East 180th Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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For the former terminal station slightly to the northwest, see 180th Street – Bronx Park (IRT White Plains Road Line).
East 180th Street
NYCS 2 NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
East 180th Street-Morris Park Avenue.jpg
Station statistics
Address East 180th Street & Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10460
Borough The Bronx
Locale West Farms
Coordinates 40°50′28″N 73°52′26″W / 40.841°N 73.874°W / 40.841; -73.874Coordinates: 40°50′28″N 73°52′26″W / 40.841°N 73.874°W / 40.841; -73.874
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened March 3, 1917; 97 years ago (1917-03-03)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Former/other names East 180th Street – Morris Park Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,152,570[1] Increase 2.5%
Rank 220 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Bronx Park East (White Plains local): 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction
Gun Hill Road (White Plains express): no regular service
Morris Park (Dyre): 5 all times
Pelham Parkway (Dyre express): no regular service
Next south West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue (local): 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
Third Avenue – 149th Street (express): 5 rush hours until 8:45, peak direction
(Terminal): 5 late nights


Next Handicapped/disabled access north Pelham Parkway (White Plains local): 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction
Gun Hill Road (White Plains express): no regular service
none: 5 all times
Next Handicapped/disabled access south Simpson Street (local): 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
Third Avenue – 149th Street (express): 5 rush hours until 8:45, peak direction
none: 5 late nights

East 180th Street (originally East 180th Street – Morris Park Avenue) is an elevated station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway in the Bronx at the intersection of East 180th Street and Morris Park Avenue. It is served by the 2 and 5 trains at all times.

It opened on March 3, 1917, and has two island platforms and three tracks. All service is on the outer tracks, except that the 5 train uses the center track during rush hours in the peak direction (when it runs express to or from Third Avenue – 149th Street), and late nights (when shuttle trains from Eastchester – Dyre Avenue terminate here). The express run to Third Avenue – 149th Street is 3.4 miles and bypasses seven stations, making it the second-longest express run in the New York City Subway (the longest is from 125 Street to 59th Street – Columbus Circle on the IND Eighth Avenue Line).

The south end of the platforms has a staff-only bridge allowing access from the platforms to the East 180th Street Yard directly to the west. Until the 1980s, the station had escalators to street level via a mezzanine, the remains of which are visible beneath the tracks. A walk is required to reach fare control on the former New York, Westchester and Boston Railway station house. A secondary exit leads to 180th Street.

Heading north, after West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue, trains turn east and enter the S-curve to East 180th Street. To the northeast are the Unionport Yard and a signal tower; just to the northwest is the flyover that carries the southbound track of the IRT Dyre Avenue Line. The 2 train continues on the IRT White Plains Road Line to Wakefield – 241st Street. The 5 train diverges to the Dyre Avenue Line northeast, and also continues on the White Plains Road Line to Nereid Avenue during rush hours in the peak direction.

New York, Westchester and Boston Railway platforms[edit]

Disused platform of the New York, Westchester, and Boston Railway

Directly to the east of the platforms are the platforms of the old New York, Westchester and Boston Railway's 180th Street station.[2] After the collapse of NYW&B in 1937, a portion of the main line was bought by the city of New York, which converted it into the subway and renamed it the IRT Dyre Avenue Line. The line north of Eastchester – Dyre Avenue and south of East 180th Street was abandoned and demolished, leaving the Dyre Avenue Line with no rail connections, so subway service debuted in 1940 as a full-time shuttle.

In 1957, a flyover connection between the IRT White Plains Road and Dyre Avenue Lines opened, allowing trains from the latter to travel to Manhattan and Brooklyn. All services that formerly used the NYW&B tracks and platforms moved to the White Plains Road Line platforms and tracks.

The original NYW&B station house on Morris Park Avenue is still in use as the main entrance. It is also home to some office space, a small convenience store, and until recently, a New York City Transit Police precinct (which now has a building across the street from the station entrance). Restoration of the station house was completed by MTA in 2013.[3]

Station layout[edit]

3F Crossover Restricted access
2F
Platforms
Southbound local NYCS 2 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue)
NYCS 5 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College or Bowling Green (West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Peak-direction express NYCS 5 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (AM rush) (Third Avenue – 149th Street)
NYCS 5 toward Eastchester – Dyre Avenue (PM rush and late nights) (Morris Park)
(No service: Pelham Parkway (Dyre))
NYCS 5 toward Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (Bronx Park East)
(No service: Gun Hill Road (Nereid))
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local NYCS 2 toward 241st Street (Bronx Park East)
NYCS 5 toward Eastchester – Dyre Avenue (Morris Park)
(No service: Pelham Parkway (Dyre))
1F Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevators inside station house on NW corner of East 180th Street and Morris Park Avenue)
G Street Level Exit / Entrance

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