Fordham Road (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)

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Fordham Road
"4" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address Fordham Road & Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468
Borough The Bronx
Locale University Heights, Fordham
Coordinates 40°51′46″N 73°54′04″W / 40.862706°N 73.901124°W / 40.862706; -73.901124Coordinates: 40°51′46″N 73°54′04″W / 40.862706°N 73.901124°W / 40.862706; -73.901124
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Jerome Avenue Line
Services       4 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx12, Bx12 SBS, Bx32
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 2, 1917; 100 years ago (1917-06-02)
Station code 382[1]
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 3,858,183[2]Decrease 0.9%
Rank 133 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Kingsbridge Road: 4 all times
Next south 183rd Street: 4 all times


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north none: 4 all times
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south 161st Street–Yankee Stadium: 4 all times

Fordham Road is a local station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Fordham Road and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, it is served by the 4 train at all times.

History[edit]

This station opened with the first part of the Jerome Avenue Line on June 2, 1917 as a shuttle service between Kingsbridge Road and 149th Street. Only the southbound platform was in use at Kingsbridge Road.[3][4] This was in advance of through service to the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, which began on July 17, 1918.[5] This station was rehabilitated in 2004.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local "4" train toward Woodlawn (Kingsbridge Road)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "4" train toward Crown Heights–Utica Avenue (New Lots Avenue late nights and weekends) (183rd Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at SE corner of Jerome Avenue and Fordham Road)
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

The station has three tracks and two side platforms. The middle track is generally not used in revenue service.[6] It has old style signs painted over and covered up with new style signs, and features new fare control railings as a crossunder.

Exits[edit]

The station has a wooden mezzanine under the tracks. Exit stairs go to all four corners of Jerome Avenue and Fordham Road.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Service Begun on the Jerome Avenue Line (1917)". www.nycsubway.org. 1905-06-01. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  4. ^ "Annual report. 1916-1917.". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  5. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1922. p. 372. 
  6. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2016). Tracks of the New York City Subway 2016 (14th ed.). Dougherty. 
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Van Cortlandt Park / NY Botanical Garden" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Eastern stair
Western stair