Fordham Road (IND Concourse Line)
|Address||East Fordham Road & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468
|Line||IND Concourse Line|
|Services||B (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
D (all times)
|Platforms||2 island platforms
|Opened||July 1, 1933|
|Passengers (2013)||3,876,601 6%|
|Rank||125 out of 421|
|Next north||Kingsbridge Road: B D|
|Next south||182nd–183rd Streets (local): B D
Tremont Avenue (express): D
Fordham Road is an express station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Fordham Road and Grand Concourse in one of the largest shopping districts in New York City, it is served by the D train at all times and the B train during rush hours only.
It is the largest station on the Concourse Line, as it contains numerous closed stairs and passageways. The southbound island platform widens at the north end to allow a wall that splits it half, creating 2 "side" platforms. The northbound island platform is like others found throughout the system.
The platform wall once had a passageway from the first staircase at the Fordham Road side from the middle track to the local one; it is cordoned off permanently. The full-time side at East 188th Street has four street stairs, one for each corner, while the part-time side at Fordham Road has two, both at the east side of Fordham and Concourse. The part-time entrance is not accessible from the "local" side of the southbound platform
There were two additional street stairs and passageway at the west side of Fordham and Grand Concourse. They were nearest to the former location of Alexander's and Caldor. One exit led directly to the stores. Today, the building houses a mix of small businesses.
There is an RTO Field Office at the south end of the full-time mezzanine, but it is a result of the shortening of the mezzanine and elimination of two platform stairs for each side. Both platforms have six platform stairs. The northbound one also has two closed stairs while the southbound has four, two at each end.
The tile band is Concord Grape with Black Grape borders. The tablets show a different shade of purple in the center. A closed tower sits on the south end at the southbound platform.
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Northbound local||← toward Bedford Park Boulevard (Kingsbridge Road)
← toward Norwood – 205th Street (Kingsbridge Road)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left, right|
|Peak direction express||← toward Norwood – 205th Street (Kingsbridge Road)
→ toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Tremont Avenue) →
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Southbound local||→ toward Brighton Beach (182nd–183rd Streets)
→ toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (182nd–183rd Streets) →
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- nycsubway.org—IND Concourse: Fordham Road
- Station Reporter — B Train
- Station Reporter — D Train
- The Subway Nut — Fordham Road Pictures
- Fordham Road entrance from Google Maps Street View
- 188th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View