Baychester Avenue (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)

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 Baychester Avenue
 "5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Baychester Avenue.jpg
June 2006 view of the platforms of Baychester Avenue station towards the canopies from the Dyre Avenue-bound platform
Station statistics
Address Baychester Avenue & Tillotson Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475
Borough The Bronx
Locale Eastchester, Baychester
Coordinates 40°52′43″N 73°50′18″W / 40.87864°N 73.838369°W / 40.87864; -73.838369Coordinates: 40°52′43″N 73°50′18″W / 40.87864°N 73.838369°W / 40.87864; -73.838369
Division A (IRT, formerly NYW&B)
Line IRT Dyre Avenue Line
Services       5 all times (all times)
Structure Embankment
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened May 29, 1912; 106 years ago (1912-05-29) (NYW&B station)
May 15, 1941; 77 years ago (1941-05-15) (re-opened as a Subway station)
Station code 443[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 1,054,373[2]Decrease 5.2%
Rank 350 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Eastchester–Dyre Avenue: 5 all times
Next south Gun Hill Road: 5 all times

Baychester Avenue is a station on the IRT Dyre Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Baychester and Tillotson Avenues in the Bronx. It is served by the 5 train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "5" train toward Eastchester–Dyre Avenue (Terminus)
Northbound express Trackbed
Southbound express No regular service
Southbound local "5" train toward Flatbush Avenue weekdays, Bowling Green weekends, East 180th Street late nights (Gun Hill Road)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

Originally opened on May 29, 1912 as a local station of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, it was closed on December 12, 1937 when the NYW&B went bankrupt. In 1940, the City of New York purchased the right of way from the Bronx line southward. In 1941, a shuttle service was implemented between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street using IRT gate cars. In 1957, a physical connection was made to the White Plains Road line and through service provided.

The station has two side platforms and three tracks with space for a fourth. It is on an embankment with a cut in the embankment for the street to run below (Baychester Avenue).

Exit[edit]

The station house is on street level below the platforms and tracks on their extreme north end. A staircase from each platform goes down to an underpass, where on the Dyre Avenue-bound side, a single exit-only turnstile leads to a set of doors to the streets. The main fare control area is on the Manhattan-bound side. It has a set of doors to the underpass, another to the platform stairs, a turnstile bank, token booth, and doors to the streets.[3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station   New York, Westchester and Boston Railway   Following station
Former services
Gun Hill Road   Main Line   Eastchester–Dyre Avenue