174th Street station (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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 174 Street
 "2" train"5" train
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Station statistics
Address East 174th Street, Southern Boulevard, & Boston Road
Bronx, NY 10460
Borough The Bronx
Locale Crotona Park East
Coordinates 40°50′13″N 73°53′17″W / 40.837°N 73.888°W / 40.837; -73.888Coordinates: 40°50′13″N 73°53′17″W / 40.837°N 73.888°W / 40.837; -73.888
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights (all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx19, Bx21, Bx36
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened November 26, 1904; 114 years ago (1904-11-26)
Station code 428[1]
Passengers (2018) 2,056,692[2]Decrease 11.9%
Rank 228 out of 424
Station succession
Next north West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue: 2 all times5 all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights
Next south Freeman Street: 2 all times5 all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights

174th Street is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 174th Street, Southern Boulevard & Boston Road in the Crotona Park East neighborhood of the Bronx, it is served by the 2 train at all times, and the 5 train at all times except late nights and rush hours in the peak direction.


The initial segment of the IRT White Plains Road Line opened on November 26, 1904 between East 180th Street and Jackson Avenue. Initially, trains on the line were served by elevated trains from the IRT Second Avenue Line and the IRT Third Avenue Line. Once the connection to the IRT Lenox Avenue Line opened on July 10, 1905, trains from the newly opened IRT subway ran via the line.[3][4][5]

On June 13, 1949, the platform extensions at this station, as well as those on White Plains Road Line stations between Jackson Avenue and 177th Street, opened. The platforms were lengthened to 514 feet (157 m) to allow full ten-car express trains to platform. Previously the stations could only platform six-car local trains.[6] Third Avenue Line service ended on May 12, 1955.[7][8]

The station was closed from July to November 2003 and was completely rehabilitated.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Freeman Street)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (Freeman Street)
Peak-direction express "5" train does not stop here (rush hours, peak direction only) →
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue)
"5" train toward Eastchester–Dyre Avenue except PM rush and nights (West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Exit/entrance
Southbound platform

This elevated station, which has two side platforms and three tracks, is built on a curve, which results in large gaps between center doors and the platform. The gaps were almost wide enough to need gap fillers. By 2008, most of the station's gaps had been filled, but train announcements still warn passengers to "be careful of the gap between the platform and the train."

The station has a new white windscreen and black fencing. The ends of the platform are very narrow.[9]


The station does not have a mezzanine. The station houses are at the same level as the platforms. The two southbound exits lead to the northwestern corner of the skewed intersection of 174th Street and Southern Boulevard. The two northbound exits are on either eastern corner of that intersection.[10]


  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. ^ "Discuss Signs In 18th St. Station; Engineer Parsons and Mr. Hedley Inspect Advertising Scheme. Bronx Viaduct Works Well Delays There Only Those of Newness -Lenox Avenue Service Makes Fuss Below Ninety-sixth Street" (PDF). Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Kahn, Alan Paul (January 1, 1973). Tracks of New York /. New York : Electric Railroaders' Association.
  5. ^ "SUBWAY TRAINS RUNNING FROM BRONX TO BATTERY; West Farms and South Ferry Stations Open at Midnight. START WITHOUT A HITCH Bowling Green Station Also Opened -- Lenox Avenue Locals Take City Hall Loop Hereafter" (PDF). Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Report for the three and one-half years ending June 30, 1949. New York City Board of Transportation. 1949.
  7. ^ Salisbury, Harrison E. (May 13, 1955). "Cars Are Packed For Last 'El' Trip — 3d Ave. Salutes With Raised Glasses as Train Makes Noisy and Slow Journey" (PDF). New York Times. p. 16. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Katz, Ralph (May 13, 1955). "Last Train Rumbles On Third Ave. 'El'" (PDF). New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "174 Street (2,5)-The SubwayNut". Archived from the original on April 8, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  10. ^ "174th Street Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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