Claremont Parkway (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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 Claremont Parkway
 
Former New York City Subway station
Station statistics
AddressClaremont Parkway and 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleClaremont
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Third Avenue Line
ServicesNone
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedSeptember 19, 1888; 130 years ago (September 19, 1888)
ClosedApril 29, 1973; 46 years ago (April 29, 1973)
Former/other namesWendover Avenue
Claremont Parkway − Between 171st St. & 172nd St
Station succession
Next north174th Street
Next south169th Street

Claremont Parkway, signed as "Claremont Parkway − Between 171st St. & 172nd St."[1] was a local station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. It originally opened on September 19, 1888 by the Suburban Rapid Transit Company as Wendover Avenue Station,[2] and had three tracks and two side platforms. It was the northern terminus of the Third Avenue elevated until 1891. It was also two blocks east of the former Claremont Park New York Central Railroad station along the Harlem Line that was closed in 1960. The next stop to the north was 174th Street. The next stop to the south was 169th Street. The station closed on April 29, 1973 and was demolished in 1977, along with the rest of the Third Avenue El.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1973 image of Claremont Parkway station with old sign, by Steve Zabel (NYCSubway.org)
  2. ^ Postcard of Wendover Avenue El Station (Charles Warren Gallery; Picasa)
  3. ^ Donovan, Aaron (July 29, 2001). "If You're Thinking of Living In/Belmont; Close-Knit Bronx Area With Italian Aura". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  4. ^ Blumenthal, Ralph (August 27, 1977). "Now That El's Gone, Bronx Hub Sees A Brighter Future" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved 24 September 2015.

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Coordinates: 40°50′17.5″N 73°54′04″W / 40.838194°N 73.90111°W / 40.838194; -73.90111