Gun Hill Road (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)

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Gun Hill Road
"5" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Gun Hill Road.jpg
Station statistics
Address East Gun Hill Road & Seymour Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469
Borough The Bronx
Locale Baychester, Allerton
Coordinates 40°52′13″N 73°50′45″W / 40.87017°N 73.845806°W / 40.87017; -73.845806Coordinates: 40°52′13″N 73°50′45″W / 40.87017°N 73.845806°W / 40.87017; -73.845806
Division A (IRT, formerly NYW&B)
Line IRT Dyre Avenue Line
Services       5 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx28, Bx38
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened May 29, 1912; 104 years ago (1912-05-29) (NYW&B station)
May 15, 1941; 76 years ago (1941-05-15) (re-opened as a Subway station)
Former/other names Gunhill Road
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,639,924[1]Decrease 4.5%
Rank 291 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Baychester Avenue: 5 all times
Next south Pelham Parkway: 5 all times

Gun Hill Road is a station on the IRT Dyre Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Gun Hill Road and Seymour Avenue in the Baychester and Allerton sections of The Bronx. It is served by the 5 train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Baychester Av
to Pelham Pkwy
G Street level station house Exit/Entrance, fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "5" train toward Eastchester–Dyre Avenue (Baychester Avenue)
Northbound express Trackbed
Southbound express No regular service
Southbound local "5" train toward Brooklyn College–Flatbush Avenue weekdays, Bowling Green weekends, East 180th Street late nights (Pelham Parkway)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Originally opened on May 29, 1912 as a local station of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, the station was closed on December 12, 1937 when the NYW&B went bankrupt. In 1940, the City of New York purchased the right-of-way from the Bronx county line southward. In 1941, a shuttle service was implemented between Eastchester–Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street using IRT gate cars. In 1957, a physical connection was made to the IRT White Plains Road Line, and through service provided.

The station has two side platforms with three tracks and space for a fourth. It is in an open-cut. The street (Gun Hill Road) is above the northern part of the station. The entrance is at street level.

Exit[edit]

The station's only entrance/exit is a head house on the south side of Gun Hill Road between Sexton and Dewitt Places.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Parkway" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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