Pelham Parkway (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
2008 view of the station house entrance
Pelham Parkway, Williamsbridge Road & Esplanade|
Bronx, NY 10469
|Locale||Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway|
|Division||A (IRT, formerly NYW&B)|
|Line||IRT Dyre Avenue Line|
|Services||5 (all times)|
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: Bx8, Bx12, Bx12 SBS|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Tracks||4 (2 in regular service)|
May 29, 1912 (NYW&B station)|
May 15, 1941 (re-opened as a Subway station)
|Passengers (2017)||869,177 3.1%|
|Rank||377 out of 425|
Eastchester–Dyre Avenue (express): no regular service|
Gun Hill Road (local): 5
Morris Park (local): 5 |
East 180th Street (express): no regular service
Pelham Parkway is a station on the IRT Dyre Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Pelham Parkway and the Esplanade (erroneously signed as "Esplanade Avenue" in the station) in the Bronx, it is served by the 5 train at all times.
|G||Street level station house||Exit/Entrance, fare control, station agent|
|Northbound local||← toward Eastchester–Dyre Avenue (Gun Hill Road)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Northbound express||No passenger service|
|Southbound express||No passenger service|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Southbound local||→ toward Flatbush Avenue weekdays, Bowling Green weekends, East 180th Street late nights (Morris Park) →|
This station was originally opened on May 29, 1912, as an express station of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, with two island platforms and four tracks. It was closed on December 12, 1937, after the NYW&B went bankrupt but was opened again when the City of New York purchased the Bronx portion of the railroad for use in the subway system. An original NYW&B-era train indicator can still be found inside the station.
Today, the two local tracks remain in revenue service, and the southbound express track remains in use as a test track. The northbound express track ends about halfway between the north end of the station and the northern tunnel portal, however, it used to end at a bumper block just south of the station. The station is designed with two island platforms; however it is not considered an express station. The northbound express track had been restored at this station in October 2014. The purpose of the restoration was to serve work trains for the Dyre Avenue Line signal modernization project.
Pelham Parkway is the only completely underground station on the Dyre Avenue Line and the only underground station in the system not originally built for subway use. It is also the northernmost underground IRT station. It is also the only 4-track underground station in the Bronx.
In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system. Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, will undergo a complete overhaul and would be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved signage, and improved station lighting. However, these renovations are being deferred until the 2020–2024 Capital Program due to a lack of funding.
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- Berger, Paul (2018-04-03). "New York Subway Cuts Back Plans to Renovate Stations". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Parkway" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pelham Parkway (IRT Dyre Avenue Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IRT White Plains Road Line: Pelham Parkway
- Station Reporter — 5 Train
- The Subway Nut — Pelham Parkway Pictures
- New York Westchester and Boston Railway - Pelham Parkway Station
- Entrance north of Pelham Parkway from Google Maps Street View
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View
|Preceding station||New York, Westchester and Boston Railway||Following station|
|Morris Park||Main Line||Gun Hill Road|