Bedford Park Boulevard (IND Concourse Line)
|Bedford Park Boulevard
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
Northeastern street stair
|Address||Bedford Park Boulevard & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468
|Line||IND Concourse Line|
|Services||B (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
D (all times)
|Platforms||2 island platforms
|Opened||July 1, 1933|
|Passengers (2014)||2,136,860 4.7%|
|Rank||229 out of 421|
|Next north||Norwood – 205th Street: D
(Terminal): B D
|Next south||Kingsbridge Road: B D|
Bedford Park Boulevard is an express station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Bedford Park Boulevard and Grand Concourse in Bedford Park, Bronx, it is served by the D train at all times. It is also the northern terminal for the B train during rush hours.
This underground station, opened on July 1, 1933, has three tracks and two island platforms. South of this station, the center track splits into two and forms the local tracks of the line while the outer tracks pass under the two center tracks and merge into a single track between them. This center track is the express track of the line and is only used during rush hours in the peak direction. The track layout allows for trains stopping on the outer tracks to remain on the local tracks for the rest of the line. North of the station, the center track widens to two tracks that lead to the Concourse Yard to the west. The outer tracks curve to the east to Norwood – 205th Street, the last stop on this line.
Both outer track walls have a lawn green trim line on a darker green border. There are small black "BEDFORD" signs with white lettering below them at regular intervals. Dark green I-beam columns run along both sides of both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate in white lettering.
This station has two mezzanines above the platform, but formerly had a full length one. The closed portion is now a master tower that controls the entire Concourse Line. Both platforms also have several closed staircases to this area. The full-time fare control is at the south end of this station. Staircases from each platform go up to a crossover, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside the turnstile bank is a token booth, two staircases going up to either northern corners of Bedford Park Boulevard and Grand Concourse, and a short, but double-wide staircase going down to the north side of Bedford Park Boulevard below the Grand Concourse underpass.
The fare control area at the north end of the station is unstaffed, containing just full height turnstiles, one staircase going up to the northeast corner of 203rd Street and Grand Concourse, and another staircase going up to the west side of Grand Concourse near this intersection.
There is an equipment room on the south end of the northbound platform. Additionally, a short, one-car length platform is in the tunnel just north of the southbound platform after a gap of about one or two car lengths.
|G||Ground Level||Exit/Entrance to Grand Concourse|
|B1||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|B2||Northbound local||← toward Norwood – 205th Street (Terminus)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left for D trains, right for B trains|
|Southbound local||→ toward Brighton Beach rush hours only (Kingsbridge Road) →|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Southbound local/express||→ toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Kingsbridge Road) →|
|B3||Bedford Park Boulevard tunnel||Exit/Entrance to Bedford Park Boulevard|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
- nycsubway.org—IND Concourse: Bedford Park Boulevard
- Station Reporter — B Train
- Station Reporter — D Train
- The Subway Nut — Bedford Park Boulevard Pictures
- Bedford Park Boulevard entrance from Google Maps Street View
- 203rd Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- underpass entrance from Google Maps Street View