174th Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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174th Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address East 174th Street, Southern Boulevard, & Boston Road
Bronx, NY 10460
Borough The Bronx
Locale Crotona Park East
Coordinates 40°50′13″N 73°53′17″W / 40.837°N 73.888°W / 40.837; -73.888Coordinates: 40°50′13″N 73°53′17″W / 40.837°N 73.888°W / 40.837; -73.888
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction (all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx19, Bx21, Bx36
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened November 26, 1904; 112 years ago (1904-11-26)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 2,313,651[1]Decrease 2.6%
Rank 215 out of 425
Station succession
Next north West Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue: 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
Next south Freeman Street: 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction

174th Street is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 174th Street, Southern Boulevard & Boston Road in the Crotona Park East section of the Bronx, it is served by the 2 train at all times, and the 5 train at all other times except during late nights and rush hours in the peak direction.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to E Tremont Av
to Freeman St
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Flatbush Avenue (Freeman Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Flatbush Avenue weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (Freeman Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg does not stop here (rush hours only) →
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward 241st Street (West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Dyre Avenue (West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
Southbound platform

This elevated station, which has two side platforms and three tracks, is built on a curve, which results in large gaps between center doors and the platform. The gaps were almost wide enough to need gap fillers. By 2008, most of the station's gaps had been filled, but train announcements still warn passengers to "be careful of the gap between the platform and the train."

The station was closed from July to November 2003 and was completely rehabilitated so it has a new white windscreen and black fencing. The ends of the platform are very narrow.[2]

Exits[edit]

The station does not have a mezzanine. The station houses are at the same level as the platforms. The two southbound exits lead to the northwestern corner of the skewed intersection of 174th Street and Southern Boulevard. The two northbound exits are on either eastern corner of that intersection.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "174 Street (2,5)-The SubwayNut". Archived from the original on 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bronx Zoo" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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