Hunts Point Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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Hunts Point Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Hunts Point Avenue (IRT Pelham Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address Hunts Point Avenue & Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459
Borough The Bronx
Locale Hunts Point, Woodstock
Coordinates 40°49′14″N 73°53′30″W / 40.820565°N 73.89164°W / 40.820565; -73.89164Coordinates: 40°49′14″N 73°53′30″W / 40.820565°N 73.89164°W / 40.820565; -73.89164
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times (all times) <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx5, Bx6, Bx19
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened January 7, 1919; 98 years ago (1919-01-07)[1]
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 3,305,563[3]Increase 5.3%
Rank 155 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Parkchester (express): <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Whitlock Avenue (local): 6 all times
Next south Longwood Avenue (local): 6 all times
Third Avenue–138th Street (express): <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north Pelham Bay Park: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
none: 6 weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south 125th Street: 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

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.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit / Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator in Monsignor Del Valle Square, at northeast corner of Bruckner Boulevard and Hunts Point Avenue
P
Platform level
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Longwood Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (weekday mornings) (Third Avenue–138th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg toward Pelham Bay Park (weekday afternoons and evenings) (Parkchester)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg toward Parkchester (weekdays) or Pelham Bay Park (all times except weekday afternoons and evenings) (Whitlock Avenue)
Track layout
to Parkchester
to Whitlock Av
to Longwood Av
to 138 St
Stairwell entrance into the station from street level, as seen in winter
Exit-only station house on Southern Boulevard

This underground station, opened on January 7, 1919,[1] 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.

Exits[edit]

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.[4]

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.[4]

Station condition[edit]

In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[5]

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.[6][7]

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.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Lines In Bronx Coming This Year: Rays of Rapid Transit to be Let Into Dark Sections in the West and North". nytimes.com. The New York Times. January 7, 1919. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  4. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Bay" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "MTA/New York City Transit - Fulton Street Transit Center". mta.info. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Hunts Point Av 6 Station Becomes the 84th Fully ADA Accessible Subway Station". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 
  8. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  9. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 

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