Longwood Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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Longwood Avenue
"6" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Longwood Avenue (IRT Pelham Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address Longwood Avenue & Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459
Borough The Bronx
Locale Woodstock
Coordinates 40°48′59″N 73°53′46″W / 40.816278°N 73.896232°W / 40.816278; -73.896232Coordinates: 40°48′59″N 73°53′46″W / 40.816278°N 73.896232°W / 40.816278; -73.896232
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx19, Bx46
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened January 7, 1919; 98 years ago (1919-01-07)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Passengers (2015) 1,088,970[3]Decrease 0.8%
Rank 354 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Hunts Point Avenue: 6 all times
Next south East 149th Street: 6 all times

Longwood Avenue is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 6 train at all times and is located at Longwood Avenue and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Hunts Point Av
to E 149 St
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "6" train toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (East 149th Street)
Peak-direction express "6" express train does not stop here →
Northbound local "6" train toward Pelham Bay Park or Parkchester (Hunts Point Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This underground station, opened on January 7, 1919,[1] and has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is used by the weekday peak direction <6> service.

Both platforms have their original Dual Contracts mosaic trim line and name tablets. The Vickers geometric design shows a diamond pattern in sea-foam green with a border of darker green mixed with blue. "L" plaques for "Longwood Avenue" run along the trim line at regular intervals. The name tablets are bordered in mixed shades of green and brown, and read "LONGWOOD AVE." in all-caps, serif white lettering on a mottled blue background. Light green I-beam columns run along the platforms at their center at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black name plate with white lettering.

Both platforms were extended at either ends in the 1960s to accommodate the current standard length of an IRT train (510 feet). The extensions are noticeable as they are narrower than the rest of the platforms, have no columns, and the trim line is blue with "LONGWOOD AVE" in white sans serif font. The extensions result in the platforms being slightly offset.

There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions. The southbound platform has a green fiberglass bucket seat bench built in the extended area in the 1960s.


Both platforms have one same-level fare control area at the east (railroad north) end. Each one has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs. The ones on the Pelham Bay Park-bound platform go up to the either southern corners of Southern Boulevard and Longwood Avenue while the ones on the Manhattan-bound platform go up to either northern corners.[4]


  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". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Bay" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

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