Freeman Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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 Freeman Street
 "2" train"5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Freeman St IRT plat jeh.JPG
Station statistics
Address Freeman Street & Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459
Borough The Bronx
Locale Crotona Park East, Longwood
Coordinates 40°49′48″N 73°53′31″W / 40.83°N 73.892°W / 40.83; -73.892Coordinates: 40°49′48″N 73°53′31″W / 40.83°N 73.892°W / 40.83; -73.892
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights (all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx19
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened November 26, 1904; 113 years ago (1904-11-26)(3rd Ave. Line; Bergen Avenue By-pass)
July 10, 1905; 113 years ago (1905-07-10) (White Plains Rd. Line)
Station code 429[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 1,556,949[2]Decrease 2%
Rank 295 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 174th Street: 2 all times5 all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights
Next south Simpson Street: 2 all times5 all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights

Freeman Street is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Freeman Street and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx, it is served by the 2 train at all times, and the 5 train at all times except late nights and rush hours in the peak direction.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Simpson Street)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (Simpson Street)
Peak-direction express "5" train does not stop here (rush hours only) →
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (174th Street)
"5" train toward Eastchester–Dyre Avenue except PM rush and nights (174th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance
Northern street stair

The station resembles Prospect Avenue, with three tracks and two curved side platforms. Freeman Street was opened on November 26, 1904, and was a terminal for the Bergen Avenue By-pass spur of the IRT Third Avenue Line prior to 1955.[3] On July 10, 1905 the "IRT Broadway Express Line" was constructed at Jackson Avenue, and the station began serving these trains as well. Third Avenue Line service ended on May 12, 1955. The station was renovated in 2004.

The MTA Arts & Design artwork at this station consists of 4 faceted-glass windbreaks and 2 niche windows designed by the artist Daniel Hauben. The windbreaks were fabricated by Gordon Stained Glass Studios.

Exits[edit]

The station has heaters, as well as a wooden mezzanine, floor, and open old booth similar to the one at Simpson Street. Exits lead to all corners of Freeman Street and Southern Boulevard.[4]

References[edit]

  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. ^ 1939 Rapid Transit Map of Greater New York (NYCSubway.org)
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bronx Zoo" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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