170th Street (IND Concourse Line)

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 170 Street
 "B" train"D" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
170th Street IND Concourse SB.jpg
Southbound station platform
Station statistics
AddressEast 170th Street & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10452
BoroughThe Bronx
Coordinates40°50′20″N 73°54′49″W / 40.838814°N 73.913741°W / 40.838814; -73.913741Coordinates: 40°50′20″N 73°54′49″W / 40.838814°N 73.913741°W / 40.838814; -73.913741
DivisionB (IND)
LineIND 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 connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx1, Bx2, Bx11, Bx18
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM4
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedJuly 1, 1933 (85 years ago) (1933-07-01)
Station code217[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Passengers (2017)2,270,027[3]Decrease 2.1%
Rank217 out of 425
Station succession
Next north174th–175th Streets: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next south167th Street: ZZZtemporarily closed for construction
161st Street–Yankee Stadium: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction

170th Street is a local station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway, located at the Grand Concourse between East 170th and 171st Streets in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. It is served by the D train at all times except rush hours in the peak direction and the B train during rush hours.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "B" train toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (174th–175th Streets)
"D" train toward Norwood–205th Street except PM rush (174th–175th Streets)
Peak-direction express "D" train does not stop here (rush hours, peak direction) →
Southbound local "B" train toward Brighton Beach rush hours (167th Street)
"D" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue except AM rush (167th 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 express track is used by the D train during rush hours in the peak direction.

Both platforms have an orange trim line on a black border and name tablets reading "170TH ST." in white sans serif lettering on a gray background. Small "170" and directional signs with white numbering on a black background run below the trim line and name tablets. Yellow i-beam columns run along both platforms and the full-time mezzanine with alternating ones having the standard black station name plate with white lettering.

South of this station, a fourth track to the west of the line begins at a bumper block. It merges with the southbound local track just before approaching 167th Street and is used for train storage.


Entrance on east side of Grand Concourse

The full-time mezzanine is at the north end of the station. Two staircases from each platform go up to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going up to either northern corners of East 171st Street and Grand Concourse.[4]

Each platform has a same-level un-staffed fare control area at their south ends. On the Manhattan-bound side, a set of regular and High Entry/Exit Turnstiles lead to a mezzanine area, where two staircases go up to either western corners of East 170th Street and Grand Concourse. The fare control area on the Norwood-bound side is exit only, containing two high turnstiles and one staircase going up to the southeast corner of East 170th Street and Grand Concourse. Gated off staircases on both platforms adjacent to the un-staffed fare control areas go down to the East 170th Street tunnel below the Grand Concourse.[4]


  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 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: University Heights" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015.

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