Hunts Point Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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Hunts Point Avenue
NYCS 6 NYCS 6d
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Hunts Point Avenue (IRT Pelham Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address Hunts Point Avenue & Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459
Borough The Bronx
Locale Hunts Point
Coordinates 40°49′14″N 73°53′30″W / 40.820565°N 73.89164°W / 40.820565; -73.89164Coordinates: 40°49′14″N 73°53′30″W / 40.820565°N 73.89164°W / 40.820565; -73.89164
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times (all times) <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened January 7, 1919; 95 years ago (1919-01-07)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 3,158,343[1] Decrease 1.5%
Rank 158 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Whitlock Avenue (local): 6 all times
Parkchester (express): <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south Longwood Avenue (local): 6 all times
Third Avenue – 138th Street (express): <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

Hunts Point Avenue is an express station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway, served by the 6 train at all times and the <6> train on weekdays in the peak direction. It is located at Hunts Point Avenue and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx.

This underground station, opened on January 7, 1919, has three tracks and two island platforms. The 6 stops on the outer local tracks while the <6> stops at the center express track. The track walls have geometric Vickers-designed mosaic friezes in muted shades of blue, grey and beige, with occasional bits of pale pink. The large identifying plaques show "H P." - with no period following the "H". Matching "uptown" and "downtown" directional mosaics are found in the mezzanine, along with a smaller, simplified version of the frieze found on the lower level. Dark green i-beam columns run along both platforms at regular intervals, a single line in the middle at their ends and one line on each side at their center.

This station's main fare control area is a mezzanine above the center of the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from each platform go up to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two street stairs going up to Monsignor Del Valle Square, a city-owned park on the triangle formed by East 163rd Street, Hunts Point Avenue, and Bruckner Boulevard. Unusually for this station, the street-level facility, street stair enclosures, and lights are all made of bricks. Although the platform level is lit by fluorescent bulbs, the mezzanine remains lit by incandescent lights, which were replaced along every platform in the subway by the late 1980s.

The northbound platform has an exit-only at its extreme northern end. A twisting staircase goes up to a street-level steel and glass structure, where exit-only turnstiles provide access out of the station. It is located at the southeast corner of Southern Boulevard and Hunts Point Avenue.

This is the northernmost underground station before the elevated stretch to Pelham Bay Park station. As of 2013, elevators are being built in this station (one to each platform within fare control, and one to the Monsignor Del Valle Square, for a total of 3 elevators) so it can comply with ADA standards.[2]


Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit / Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Southbound local NYCS 6 toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (Longwood Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Peak-direction express NYCS 6d toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (weekday mornings) (Third Avenue-138th Street)
NYCS 6d toward Pelham Bay Park (weekday afternoons and evenings) (Parkchester)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound local NYCS 6 toward Parkchester (weekdays) or Pelham Bay Park (all times except weekday afternoons and evenings) (Whitlock Avenue)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/HuntsPoint.htm

External links[edit]

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