East 143rd Street – St. Mary's Street (IRT Pelham Line)

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East 143rd Street – St. Mary's Street
NYCS 6
New York City Subway rapid transit station
East 143rd Street–St Mary's Street (IRT Pelham Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address East 143rd Street (St. Mary's Street) & Southern Boulevard
Borough The Bronx
Locale Mott Haven
Coordinates 40°48′29″N 73°54′28″W / 40.808125°N 73.907862°W / 40.808125; -73.907862Coordinates: 40°48′29″N 73°54′28″W / 40.808125°N 73.907862°W / 40.808125; -73.907862
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times (all times)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened January 17, 1919; 95 years ago (1919-01-17)
Former/other names East 143rd Street
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 273,895[1] Decrease 4.1%
Rank 411 out of 421
Station succession
Next north East 149th Street: 6 all times
Next south Cypress Avenue: 6 all times

East 143rd Street – St. Mary's Street is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 6 train at all times, and is located at the intersection of East 143rd Street (also known as St. Mary's Street) and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx.

This underground station, opened on January 17, 1919, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is used by the weekday peak direction <6> service.

Both platforms have their original Dual Contracts mosaic trim line and name tablets. "143" tablets for "East 143rd Street" run along the trim line at regular intervals and the name tablets have "E. 143RD STREET" in all-caps, serif lettering. Dark blue i-beam columns run along the platforms at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black name plate with white lettering.

Both platforms were extended at the east (railroad north) end in the 1960s to accommodate the current standard length of an IRT train (510 feet). The extensions are noticeable as they are narrower than the rest of the platforms, have no columns, and the trim line is blue with "E 143RD ST" in white sans serif font. The extensions result in the platforms being slightly offset.

Both platforms have one same-level fare control area at the south (geographical west) end. Each one has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs. The ones on the Pelham Bay Park-bound platform go up to the either southern corners of the T-intersection of Southern Boulevard and East 143rd Street while the ones on the Manhattan-bound platform go up to either northern corners.

There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions. There is a closed newsstand that has been tiled over.

By passenger count, it is both the least-used station in the Bronx and the least-used IRT station citywide.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS 6 toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (Cypress Avenue)
Peak-direction express NYCS 6d does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS 6 toward Pelham Bay Park or Parkchester (East 149th 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 2014-03-25. 

External links[edit]

Southbound street stair