Gun Hill Road (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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Not to be confused with Gun Hill Road (IRT Dyre Avenue Line).
Gun Hill Road
NYCS 2 NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
NYCS IRT ThirdAve GunHillRd.jpg
Gun Hill Road in 1984, 11 years after the abandonment of the lower level.
Station statistics
Address East Gun Hill Road & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467
Borough The Bronx
Locale Williamsbridge, Allerton
Coordinates 40°52′37″N 73°52′01″W / 40.877°N 73.867°W / 40.877; -73.867Coordinates: 40°52′37″N 73°52′01″W / 40.877°N 73.867°W / 40.877; -73.867
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
IRT Third Avenue Line (formerly)
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Connection
Structure Elevated
Levels 2 (lower level abandoned)
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened March 3, 1917; 97 years ago (1917-03-03) (upper level)
October 4, 1920; 94 years ago (1920-10-04) (lower level)
Closed April 29, 1973; 41 years ago (1973-04-29) (lower level)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,304,780[1] Increase 3.2%
Rank 205 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 219th Street (local): 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction
Wakefield – 241st Street (express): no regular service
Next south Burke Avenue (local): 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction
East 180th Street (express): no regular service
210th Street – Williamsbridge (3rd Ave. local; demolished)
Fordham Road – 190th Street (3rd Ave. express; demolished)


Next Handicapped/disabled access north 233rd Street: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction
Next Handicapped/disabled access south Pelham Parkway: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction

Gun Hill Road is an express station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located in the Bronx at the intersection of Gun Hill and White Plains Roads, it is served by the 2 train at all times while the 5 train provides additional rush hour service in the peak direction.

This station opened on March 3, 1917 as a bi-level station, for IRT White Plains Road Line subway service. The upper level has always been used and the lower level was used by the IRT Third Avenue Line from October 4, 1920[2] to April 29, 1973. The upper level has three tracks and two island platforms, while the lower level had two tracks and one wide island platform. North of the station, the lower level tracks rose and joined, making a five track line for a short distance. From west to east, they were as follows: main southbound local, Third Avenue southbound, main center express, Third Avenue northbound, main northbound local.

A refurbishing project in 2004-06 removed the Third Avenue el level and upgraded the station with a new station house at street level. It is at the corner of Gun Hill Road and White Plains Road while the original was one short block north at East 211th Street. New escalators and elevators now make this station ADA-accessible.

Station layout[edit]

2F
Platforms
Southbound local NYCS 2 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Burke Avenue)
NYCS 5 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (AM rush) (Burke Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Peak-direction express No regular service
(No service: Wakefield – 241st Street (north) or East 180th Street (south))
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local NYCS 2 toward Wakefield – 241st Street (219th Street)
NYCS 5 toward Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (219th Street)
1F Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, former Third Avenue El platform
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator inside main entrance in White Plains Road median between Gun Hill Road and 211 Street)
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ Fischler, Stan (1997). The Subway: A Trip Through Time on New York's Rapid Transit. Flushing, NY: H&M Productions. pp. 245–249. ISBN 1-882608-19-4. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Gun Hill Road (IRT White Plains Road Line) at Wikimedia Commons

Entry to the station for the 2 and 5 trains.