170th Street (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)

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For the station at East 170th Street & Grand Concourse, see 170th Street (IND Concourse Line).
170th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Western side
Station statistics
Address 170th Street & Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
Borough The Bronx
Locale Highbridge
Coordinates 40°50′25″N 73°55′04″W / 40.840178°N 73.917732°W / 40.840178; -73.917732Coordinates: 40°50′25″N 73°55′04″W / 40.840178°N 73.917732°W / 40.840178; -73.917732
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Jerome Avenue Line
Services       4 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx11, Bx18
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened June 2, 1917 (99 years ago) (1917-06-02)
Passengers (2015) 3,045,205[1]Increase 3.5%
Rank 169 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Mount Eden Avenue: 4 all times
Next south 167th Street: 4 all times

170th Street is a local station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 170th Street and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, it is served by the 4 train at all times.


This station opened with the first part of the Jerome Avenue Line on June 2, 1917 as a shuttle service between Kingsbridge Road and 149th Street. Only the southbound platform was in use at Kingsbridge Road.[2][3] This was in advance of through service to the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, which began on July 17, 1918.[4] This station was rehabilitated in 2004.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Mount Eden Av
to 167 St
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg toward Woodlawn (Mount Eden Avenue)
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg does not stop here (select rush hour trips)
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg toward Crown Heights–Utica Avenue (New Lots Avenue late nights) (167th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Eastern side as seen from west of Grand Concourse.

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms.[5] Both platforms have beige windscreens and mesh fences and red canopies with green frames and support columns in the center and white steel waist-level fences at either ends with white lampposts at regular intervals.

The 2005 artwork here is called Views from Above by Dina Bursztyn. It features stained glass windows on the platform windscreens and station house based on Bursztyn's experience on riding elevated trains.


The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. Inside fare control, it has two staircases to each platform at the center and a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions. Outside fare control, it has a turnstile bank, token booth, and three street stairs going down to either side of Jerome Avenue between 170th Street and Elliot Place, two to the east side and one to the west.[6]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Service Begun on the Jerome Avenue Line (1917)". www.nycsubway.org. 1905-06-01. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  3. ^ "Annual report. 1916-1917.". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  4. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1922. p. 372. 
  5. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2016). Tracks of the New York City Subway 2016 (14th ed.). Dougherty. 
  6. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: University Heights" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

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