List of New York City Subway stations in the Bronx

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The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system that serves four of the five boroughs of New York City in the U.S. state of New York: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Operated by the New York City Transit Authority under the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York, the New York City Subway is the busiest rapid transit system in the United States and the fourth busiest in the world, with 5.225 million daily riders. The system's 468 stations qualifies it to have the largest number of rapid transit stations in the world.

Three rapid transit companies merged in 1940 to create the present New York City Subway system: the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), the Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT), and the Independent Subway System (IND). In the Bronx, only the IRT and IND constructed lines in the borough.

History and description[edit]

The 183rd Street station of the Third Avenue El, shortly before its demolition.

On May 17, 1886, the Suburban Rapid Transit Company operated the first rapid transit operation in the Annexed District—as the Bronx was known then—via a crossing over the Harlem River between 133rd Street and 129th Street in Manhattan.[1] The Suburban was bought by the Manhattan Railway Company in 1891, which had operated the Second Avenue and Third Avenue Lines from its 129th Street terminal. In turn, the Manhattan Railway was acquired by the IRT in 1902 through a 999-year lease. This line was then known as the IRT Third Avenue Line in both the Bronx and Manhattan. The line was incrementally built northward since its opening until 1920, when it reached its northernmost terminal at Gun Hill Road and connected with the northern portion of the IRT White Plains Road Line. On May 12, 1955, the Third Avenue Line was closed south of 149th Street in response to developers wishing to construct newer residences and commercial buildings on the East Side of Manhattan. The remainder of the Third Avenue Line, wholly within the Bronx, was closed on April 28, 1973 and was subsequently demolished.

In the Bronx, the earliest stations and infrastructure of the New York City Subway still in existence lie in the IRT White Plains Road Line. The line, under a contract with the City of New York called Contract 1, was constructed to connect to the original IRT subway system which had operated since October 27, 1904. The section of the White Plains Road Line that opened a month later operated between 149th Street and 180th Street – Bronx Park (a spur line station closed in 1952, now demolished) and ran through the IRT Third Avenue Line. The underground subway from Manhattan (via the IRT Lenox Avenue Line) reached the Bronx by July 10, 1905 and White Plains Road Line trains operated through the subway. In 1908, as an extension of Contract 1, the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line would reach the western Bronx from 225th Street to its present terminal at Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street, signifying the completion of the first subway. The IRT's next contract, Contract 3, would be granted alongside the BMT's, Contract 4, in what is called the Dual Contracts. Under the Dual Contracts, from 1917 to 1920, the White Plains Road Line was extended from what is now West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue to 219th Street, 238th Street, and Wakefield – 241st Street, its northernmost terminal. Also under the contract, the IRT Jerome Avenue Line was opened in 1917 between 149th Street – Grand Concourse and Kingsbridge Road before its extension northward to Woodlawn and the completion of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line a year later. The IRT Ninth Avenue Line's 155th Street station also connected to the Jerome Avenue Line at 167th Street in 1918. (This section was closed in 1958 and later demolished.) Between 1918 and 1920, the IRT Pelham Line was the last Contract 3 line to be built, from its original section between 125th Street (in Manhattan) and Third Avenue – 138th Street, to extensions to Hunts Point Avenue, East 177th Street, Westchester Square, and its northeastern terminus at Pelham Bay Park. The IND's first and only line in the Bronx, the IND Concourse Line, opened in 1933 from 145th Street in Manhattan to Norwood – 205th Street, its northernmost terminal. The most recent expansion of Bronx service happened shortly after the unification of the three New York City subway systems: in 1941, the former tracks of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway between East 180th Street and Dyre Avenue were reassigned to the IRT as the IRT Dyre Avenue Line. Through service to Manhattan via the White Plains Road Line at East 180th Street began in 1957.

Although many east-west streets in the Bronx are prefixed with either "East" or "West," most subway stations are named without the prefix, i.e. 231st Street instead of West 231st Street. The former IRT system had "East" prefixes attached to some of its stations: East 143rd Street on the Pelham Line is differentiated from the now demolished 143rd Street on the Third Avenue Elevated; East 149th Street, also on the Pelham Line, is distinguished from the 149th Street – Grand Concourse station on the Jerome Avenue and White Plains Road lines (as well as the former 149th Street Third Avenue Elevated station); and East 180th Street is separate from the now-demolished 180th Street – Bronx Park station, both stations on the White Plains Road Line.[2] (and the now demolished 180th Street station on the Third Avenue line). The "East" prefix is retained for Tremont Avenue in the West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue and Westchester Square – East Tremont Avenue stations, while the Concourse Line Tremont Avenue station omits the prefix. The "East" prefix has also been used for 177th Street in the Parkchester – East 177th Street station on the Pelham line. The now demolished Tremont Avenue – 177th Street station didn't use "East" for 177th Street or Tremont Avenue in the station. The 177th Street station on the White Plains Road line also didn't use the "East" prefix.

