Third Avenue – 138th Street (IRT Pelham Line)

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Third Avenue – 138th Street
NYCS 6 NYCS 6d
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Third Avenue–138th Street (IRT Pelham Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address Third Avenue & East 138th Street
New York, NY 10454
Borough The Bronx
Locale Mott Haven
Coordinates 40°48′40″N 73°55′38″W / 40.810983°N 73.927217°W / 40.810983; -73.927217Coordinates: 40°48′40″N 73°55′38″W / 40.810983°N 73.927217°W / 40.810983; -73.927217
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times (all times) <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened January 17, 1919; 95 years ago (1919-01-17)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,443,326[1] Increase 6.1%
Rank 193 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Brook Avenue (local): 6 all times
Hunts Point Avenue (express): <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south 125th Street: 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

Third Avenue – 138th Street is an express station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and East 138th Street in the Bronx. It is served by the 6 train at all times; and the <6> train during weekdays in the peak direction. A paid transfer was available to the IRT Third Avenue Line at the 138th Street station. This is the southernmost station in the Bronx on the IRT Pelham Line.

The station has two island platforms and three tracks, with the center track used for weekday peak direction express service. The mosaics on the station walls are predominantly tan and buff, and the numeral "3" is shown in slightly cruciform plaques with a slate blue background. Clusters of small blue diamonds set in dark blue sit on either side of these plaques. A crossover exists via the mezzanine, and a closed crossunder is located at the center of the platforms. A high ceiling is found in the station and the northbound platform has an old tower at the south end.

To the south, the line goes under the Harlem River into Manhattan and merges with the IRT Jerome Avenue Line to form the IRT Lexington Avenue Line.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit / Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Southbound local NYCS 6 toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (125th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Peak-direction express NYCS 6d toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (weekday mornings) (125th Street)
NYCS 6d toward Pelham Bay Park (weekday afternoons and evenings) (Hunts Point Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound local NYCS 6 toward Parkchester (weekday afternoons and evenings) or Pelham Bay Park (all times except weekday afternoons and evenings) (Brook Avenue)

During weekday rush hours, one or two outbound 6 trains terminate here.[2]

Exits[edit]

Exit location Number of exits Platform served
NE corner of 138 Street and Third Avenue 1 Both (HEET turnstile entrance only.)
SE corner of 138 Street and Third Avenue 2 Both (HEET turnstile entrance only.)
NW corner of 138 Street and Alexander Avenue 2 Both
SW corner of 138 Street and Alexander Avenue 2 Both

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/pdf/t6cur.pdf

External links[edit]

Street level