Elder Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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Elder Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
ElderAvenueAfterRehab.jpg
Station after rehab in 2011
Station statistics
Address Elder Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472
Borough The Bronx
Locale Soundview
Coordinates 40°49′43″N 73°52′45″W / 40.828553°N 73.879194°W / 40.828553; -73.879194Coordinates: 40°49′43″N 73°52′45″W / 40.828553°N 73.879194°W / 40.828553; -73.879194
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx27
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened May 27, 1920; 96 years ago (1920-05-27)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 2,080,228[1]Decrease 0.2%
Rank 241 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Morrison Avenue – Soundview: 6 all times
Next south Whitlock Avenue: 6 all times

Elder Avenue is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. Served by the 6 train at all times, it is located at the intersection of Elder Avenue and Westchester Avenue in the Bronx.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Morrison Av
to Whitlock Av
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Whitlock Avenue)
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg toward Pelham Bay Park or Parkchester (Morrison Avenue–Soundview)
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 May 27, 1920, has three tracks and two side platforms.[2] The center track is used by the weekday peak direction <6> express service. Both platforms have beige windscreens and red canopies with green frames and support columns at the center and black waist-high steel fences at either ends. The station name plates are in the standard black with white lettering that covered up the original IRT style mosaic signs.

Exits[edit]

The station's only entrance/exit is an elevated station house beneath the tracks. Inside the turnstile bank, there are two staircases to each platform at the center and a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down to the southwest and northeast corner of Elder and Westchester Avenues.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Bronx Subway Extension Opened". New York Times. May 28, 1920. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bronx Zoo" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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