Buhre Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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 Buhre Avenue
 "6" train "6" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Buhre Avenue (IRT Pelham Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
Address Buhre Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
Borough The Bronx
Locale Pelham Bay
Coordinates 40°50′49″N 73°49′56″W / 40.846995°N 73.832331°W / 40.846995; -73.832331Coordinates: 40°50′49″N 73°49′56″W / 40.846995°N 73.832331°W / 40.846995; -73.832331
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction) <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)​
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx8, Bx24
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM8
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened December 20, 1920; 97 years ago (December 20, 1920)
Rebuilt July 5, 2014; 4 years ago (July 5, 2014) to April 27, 2015; 3 years ago (2015-04-27)[1]
Station code 361[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 1,094,122[3]Increase 4.3%
Rank 341 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Pelham Bay Park: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south Middletown Road: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

Buhre Avenue (/bjʊər/) is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Buhre and Westchester Avenues in the Bronx, it is served by the 6 train at all times except weekdays in the peak direction, when the <6> train takes over.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "6" express train AM rush, "6" train other times toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Middletown Road)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local "6" express train PM rush, "6" train other times toward Pelham Bay Park (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance

There are three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is not used in regular service. It resembles other elevated stations along the line in that it has a wood mezzanine and no windscreens along the platform edges.

The platform lights are sodium vapor, but the wood mezzanine only has old-style lights that are quite dim. There are non-working old lights on the platform, covered old signs, and two extra exits from the fare control area. Holding lights have been added in two places along the uptown platform, so that trains can be kept at this station when the two tracks at the Pelham Bay Park terminal are occupied.

From July 2014 to April 2015,[1] this station, along with Zerega Avenue, was closed for station rehabilitation work.[4][5]

Exits[edit]

The station's only exit is a mezzanine beneath the tracks. Outside fare control, stairs lead to the northern, western, and southern corners of the seven-pointed intersection of Westchester, Buhre, Crosby, and Edison Avenues.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Zerega Av and Buhre Av 6 Stations To Reopen After Renewal Project" (Press release). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 24, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Zerega Avenue and Buhre Avenue 6 Line Stations to Close for Seven Months for Renewal (MTA Press Releases: July 3, 2014)
  5. ^ Service changes MTA
  6. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Bay" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

External links[edit]

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