174th–175th Streets (IND Concourse Line)

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 174–175 Streets
 
Temporarily closed New York City Subway station
174-175 IND GC sta jeh.JPG
Western stair
Station statistics
Address Grand Concourse between East 174th Street & East 175th Street
Bronx, NY 10457
Borough The Bronx
Locale Tremont
Coordinates 40°50′45″N 73°54′37″W / 40.845892°N 73.910179°W / 40.845892; -73.910179Coordinates: 40°50′45″N 73°54′37″W / 40.845892°N 73.910179°W / 40.845892; -73.910179
Division B (IND)
Line IND Concourse Line
Services Closed
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx1, Bx2, Bx32
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened July 1, 1933 (85 years ago) (1933-07-01)
Closed August 13, 2018; 2 months ago (2018-08-13) (reconstruction)
Rebuilt December 2018; 2 months' time (2018-12)
Station code 216[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 1,735,321[3]Decrease 1%
Rank 273 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Tremont Avenue: no regular service
Next south 170th Street: no regular service

174th–175th Streets is a local station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway located at the Grand Concourse between East 174th and 175th Streets in the Bronx. It is currently closed for renovations until December 2018. Under normal service patterns, the station is served by 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 Grand Concourse Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, temporarily closed for construction
Northbound local "B" train "D" train do not stop here (Tremont Avenue)
Peak-direction express "D" train does not stop here (rush hours, peak direction) →
Southbound local "B" train "D" train do not stop here (170th Street)
Side platform, temporarily closed for construction
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, crossunder between directions
174th/175th Streets Level Exit/Entrance (at 174th Street only)
Passing over 175th Street

The 174th–175th Street station has three tracks and two side platforms. This is a typically white-tiled IND underground station with support columns 3/4 to the edge of the platform from the back wall. Its signage is formed from a mosaic of colored tiles with the black tiles forming the black background, white tiles forming the ordinal numbers and their letters and framed by tan-gold tiles about half the size of the normal white tiles. Between the major signage are groups of three normal size station tiles but black with a single number to form "174" or "175" depending on the location within the station. For the station's length a tan-gold decorative line made up of normal sized tiles and bordered on top and bottom with 1/3-height black tiles. The station is on a gently curving section of track, sharp enough to not be able to see the opposite end of the platform.

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.[4][5] In January 2018, the NYCT and Bus Committee recommended that Citnalta-Forte receive the $125 million contract for the renovations of 167th Street and 174th–175th Streets on the IND Concourse Line and 145th Street on the IRT Lenox Avenue Line.[6] However, the MTA Board temporarily deferred the vote for these packages after city representatives refused to vote to award the contracts.[7][8] The contract was put back for a vote in February, where it was ultimately approved.[9] The stair entrance on the east side of Grand Concourse at the East 174th Street underpass closed on July 9, while the rest of the station closed for repairs on August 13. The station is set to reopen in December 2018.[10]

Exits[edit]

A fare control is located at the south end of the station one level down and directly below the tracks with a crossunder between directions. This leads to an exit on the north side of 174th Street between Walton and Morris Avenues that is directly beneath the Grand Concourse. Access to the Concourse itself is also located in this area and from the platforms, though the only open exit is on the east side on the Concourse; the exit to the west side was closed and sealed. At this point, both the Grand Concourse and the underground Concourse Line pass over the Cross Bronx Expressway. The Concourse Line also passes over both 174th and 175th Streets, albeit within a totally enclosed tunnel that passes through a hillside with the Grand Concourse at its summit.[11]

The north end fare control is located directly above 175th Street, which crosses beneath the Concourse, and has exits on both sides. An exit in the underpass directly beneath the Concourse, on the south side of 175th Street, is still present, but is also closed to the public.[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 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  6. ^ Metropolitan Transportation Authority (January 22, 2018). "NYCT/Bus Committee Meeting" (PDF). p. 135. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Barone, Vincent (January 24, 2018). "Controversial cosmetic subway improvement plan falters". am New York. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  8. ^ Siff, Andrew (January 24, 2018). "MTA Shelves Plan to Modernize Subway Stations Amid Criticism". NBC New York. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  9. ^ "Foes Hit Gov's Station Fix Plan". NY Daily News. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  10. ^ "Subway Stations in Harlem and the Bronx to Receive Structural Repairs and Improvements This Summer". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: University Heights" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015.

External links[edit]

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