Eastchester–Dyre Avenue (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)

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 Eastchester–Dyre Avenue
 "5" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Eastchester-Dyre Avenue; Track 1.JPG
Dusk shot of a train on Track Number 1 in November 2013
Station statistics
Address Dyre Avenue & East 233rd Street
Bronx, NY 10466
Borough The Bronx
Locale Eastchester
Coordinates 40°53′21″N 73°49′50″W / 40.889055°N 73.830614°W / 40.889055; -73.830614Coordinates: 40°53′21″N 73°49′50″W / 40.889055°N 73.830614°W / 40.889055; -73.830614
Division A (IRT, formerly NYW&B)
Line IRT Dyre Avenue Line
Services       2 weekends and weekend late nights (weekends and weekend late nights)
      5 weekdays and weekday late nights (weekdays and weekday late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx16
Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 52, 55
Structure Embankment / Elevated
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 29, 1912; 106 years ago (1912-05-29) (NYW&B station)
Rebuilt May 15, 1941; 77 years ago (1941-05-15) (as a Subway station)
Station code 442[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 1,293,411[2]Decrease 2.8%
Rank 326 out of 422
Station succession
Next north (Terminal): 2 weekends and weekend late nights5 weekdays and weekday late nights
Next south Baychester Avenue: 2 weekends and weekend late nights5 weekdays and weekday late nights

Eastchester–Dyre Avenue (signed as simply Dyre Avenue) is the northern terminal station of the IRT Dyre Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, at Dyre Avenue and East 233rd Street in the Bronx neighborhood of Eastchester. It is served by the 5 train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
End of tail tracks
P
Platform level
Southbound "5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green evenings, or East 180th Street late nights (Baychester Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Southbound "5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green evenings, or East 180th Street late nights (Baychester Avenue)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance

Opened on May 29, 1912 as a local station of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, it closed on December 12, 1937 when the NYW&B went bankrupt. In 1940, New York City purchased the right of way from the Bronx / Westchester County boundary 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 IRT White Plains Road Line, and through service was provided.

When the station was rebuilt for subway service the two side platforms were removed, with a small piece of the northbound remaining, the four tracks were converted to two tracks using the northbound local and southbound express tracks. An island platform was placed over the northbound express trackbed, the NYW&B's southbound local trackbed can still be seen, and is currently used only for an electrical shed on the north end of the bridge, as well as girders holding up two construction trailers used by MTA crew members over the south end of the bridge. The two tracks extend one train length past the station, and end at bumper blocks.

The northern end of the station is on an embankment, while the southern end is elevated, the city of Mount Vernon in Westchester County is 0.3 miles (0.48 km) uphill.

Exit[edit]

The station's only station house is on ground level with doors to the east side of Dyre Avenue on the northeast corner of Light Street, it has a token booth, turnstile bank, and two staircases to the platform.[3]

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