174th Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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 174 Street
 "2" train"5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
AddressEast 174th Street, Southern Boulevard, & Boston Road
Bronx, NY 10460
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleCrotona Park East
Coordinates40°50′13″N 73°53′17″W / 40.837°N 73.888°W / 40.837; -73.888Coordinates: 40°50′13″N 73°53′17″W / 40.837°N 73.888°W / 40.837; -73.888
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT White Plains Road Line
Services      2 all times (all times)
      5 all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights (all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx19, Bx21, Bx36
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedNovember 26, 1904; 113 years ago (1904-11-26)
Station code428[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)2,334,317[2]Decrease 3.2%
Rank211 out of 425
Station succession
Next northWest Farms Square – East Tremont Avenue: 2 all times5 all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights
Next southFreeman Street: 2 all times5 all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights

174th Street is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 174th Street, Southern Boulevard & Boston Road in the Crotona Park East neighborhood of the Bronx, it is served by the 2 train at all times, and the 5 train at all times except late nights and rush hours in the peak direction.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Freeman Street)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (Freeman Street)
Peak-direction express "5" train does not stop here (rush hours only) →
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue)
"5" train toward Eastchester–Dyre Avenue except PM rush and nights (West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Exit/entrance
Southbound platform

This elevated station, which has two side platforms and three tracks, is built on a curve, which results in large gaps between center doors and the platform. The gaps were almost wide enough to need gap fillers. By 2008, most of the station's gaps had been filled, but train announcements still warn passengers to "be careful of the gap between the platform and the train."

The station was closed from July to November 2003 and was completely rehabilitated so it has a new white windscreen and black fencing. The ends of the platform are very narrow.[3]

Exits[edit]

The station does not have a mezzanine. The station houses are at the same level as the platforms. The two southbound exits lead to the northwestern corner of the skewed intersection of 174th Street and Southern Boulevard. The two northbound exits are on either eastern corner of that intersection.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "174 Street (2,5)-The SubwayNut". Archived from the original on July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bronx Zoo" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.

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