Fordham Road (IND Concourse Line)

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Fordham Road
NYCS B NYCS D
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Fordham Rd IND jeh.JPG
Western stair
Station statistics
Address East Fordham Road & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468
Borough The Bronx
Locale Fordham
Coordinates 40°51′45″N 73°53′50″W / 40.862414°N 73.897133°W / 40.862414; -73.897133Coordinates: 40°51′45″N 73°53′50″W / 40.862414°N 73.897133°W / 40.862414; -73.897133
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) 3,876,601[1] Increase 6%
Rank 125 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Kingsbridge Road: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all times
Next south 182nd–183rd Streets (local): B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
Tremont Avenue (express): D rush hours, peak direction

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.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Northbound local NYCS B toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hour (Kingsbridge Road)
NYCS D toward Norwood – 205th Street off-peak hours (Kingsbridge Road)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Peak direction express NYCS D toward Norwood – 205th Street PM rush (Kingsbridge Road)
NYCS D toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue AM rush (Tremont Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Wall at north end
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound local NYCS B toward Brighton Beach rush hour (182nd–183rd Streets)
NYCS D toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue off-peak hours (182nd–183rd Streets)

References[edit]

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

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