Tremont Avenue (IND Concourse Line)

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Tremont Avenue
NYCS B NYCS D
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Tremont Av IND sta jeh.JPG
Northwestern street stair
Station statistics
Address East Tremont Avenue & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10453
Borough The Bronx
Locale Tremont
Coordinates 40°50′58″N 73°54′22″W / 40.849463°N 73.905973°W / 40.849463; -73.905973Coordinates: 40°50′58″N 73°54′22″W / 40.849463°N 73.905973°W / 40.849463; -73.905973
Division B (IND)
Line IND Concourse Line
Services       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
      D all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened July 1, 1933; 80 years ago (July 1, 1933)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,952,385[1] Increase 5.8%
Rank 168 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 182nd–183rd Streets (local): B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
Fordham Road (express): D rush hours, peak direction
Next south 174th–175th Streets (local): B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
145th Street (express): D rush hours, peak direction

Tremont Avenue is an express station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of East Tremont Avenue and Grand Concourse, it is served by the D train at all times and B train during rush hours only. It has three tracks and two island platforms.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Northbound local NYCS B toward Bedford Park Boulevard (182nd–183rd Streets)
NYCS D toward Norwood – 205th Street (182nd–183rd Streets)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Peak-direction express NYCS D toward Norwood – 205th Street (Fordham Road)
NYCS D toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (145th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Southbound local NYCS B toward Brighton Beach (174th–175th Streets)
NYCS D toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (174th–175th Streets)

Prior to a 1999 renovation, the station had a full length mezzanine above the platforms that connected both fare control areas. The full-time booth is on the south side at Tremont Avenue with three street stairs and two stairs to each platform. The street stair on the west side has a small passageway. The part-time side at the north end had its booth removed during the aforementioned renovation and two street stairs (one to each side of the Concourse at 179th Street) and two stairs to each platform.

There is also one staircase at the center of each platform. They only lead to a storage area, but the passageway can be seen from platform level. The tile band is Claret red and the name mosaics are replicas of the 1933 originals. The I-beams have been painted a shade of red to match. Tile bands are also present in the mezzanines, and matching "T" (for Tremont) plaques have been fitted—the only IND station to feature these. A closed tower sits on the south end of the Manhattan-bound platform.

The 2000 artwork here is called Uptown New York by Frank Leslie Hampton. It uses a mixture of glass and marble mosaics to create a full width display of a Bronx apartment building with a rooftop garden, and clothes hanging out on a line to dry on a cloudy day. This mural is as wide as the mezzanine and faces the full-time booth area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 

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