Cypress Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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Cypress Avenue
"6" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Cypress Avenue IRT Pelham Line CC.JPG
Station statistics
Address Cypress Avenue & East 138th Street
Bronx, NY 10454
Borough The Bronx
Locale Mott Haven
Coordinates 40°48′20″N 73°54′52″W / 40.805526°N 73.914514°W / 40.805526; -73.914514Coordinates: 40°48′20″N 73°54′52″W / 40.805526°N 73.914514°W / 40.805526; -73.914514
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx17, Bx33
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened January 7, 1919; 99 years ago (1919-01-07)[1]
Station code 375[2]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 1,265,930[4]Increase 3.1%
Rank 328 out of 422
Station succession
Next north East 143rd Street – St. Mary's Street: 6 all times
Next south Brook Avenue: 6 all times

Cypress Avenue is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 6 train at all times and is located at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and East 138th Street in the Bronx.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "6" train toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Brook Avenue)
Peak-direction express "6" express train does not stop here →
Northbound local "6" train toward Pelham Bay Park except weekday afternoons and evenings or Parkchester weekdays (East 143rd Street–St. Mary's Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This underground station, opened on January 7, 1919,[1] has two side platforms and three tracks. The center express track is used by the weekday peak direction <6> service.

Both platforms have their original Dual Contracts mosaic trim line and name tablets. "C" tablets for "Cypress" run along the trim line at regular intervals and the name tablets have "CYPRESS AVE." in serif, all-caps lettering. Dark yellow i-beam columns run along the platforms at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black name plate with white lettering.

Both platforms were extended at either ends in the 1960s to accommodate the current standard length of an IRT train (510 feet). The extensions are noticeable as they are narrower than the rest of the platforms, have no columns, and the trim line is green with "CYPRESS AVE" in white sans serif font. The extensions result in the platforms being slightly offset.

There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions. There is a closed newsstand that has been tiled over. Only the northbound platform has a station agent booth.

Exits[edit]

Both platforms have one same-level fare control area at the east (railroad north) end. Each one has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs. The ones on the Pelham Bay Park-bound platform go up to the south side of East 138th Street between Cypress and Jackson Avenues while the ones on the Manhattan-bound platform go up to the north side.[5]

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