Pelham Parkway (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)
|Address||Pelham Parkway, Williamsbridge Road & Esplanade
Bronx, NY 10469
|Locale||Allerton, Pelham Parkway|
|Division||A (IRT, formerly NYW&B)|
|Line||IRT Dyre Avenue Line|
|Services||5 (all times)|
|Connection||NYCT Bus: Bx8, Bx12, Bx12 SBS|
|Platforms||2 island platforms
|Tracks||4 (2 in regular service)|
|Opened||May 29, 1912
May 15, 1941 (re-opened as a Subway station)
|Passengers (2013)||919,689 0.4%|
|Rank||370 out of 421|
|Next north||Gun Hill Road (local): 5
Eastchester – Dyre Avenue (express): no regular service
|Next south||Morris Park (local): 5
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. There is no third rail to the track, therefore restricting the track to work trains only.
|G||Street level station house||Exit/Entrance, fare control, station agent|
|Northbound local||← toward Eastchester – Dyre Avenue (Gun Hill Road)|
|Northbound express||No passenger service|
|Southbound express||No passenger service|
|Southbound local||→ toward Brooklyn College – Flatbush Avenue weekdays, Bowling Green weekends, East 180th Street late nights (Morris Park) →|
Media related to Pelham Parkway (IRT Dyre Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—IRT White Plains Road Line: Pelham Parkway
- Station Reporter — 5 Train
- The Subway Nut — Pelham Parkway Pictures
- New York Westchester and Boston Railway - Pelham Parkway Station
- entrance north of Pelham Parkway from Google Maps Street View