Lines and services[edit]

There are 70 New York City Subway stations in the Bronx, per the official count of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority; of these, 9 are express-local stations. If the 2 station complexes are counted as one station each, the number of stations is 68. In the table below, lines with colors next to them indicate trunk lines, which determine the colors that are used for services' route bullets and diamonds. The opening date refers to the opening of the first section of track for the line. In the "division" column, the current division is followed by the original division in parentheses.

Division Line Services Stations in the Bronx Opened Continues to
A (IRT)      Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line 1NYCS 1 03 August 1, 1908 Manhattan
B (IND) Concourse Line B DNYCS B NYCS D 10 (4 express-local stations, 1 part of a station complex) July 1, 1933 Manhattan
A (IRT) Dyre Avenue Line 5NYCS 5 05 May 15, 1941 N/A
A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line 4 5NYCS 4 NYCS 5 14 (2 part of station complexes) June 2, 1917 Manhattan
A (IRT) Pelham Line 6NYCS 6 NYCS 6d 18 (3 express-local stations) August 1, 1918 Manhattan
A (IRT) White Plains Road Line 2 5NYCS 2 NYCS 5 20 (2 express-local stations, 1 part of a station complex) November 26, 1904 Manhattan

Stations[edit]

Permanently closed subway stations, including those that have been demolished, are not included in the list below. Numerically named stations that are attached with a geographic location before them (Norwood – 205th Street, Wakefield – 241st Street, and Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street) are listed under the geographic location name.[^ 1]

