Bronx Park East station

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 Bronx Park East
 "2" train"5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Bronx Pk East IRTWP SB plat jeh.jpg
Southbound platform
Station statistics
Address Birchall Ave & Sagamore St
Bronx, NY 10462
Borough The Bronx
Locale Van Nest/Pelham Parkway
Coordinates 40°50′56″N 73°52′05″W / 40.849°N 73.868°W / 40.849; -73.868Coordinates: 40°50′56″N 73°52′05″W / 40.849°N 73.868°W / 40.849; -73.868
Line IRT 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 connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx22, Bx39
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened March 3, 1917; 102 years ago (1917-03-03)
Station code 425[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2018) 752,916[2]Decrease 5.9%
Rank 384 out of 424
Station succession
Next north Pelham Parkway: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction
Next south East 180th Street: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction

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

History[edit]

This station was opened along with the section of the IRT White Plains Road Line from East 177th Street to 219th Street 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.[3][4][5]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (East 180th Street)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (AM rush) (East 180th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (Pelham Parkway)
"5" train toward Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (Pelham Parkway)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exntrances/exits

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms.[6] Old signs at the center exit stairs and have been painted over, but those on the southbound platform are still visible through the paint. Covered windows in the concrete wall are also present.[citation needed]

South of this station, one can view the IRT Dyre Avenue Line just off to the east. Continuing south, the Unionport Yard is also to the east past the connection to the Dyre Avenue Line. The East 180th Street Yard is to the west just prior to entering the next station, East 180th Street.[6]

The 2006 artwork here is called B is for Birds in the Bronx by Candida Alvarez.[7][8]

Exits[edit]

The tiled mezzanine has windows and standard "Uptown" and "Downtown" mosaics. The mezzanine itself is made of stucco over concrete and is massive. There are exits to all corners of Birchell Avenue and Sagamore Street except for the southwest corner.[9]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Annual report. 1916-1917". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. 1917. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "New Subway Line Opened: White Plains Extension is Now Running to 238th Street" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "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. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "MTA - Arts & Design | NYCT Permanent Art". web.mta.info. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  8. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: B is for Birds in the Bronx (Candida Alvarez)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  9. ^ "Bronx Park East Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bronx Park East (IRT White Plains Road Line) at Wikimedia Commons