Castle Hill Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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Castle Hill Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Castle Hill Avenue (IRT Pelham Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address Castle Hill Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Borough The Bronx
Locale Unionport
Coordinates 40°50′03″N 73°51′06″W / 40.834139°N 73.851686°W / 40.834139; -73.851686Coordinates: 40°50′03″N 73°51′06″W / 40.834139°N 73.851686°W / 40.834139; -73.851686
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction) <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx22
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened October 24, 1920; 96 years ago (1920-10-24)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 2,174,412[1]Increase 45.8%
Rank 229 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Zerega Avenue: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south Parkchester: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

Castle Hill Avenue is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Castle Hill and Westchester Avenues in the Castle Hill neighborhood in the Bronx, it is served by the 6 train at all times except weekdays in the peak direction, when the <6> train takes over.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Zerega Av
to Parkchester
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Parkchester)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg toward Pelham Bay Park (Zerega 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. The center track is not used in regular service.

It resembles other elevated stations along the line, with wood mezzanines and no windscreens along the platform edges.

From October 5, 2013 to May 2014, the station was closed for rehabilitation work.[2]

Exits[edit]

The station's only exit is a mezzanine beneath the tracks. Outside fare control, stairs lead to the northeast and southwest corners of Westchester Avenue and Castle Hill Avenue.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ Temporary Station Closures Archived April 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Bay" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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