Pelham Parkway station (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
2008 view of the station house entrance
|Address||Pelham Parkway, Williamsbridge Road & Esplanade
Bronx, NY 10469
|Locale||Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway|
|Division||A (IRT, formerly NYW&B)|
|Line||IRT Dyre Avenue Line|
|Services||5 (all times)|
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: Bx8, Bx12, Bx12 SBS|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Tracks||4 (2 in regular service)|
|Opened||May 29, 1912
May 15, 1941 (re-opened as a Subway station)
|Closed||December 31, 1937(NYW&B station)|
|Passengers (2018)||844,884 2.8%|
|Rank||373 out of 424|
Eastchester–Dyre Avenue (express): no regular service
Baychester Avenue (local): 5
Gun Hill Road (local): temporarily closed for construction
Morris Park (local): 5
East 180th Street (express): no regular service
Pelham Parkway is a station on the IRT Dyre Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Pelham Parkway and the Esplanade (erroneously signed as "Esplanade Avenue" in the station) in the Bronx, it is served by the 5 train at all times. This station was built as part of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway (NYW&B), and opened in 1912. This station closed in 1937 with the NYW&B, but reopened in 1941 as a subway station after the portion of the line in the Bronx was purchased by New York City.
|G||Street level station house||Exit/Entrance, fare control, station agent|
|Northbound local||← toward Eastchester–Dyre Avenue (Baychester Avenue)
Temporarily closed for construction: Gun Hill Road
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Northbound express||No passenger service|
|Southbound express||No passenger service|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Southbound local||→ toward Flatbush Avenue weekdays, Bowling Green weekends, East 180th Street late nights (Morris Park) →|
This station was originally opened on May 29, 1912, as an express station of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, with two island platforms and four tracks. It was closed on December 31, 1937, after the NYW&B went bankrupt but was opened again when the City of New York purchased the Bronx portion of the railroad for use in the subway system. An original NYW&B-era train indicator can still be found inside the station.
Today, the two local tracks remain in revenue service, and the southbound express track remains in use as a test track. The northbound express track ends about halfway between the north end of the station and the northern tunnel portal, however, it used to end at a bumper block just south of the station. The station is designed with two island platforms; however it is not considered an express station. The northbound express track had been restored at this station in October 2014. The purpose of the restoration was to serve work trains for the Dyre Avenue Line signal modernization project. As of 2017[update] the express tracks are also being used to develop a pilot program for platform screen doors technology.
Pelham Parkway is the only completely underground station on the Dyre Avenue Line and the only underground station in the system not originally built for subway use. It is also the northernmost underground IRT station. It is also the only 4-track underground station in the Bronx.
In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system. 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. However, these renovations are being deferred until the 2020–2024 Capital Program due to a lack of funding.
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- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
- "Signal System Modernization of the Dyre Avenue Line". judlau.com.
- "Search Capital Dashboard: Project T7080618". MTA. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
- 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.
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Parkway" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pelham Parkway (IRT Dyre Avenue Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IRT White Plains Road Line: Pelham Parkway
- Station Reporter — 5 Train
- The Subway Nut — Pelham Parkway Pictures
- New York Westchester and Boston Railway - Pelham Parkway Station
- Entrance north of Pelham Parkway from Google Maps Street View
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View
|Preceding station||New York, Westchester and Boston Railway||Following station|
|Morris Park||Main Line||Gun Hill Road|