Tremont Avenue–177th Street (IRT Third Avenue Line)

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Tremont Avenue–177th Street
Former New York City Subway rapid transit station
NORTHBOUND PLATFORM AT EAST TREMONT AVENUE STATION, GENERAL VIEW IS NORTH. - Interborough Rapid Transit Company, Third Avenue Elevated Line, Borough of the Bronx, New York, New HAER NY,3-BRONX,13-53.tif
The platform in the Winter of 1974, nearly a year after the IRT Third Avenue Line was abandoned.
Station statistics
Borough The Bronx
Locale Tremont
Line IRT Third Avenue Line
Services None
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened July 20, 1891; 125 years ago (July 20, 1891)
Closed April 29, 1973; 44 years ago (April 29, 1973)
Station succession
Next north 180th Street (local)
Fordham Road–190th Street (express)
Next south 174th Street (local)
149th Street (express before 1955)

Tremont Avenue–177th Street, at times associated as Bronx Borough Hall, was an express station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. It was built by the Suburban Rapid Transit Company as 177th Street Station and had three tracks and two island platforms. It opened on July 20, 1891, and was the northern terminus of the Third Avenue elevated line until 1901, when more stations opened as the line was extended north. The next stop to the north was 180th Street for local trains and Fordham Road–190th Street for express trains. The next stop to the south for all trains was 174th Street. In its last years, a reconstructed section rose over the Cross Bronx Expressway at approximately 175th Street as part of the highway's development.[1]

The station closed on April 29, 1973[2] and was demolished by 1977.[3]

It was notable for being the station that served Bronx Borough Hall (1897-1969).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fischler, Stan (1997). The Subway: A Trip Through Time on New York's Rapid Transit. Flushing, N.Y.: H&M Productions. pp. 245–249. ISBN 1-882608-19-4. 
  2. ^ Montgomery, Paul L. (April 29, 1973). "Third Ave. El Reaches the End of Its Long, Noisy, Blighted, Nostalgic Line". New York Times. p. 24. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Blumenthal, Ralph (August 27, 1977). "Now That El's Gone, Bronx Hub Sees A Brighter Future". New York Times. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 

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Media related to Tremont Avenue – 177th Street (IRT Third Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°50′48″N 73°53′46″W / 40.84667°N 73.89611°W / 40.84667; -73.89611