170th Street (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)

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170th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Western side
Station statistics
Address 170th Street & Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
Borough The Bronx
Locale Highbridge
Coordinates 40°50′25″N 73°55′04″W / 40.840178°N 73.917732°W / 40.840178; -73.917732Coordinates: 40°50′25″N 73°55′04″W / 40.840178°N 73.917732°W / 40.840178; -73.917732
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Jerome Avenue Line
Services       4 all times (all times)
Connection NYCT Bus: Bx11, Bx18
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened June 2, 1917 (97 years ago) (1917-06-02)
Passengers (2013) 2,961,575[1] Decrease 0.7%
Rank 167 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Mount Eden Avenue: 4 all times
Next south 167th Street: 4 all times

170th Street is a local station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 170th Street and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, it is served by the 4 train at all times.

This elevated station, opened on June 2, 1917 and rehabilitated in 2004, has three tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have beige windscreens and mesh fences and red canopies with green frames and support columns in the center and white steel waist-level fences at either ends with white lampposts at regular intervals.

The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. Inside fare control, it has two staircases to each platform at the center and a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions. Outside fare control, it has a turnstile bank, token booth, and three street stairs going down to either side of Jerome Avenue between 170th Street and Elliot Place, two to the east side and one to the west.

The 2005 artwork here is called Views from Above by Dina Bursztyn. It features stained glass windows on the platform windscreens and station house based on Bursztyn's experience on riding elevated trains.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS 4 toward Woodlawn (Mount Eden Avenue)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS 4 toward Crown Heights – Utica Avenue (New Lots Avenue late nights) (167th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

External links[edit]

Eastern side