Eastchester – Dyre Avenue (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)

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Eastchester – Dyre Avenue
NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Eastchester-Dyre Avenue.jpg
Station statistics
Address Dyre Avenue & East 233rd Street
Bronx, NY 10466
Borough The Bronx
Locale Eastchester
Coordinates 40°53′21″N 73°49′50″W / 40.889055°N 73.830614°W / 40.889055; -73.830614Coordinates: 40°53′21″N 73°49′50″W / 40.889055°N 73.830614°W / 40.889055; -73.830614
Division A (IRT, formerly NYW&B)
Line IRT Dyre Avenue Line
Services       5 all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Embankment / Elevated
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 29, 1912; 101 years ago (1912-05-29) (NYW&B station)
Rebuilt May 15, 1941; 72 years ago (1941-05-15) (as a Subway station)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,441,375[1] Increase 5.7%
Rank 308 out of 421
Station succession
Next north (Terminal): 5 all times
Next south Baychester Avenue: 5 all times

Eastchester – Dyre Avenue is the northern terminal station of the IRT Dyre Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, at Dyre Avenue and East 233rd Street in the Bronx neighborhood of Eastchester. It is served by the 5 train at all times.

Opened on May 29, 1912 as a local station of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, it closed on December 12, 1937 when the NYW&B went bankrupt. In 1940, New York City purchased the right of way from the Bronx / Westchester County boundary 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 IRT White Plains Road Line, and through service was provided.

When the station was rebuilt for subway service the two side platforms were removed, with a small piece of the northbound remaining. The four tracks were converted to two tracks using the northbound local and southbound express tracks. An island platform was placed over the northbound express trackbed. The NYW&B's southbound local trackbed can still be seen. The two tracks extend one train length past the station, and end at bumper blocks.

The northern end of the station is on an embankment, while the southern end is elevated. The station's only station house is on ground level with doors to the east side of Dyre Avenue on the northeast corner of Light Street. It has a token booth, turnstile bank, and two staircases to the platform. Mount Vernon is 3/10 mile uphill.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Southbound NYCS 5 toward Brooklyn College – Flatbush Avenue weekdays,
Bowling Green weekends, East 180th Street late nights (Baychester Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Southbound NYCS 5 toward Brooklyn College – Flatbush Avenue weekdays,
Bowling Green weekends, East 180th Street late nights (Baychester Avenue)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/Entrance

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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