180th Street–Bronx Park (IRT White Plains Road Line)
180th Street–Bronx Park
|Former New York City Subway rapid transit station|
Stub of demolished spur
|Line||IRT White Plains Road Line|
|Platforms||1 island platform
2 side platforms
|Opened||November 26, 1904citation needed][|
|Closed||August 4, 1952|
|Next south||West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue (connection severed after demolition)|
The 180th Street–Bronx Park station was the former terminal station for the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. The station had two tracks and an island platform and two side platforms (i.e. Spanish solution). The tracks ended at bumper blocks at the north end of the platforms.
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 the 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 2:22 AM on August 4, 1952. Trackways and the station were later torn down.
- nycsubway.org - Interborough Routes and Stations
- The Bronx IRT, Lenox/White Plains Road/Dyre Avenue Line
- Station Reporter — 2 train
- Station Reporter — 5 train