Jackson Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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Jackson Avenue
NYCS 2 NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Jackson Av IRT WHP plat jeh.JPG
Northbound platform
Station statistics
Address Jackson Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
Borough The Bronx
Locale Melrose
Coordinates 40°48′59″N 73°54′29″W / 40.8163°N 73.908°W / 40.8163; -73.908Coordinates: 40°48′59″N 73°54′29″W / 40.8163°N 73.908°W / 40.8163; -73.908
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction (all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction)
Connection NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened November 26, 1904; 109 years ago (1904-11-26)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,686,061[1] Increase 10.5%
Rank 274 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Prospect Avenue: 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
Next south Third Avenue – 149th Street: 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
143rd Street (Third Ave elevated; demolished)
Jackson Avenue Subway Station (IRT)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP Reference # 04001025[2]
Added to NRHP September 17, 2004

Jackson Avenue is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Jackson and Westchester Avenues in Melrose, Bronx, it is served by the 2 train at all times, and the 5 train at all other times except during late nights and rush hours in the peak direction.

This elevated station opened on November 26, 1904 as part of the IRT Third Avenue Line until the connection to the IRT Lenox Avenue Line opened on July 10, 1905. As a result, this elevated station is closer to the ground compared to other elevated stations further north on this line. South of this station, the line curves west and enters the tunnel into Third Avenue – 149th Street.

This station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is used by the 5 train during rush hours in the peak direction. Both platforms have beige windscreens with green outlines and red canopies with green support frames and columns in the center and lime green, waist-high, steel fences at either ends. The station signs are in the standard black with white lettering.

Both sides have an elevated station house adjacent to and towards the rear of their respective platforms and there are no crossovers or crossunders. On the Manhattan-bound side, doors from the platform lead to a small waiting area, where a turnstile bank provides entrance/exit from the station. Outside of fare control, there is a token booth and two sets of doors leading to two staircases facing in opposite directions that go down to the west side of Westchester Avenue. The platform has two exit-only turnstiles, each of which leads to either street staircase, to allow passengers to exit the station without having to go through the station house.

The station house on the northbound platform is un-staffed. Four doors lead to a waiting area where two High Entry/Exit Turnstiles and one exit-only turnstile provide access to/from the station. Outside fare control, a set of doors lead to balcony where two double-flight, twisting staircases go down to the northeast corner of Westchester and Jackson Avenues. The platform has one exit-only turnstile leading to the staircase balcony.

This station has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since September 17, 2004.[3] The 2009 artwork here is called Latin American Stories by George Crespo. It consists of four stained glass panels on the windscreens of each platform and two sets of window niches on each station house. They depict images from six Latin American stories, including How Fire Came to the Rain Forest and The King That Tried to Touch the Moon from the Lesser Antilles. The station has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS 2 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Third Avenue – 149th Street)
NYCS 5 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (Third Avenue – 149th Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS 5 does not stop here (rush hours only) →
Northbound local NYCS 2 toward 241st Street (Prospect Avenue)
NYCS 5 toward Dyre Avenue (Prospect Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
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. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Jackson Avenue Subway Station (IRT); (NRHP)

External links[edit]

Media related to Jackson Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line) at Wikimedia Commons

Northbound station house and staircase