date)
- Station Reporter — 6 Train
- The Subway Nut — Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue Pictures
- MTA's Arts For Transit — Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)
- Westchester Square entrance from Google Maps Street View