Bedford Park Boulevard (IND Concourse Line)

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Bedford Park Boulevard
NYCS B NYCS D
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Northeastern street stair
Station statistics
Address Bedford Park Boulevard & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468
Borough The Bronx
Locale Bedford Park
Coordinates 40°52′21″N 73°53′16″W / 40.872507°N 73.887906°W / 40.872507; -73.887906Coordinates: 40°52′21″N 73°53′16″W / 40.872507°N 73.887906°W / 40.872507; -73.887906
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 times (all times)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened July 1, 1933; 81 years ago (1933-07-01)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,040,887[1] Increase 5.8%
Rank 233 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Norwood – 205th Street: D all times
(Terminal): B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next south Kingsbridge Road: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all times

Bedford Park Boulevard is an express station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Bedford Park Boulevard and Grand Concourse in Bedford Park, Bronx, it is served by the D train at all times. It is also the northern terminal for the B train during rush hours.

This underground station, opened on July 1, 1933, has three tracks and two island platforms. South of this station, the center track (used by the B train) splits into two and forms the local tracks of the line while the outer tracks (used by the D train) pass under the two center tracks and merge into a single track between them. This center track is the express track of the line, which is used by the D train during rush hours in the peak direction. The track layout allows for trains stopping on the outer tracks to remain on the local tracks for the rest of the line. The D train does this at all other times.

North of the station, the center track widens to two tracks that lead to the Concourse Yard to the west. The outer tracks curve to the east to Norwood – 205th Street, the last stop on this line.

Both outer track walls have a lawn green trim line on a darker green border. There are small black "BEDFORD" signs with white lettering below them at regular intervals. Dark green I-beam columns run along both sides of both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.

This station has two mezzanines above the platform, but formerly had a full length one. The closed portion is now a master tower that controls the entire Concourse Line. Both platforms also have several closed staircases to this area. The full-time fare control is at the south end of this station. Staircases from each platform go up to a crossover, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside the turnstile bank is a token booth, two staircases going up to either northern corners of Bedford Park Boulevard and Grand Concourse, and a short, but double-wide staircase going down to the north side of Bedford Park Boulevard below the Grand Concourse underpass.

The fare control area at the north end of the station is unstaffed, containing just full height turnstiles, one staircase going up to the northeast corner of 203rd Street and Grand Concourse, and another staircase going up to the west side of Grand Concourse near this intersection.

There is an equipment room on the south end of the northbound platform. Additionally, a short, one-car length platform is in the tunnel just north of the southbound platform after a gap of about one or two car lengths.

Station layout[edit]

G Ground Level Exit/Entrance to Grand Concourse
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B2 Northbound local NYCS D toward Norwood – 205th Street (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for D trains, right for B trains
Southbound local NYCS B toward Brighton Beach rush hours only (Kingsbridge Road)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound local/express NYCS D toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Kingsbridge Road)
B3 Bedford Park Boulevard tunnel Exit/Entrance to Bedford Park Boulevard

References[edit]

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

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