167th Street station (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)

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 167 Street
 "4" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
167th Street 4 station.jpg
Two trains running on the 4 service (one arriving, one leaving) at the 167th Street Station, facing southbound.
Station statistics
AddressEast 167th Street & River Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleHighbridge, Concourse
Coordinates40°50′08″N 73°55′17″W / 40.835665°N 73.921337°W / 40.835665; -73.921337Coordinates: 40°50′08″N 73°55′17″W / 40.835665°N 73.921337°W / 40.835665; -73.921337
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Jerome Avenue Line
IRT Ninth Avenue Line (formerly)
Services      4 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx35
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedJune 2, 1917 (102 years ago) (1917-06-02)
Station code388[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)2,933,140[2]Decrease 0.7%
Rank165 out of 424
Station succession
Next north170th Street: 4 all times
Burnside Avenue (some rush-hour trains): 4 rush hours, peak direction
Next southAnderson–Jerome Avenues (Ninth Ave elevated; demolished)
161st Street–Yankee Stadium: 4 all times

167th Street is a local station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 167th Street and River Avenue in the Bronx, it is served by the 4 train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "4" train toward Woodlawn (170th Street)
"4" train toward Burnside Avenue (select rush hour trips) (Terminus)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "4" train toward Crown Heights–Utica Avenue (New Lots Avenue late nights) (161st Street–Yankee Stadium)
Side platform, doors will open on the right }
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Entrances/exits

The station has three tracks with two side platforms. The station was opened in 1917, gained additional service from the Ninth Avenue Elevated on July 1, 1918[3] and was rehabilitated in 2004. It has old-style signs painted over and covered up with new style signs, and features new fare control railings as a crossunder.

Exits[edit]

Eastern stairs

Fare control is via a mezzanine under the tracks. Outside fare control, exit stairs go to all corners of River Avenue and 167th Street.[4]

Polo Grounds Shuttle[edit]

From 1940 to 1958, 167th Street served as a terminal for the last remnant of the Ninth Avenue Elevated operating from 155th Street (Polo Grounds) to 167th Street. On reaching 167th Street, trains would switch to the center track, change direction, and return to 155th Street on the downtown track. Service was eventually reduced to a single two-car train operating in both directions on the uptown track.[5] In 1958, service was discontinued after the New York Giants left for San Francisco. From the southern end of the station, the ramps leading to the Ninth Avenue line structure can still be seen. These ramps end south of the southwest corner of River Avenue and 164th Street between Gate 8 and the 164th Street parking garage at Yankee Stadium.

In 1940, the New York City Board of Transportation proposed that the IRT Ninth Avenue Line be connected to the IRT Lenox Avenue Line in Manhattan near the current Harlem–148th Street station.[6] However, the tunnel from Sedgwick Avenue to Anderson–Jerome Avenues was built to elevated-railway standards, whose "open" third rails were shorter than the subway's "covered" third rails because the "open" rails did not have any protective covers on top. This incompatibility prevented the connection from being built.[7] Another issue was that the Ninth Avenue Line could not carry subway cars, as it was only strong enough to carry the lighter elevated cars.[8]:244

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Open New Subway To Regular Traffic: First Train On Seventh Avenue Line Carries Mayor And Other Officials: To Serve Lower West Side: Whitney Predicts An Awakening Of The District–New Extensions Of Elevated Railroad Service" (PDF). New York Times. July 2, 1918. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  4. ^ "167th Street Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Polo Grounds Shuttle
  6. ^ Transportation, New York (N Y. ) Board of; Spinrad, Isidor (1945). Report, Including Analysis of Operations of the New York City Transit System: For Five Years Ended June 30, 1945. The Board. p. 123.
  7. ^ nycsubway.org—History of the Independent Subway
  8. ^ Raskin, Joseph B. (2013). The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System. New York, New York: Fordham University Press. ISBN 978-0-82325-369-2.

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