Burke Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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Burke Avenue
"2" train "5" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Burke Av IRTWP SB plat jeh.jpg
Southbound platform
Station statistics
Address Burke Avenue & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467
Borough The Bronx
Locale Williams’ Bridge
Coordinates 40°52′16″N 73°52′01″W / 40.871°N 73.867°W / 40.871; -73.867Coordinates: 40°52′16″N 73°52′01″W / 40.871°N 73.867°W / 40.871; -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: 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) 1,139,826[1]Decrease 1.6%
Rank 348 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Gun Hill Road: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction
Next south Allerton Avenue: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction

Burke Avenue is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located in the Bronx at the intersection of Burke 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]

It was renovated in 2004-2005 at a cost of approximately $12.2 million USD.[citation needed]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Gun Hill Rd
to Allerton Av
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Allerton Avenue)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (AM rush) (Allerton Avenue)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (Gun Hill Road)
"5" train toward Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (Gun Hill Road)
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 Bronx Literature by Béatrice Coron. It consists of stained glass panels on the platform windscreens featuring scenes from various works of literature written by four authors, Sholom Aleichem, James Baldwin, Nicholasa Mohr, and Edgar Allan Poe, all of whom have lived in or wrote about the Bronx.[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 to 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 Burke 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. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: Bronx Literature (Béatrice Coron)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  10. ^ "MTA - Arts & Design | NYCT Permanent Art". web.mta.info. 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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