Middletown Road (IRT Pelham Line)

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Middletown Road
NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Middletown Road (IRT Pelham Line) by David Shankbone copy.jpg
Station statistics
Address Middletown Road & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
Borough The Bronx
Locale Pelham Bay
Coordinates 40°50′36″N 73°50′12″W / 40.843424°N 73.836751°W / 40.843424; -73.836751Coordinates: 40°50′36″N 73°50′12″W / 40.843424°N 73.836751°W / 40.843424; -73.836751
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction) <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx8, Bx24
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened December 20, 1920; 95 years ago (1920-12-20)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 795,762[1]Increase 20.3%
Rank 387 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Buhre Avenue: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

Middletown Road is a local station of the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Middletown Road and Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, it is served by the 6 train at all times except weekdays in the peak direction, when the <6> train takes over.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg toward Pelham Bay Park (Buhre Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance

This elevated station, opened on December 20, 1920, has two side platforms and three tracks. The center express track is not used in regular service. South of the station are track leads to Westchester Yard, the main yard for all 6 and <6> trains. The center and Manhattan-bound local tracks rise above these leads.

Both platforms have beige windscreens and red canopies with green frames and support columns in the center. On either ends are white waist-high steel fences with sodium lampposts at regular intervals. The station name signs are in the standard black plates with white Helvetica lettering.

This station has one wooden elevated mezzanine below the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from the center of each platform go down to the mezzanine, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two street stairs. One goes south down to the triangular corner of Middletown Road and Westchester Avenue and the other to the north side of Westchester Avenue.

From October 2013 to May 2014, the station was closed for rehabilitation work;[2] however, the MTA has been sued by a disability rights group for not including an elevator during the $21,000,000 renovation of that subway station, because it was near an accessible rehabilitation clinic.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ Temporary Station Closures
  3. ^ "Disability rights groups sue MTA over inaccessible subway station". Retrieved 2016-07-07. 

External links[edit]

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