Fordham Road (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)

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 Fordham Road
 "4" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station
Station statistics
AddressFordham Road & Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleUniversity Heights, Fordham
Coordinates40°51′46″N 73°54′04″W / 40.862706°N 73.901124°W / 40.862706; -73.901124Coordinates: 40°51′46″N 73°54′04″W / 40.862706°N 73.901124°W / 40.862706; -73.901124
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Jerome Avenue Line
Services      4 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx12, Bx12 SBS, Bx32
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedJune 2, 1917; 101 years ago (1917-06-02)
Station code382[1]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Passengers (2017)3,656,367[2]Decrease 5.2%
Rank139 out of 425
Station succession
Next northKingsbridge Road: 4 all times
Next south183rd Street: 4 all times

Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 northnone: 4 all times
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south161st Street–Yankee Stadium: 4 all times

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


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] This station was rehabilitated in 2004.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local "4" train toward Woodlawn (Kingsbridge Road)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "4" train toward Crown Heights–Utica Avenue (New Lots Avenue late nights) (183rd Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at SE corner of Jerome Avenue and Fordham Road)
G Street level Entrances/exits

The station has three tracks and two side platforms. The middle track is generally not used in revenue service.[6] It has old style signs painted over and covered up with new style signs, and features new fare control railings as a crossunder.


The station has a wooden mezzanine under the tracks. Exit stairs go to all four corners of Jerome Avenue and Fordham Road.[7] In addition, the station is ADA-accessible via an elevator at the southeast corner of the intersection.[8]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ " Service Begun on the Jerome Avenue Line (1917)". 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. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2018). Tracks of the New York City Subway 2018 (16th ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 1056711733.
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Van Cortlandt Park / NY Botanical Garden" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  8. ^ "NYC Official Accessibility Guide" (PDF). City of New York. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015.

External links[edit]

Eastern stair
Western stair