Baychester Avenue (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)

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Baychester Avenue
NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Baychester Avenue.jpg
Station statistics
Address Baychester Avenue & Tillotson Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475
Borough The Bronx
Locale Eastchester, Baychester
Coordinates 40°52′43″N 73°50′19″W / 40.87864°N 73.838639°W / 40.87864; -73.838639Coordinates: 40°52′43″N 73°50′19″W / 40.87864°N 73.838639°W / 40.87864; -73.838639
Division A (IRT, formerly NYW&B)
Line IRT Dyre Avenue Line
Services       5 all times (all times)
Structure Embankment
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened May 29, 1912; 102 years ago (1912-05-29) (NYW&B station
May 15, 1941; 73 years ago (1941-05-15) (re-opened as a Subway station)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,234,050[1] Increase 6.6%
Rank 329 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Eastchester – Dyre Avenue: 5 all times
Next south Gun Hill Road: 5 all times

Baychester Avenue is a station on the IRT Dyre Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Baychester and Tillotson Avenues in the Bronx. It is served by the 5 train at all times.

Originally opened on May 29, 1912 as a local station of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, it was closed on December 12, 1937 when the NYW&B went bankrupt. In 1940, the City of New York purchased the right of way from the Bronx line southward. In 1941, a shuttle service was implemented between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street using IRT gate cars. In 1957, a physical connection was made to the White Plains Road line and through service provided.

The station has two side platforms and three tracks with space for a fourth. It is on an embankment with a cut in the embankment for the street to run below (Baychester Avenue). The entrance is below the station.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS 5 toward Eastchester – Dyre Avenue (Terminus)
Northbound express Trackbed
Southbound express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS 5 toward Brooklyn College – Flatbush Avenue weekdays, Bowling Green
weekends, East 180th Street late nights (Gun Hill Road)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

References[edit]

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

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