West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue.jpg
View from the southbound platform, looking north
Station statistics
Address East Tremont Avenue & Boston Road
Bronx, NY 10460
Borough The Bronx
Locale West Farms
Coordinates 40°50′N 73°53′W / 40.84°N 73.88°W / 40.84; -73.88Coordinates: 40°50′N 73°53′W / 40.84°N 73.88°W / 40.84; -73.88
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction (all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx9, Bx21, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42, Q44 SBS
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened November 26, 1904; 111 years ago (1904-11-26)
Former/other names East 177th Street
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 2,437,882[1]Decrease 5.1%
Rank 200 out of 422
Station succession
Next north East 180th Street: 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction
180th Street–Bronx Park (demolished; connection severed after demolition)
Next south 174th Street: 2 all times 5 all except late nights and rush hours, peak direction

West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue (formerly East 177th Street)[2] is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of East Tremont Avenue and Boston Road 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.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (174th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (174th Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg does not stop here (rush hours only) →
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward 241st Street (East 180th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Dyre Avenue (East 180th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
East Tremont Avenue exit

This elevated station, opened on November 26, 1904 and situated on a high curve, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is used by the 5 train during rush hours in peak direction. The northbound platform is longer than the southbound one and can fit about 12 cars.[2][3]

On November 1, 1951, a contract for the construction of a mezzanine was awarded to Amdor Structures Incorporated. The mezzanine connected the subway station with a new escalator in Boston Road near the Bronx Zoo.[4]

Both platforms have beige windscreens with green frames and outlines and green canopies with red roofs on their northern half and gray, waist-high, steel fences with lammposts at regular intervals on their southern half. The station name signs are in the standard black name plate in white lettering.[3]

This station has two elevated station houses below the platforms and tracks. The full-time one is at the center. Two staircases from each platform go down to a crossunder, where doors lead to a waiting area.[2] Outside the turnstile bank that provides access to and from the station, there is a token booth, two staircases going down to the northeast corner of East Tremont Avenue and Boston Road, and one staircase and one enclosed escalator going down to the northwest corner. The station's other station house at the north end is unstaffed, containing one staircase from the northwest corner of East 178th Street and Boston Road, a set of High Entry-Exit Turnstiles, and two staircases to each platform.[5]

The 2004 artwork here is called Animal Tracks by Naomi Campbell. It consists of 450 square feet in 13 faceted glass murals on the platform windscreens depicting images related to the Bronx Zoo, which is several blocks to the north.[6][7]

Just north of the station are the abandoned trackways to 180th Street–Bronx Park, the original terminal of this line.[2][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d "5 Train". 2013-03-09. Archived from the original on March 9, 2013. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  3. ^ a b "West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue (2,5)-The SubwayNut". www.subwaynut.com. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Station Contract Let". New York Times. November 2, 1951. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Showing Photos 1-50 of 310". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  6. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: Animal Tracks (Naomi Campbell)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  7. ^ "MTA - Arts for Transit | NYCT Permanent Art". web.mta.info. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  8. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: IRT White Plains Road Line". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 

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