Burke Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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Burke Avenue
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Southbound platform
Station statistics
Address Burke Avenue & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467
Borough The Bronx
Locale Allerton
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; 99 years ago (1917-03-03)
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, it is served by the 2 train at all times, and the 5 train during rush hours in the peak direction.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Allerton Avenue)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (AM rush) (Allerton Avenue)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Wakefield–241st Street (Gun Hill Road)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg 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, opened on March 3, 1917, has three tracks and two side platforms. It was renovated in 2004-05 at a cost of approximately $12.2 million USD.

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.

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.

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.


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 

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