Parkchester station

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MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Parkchester (IRT Pelham Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
AddressHugh J. Grant Circle
Bronx, NY 10472
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleParkchester, Unionport
Coordinates40°50′0″N 73°51′39.5″W / 40.83333°N 73.860972°W / 40.83333; -73.860972Coordinates: 40°50′0″N 73°51′39.5″W / 40.83333°N 73.860972°W / 40.83333; -73.860972
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Pelham Line
Services      6 all times (all times) <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)​
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx36, Bx39, Q44 SBS
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM6
Platforms2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Other information
OpenedMay 30, 1920; 100 years ago (1920-05-30)[1]
Station code366[2]
Accessiblenot ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Former/other namesParkchester–East 177th Street
East 177th Street–Parkchester
East 177th Street
Passengers (2019)4,734,709[4]Decrease 2.1%
Rank97 out of 424[4]
Station succession
Next northPelham Bay Park (express): no regular service
Castle Hill Avenue (local): 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
(Terminal): 6 weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next southSt. Lawrence Avenue (local): 6 all times
Hunts Point Avenue (express): <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

Parkchester (also known as Parkchester–East 177th Street) is an express station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is located above Hugh J. Grant Circle in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx, where East 177th Street (the Cross Bronx Expressway service road), Metropolitan Avenue, and Westchester Avenue intersect. The station is served by the 6 train at all times and the <6> train during weekdays in the peak direction.

By passenger count, Parkchester was the third-busiest station in the Bronx in 2017, behind 161st Street–Yankee Stadium and Third Avenue–149th Street, and the busiest station on the Pelham Line.


Parkchester station opened on May 30, 1920.[1]

This station was rehabilitated in 2010.

In 2019, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that this station would become ADA-accessible as part of the agency's 2020–2024 Capital Program.[5]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Southbound local "6" train toward Brooklyn Bridge (St. Lawrence Avenue)
Island platform
Peak-direction express "6" express train AM rush toward Brooklyn Bridge (Hunts Point Avenue)
"6" express train PM rush toward Pelham Bay Park (Castle Hill Avenue)
(No service: Pelham Bay Park)
Island platform
Northbound local "6" train PM rush termination track →
"6" train toward Pelham Bay Park other times (Castle Hill Avenue)
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street level Exit/entrance
Track layout

Parkchester is an express station with three tracks and two island platforms. The 6 stops on the outer local tracks while the <6> stops on the center express track. There are 1950s-style mushroom-shaped lights at the end of the platforms and the staircases to the mezzanine are sheltered. Just north of the station is a signal tower which was used until the late 1990s, when a new master tower was created in Westchester Yard.

When <6> express trains operate, 6 local trains terminate here. After discharging passengers on the northbound local track, terminating trains use the center track past switches north of the station as a pocket track to relay.

All trains continuing on the IRT Pelham Line north of this station make all subsequent stops, these stations are only served by the <6> in the peak direction when it is operating, and the 6 at all other times.


The station's only exit is a mezzanine in the center of the Hugh Grant Circle, a traffic circle. It has a crossunder and windows in a simulated 12-pane pattern similar to those at Whitlock Avenue. The fare control is at street level and the room features a painting entitled Live The Dream. There is an escalator from fare control to the southbound platform, bypassing the mezzanine.[6]

Image gallery[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Bronx Subway Extension Opened" (PDF). New York Times. May 28, 1920. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "Press Release - MTA Headquarters - MTA Announces 20 Additional Subway Stations to Receive Accessibility Improvements Under Proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan". MTA. December 19, 2019. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bronx Zoo" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.

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