Third Avenue – 149th Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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Third Avenue – 149th Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address East 149th Street, Third, Willis & Melrose Avenues
Bronx, NY 10455
Borough The Bronx
Locale The Hub & Mott Haven
Coordinates 40°48′58″N 73°55′04″W / 40.816099°N 73.917676°W / 40.816099; -73.917676Coordinates: 40°48′58″N 73°55′04″W / 40.816099°N 73.917676°W / 40.816099; -73.917676
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 all except late nights (all except late nights)
Connection NYCT Bus: Bx2 (NB), Bx4, Bx4A, Bx15, Bx19, Bx21, Bx41, Bx41 SBS
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened July 10, 1905; 109 years ago (1905-07-10)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Passengers (2014) 7,763,151[1]Increase 6.2%
Rank 54 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Jackson Avenue (local): 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
East 180th Street (express): 5 rush hours until 8:45, peak direction
Next south 149th Street – Grand Concourse: 2 all times 5 all except late nights

Next Handicapped/disabled access north Simpson Street: 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 135th Street (via Lenox): 2 all times 3 all times
125th Street (via Lexington): 5 all except late nights
Street stair

Third Avenue – 149th Street is a station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. It is located at Third Avenue and East 149th Street (the latter of which is also known as Eugenio Maria de Hostos Boulevard) in Mott Haven, Bronx and is served by the 2 and 5 trains, the latter of which does not stop here during late night hours. It is the second busiest station in the Bronx (161st Street – Yankee Stadium has more riders), 54th overall, with 7,310,115 passengers as of 2013.[1]

The station has two tracks, two side platforms and has been renovated. It has had ADA-accessible elevators installed. The fare control is at platform level and there is a closed crossunder. Each fare control area has a bus transfer booth, which was used for a separate connection to the former Bx55 bus route that replaced the IRT Third Avenue Line in the Bronx. The extra booths and turnstiles, while still present, are no longer in use, having closed in July 1997 when system-wide free transfers were introduced with the MetroCard.

The station tiles have dark red and dark green/gray lower accents and dark red upper border. There is a mosaic artwork, installed in 1996, entitled Una Raza, Un Mundo, Universo (One Race, One World, One Universe), by Jose Ortega. Four such mosaics are on each platform near the fare control. The token booths are built into the wall. Prior to the renovation, terra cotta "3" plaques were on the platform walls. One of these has been preserved at the New York Transit Museum.

North of the station, the track ascends to become an elevated structure for the trip to East 180th Street. This is the longest section of elevated track built under IRT Contract I. Rising to the El level one can still see the shortened supports for former connections the Third Avenue El.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Handicapped/disabled access (Uptown elevator at SW corner of 149th Street and 3rd Avenue; downtown elevator at NW corner)
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Flatbush Avenue (149th Street – Grand Concourse)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Flatbush Avenue weekdays or Bowling Green weekends (149th
Street – Grand Concourse)
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Wakefield – 241st Street (Jackson Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Nereid Avenue PM rush or Dyre Avenue all times (East 180th Street rush hours, Jackson Avenue other times)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Third Avenue – 149th Street (IRT White Plains Road Line) at Wikimedia Commons