180th Street–Bronx Park station
180th Street–Bronx Park
|Former New York City Subway station|
Stub of demolished spur
|Line||IRT White Plains Road Line|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
2 side platforms
|Opened||November 26, 1904|
|Closed||August 4, 1952|
|Next south||West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue (connection severed after demolition)|
The initial segment of the IRT White Plains Road Line opened on November 26, 1904 between East 180th Street and Jackson Avenue. Initially, trains on the line were served by elevated trains from the IRT Second Avenue Line and the IRT Third Avenue Line. Once the connection to the IRT Lenox Avenue Line opened on July 10, 1905, trains from the newly opened IRT subway ran via the line.
The line was originally intended to extend farther north but was changed into a terminal during construction due to protests stating that the trains running over Bronx Park would be bad for animals in the Bronx Zoo. The line's extension is the reason for the S-curve north of the West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue station. After the line's extension to 238th Street in 1917 and then Wakefield–241st Street in 1920, the Bronx Park spur was considered redundant, but was not closed and abandoned until August 4, 1952. The station and associated elevated structure were later torn down.
- "Discuss Signs In 18th St. Station; Engineer Parsons and Mr. Hedley Inspect Advertising Scheme. Bronx Viaduct Works Well Delays There Only Those of Newness -Lenox Avenue Service Makes Fuss Below Ninety-sixth Street" (PDF). The New York Times. November 27, 1905. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
- "Notice to Passengers". Flickr. New York City Board of Transportation. 1952. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
- Kahn, Alan Paul (January 1, 1973). Tracks of New York /. New York : Electric Railroaders' Association.
- "Subway Trains Running From Bronx To Battery; West Farms and South Ferry Stations Open at Midnight. Start Without A Hitch Bowling Green Station Also Opened -- Lenox Avenue Locals Take City Hall Loop Hereafter" (PDF). The New York Times. July 10, 1905. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
Media related to 180th Street–Bronx Park (IRT White Plains Road Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org - Interborough Routes and Stations
- The Bronx IRT, Lenox/White Plains Road/Dyre Avenue Line
- Station Reporter — 2 train
- Station Reporter — 5 train