Prospect Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||Prospect & Westchester Avenues
Bronx, NY 10459
|Line||IRT White Plains Road Line|
|Services||2 (all times)
5 (all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx17, Bx46|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||November 26, 19043rd Ave. Line; Bergen Avenue By-pass)
July 10, 1905 (White Plains Rd. Line)
|Passengers (2015)||2,394,820 2.1%|
|Rank||204 out of 422|
|Next north||Intervale Avenue: 2 5|
|Next south||Jackson Avenue: 2 5|
Prospect Avenue Subway Station (IRT)
|MPS||New York City Subway System MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||04001026|
|Added to NRHP||September 17, 2004|
Prospect Avenue is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Prospect and Westchester Avenues in the Bronx, it is served by the 2 train at all times, and the 5 train at all other times except during late nights and rush hours in the peak direction.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Southbound local||← toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Jackson Avenue)
← toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (Jackson Avenue)
|Peak-direction express||← does not stop here (rush hours only) →|
|Northbound local||→ toward 241st Street (Intervale Avenue) →
→ toward Dyre Avenue (Intervale 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 November 26, 1904 as part of the IRT Second Avenue Line as part of the Bergen Avenue By-pass spur of the IRT Third Avenue Line until the connection to the IRT Lenox Avenue Line at Jackson Avenue opened on July 10, 1905. The station, which was renovated in 2006, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is used by the 5 train during rush hours in the peak direction.
The center of both platforms have beige windscreens with green frames and red canopies and green frames and support columns. The ends have waist high, green steel fences with lampposts at regular intervals. The station signs are in the standard black station name plate with white lettering.
This station is very close to street level. As a result, the stations houses are adjacent to their respective platforms and there are no crossovers or crossunders.
On the Manhattan-bound side, one staircase from the northwest corner of Westchester Avenue and 160th Street goes up to the north side of the station house. Another from the northern intersection of Prospect Avenue and 160th Street goes up to the south side. Inside the station house, there is a token booth, turnstile bank, waiting area, and doors leading to the platform. The platform has two exit-only turnstiles, each of which leads to one of the street stairs.
On the northbound side, two staircases from the northeast corner of Longwood and Westchester Avenues go up to the north side of the station house, which has a now closed customer assistance booth, turnstile bank, waiting area, and doors leading directly to the platform. A high exit-only turnstile from the platform leads directly to the staircases. Towards the south end of the platform, another exit-only turnstile leads to a double-flight staircase going down to the northeast corner of Prospect and Westchester Avenue.
Both station houses have heaters. The 2006 artwork here is called Bronx, Four Seasons by Urkrainian artist Marina Tsersarskaya. It consists of stained glass panels on the platform windscreens and station houses depicting images related the four seasons of meteorology.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
- "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011.
- Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Prospect Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IRT White Plains Road Line: Prospect Avenue
- nycsubway.org — Bronx, Four Seasons Artwork by Marina Tsesarskaya (2006)
- Station reporter — 2 Train
- Station reporter — 5 Train
- The Subway Nut — Prospect Avenue Pictures
- MTA's Arts For Transit — Prospect Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line)
- Prospect Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View