Westchester Square – East Tremont Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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Westchester Square – East Tremont Avenue
NYCS 6 NYCS 6d
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue (IRT Pelham Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address East Tremont Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
Borough The Bronx
Locale Westchester Square
Coordinates 40°50′26″N 73°50′31″W / 40.840567°N 73.842072°W / 40.840567; -73.842072Coordinates: 40°50′26″N 73°50′31″W / 40.840567°N 73.842072°W / 40.840567; -73.842072
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction) <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
Connection
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened October 24, 1920; 93 years ago (October 24, 1920)
Former/other names Westchester Square
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,043,649[1] Increase 4%
Rank 231 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Middletown Road: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south

Zerega Avenue: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

Westchester Square Station (Dual System IRT)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP Reference # 05000227[2]
Added to NRHP March 30, 2003

Westchester Square – East Tremont Avenue (formerly Westchester Square) is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of East Tremont and Westchester Avenues in the Bronx, it is served by the 6 train at all times except weekdays in the peak direction, when the <6> train takes over.


Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS 6 NYCS 6d toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (Zerega Avenue)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local NYCS 6 NYCS 6d toward Pelham Bay Park (Middletown Road)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance

The station has been completely renovated. The street staircase features a stained glass piece by Romare Bearden. There are glass block tile and "uptown" and "downtown" directional mosaics in the mezzanine. From the northbound platform, there is a good view of the Bronx Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges. Westchester Yard is located railroad north of the station, to the west of the Pelham Line itself. There are no windscreens, and the canopy is new. The mezzanine artwork features an interesting geometric sculpture on the northbound side.

Gallery[edit]

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. 

External links[edit]

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