Whitlock Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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Whitlock Avenue
NYCS 6
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Whitlock Avenue.jpg
Station statistics
Address Whitlock Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
Borough The Bronx
Locale North Hunts Point
Coordinates 40°49′39″N 73°53′10″W / 40.827514°N 73.886147°W / 40.827514; -73.886147Coordinates: 40°49′39″N 73°53′10″W / 40.827514°N 73.886147°W / 40.827514; -73.886147
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened May 30, 1920; 94 years ago (1920-05-30)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 534,489[1] Increase 1.3%
Rank 399 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Elder Avenue: 6 all times
Next south Hunts Point Avenue: 6 all times

Whitlock Avenue is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 6 train at all times and is located at Whitlock Avenue and Westchester Avenue in the Bronx.

There are three tracks and two side platforms, with the center express track used by the <6> service on weekdays in the peak direction. The station has covered-over old signs and a windscreen on the south end. The north end has a full canopy over the platform. The mezzanine is wood and features frosted windows in a simulated 16-pane pattern. At one time there were doors to the fare control but they have been removed; doors from fare control to the street remain. The station is adjacent to an abandoned railroad station called Westchester Avenue which was served by the New York, Westchester and Boston Railroad, the Harlem River Branch of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.

Southbound, this is the last elevated station before the subway stretch to Brooklyn Bridge station.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS 6 toward Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (Hunts Point Avenue)
Peak-direction express NYCS 6d does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS 6 toward Pelham Bay Park or Parkchester (Elder Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

External links[edit]

Artwork by Barbara Grygutis