Elder Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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Elder Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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)
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
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.


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]


  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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