Kingsbridge Road (IND Concourse Line)

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For the station at Kingsbridge Road & Jerome Avenue, see Kingsbridge Road (IRT Jerome Avenue Line).
Kingsbridge Road
NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
IND Kingsbridge Rd 12.JPG
Station statistics
Address East Kingsbridge Road & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468
Borough The Bronx
Locale Fordham Manor, Kingsbridge Heights
Coordinates 40°51′58″N 73°53′40″W / 40.866146°N 73.894343°W / 40.866146; -73.894343Coordinates: 40°51′58″N 73°53′40″W / 40.866146°N 73.894343°W / 40.866146; -73.894343
Division B (IND)
Line IND Concourse Line
Services       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
      D all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx1, Bx2, Bx9, Bx22, Bx28
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM4
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened July 1, 1933; 83 years ago (1933-07-01)
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[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 2,530,782[2]Decrease 1.2%
Rank 193 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Bedford Park Boulevard: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all times
Next south Fordham Road: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all times


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north none: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south 161st Street–Yankee Stadium (via Concourse local): B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
125th Street (via Concourse express): D rush hours, peak direction

Kingsbridge Road is an express station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the D train at all times and the B train during rush hours only. It has three tracks and two island platforms.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Upper Mezzanine
196th Street entrances
Fare control
(Note: Upper mezzanine exit/entrance is not handicapped accessible)
B2
Platform level
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (Terminus)
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Norwood–205th Street off-peak hours (Bedford Park Boulevard)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Peak direction express NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Norwood–205th Street PM rush (Bedford Park Boulevard)
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue AM rush (Fordham Road)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-B.svg toward Brighton Beach rush hours (Fordham Road)
NYCS-bull-trans-D.svg toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue off-peak hours (Fordham Road)
B3 Lower Mezzanine
Kingsbridge Road entrances
Fare control, station agent, underpass to Kingsbridge Road
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at NE corner of Grand Concourse and Kingsbridge Road)
Station entrance

The station has three tracks and two island platforms. The tile band in this station is Marine Blue and vent chambers are also present.[3] Strange white walls exist at both platform staircases to the Kingsbridge Road exit. It is not known why they were built.

The station was renovated to comply with ADA standards, with two elevators from the Kingsbridge Road mezzanine to both platforms and another from the mezzanine to the northeast corner of the Concourse and Kingsbridge Road.[4] The elevators were opened in December 2014.[4][5]

Exits[edit]

The station has one mezzanine above the platforms and another below them. The part-time and unstaffed entrance is at 196th Street on the north end and contains two street stairs to the northwest and southeast corners of the intersection, and one stair to each platform.[4][6] This mezzanine is above the platform area.

The full-time entrance with a staffed token booth is at Kingsbridge Road on the south end and contains three pairs of staircases from platform level down to the lower mezzanine. Exits to the street are via two stairs to the northeast and northwest corners of the Concourse. A ramp also leads to the Kingsbridge Road underpass.[4][6]

The current booth setup (full-time at Kingsbridge; part-time at 196th Street) was instituted in 2013.[4] This was also the original setup. However, after to a booth operation switch in the 1990s, the part-time side was at the current full-time side (Kingsbridge) and vice versa. The current setup was created in order to accommodate new elevators in the station (see below).[4] There are two now closed additional exits still visible on the south side of Kingsbridge Road, blocked by the current elevator shafts to the street.[4][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ Dave Frattini (27 May 2014). The Underground Guide to New York City Subways. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-1-4668-7249-3. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Transit & Bus Committee Meeting January 2013" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-05-31. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Elevators up and running at Bronx subway stop". bronx.news12.com. News 12 The Bronx. December 19, 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Van Cortlandt Park / NY Botanical Garden" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 

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