Pelham Parkway (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)

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Pelham Parkway
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address Pelham Parkway, Williamsbridge Road & Esplanade
Bronx, NY 10469
Borough The Bronx
Locale Allerton, Pelham Parkway
Coordinates 40°51′29″N 73°51′22″W / 40.85813°N 73.856063°W / 40.85813; -73.856063Coordinates: 40°51′29″N 73°51′22″W / 40.85813°N 73.856063°W / 40.85813; -73.856063
Division A (IRT, formerly NYW&B)
Line IRT Dyre Avenue Line
Services       5 all times (all times)
Connection NYCT Bus: Bx8, Bx12, Bx12 SBS
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened May 29, 1912; 103 years ago (1912-05-29) (NYW&B station)
May 15, 1941; 74 years ago (1941-05-15) (re-opened as a Subway station)
Passengers (2014) 907,735[1]Decrease 1.3%
Rank 371 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Gun Hill Road (local): 5 all times
Eastchester – Dyre Avenue (express): no regular service
Next south Morris Park (local): 5 all times
East 180th Street (express): no regular service

Pelham Parkway is a station on the IRT Dyre Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Pelham Parkway and the Esplanade (erroneously signed as "Esplanade Avenue" in the station) in the Bronx, it is served by the 5 train at all times.

This station was originally opened on May 29, 1912, as an express station of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, with two island platforms and four tracks. It was closed on December 12, 1937, after the NYW&B went bankrupt but was opened again when the City of New York purchased the Bronx portion of the railroad for use in the subway system. Today, the two local tracks remain in revenue service, and the southbound express track remains in use as a test track. The northbound express track ends about halfway between the north end of the station and the northern tunnel portal, however, it used to end at a bumper block just south of the station. The station is designed with two island platforms; however it is not considered an express station.

Pelham Parkway is the only completely underground station on the Dyre Avenue Line and the only underground station not built as a Subway station. It is also the northernmost underground station in the entire IRT system.

The northbound express track had been restored at this station in October 2014. The purpose of the restoration was to serve work trains for the Dyre Avenue Line signal modernization project.[2][3][4]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level station house Exit/Entrance, fare control, station agent
Platform level
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Eastchester – Dyre Avenue (Gun Hill Road)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound express No passenger service
Southbound express No passenger service
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Brooklyn College – Flatbush Avenue weekdays, Bowling Green weekends, East 180th Street late nights (Morris Park)


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
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External links[edit]

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