Simpson Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
Station house as viewed from the street
Simpson Street & Westchester Avenue|
Bronx, NY 10459
|Line||IRT White Plains Road Line|
2 (all times) |
5 (all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx5, Bx11, Bx19, Bx27, Bx35|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
November 26, 19043rd Ave. Line; Bergen Avenue By-pass) (|
July 10, 1905 (White Plains Rd. Line)
|Passengers (2017)||2,965,807 2.7%|
|Rank||172 out of 425|
|Next north||Freeman Street: 2 5|
|Next south||Intervale Avenue: 2 5|
|Next north||East 180th Street: 2 5|
|Next south||Third Avenue – 149th Street: 2 5|
Simpson Street Subway Station and Substation #18 (IRT)
The accompanying IRT Substation #18 at 1043 Simpson Street less than one block north of the subway station.
|MPS||New York City Subway System MPS|
|NRHP reference #||04001027|
|Added to NRHP||September 17, 2004|
Simpson Street is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Simpson Street and Westchester Avenue in the Longwood neighborhood of the Bronx, it is served by the 2 train at all times, and the 5 train at all times except late nights and rush hours in the peak direction.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Southbound local||← toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Intervale Avenue)|
← toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (Intervale Avenue)
|Peak-direction express||← does not stop here (rush hours only) →|
|Northbound local|| toward Wakefield–241st Street (Freeman Street) → |
toward Eastchester–Dyre Avenue except PM rush and nights (Freeman Street) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
(Uptown elevator at SW corner of Simpson Street and Westchester Avenue; downtown elevator at NW corner)
This elevated station opened on November 26, 1904, but was originally for the Bergen Avenue By-pass spur of the IRT Third Avenue Line. On July 10, 1905 the "IRT Broadway Express Line" was constructed at Jackson Avenue, eventually replacing the original line in 1955. The station was renovated in the early 2000s, and has two side platforms and three tracks. The center express track is used by the 5 train during rush hours in the peak direction. To the north, the line curves from Westchester Avenue to Southern Boulevard. The IRT Pelham Line (6 and <6> trains), which curves above Westchester Avenue five blocks northeast of this station, is visible from the east end of the platforms.
Both platforms have cream-colored windscreens and red canopies. Both platforms also have green outlines, frames, and support columns in their center and green waist-high, ornament-style steel fences at either ends with several lampposts. The station's signs are in the standard black name plates with white Helvetica lettering.
Due to the tracks' low height above ground, both station houses are at platform level and there are no crossovers or crossunders. The station has been renovated to be ADA-accessible. The Manhattan-bound platform's station house is staffed full-time and contains several sets of doors leading to the small waiting area from the platform, a turnstile bank, token booth, two staircases going down to either northern corners of Simpson Street and Westchester Avenue, and one elevator going down to the northeast corner. A high exit-only turnstile on either side of the station house leads directly to one of the street stairs from the platform.
The northbound platform's station house is unstaffed, containing several sets of doors leading to the small waiting area from the platform, a bank of three turnstiles, two staircases going down to either southern corners of Simpson Street and Westchester Avenue, and one elevator going down to the southwest corner. It had a customer assistance booth until April 2010. A high exit-only turnstile on either side of the station house leads directly to one of the street stairs from the platform.
The 2006 artwork here is called What We Build is Not Permanent, We Are Not What We Build by Lisa Amowitz. It consists of stained glass panels on the platform windscreens and station houses with the theme with renewing or rebuilding what has died or fallen.
- "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
- "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
- Simpson Street Subway Station and Substation #18 (IRT) (NRHP)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Simpson Street (IRT White Plains Road Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IRT White Plains Road Line: Simpson Street
- nycsubway.org — What We Build is Not Permanent, We Are Not What We Build Artwork by Lisa Amowitz (2006)
- Station Reporter — 2 Train
- Station Reporter — 5 Train
- The Subway Nut — Simpson Street Pictures
- MTA's Arts For Transit — Simpson Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)
- Simpson Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View