Whitlock Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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Whitlock Avenue
"6" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Whitlock Av vc.jpg
Whitlock Avenue station looking northeast toward the curve at the bridge over the Northeast Corridor and Bronx River.
Station statistics
Address Whitlock Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
Borough The Bronx
Locale Foxhurst, North Hunts Point
Coordinates 40°49′39″N 73°53′10″W / 40.827514°N 73.886147°W / 40.827514; -73.886147Coordinates: 40°49′39″N 73°53′10″W / 40.827514°N 73.886147°W / 40.827514; -73.886147
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx27
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened May 27, 1920; 96 years ago (1920-05-27)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 545,079[1]Increase 0.2%
Rank 403 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Elder Avenue: 6 all times
Next south Hunts Point Avenue: 6 all times

Whitlock Avenue is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 6 train at all times and is located at Whitlock Avenue and Westchester Avenue in the Bronx.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Elder Av
to Hunts Point Av
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "6" train toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Hunts Point Avenue)
Peak-direction express "6" express train does not stop here →
Northbound local "6" train toward Pelham Bay Park or Parkchester (Elder Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
Artwork by Barbara Grygutis

The station which opened on May 27, 1920,[2] has three tracks and two side platforms, with the center express track used by the <6> service on weekdays in the peak direction. The station has covered-over old signs and a windscreen on the south end. The north end has a full canopy over the platform.

The station is adjacent to an abandoned railroad station called Westchester Avenue which was served by the New York, Westchester and Boston Railroad, and the Harlem River Branch of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. Currently, the line is used by Amtrak. The former NYW&B line was at one time proposed to be converted into an extension of the IRT Dyre Avenue Line leading to this station, rather than its current terminus at East 180th Street on the IRT White Plains Road Line. The station is also located right next to the Sheridan Expressway.

Southbound, this is the last elevated station before the wholly underground stretch to Brooklyn Bridge station.

Exits[edit]

The mezzanine is wood and features frosted windows in a simulated 16-pane pattern. At one time there were doors to the fare control but they have been removed; doors from fare control to the street remain. Outside fare control, exit stairs lead to either southern corner of Westchester Avenue and Whitlock Avenue.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Bronx Subway Extension Opened". New York Times. May 28, 1920. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bronx Zoo" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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