East 149th Street (IRT Pelham Line)

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 East 149 Street
 "6" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
East 149th Street (IRT Pelham Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address East 149th Street & Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10455
Borough The Bronx
Locale Woodstock
Coordinates 40°48′44″N 73°54′15″W / 40.812088°N 73.904171°W / 40.812088; -73.904171Coordinates: 40°48′44″N 73°54′15″W / 40.812088°N 73.904171°W / 40.812088; -73.904171
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx17, Bx19
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened January 7, 1919; 99 years ago (1919-01-07)[1]
Station code 373[2]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Passengers (2017) 1,531,045[4]Increase 0.8%
Rank 300 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Longwood Avenue: 6 all times
Next south East 143rd Street – St. Mary's Street: 6 all times

East 149th Street is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 6 train at all times and is located at the intersection of East 149th Street, Prospect Avenue, and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street level Exit/entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "6" train toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (East 143rd Street–St. Mary's Street)
Peak-direction express "6" express train does not stop here →
Northbound local "6" train toward Parkchester (PM rush) or Pelham Bay Park (other times) (Longwood Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street stair for downtown

This underground station, opened on January 7, 1919,[1] and has two side platforms and three tracks. The center express track is used by the weekday peak direction <6> service.

Both platforms have their original Dual Contracts mosaic trim line and name tablets. "149" tablets for "East 149th Street" run along the trim line at regular intervals and the name tablets have "E. 149TH STREET" in all-caps, serif lettering. Yellow i-beam columns run along the platforms at either ends at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black name plate with white lettering.

Both platforms were extended at the west (railroad south) end in the 1960s to accommodate the current standard length of an IRT train (510 feet). The extensions are noticeable as they are narrower than the rest of the platforms and the trim line is maroon with "E 149TH ST" in white sans serif font. The extensions result in the platforms being slightly offset.

There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions. Closed newsstands on the platforms have been tiled over.


Both platforms have one same-level fare control area at the center. Each one has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs. The ones on the Pelham Bay Park-bound platform go up to the either southern corners of Southern Boulevard and East 149th Street while the ones on the Manhattan-bound platform go up to the northeast corner.[5]


  1. ^ a b "New Lines In Bronx Coming This Year: Rays of Rapid Transit to be Let Into Dark Sections in the West and North" (PDF). nytimes.com. The New York Times. January 7, 1919. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Bay" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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