Prospect Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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Prospect Avenue
NYCS 2 NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address Prospect & Westchester Avenues
Bronx, NY 10459
Borough The Bronx
Locale Melrose, Longwood
Coordinates 40°49′08″N 73°54′04″W / 40.819°N 73.901°W / 40.819; -73.901Coordinates: 40°49′08″N 73°54′04″W / 40.819°N 73.901°W / 40.819; -73.901
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, Bx17, Bx46
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened November 26, 1904; 109 years ago (1904-11-26)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,311,798[1] Increase 8.4%
Rank 203 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Intervale Avenue: 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
Next south Jackson Avenue: 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
Prospect Avenue Subway Station (IRT)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP Reference # 04001026[2]
Added to NRHP September 17, 2004

Prospect Avenue is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Prospect and Westchester Avenues in the 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 Second Avenue Line and renovated in 2006, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is used by the 5 train during rush hours in the peak direction.

Western stair
Northbound station house

The center of both platforms have beige windscreens with green frames and red canopies and green frames and support columns. The ends have waist high, green steel fences with lampposts at regular intervals. The station signs are in the standard black station name plate with white lettering.

This station is very close to street level. As a result, the stations houses are adjacent to their respective platforms and there are no crossovers or crossunders.

On the Manhattan-bound side, one staircase from the northwest corner of Westchester Avenue and 160th Street goes up to the north side of the station house. Another from the northern intersection of Prospect Avenue and 160th Street goes up to the south side. Inside the station house, there is a token booth, turnstile bank, waiting area, and doors leading to the platform. The platform has two exit-only turnstiles, each of which leads to one of the street stairs.

On the northbound side, two staircases from the northeast corner of Longwood and Westchester Avenues go up to the north side of the station house, which has a now closed customer assistance booth, turnstile bank, waiting area, and doors leading directly to the platform. A high exit-only turnstile from the platform leads directly to the staircases. Towards the south end of the platform, another exit-only turnstile leads to a double-flight staircase going down to the northeast corner of Prospect and Westchester Avenue.

Both station houses have heaters. The 2006 artwork here is called Bronx, Four Seasons by Urkrainian artist Marina Tsersarskaya. It consists of stained glass panels on the platform windscreens and station houses depicting images related the four seasons of meteorology.

This station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS 2 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Jackson Avenue)
NYCS 5 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (Jackson Avenue)
Peak-direction express NYCS 5 does not stop here (rush hours only) →
Northbound local NYCS 2 toward 241st Street (Intervale Avenue)
NYCS 5 toward Dyre Avenue (Intervale 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. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

External links[edit]

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