Hunts Point Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)
Hunts Point Avenue
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||Hunts Point Avenue & Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459
|Locale||Hunts Point, Woodstock|
|Line||IRT Pelham Line|
|Services||6 (all times) <6> (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)|
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: Bx5, Bx6, Bx19|
|Platforms||2 island platforms
|Opened||January 7, 1919|
|Passengers (2015)||3,305,563 5.3%|
|Rank||155 out of 425|
|Next north||Parkchester (express): <6>
Whitlock Avenue (local): 6
|Next south||Longwood Avenue (local): 6
Third Avenue–138th Street (express): <6>
|Next north||Pelham Bay Park: 6 <6>
|Next south||125th Street: 6 <6>|
Hunts Point Avenue is an express station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway, served by the 6 train at all times and the <6> train on weekdays in the peak direction. It is located at Hunts Point Avenue and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx.
|G||Street Level||Exit / Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent
(Elevator in Monsignor Del Valle Square, at northeast corner of Bruckner Boulevard and Hunts Point Avenue
|Southbound local||← toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Longwood Avenue)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left, right|
|Peak-direction express||← toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (weekday mornings) (Third Avenue–138th Street)
→ toward Pelham Bay Park (weekday afternoons and evenings) (Parkchester) →
|Island platform, doors will open on the left, right|
|Northbound local||→ toward Parkchester (weekdays) or Pelham Bay Park (all times except weekday afternoons and evenings) (Whitlock Avenue) →|
This underground station, opened on January 7, 1919, and has three tracks and two island platforms. The 6 stops on the outer local tracks while the <6> stops at the center express track. This is the northernmost underground station on the line before the elevated stretch to Pelham Bay Park station.
The track walls have geometric Vickers-designed mosaic friezes in muted shades of blue, grey and beige, with occasional bits of pale pink. The large identifying plaques show "H P". Matching "uptown" and "downtown" directional mosaics are found in the mezzanine, along with a smaller, simplified version of the frieze found on the lower level. Dark green i-beam columns run along both platforms at regular intervals, a single line in the middle at their ends and one line on each side at their center.
This station's main fare control area is a mezzanine above the center of the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from each platform go up to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two street stairs going up to Monsignor Del Valle Square, a city-owned park on the triangle formed by East 163rd Street, Hunts Point Avenue, and Bruckner Boulevard. Unusually for this station, the street-level facility, street stair enclosures, and lights are all made of bricks. Although the platform level is lit by fluorescent bulbs, the mezzanine remains lit by incandescent lights, which were replaced along every platform in the subway by the late 1980s.
The northbound platform has an exit-only at its extreme northern end. A twisting staircase goes up to a street-level steel and glass structure, where exit-only turnstiles provide access out of the station. It is located at the southeast corner of Southern Boulevard and Hunts Point Avenue.
On November 18, 2014, a $17.8 million project to make the station compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act was completed and the reconstructed entrances and fare control area opened to the public. There are three elevators: one from the mezzanine to each platform within fare control, and one from the mezzanine to Monsignor Del Valle Square.
Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, will undergo a complete overhaul and would be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved signage, and improved station lighting.
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- Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "MTA/New York City Transit - Fulton Street Transit Center". mta.info. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
- "Hunts Point Av 6 Station Becomes the 84th Fully ADA Accessible Subway Station". Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
- "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
- "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hunts Point Avenue (IRT Pelham Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IRT Pelham Line: Hunts Point Avenue
- Station Reporter — 6 Train
- The Subway Nut — Hunts Point Avenue Pictures
- Hunts Point Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Southern Boulevard exit-only from Google Maps Street View
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View