161st Street–Yankee Stadium (New York City Subway)

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For the demolished station serving the IRT Third Avenue Line, see 161st Street (IRT Third Avenue Line).
161st Street–Yankee Stadium
NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station complex
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Station statistics
Address East 161st Street & River Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
Borough The Bronx
Locale Highbridge
Coordinates 40°49′41″N 73°55′33″W / 40.827937°N 73.925886°W / 40.827937; -73.925886Coordinates: 40°49′41″N 73°55′33″W / 40.827937°N 73.925886°W / 40.827937; -73.925886
Division A (IRT), B (IND)
Line IRT Jerome Avenue Line
IND Concourse Line
Services       4 all times (all times)
      B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
      D all except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx6, Bx13
Railway transportation Metro-North: Hudson Line (at Yankees–East 153rd Street)
Levels 2
Other information
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 8,922,188 (station complex)[2]Decrease 0.4%
Rank 39 out of 425

161st Street–Yankee Stadium is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the elevated IRT Jerome Avenue Line and the underground IND Concourse Line. Located at the intersection of 161st Street and River Avenue in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx, it is served by the:

  • 4 train at all times
  • D train at all times except rush hours in the peak direction
  • B train during rush hours

The combined passenger count for 161st Street–Yankee Stadium station in 2015 was 8,922,188, making it the busiest station in the Bronx and 39th overall.[2]

This is one of only two station complexes in the Bronx (the other being 149th Street–Grand Concourse). When the IND portion was built in 1933, paper tickets were used to transfer between the two lines; this method was used until the 1950s, when the indoor escalators were built.[citation needed]

Station layout[edit]

2F Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg toward Woodlawn (167th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg toward Utica Avenue (New Lots Avenue late nights) (149th Street–Grand Concourse)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
1F Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G
Street level
Entrance/Exit Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at NE corner of 161st Street and River Avenue)
B1 Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg toward Brighton Beach rush hours (155th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue except AM rush (155th Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg does not stop here (rush hours only in the peak direction) →
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (167th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Norwood–205th Street except PM rush (167th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

The station is ADA-accessible, with elevators available to all platforms.[3]

This station is located adjacent to Yankee Stadium, and also provides service to many Bronx County courts, government facilities, and shopping districts which are a short walk to the east. The station is eight blocks away from the MTA's Metro-North Yankees–East 153rd Street station, which also provides service to Yankee Stadium.

The 2002 artwork here is called Wall-Slide by Vito Acconci, which consists of sections of the station walls "sliding" out of place, sometimes out of the station. Wall-Slide forms seating on the IND platforms, and also reveals a mosaic work, Room of Tranquility by Helene Brandt, on the IRT mezzanine.

IRT Jerome Avenue Line platforms[edit]

161st Street–Yankee Stadium
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
161st Street Yankee Stadium IRT Jerome southbound platform 2009 Yankee Stadium.JPG
View of southbound platform and current Yankee Stadium
Station statistics
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Jerome Avenue Line
Services       4 all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 2, 1917 (99 years ago) (1917-06-02)
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Station succession
Next north 167th Street: 4 all times
Next south 149th Street–Grand Concourse: 4 all times


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north Fordham Road: 4 all times
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south 125th Street: 4 all times
Track layout
to 167 St
to 149 St

161st Street–Yankee Stadium is a local station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line that has three tracks and two side platforms. The station has extra exit stairs to handle stadium crowds at each platform, which make the platforms at this station much longer than traditional IRT platforms.

The former IRT Ninth Avenue Line connected with the IRT Jerome Avenue Line just north of this station, near 162nd Street.[4] A stub of the Ninth Avenue Line connecting trackway still exists and is visible today.[5][6]

Exits[edit]

On each side of River Avenue, there are two street stairs to the medians of 161st Street (one to each median). There are also two stairs to the southwest corner and one to the southeast corner. The northeast corner has the ADA-accessible elevator and transfer passageway.[7]

IND Concourse Line platforms[edit]

161st Street–Yankee Stadium
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Northbound platform
Station statistics
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 except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened July 1, 1933 (83 years ago) (1933-07-01)
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Former/other names 161st Street–River Avenue
Station succession
Next north 167th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next south 155th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north Kingsbridge Road: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south 125th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
Track layout
to 167 St
to 155 St
Station identification signage, old and modern

161st Street–Yankee Stadium is a local station on the IND Concourse Line that has three tracks and two side platforms.

Exits[edit]

The full-time mezzanine to the west is at 161st Street and River Avenue with four street staircases.[7] The part-time entrance to the east is at Walton Avenue and has two street staircases and a passageway to 161st Street.[7] Before the renovation, there was a full length mezzanine, with Transit Bureau Offices located to one side. After the renovation, the NYPD area was expanded, and public areas inside fare control were sealed, thus dividing the mezzanine into two separate areas. A few staircases to the platforms were also sealed and removed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "NYC Official Accessibility Guide" (PDF). nyc.gov. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ nycsubway.org – IRT Woodlawn Line: The 9th Avenue Elevated-Polo Grounds Shuttle
  5. ^ nycsubway.org – IRT Woodlawn Line: 161st Street/River Avenue (Yankee Stadium)
  6. ^ nycsubway.org – IRT Woodlawn Line: Image 100342
  7. ^ a b c "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Grand Concourse / Yankee Stadium" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 

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