Gun Hill Road (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)

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 Gun Hill Road
 "5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Gun Hill Road.jpg
2006 photograph from the Dyre Avenue platform with a train beneath the station approaching the East 180th Street-bound platform.
Station statistics
AddressEast Gun Hill Road & Seymour Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleBaychester, Allerton
Coordinates40°52′13″N 73°50′45″W / 40.87017°N 73.845806°W / 40.87017; -73.845806Coordinates: 40°52′13″N 73°50′45″W / 40.87017°N 73.845806°W / 40.87017; -73.845806
DivisionA (IRT, formerly NYW&B)
LineIRT Dyre Avenue Line
Services      5 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx28, Bx38
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedMay 29, 1912; 106 years ago (1912-05-29) (NYW&B station)
May 15, 1941; 77 years ago (1941-05-15) (re-opened as a Subway station)
Station code444[1]
Accessiblenot ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
Former/other namesGunhill Road
Passengers (2017)1,555,601[2]Decrease 3.9%
Rank297 out of 425
Station succession
Next northBaychester Avenue: 5 all times
Next southPelham Parkway: 5 all times

Gun Hill Road is a station on the IRT Dyre Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Gun Hill Road and Seymour Avenue in the Baychester and Allerton sections of The Bronx. It is served by the 5 train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street level station house Exit/Entrance, fare control, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "5" train toward Eastchester–Dyre Avenue (Baychester Avenue)
Northbound express Trackbed
Southbound express No regular service
Southbound local "5" train toward Flatbush Avenue weekdays, Bowling Green weekends, East 180th Street late nights (Pelham Parkway)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Originally opened on May 29, 1912 as a local station of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, the station was closed on December 12, 1937 when the NYW&B went bankrupt. In 1940, the City of New York purchased the right-of-way from the Bronx county line southward; in 1941, a shuttle service was implemented between Eastchester–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 provided.

The station has two side platforms with three tracks and space for a fourth, it is in an open-cut. The street (Gun Hill Road) is above the northern part of the station, the entrance is at street level. As part of the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Program, elevators will be added to the platforms and street, which would make the station fully compliant with accessibility guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.[3][4][5] A contract for the elevators' construction was awarded in April 2018, and substantial completion is projected for July 2020.[6]


The station's only entrance/exit is a head house on the south side of Gun Hill Road between Sexton and Dewitt Places, the entrance and exit are separate from each other within the headhouse.[7]


  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. ^ "MTA Capital Program 2015-2019: Renew. Enhance. Expand" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 28, 2015. p. 61. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "Funding For Subway Station ADA-Accessibility Approved". April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "MTA 2017 Preliminary Budget July Financial Plan 2017 –2020 Volume 2" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 2016. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Capital Program Oversight Committee Meeting November 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. November 13, 2018. p. 90. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Parkway" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   New York, Westchester and Boston Railway   Following station
Former services
Pelham Parkway   Main Line   Baychester Avenue