Allerton Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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Allerton Avenue
"2" train "5" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
R142 WPR Local Allerton Avenue WP Rd.jpg
An R142 train sits at the station
Station statistics
Address Allerton Avenue & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467
Borough The Bronx
Locale Allerton
Coordinates 40°51′54″N 73°52′01″W / 40.865°N 73.867°W / 40.865; -73.867Coordinates: 40°51′54″N 73°52′01″W / 40.865°N 73.867°W / 40.865; -73.867
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx26, Bx39
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM11
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened March 3, 1917; 100 years ago (1917-03-03)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,821,628[1]Decrease 0.4%
Rank 269 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Burke Avenue: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction
Next south Pelham Parkway: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction

Allerton Avenue is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located in the shopping district of Allerton, Bronx, at Allerton Avenue and White Plains Road,[2] it is served by the 2 train at all times, and the 5 train during rush hours in the peak direction.[3][4]

History[edit]

This station was opened along with the section of the IRT White Plains Road Line from East 177th Street–East Tremont Avenue to East 219th Street–White Plains Road on March 3, 1917, providing access to rapid transit service to the communities of Williamsbridge and Wakefield in the Bronx. Service on the new portion of the line was operated as a four-car shuttle from 177th Street due to the power conditions at the time.[5][6][7]

This station was renovated in early 2005.[citation needed]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Burke Av
to Pelham Pkwy
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Pelham Parkway)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (AM rush) (Pelham Parkway)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (Burke Avenue)
"5" train toward Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (Burke Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms.[8]

Both platforms have beige windscreens and red canopies with green outlines, frames, and support columns in the center and black, waist-high steel fences at either ends with lampposts at regular intervals. The windscreens have mesh fences at various points. The station signs are in the standard black name plates with white lettering.

The 2006 artwork here is called Allerton Mandalas by Michele Brody. It consists of stained glass panels on the platform windscreens featuring twisting colors of red and green (representing the trunk lines of the 2 and 5 trains).[9][10]

Exits[edit]

This station has one elevated station house beneath the center of the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from each platform go down a waiting area. The back of the token booth faces this crossunder with a steel fences on either side. On the Wakefield-bound side, there are two exit only turnstiles. On the Manhattan-bound side, there is an emergency gate and a bank of three turnstiles. Outside fare control, two staircases go down to the northwest and southeast corners of Allerton Avenue and White Plains Road. The station house has windows.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Neighborhood Map Pelham Parkway Olinville Pelham Gardens Morris Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2 Subway Timetable, Effective November 7, 2016" (PDF). New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ "5 Subway Timetable, Effective November 7, 2016" (PDF). New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Annual report. 1916-1917.". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  6. ^ "New Subway Line Opened: White Plains Extension is Now Running to 238th Street". New York Times. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "WHITE PLAINS ROAD EXTENSION OF SUBWAY OPENED TO THE PUBLIC; New Branch, Which Runs from 177th to 219th Street, Gives the Williamsbridge and Wakefield Sections of the East Bronx Rapid Transit for the First Time". The New York Times. March 4, 1917. 
  8. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books. 
  9. ^ "MTA - Arts & Design | NYCT Permanent Art". web.mta.info. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  10. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: Allerton Mandalas (Michele Brody)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  11. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Parkway" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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