161st Street – Yankee Stadium (New York City Subway)

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161st Street – Yankee Stadium
NYCS 4 NYCS B NYCS D
New York City Subway rapid transit station complex
161 Street entrance vc.jpg
Station statistics
Address East 161st Street & Rivera Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
Borough The Bronx
Locale Highbridge
Coordinates 40°49′41″N 73°55′33″W / 40.827937°N 73.925886°W / 40.827937; -73.925886Coordinates: 40°49′41″N 73°55′33″W / 40.827937°N 73.925886°W / 40.827937; -73.925886
Division A (IRT), B (IND)
Line IRT Jerome Avenue Line
IND Concourse Line
Services       4 all times (all times)
      B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
      D all except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
Connection
Levels 2
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 8,766,012 (station complex)[1] Decrease 0.8%
Rank 38 out of 421

161st Street – Yankee Stadium is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the elevated IRT Jerome Avenue Line and the underground IND Concourse Line. Located at the intersection of 161st Street and River Avenue (also named Rivera Avenue) in the Bronx, it is served by the:

  • 4 train at all times
  • D train at all times except rush hours in the peak direction
  • B train during rush hours

The station is ADA-accessible, with elevators available to all platforms.[2]

This station is located adjacent to Yankee Stadium, and also provides service to many Bronx County courts, government facilities, and shopping districts which are a short walk to the east. The station is eight blocks away from the MTA's Metro-North Yankees – East 153rd Street station, which also provides service to Yankee Stadium.

The combined passenger count for 161st Street – Yankee Stadium station in 2013 was 8,766,012, making it the busiest station in the Bronx and 38th overall.[1]

This is one of only two station complexes in the Bronx (the other being 149th Street – Grand Concourse). When the IND portion was built in 1933, paper tickets were used to transfer between the two lines; this method was used until the 1950s, when the indoor escalators were built.[citation needed]


IRT Jerome Avenue Line platforms[edit]

161st Street – Yankee Stadium
NYCS 4
New York City Subway rapid transit station
161st Street Yankee Stadium IRT Jerome southbound platform 2009 Yankee Stadium.JPG
View of southbound platform and current Yankee Stadium
Station statistics
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Jerome Avenue Line
Services       4 all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 2, 1917 (97 years ago) (1917-06-02)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station succession
Next north 167th Street: 4 all times
Next south 149th Street – Grand Concourse: 4 all times


Next Handicapped/disabled access north Fordham Road: 4 all times
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 125th Street: 4 all times

161st Street – Yankee Stadium is a local station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line that has three tracks and two side platforms. The station has extra exit stairs to handle stadium crowds at each platform, which make them much longer than traditional IRT platforms.

The former IRT Ninth Avenue Line connected with the IRT Jerome Avenue Line just north of this station, near 162nd Street.[3] A stub of the Ninth Avenue Line connecting trackway still exists and is visible today.[4][5]


IND Concourse Line platforms[edit]

161st Street – Yankee Stadium
NYCS B NYCS D
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Ind161yankee.JPG
Northbound platform
Station statistics
Division B (IND)
Line IND Concourse Line
Services       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
      D all except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened July 1, 1933 (81 years ago) (1933-07-01)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Former/other names 161st Street – River Avenue
Station succession
Next north 167th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next south 155th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction


Next Handicapped/disabled access north none: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 125th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction

161st Street – Yankee Stadium is a local station on the IND Concourse Line that has three tracks and two side platforms.

The full-time mezzanine is at 161st Street and Rivera Avenue with four street staircases. The part-time entrance is at Walton Avenue and has two street staircases and a passageway to 161st Street. Before the renovation, there was a full length mezzanine, with Transit Bureau Offices located to one side. After the renovation, the NYPD area was expanded, and public areas inside fare control were sealed, thus dividing the mezzanine into two separate areas. A few staircases to the platforms were also sealed and removed.

The 2002 artwork here is called Wall-Slide by Vito Acconci and Sea of Tranquility by Helene Brandt.


Station layout[edit]

2F Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local NYCS 4 toward Woodlawn (167th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS 4 toward Utica Avenue (New Lots Avenue late nights) (149th Street – Grand Concourse)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
1F Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G
Street level
Entrance/Exit Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at NE corner of 161st Street and River Avenue)
B1 Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound local NYCS B toward Brighton Beach rush hours (155th Street)
NYCS D toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue off-peak hours (155th Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS D does not stop here (rush hours only in the peak direction) →
Northbound local NYCS B toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (167th Street)
NYCS D toward Norwood – 205th Street off-peak hours (167th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ "NYC Official Accessibility Guide". nyc.gov. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  3. ^ nycsubway.org—IRT Woodlawn Line: The 9th Avenue Elevated-Polo Grounds Shuttle
  4. ^ nycsubway.org—IRT Woodlawn Line: 161st Street/River Avenue (Yankee Stadium)
  5. ^ nycsubway.org—IRT Woodlawn Line: Image 100342

External links[edit]

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