170th Street (IND Concourse Line)

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170th Street
NYCS B NYCS D
New York City Subway rapid transit station
170th Street IND Concourse SB.jpg
Southbound station platform
Station statistics
Address East 170th Street & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10452
Borough The Bronx
Locale Highbridge
Coordinates 40°50′20″N 73°54′49″W / 40.838814°N 73.913741°W / 40.838814; -73.913741Coordinates: 40°50′20″N 73°54′49″W / 40.838814°N 73.913741°W / 40.838814; -73.913741
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)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened July 1, 1933 (81 years ago) (1933-07-01)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,174,082[1] Increase 7.1%
Rank 219 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 174th–175th Streets: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next south 167th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction

170th Street is a local station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway, located at the Grand Concourse between East 170th and 171st Streets in the Bronx. It is served by the D train at all times except rush hours in the peak direction and the B train during rush hours.

This underground station, opened on July 1, 1933, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is used by the D train during rush hours in the peak direction.

Both platforms have an orange trim line on a black border and name tablets reading "170TH ST." in white sans serif lettering on a gray background. Small "170" and directional signs with white numbering on a black background run below the trim line and name tablets. Yellow i-beam columns run along both platforms and the full-time mezzanine with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate with white lettering.

The full-time mezzanine is at the north end of the station. Two staircases from each platform go up to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going up to either northern corners of East 171st Street and Grand Concourse.

Each platform has a same-level un-staffed fare control area at their south ends. On the Manhattan-bound side, a set of regular and High Entry/Exit Turnstiles lead to a mezzanine area, where two staircases go up to either western corners of East 170th Street and Grand Concourse. The fare control area on the Norwood-bound side is exit only, containing two high turnstiles and one staircase going up to the southeast corner of East 170th Street and Grand Concourse. Gated off staircases on both platforms adjacent to the un-staffed fare control areas go down to the East 170th Street tunnel below the Grand Concourse.

South of this station, a fourth track to the west of the line begins at a bumper block. It merges with the southbound local track just before approaching 167th Street and is used for storage of Yankee Stadium Special trains for service after their home games.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS B toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (174th–175th Streets)
NYCS D toward Norwood – 205th Street off-peak hours (174th–175th Streets)
Peak-direction express NYCS D does not stop here (rush hours in the peak direction) →
Southbound local NYCS B toward Brighton Beach rush hours (167th Street)
NYCS D toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue off-peak hours (167th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 

External links[edit]

Entrance on east side of Grand Concourse