183rd Street (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)

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 183 Street
 "4" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
IRT W183d Street sta jeh.jpg
Eastern side
Station statistics
Address 183rd Street & Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
Borough The Bronx
Locale University Heights, Fordham
Coordinates 40°51′30″N 73°54′14″W / 40.858324°N 73.903999°W / 40.858324; -73.903999Coordinates: 40°51′30″N 73°54′14″W / 40.858324°N 73.903999°W / 40.858324; -73.903999
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Jerome Avenue Line
Services       4 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx32
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 2, 1917 (100 years ago) (1917-06-02)
Station code 383[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 2,071,316[2]Increase 0.6%
Rank 239 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Fordham Road: 4 all times
Next south Burnside Avenue: 4 all times

183rd Street is a local station on the elevated IRT Jerome Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 183rd Street and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, it is served by the 4 train at all times.

History[edit]

This station opened with the first part of the Jerome Avenue Line on June 2, 1917 as a shuttle service between Kingsbridge Road and 149th Street. Only the southbound platform was in use at Kingsbridge Road,[3][4] this was in advance of through service to the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, which began on July 17, 1918.[5]

In 1995, as a result of service reductions, the MTA was considering permanently closing the 183rd Street station, as well as two or three other stations citywide, due to its proximity to other stations.[6]

Beginning on March 5th, 2007, 183rd Street and Kingsbridge Road were closed for renovation as part of a $55 million contract to renovate five stops on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line, the other three stops in the contract (Burnside Avenue, Mosholu Parkway, and Bedford Park Boulevard) were already renovated before then. This work was completed in twelve weeks on May 21st, about eight weeks ahead of schedule.[7]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "4" train toward Woodlawn (Fordham Road)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "4" train toward Crown Heights (weekdays) or
"4" train New Lots Avenue (nights & weekends) (Burnside Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Entrances/exits

The station has three tracks and two side platforms, the middle track is generally not used in revenue service.[8] There are old style signs painted over and covered up with new style signs, and a crossunder exists within fare control.

Exits[edit]

The station has a wooden mezzanine under the tracks, outside of fare control, exits go to the northwest, southwest, and southeast corner of the staggered intersection of Jerome Avenue and 183rd Street.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Service Begun on the Jerome Avenue Line (1917)". www.nycsubway.org. 1905-06-01. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  4. ^ "Annual report. 1916-1917". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  5. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1922. p. 372. 
  6. ^ Perez-Pena, Richard (1995-02-25). "BOARD VOTES CUTS FOR CITY TRANSIT". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-05-16. 
  7. ^ Transportation Authority, Metropolitan (March 5, 2007). "Press Release about Renovation". www.mta.info. www.mta.info. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2018). Tracks of the New York City Subway 2018 (16th ed.). Dougherty. 
  9. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: University Heights" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Western side from three blocks away