Freeman Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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Freeman Street
NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address Freeman Street & Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459
Borough The Bronx
Locale Crotona Park East, Foxhurst
Coordinates 40°49′48″N 73°53′31″W / 40.83°N 73.892°W / 40.83; -73.892Coordinates: 40°49′48″N 73°53′31″W / 40.83°N 73.892°W / 40.83; -73.892
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction (all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx19
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened November 26, 1904; 112 years ago (1904-11-26)(3rd Ave. Line; Bergen Avenue By-pass)
July 10, 1905; 111 years ago (1905-07-10) (White Plains Rd. Line)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,492,757[1]Decrease 1.6%
Rank 309 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 174th Street: 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
Next south Simpson Street: 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction

Freeman Street is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Freeman Street and Southern Boulevard in Crotona Park East, Bronx, it is served by the 2 train at all times, and the 5 train at all other times except during late nights and rush hours in the peak direction.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 174th St
to Simpson St
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Flatbush Avenue (Simpson Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Flatbush Avenue weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (Simpson Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg does not stop here (rush hours only) →
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward 241st Street (174th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Dyre Avenue (174th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
Northern street stair

The station resembles Prospect Avenue, with three tracks and two curved side platforms. It also has heaters, as well as a wooden mezzanine, floor, and open old booth similar to the one at Simpson Street. Due to the curves in the platforms, train announcements warn passengers to "be careful of the gap between the platform and the train"; the station does not have any gap fillers.

Freeman Street was opened on November 26, 1904, and was a terminal for the Bergen Avenue By-pass spur of the IRT Third Avenue Line prior to 1955.[2] On July 10, 1905 the "IRT Broadway Express Line" was constructed at Jackson Avenue, and the station began serving these trains as well. Third Avenue Line service ended on May 12, 1955. The station was renovated in 2004.

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