Gun Hill Road (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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 Gun Hill Road
 "2" train"5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Gun Hill Road Station - April 2015.jpg
The Gun Hill Road station platform in April 2015.
Station statistics
AddressEast Gun Hill Road & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleWilliamsbridge, Allerton
Coordinates40°52′37″N 73°52′01″W / 40.877°N 73.867°W / 40.877; -73.867Coordinates: 40°52′37″N 73°52′01″W / 40.877°N 73.867°W / 40.877; -73.867
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT White Plains Road Line
IRT Third Avenue Line (formerly)
Services      2 all times (all times)
      5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction (limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41, Bx41 SBS
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM11
Railway transportation Metro-North: Harlem Line (at Williams Bridge)
StructureElevated
Levels2 (lower level abandoned)
Platforms2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedMarch 3, 1917; 101 years ago (1917-03-03) (upper level)
October 4, 1920; 98 years ago (1920-10-04) (lower level)
ClosedApril 29, 1973; 45 years ago (1973-04-29) (lower level)
Station code421[1]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Traffic
Passengers (2017)2,429,804[2]Decrease 1.8%
Rank203 out of 425
Station succession
Next northWakefield–241st Street (express): no regular service
219th Street (local): 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction
Next southBurke Avenue (local): 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction
East 180th Street (express): no regular service
210th Street–Williamsbridge (3rd Ave. local; demolished)
Fordham Road–190th Street (3rd Ave. express; demolished)


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north233rd Street: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 southPelham Parkway: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction

Gun Hill Road is an express station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located in the Bronx at the intersection of Gun Hill and White Plains Roads,[3] it is served by the 2 train at all times and by the 5 train during rush hours in the peak direction.

History[edit]

Track layout
former Third Av El tracks
to former lower level

This station was opened along with the section of the IRT White Plains Road Line from East 177th Street–East Tremont Avenue to East 219th Street–White Plains Road on March 3, 1917, providing access to rapid transit service to the communities of Williamsbridge and Wakefield in the Bronx. Service on the new portion of the line was operated as a four-car shuttle from 177th Street due to the power conditions at the time.[4][5][6]

Station layout[edit]

2F
Platforms
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue (Burke Avenue)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue (AM rush) (Burke Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Peak-direction express No regular service
(No service: Wakefield–241st Street (north) or East 180th Street (south))
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (219th Street)
"5" train toward Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (219th Street)
1F Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, former Third Avenue El platform
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator inside main entrance in White Plains Road median between Gun Hill Road and 211th Street)
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Entrance

This station opened on March 3, 1917, as a bi-level station, for IRT White Plains Road Line subway service. The upper level has always been used and the lower level was used by the IRT Third Avenue Line from October 4, 1920,[7] to April 29, 1973. The upper level has three tracks and two island platforms, while the lower level had two tracks and one wide island platform. North of the station, the lower level tracks rose and joined, making a five track line for a short distance. From west to east, they were as follows: White Plains Road Line southbound local, Third Avenue Line southbound, White Plains Road Line center express, Third Avenue Line northbound, White Plains Road Line northbound local.[8]

Currently, only the two outer tracks are used. The center track is not normally used in revenue service.

Exit[edit]

The station's only exit is at a street-level station house at the north side of Gun Hill Road in the median of White Plains Road. A refurbishing project in 2004–2006 removed the Third Avenue el level and upgraded the station with the new station house at street level. The original station house was one short block north at East 211th Street. New escalators and elevators now make this station ADA-accessible.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Neighborhood Map Pelham Parkway Olinville Pelham Gardens Morris Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Annual report. 1916-1917". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. December 12, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "New Subway Line Opened: White Plains Extension is Now Running to 238th Street" (PDF). New York Times. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "WHITE PLAINS ROAD EXTENSION OF SUBWAY OPENED TO THE PUBLIC; New Branch, Which Runs from 177th to 219th Street, Gives the Williamsbridge and Wakefield Sections of the East Bronx Rapid Transit for the First Time" (PDF). The New York Times. March 4, 1917.
  7. ^ Fischler, Stan (1997). The Subway: A Trip Through Time on New York's Rapid Transit. Flushing, NY: H&M Productions. pp. 245–249. ISBN 1-882608-19-4.
  8. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Parkway" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.

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