Longwood Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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Longwood Avenue
NYCS 6
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Longwood Avenue (IRT Pelham Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address Longwood Avenue & Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459
Borough The Bronx
Locale Longwood
Coordinates 40°48′59″N 73°53′46″W / 40.816278°N 73.896232°W / 40.816278; -73.896232Coordinates: 40°48′59″N 73°53′46″W / 40.816278°N 73.896232°W / 40.816278; -73.896232
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened January 17, 1919; 95 years ago (1919-01-17)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,087,990[1] Increase 2.1%
Rank 350 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Hunts Point Avenue: 6 all times
Next south East 149th Street: 6 all times

Longwood Avenue is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 6 train at all times and is located at Longwood Avenue and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx.

This underground station, opened on January 7, 1919, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is used by the weekday peak direction <6> service.

Both platforms have their original Dual Contracts mosaic trim line and name tablets. The Vickers geometric design shows a diamond pattern in sea-foam green with a border of darker green mixed with blue. "L" plaques for "Longwood Avenue" run along the trim line at regular intervals. The name tablets are bordered in mixed shades of green and brown, and read "LONGWOOD AVE." in all-caps, serif white lettering on a mottled blue background. Light green I-beam columns run along the platforms at their center at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black name plate with white lettering.

Both platforms were extended at either ends in the 1960s to accommodate the current standard length of an IRT train (510 feet). The extensions are noticeable as they are narrower than the rest of the platforms, have no columns, and the trim line is blue with "LONGWOOD AVE" in white sans serif font. The extensions result in the platforms being slightly offset.

Both platforms have one same-level fare control area at the east (railroad north) end. Each one has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs. The ones on the Pelham Bay Park-bound platform go up to the either southern corners of Southern Boulevard and Longwood Avenue while the ones on the Manhattan-bound platform go up to either northern corners.

There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions. The southbound platform has a green fiberglass bucket seat bench built in the extended area in the 1960s.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS 6 toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (East 149th Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS 6d does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS 6 toward Pelham Bay Park or Parkchester (Hunts Point Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

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