167th Street (IND Concourse Line)

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 167 Street
 "B" train"D" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
167th Street IND Concourse platform.jpg
Southbound station platform
Station statistics
Address East 167th Street & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456
Borough The Bronx
Locale Highbridge, Concourse
Coordinates 40°50′04″N 73°55′04″W / 40.8345°N 73.9177°W / 40.8345; -73.9177Coordinates: 40°50′04″N 73°55′04″W / 40.8345°N 73.9177°W / 40.8345; -73.9177
Division B (IND)
Line IND Concourse Line
Services       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
      D all except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx1, Bx2, Bx35
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened July 1, 1933 (84 years ago) (1933-07-01)
Station code 218[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 3,365,748[3]Increase 2.1%
Rank 151 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 170th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next south 161st Street–Yankee Stadium: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction

167th Street is a local station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 167th Street and Grand Concourse in the Highbridge and Concourse sections of the Bronx, it is served by the D train at all times except rush hours in peak direction and the B train during rush hours.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Layup track branches
off southbound track
G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "B" train toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (170th Street)
"D" train toward Norwood except PM rush (170th Street)
Peak-direction express "D" train does not stop here (rush hours, peak direction) →
Southbound local "B" train toward Brighton Beach rush hours (161st Street)
"D" train toward Coney Island via West End except AM rush (161st Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


This underground station, opened on July 1, 1933, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is used by the D train during rush hours in the peak direction.

Both platforms have an orange trim line with a black border and name tablets reading "167TH ST." in white lettering on a grey border. Below the trim line and name tablets are small "167" and directional signs in white lettering on a black border, the station's columns are dark yellow with alternating ones on the platforms having the standard black station name plate in white lettering. A closed tower sits at the far north end of the Manhattan-bound platform.

North of the station, a track begins on the west side of the line, it ends at a bumper block before the 170th Street station and is only used for storage of Yankee Stadium Special trains for service after their home games.

Below this station is the 167th Street tunnel underneath the Grand Concourse, until July 1948, there was crosstown trolley service in this tunnel, which widens at its midpoint. In each direction, this tunnel had a trolley track, platform, and road lane. When the trolley was discontinued, the replacement Bx35 bus used the platforms until around 1990, when it was moved to the street above for quicker transfers to other bus routes and the subway, the trolley mezzanine is at the same level as the subway platforms above the tunnel ceiling, but is not visible. A patch of newer tiling in the wall near the northern end of the subway station shows where the opening once was, the full-time mezzanine had two winding staircases to the underpass, which were permanently closed for security reasons in 1993. There is no pedestrian access to the underpass, which is open to vehicle traffic only, from either side on street level.[4]

Western stair

Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, will undergo a complete overhaul and would be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved signage, and improved station lighting;[5][6] in January 2018, the NYCT and Bus Committee recommended that Citnalta-Forte receive the $125 million contract for the renovations of 167th and 174th–175th Streets on the IND Concourse Line and 145th Street on the IRT Lenox Avenue Line.[7] However, the MTA Board temporarily deferred the vote for these packages after city representatives refused to vote to award the contracts,[8][9] the contract was put back for a vote in February, where it was ultimately approved.[10]

Exits[edit]

This station's full-time mezzanine is at the north end. Two staircases from each platform go up to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank provides entrance/exit from the station, outside fare control, there is a token booth and four staircases going up to all corners of 167th Street and Grand Concourse. The mezzanine has mosaic directional signs in white lettering on an orange background.[11]

Both platforms have an unstaffed same-level fare control area at the south end, on the northbound side, a set of exit-only turnstiles lead to a staircase that goes up to the southeast corner of McClellan Street and Grand Concourse. On the Manhattan-bound side, a set of full height turnstiles lead to a staircase that goes up to the southwest corner of the same intersection, this fare control area had a booth until 2003.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ Abandoned Stations - - 167th Street and Grand Concourse
  5. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  7. ^ Metropolitan Transportation Authority (January 22, 2018). "NYCT/Bus Committee Meeting" (PDF). p. 135. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 
  8. ^ Barone, Vincent (January 24, 2018). "Controversial cosmetic subway improvement plan falters". am New York. Retrieved 2018-01-25. 
  9. ^ Siff, Andrew (January 24, 2018). "MTA Shelves Plan to Modernize Subway Stations Amid Criticism". NBC New York. Retrieved 2018-01-25. 
  10. ^ "Foes Hit Gov's Station Fix Plan". NY Daily News. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2018-02-23. 
  11. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: University Heights" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 

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