Station service legend
Stops all times Stops all times
Stops all times except late nights Stops all times except late nights
Stops late nights only Stops late nights only
Stops weekdays only Stops weekdays only
Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction
Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction Stops daily except rush hours in the peak direction
Stops rush hours only Stops rush hours only
Stops rush hours in peak direction only Stops rush hours in the peak direction only
Time period details
* Station is part of a station complex
** Transfer stations either between local and express services or that involve the terminus of a service on the same line; may also be part of a station complex as defined above
*** Multi-level or adjacent-platform transfer stations on different lines considered to be one station as classified by the MTA
Terminal of a service
*†, **† or ***† Transfer stations and terminals
Last station in the Bronx before service continues to Manhattan
*‡, **‡, or ***‡ Last station in the Bronx and a transfer station
Handicapped/disabled access Station is handicapped-accessible per the Americans with Disabilities Act[3]
Station Handicapped/disabled access Division Line Services Opened [4] [5]
003Third Avenue – 138th Street**‡ 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction August 1, 1918[4]
003Third Avenue – 149th Street** 0Handicapped/disabled access A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 all except late nights
July 10, 1905[4]
138th Street – Grand Concourse 1 A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all except rush hours, peak direction
      5 all except late nights
July 17, 1918[4]
149th Street – Grand Concourse*[^ 2] 1 A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all times June 2, 1917[4]
149th Street – Grand Concourse*‡[^ 2] 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 all except late nights
July 10, 1905[4]
161st Street – Yankee Stadium*‡[^ 3] 0Handicapped/disabled access B (IND) Concourse Line       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.
      D all except rush hours, peak direction
July 1, 1933[5]
161st Street – Yankee Stadium*[^ 3] 0Handicapped/disabled access A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all times June 2, 1917[4]
167th Street 1 B (IND) Concourse Line       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.
      D all except rush hours, peak direction
July 1, 1933[5]
167th Street 1 A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all times June 2, 1917[4]
170th Street 1 B (IND) Concourse Line       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.
      D all except rush hours, peak direction
July 1, 1933[5]
170th Street 1 A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all times June 2, 1917[4]
174th Street 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
November 26, 1904[4]
174th–175th Streets 1 B (IND) Concourse Line       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.
      D all except rush hours, peak direction
July 1, 1933[5]
176th Street 1 A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all times June 2, 1917[4]
182nd–183rd Streets 1 B (IND) Concourse Line       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.
      D all except rush hours, peak direction
July 1, 1933[5]
183rd Street 1 A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all times June 2, 1917[4]
219th Street 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 rush hours, peak direction
March 3, 1917[4]
225th Street 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 rush hours, peak direction
March 31, 1917[4]
231st Street 0Handicapped/disabled access A (IRT) Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line       1 all times August 1, 1908[4]
233rd Street 0Handicapped/disabled access A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 rush hours, peak direction
March 31, 1917[4]
238th Street 1 A (IRT) Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line       1 all times August 1, 1908[4]
Allerton Avenue 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 rush hours, peak direction
March 3, 1917[4]
Baychester Avenue 1 A (IRT) Dyre Avenue Line       5 all times May 15, 1941[4]
Bedford Park Boulevard**† 1 B (IND) Concourse Line       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.
      D all times
July 1, 1933[5]
Bedford Park Boulevard – Lehman College 1 A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all times April 15, 1918[4]
Bronx Park East 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 rush hours, peak direction
March 3, 1917[4]
Brook Avenue 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times January 8, 1919[4]
Buhre Avenue 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction December 20, 1920[4]
Burke Avenue 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 rush hours, peak direction
March 3, 1917[4]
Burnside Avenue 1 A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all times June 2, 1917[4]
Castle Hill Avenue 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times October 24, 1920[4]
Cypress Avenue 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times January 8, 1919[4]
East 143rd Street – St. Mary's Street 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times January 8, 1919[4]
East 149th Street 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times January 8, 1919[4]
East 180East 180th Street**† 0Handicapped/disabled access A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 all times
March 3, 1917[4]
Eastchester – Dyre Avenue 1 A (IRT) Dyre Avenue Line       5 all times May 15, 1941[4]
Elder Avenue 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times May 30, 1920[4]
Fordham Road** 1 B (IND) Concourse Line       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.
      D all times
July 1, 1933[5]
Fordham Road 0Handicapped/disabled access A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all times June 2, 1917[4]
Freeman Street 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
November 26, 1904[4]
Gun Hill Road 1 A (IRT) Dyre Avenue Line       5 all times May 15, 1941[4]
Gun Hill Road 0Handicapped/disabled access A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 rush hours, peak direction
March 3, 1917[4]
Hunts Point Avenue** 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction January 8, 1919[4]
Intervale Avenue 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
November 26, 1904[4]
Jackson Avenue 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
November 26, 1904[4]
Kingsbridge Road** 1 B (IND) Concourse Line       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.
      D all times
July 1, 1933[5]
Kingsbridge Road 1 A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all times June 2, 1917[4]
Longwood Avenue 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times January 8, 1919[4]
Middletown Road 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction December 20, 1920[4]
Morris Park 1 A (IRT) Dyre Avenue Line       5 all times May 15, 1941[4]
Morrison Avenue – Soundview 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times May 30, 1920[4]
Mosholu Parkway 1 A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all times April 15, 1918[4]
Mount Eden Avenue 1 A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all times June 2, 1917[4]
Nereid Avenue**† 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 rush hours, peak direction
March 31, 1917[4]
Norwood – 205th Street 1 B (IND) Concourse Line       D all times July 1, 1933[5]
Parkchester**† 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction May 30, 1920[4]
Pelham Bay Park 0Handicapped/disabled access A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction December 20, 1920[4]
Pelham Parkway 1 A (IRT) Dyre Avenue Line       5 all times May 15, 1941[4]
Pelham Parkway 0Handicapped/disabled access A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 rush hours, peak direction
March 3, 1917[4]
Prospect Avenue 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
November 26, 1904[4]
Simpson Street 0Handicapped/disabled access A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
November 26, 1904[4]
St. Lawrence Avenue 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times May 30, 1920[4]
Tremont Avenue**‡ 1 B (IND) Concourse Line       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.
      D all times
July 1, 1933[5]
Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street 1 A (IRT) Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line       1 all times August 1, 1908[4]
Wakefield – 241st Street 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times December 13, 1920[4]
West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue 1 A (IRT) White Plains Road Line       2 all times
      5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
November 26, 1904[4]
Westchester Square – East Tremont Avenue 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction October 24, 1920[4]
Whitlock Avenue 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times May 30, 1920[4]
Woodlawn 1 A (IRT) Jerome Avenue Line       4 all times April 15, 1918[4]
Zerega Avenue 1 A (IRT) Pelham Line       6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction October 24, 1920[4]


See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although the Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line Marble Hill – 225th Street station is on the U.S. mainland contiguous with the Bronx, it and the Marble Hill neighborhood are legally part of New York County (Manhattan).
  2. ^ a b The 149th Street – Grand Concourse station complex counts as one station when compared to international standards.
  3. ^ a b The 161st Street – Yankee Stadium station complex counts as one station when compared to international standards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Just Across the River, Opening of a Short Length of the Sub-Urban Rapid Transit Railroad". The New York Times. 1886-05-18. p. 2. Retrieved 2009-08-23. 
  2. ^ Pollak, Michael (September 12, 2008). "F. Y. I.: Dangerous Views". The New York Times. Retrieved October 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ "MTA Guide to Accessible Transit: Accessible Stations in the MTA Network". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi Fischler, p. 239-240
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Fischler, p. 243-244

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