Morrison Avenue–Soundview (IRT Pelham Line)

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Morrison Avenue–Soundview
NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Morrison Avenue - 6 Train Arrives.jpg
A R142A 6 train arriving at Morrison Avenue
Station statistics
Address Morrison Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472
Borough The Bronx
Locale Soundview
Coordinates 40°49′46″N 73°52′28″W / 40.829495°N 73.874474°W / 40.829495; -73.874474Coordinates: 40°49′46″N 73°52′28″W / 40.829495°N 73.874474°W / 40.829495; -73.874474
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx27
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened May 27, 1920; 96 years ago (1920-05-27)
Former/other names Sound View Avenue
Morrison–Sound View Avenues
Morrison Avenue–Sound View Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 2,097,203[1]Decrease 1.3%
Rank 236 out of 425
Station succession
Next north St. Lawrence Avenue: 6 all times
Next south Elder Avenue: 6 all times

Morrison Avenue–Soundview[2] 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 Morrison Avenue and Westchester Avenue in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to St. Lawrence Av
to Elder Av
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Elder Avenue)
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg toward Pelham Bay Park or Parkchester (St. Lawrence Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
Southwest street entrance

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is used by the <6> train on weekdays in the peak direction. The platforms have beige windscreen, green canopies, and red roofs in the center and waist-level black steel fence at both ends.

The station opened on May 27, 1920 as Sound View Avenue and has also been known as Morrison Avenue–Sound View Avenue and Morrison – Sound View Avenues.[3]

In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[4]

Exits[edit]

Two staircases from each platform lead to the wooden elevated mezzanine beneath the tracks. The station house has a turnstile bank, token booth, and three street staircases to all four corners of Morrison and Westchester Avenues except for the southeast one.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 1, 2017. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Bronx Subway Extension Opened". New York Times. May 28, 1920. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bronx Zoo" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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