West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue
NYCS 2 NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue.jpg
Station statistics
Address East Tremont Avenue & Boston Road
Bronx, NY 10460
Borough The Bronx
Locale West Farms
Coordinates 40°50′24″N 73°52′48″W / 40.840°N 73.880°W / 40.840; -73.880Coordinates: 40°50′24″N 73°52′48″W / 40.840°N 73.880°W / 40.840; -73.880
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: Bx9, Bx21, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42, Q44
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened November 26, 1904; 110 years ago (1904-11-26)
Former/other names 177th Street
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,514,240[1] Increase 3.6%
Rank 191 out of 421
Station succession
Next north East 180th Street: 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
180th Street – Bronx Park (demolished; connection severed after demolition)
Next south 174th Street: 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction

West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue (formerly 177th Street) is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of East Tremont Avenue and Boston Road 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.

Overview[edit]

This very high elevated station, opened on November 26, 1904 and situated on a curve, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is used by the 5 train during rush hours in peak direction. The northbound platform is longer than the southbound one.

Both platforms have beige windscreens with green frames and outlines and green canopies with red roofs on their northern half and gray, waist-high, steel fences with lammposts at regular intervals on their southern half. The station name signs are in the standard black name plate in white lettering.

This station has two elevated station houses below the platforms and tracks. The full-time one is at the center. Two staircases from each platform go down to a crossunder, where doors lead to a waiting area. Outside the turnstile bank that provides access to and from the station, there is a token booth, two staircases going down to the northeast corner of East Tremont Avenue and Boston Road, and one staircase and one enclosed escalator going down to the northwest corner.

The station's other station house at the north end is unstaffed, containing one staircase from the northwest corner of East 178th Street and Boston Road, a set of High Entry-Exit Turnstiles, and two staircases to each platform.

The 2005 artwork here is called Animal Tracks by Naomi Campbell. It consists of 450 square feet in 13 faceted glass murals on the platform windscreens depicting images related to the Bronx Zoo, which is several blocks to the north.

Just north of the station are the abandoned trackways to 180th Street – Bronx Park, the original terminal of this line.[2]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS 2 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (174th Street)
NYCS 5 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (174th Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS 5 does not stop here (rush hours only) →
Northbound local NYCS 2 toward 241st Street (East 180th Street)
NYCS 5 toward Dyre Avenue (East 180th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?102096

External links[edit]

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