Norwood – 205th Street (IND Concourse Line)
|Norwood – 205th Street
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
An R68 train entering the station from the relay tracks. It is about to start its southern service.
|Address||East 205th Street & Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
|Line||IND Concourse Line|
|Services||D (all times)|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||July 1, 1933|
|Former/other names||205th Street|
|Passengers (2014)||2,709,761 5.5%|
|Rank||182 out of 421|
|Next north||(Terminal): D|
|Next south||Bedford Park Boulevard: D|
Norwood – 205th Street (formerly 205th Street) is the northern terminal station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 205th Street and Bainbridge Avenue in Norwood, Bronx, it is served by the D train at all times.
This underground station, opened on July 1, 1933, has two tracks and one island platform. Both track walls have a lime green trim line with small "205" signs below them at regular intervals. The platform has a row of lime green i-beam columns on both sides.
This station has two fare control areas. The full-time side at the south (geographical west) end has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases going up to the southeast and northwest corners of East 206th Street and Bainbridge Avenue. The other fare control area at the station's north (geographical east) end is unstaffed, containing full height turnstiles and two staircases going up to the northwest and southeast corners of East 205th Street and Perry Avenue.
This station was not intended to be the terminus of the Concourse Line or the D train; both were supposed to have been extended east to serve the northeast section of the Bronx. This idea was abandoned when the City of New York bought the right-of-way of the bankrupt New York, Westchester and Boston Railway and converted it for subway use. Another proposal in the 1970s involved extending the Concourse Line to White Plains Road, but financial troubles caused the plan to be aborted.
As a result of the planned extension, the two tracks continue east of this station for about 700 feet and this station does not have any crew quarters. Crews are changed at Bedford Park Boulevard, the next station south.
Because there is no diamond crossover between the tracks west of this station due to the Concourse Yard lead, terminating trains arrive on the southern (railroad northbound) track and discharge their passengers before continuing east to the end of the track. They then use the diamond crossover there to return to this station on the northern (railroad southbound) track and begin service to Manhattan and Brooklyn.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Southbound||← toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (boarding passengers only) (Bedford Park Boulevard)|
|Northbound||→ termination track →|
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
- Duffus, R.L. (September 22, 1929). "OUR GREAT SUBWAY NETWORK SPREADS WIDER; New Plans of Board of Transportation Involve the Building of More Than One Hundred Miles of Additional Rapid Transit Routes for New York". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
- "City Board Votes New Subway Links". nytimes.com. The New York Times. March 19, 1937. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
- nycsubway.org—IND Concourse: 205th Street
- Station Reporter — D Train
- The Subway Nut — Norwood – 205th Street Pictures
- Bainbridge Avenue & 206th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Perry Avenue & 205th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View