Mount Eden Avenue (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)

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 Mount Eden Avenue
 "4" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Mt Eden Avenue downtown train arriving.jpg
Southbound "4" train train arriving
Station statistics
Address Mount Eden Avenue & Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
Borough The Bronx
Locale Highbridge
Coordinates 40°50′39″N 73°54′53″W / 40.844268°N 73.914814°W / 40.844268; -73.914814Coordinates: 40°50′39″N 73°54′53″W / 40.844268°N 73.914814°W / 40.844268; -73.914814
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Jerome Avenue Line
Services       4 all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened June 2, 1917; 101 years ago (June 2, 1917)
Station code 386[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 1,708,790[2]Decrease 6.3%
Rank 276 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 176th Street: 4 all times
Next south 170th Street: 4 all times

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

History[edit]

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 with new canopies and windscreens.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "4" train toward Woodlawn (176th Street)
Peak-direction express "4" train does not stop here (select rush hour trips)
Southbound local "4" train toward Crown Heights–Utica Avenue (New Lots Avenue late nights) (170th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Entrances/exits
Eastern street stairs

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms with the center express track not used in revenue service.[6] The original IRT-era signs are painted over and covered up with more contemporary Helvetica signs.

The 2006 artwork here is called The Procession of Folk, No. 3 by Amir Bey.

Exits[edit]

The station house is directly under the platforms and tracks. It has two staircases going up to each platform, a waiting area/crossunder, turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs going down to the northern corners of Mount Eden and Jerome Avenues. The eastern staircase faces south while the western one faces north. The northern edge of the station is visible from the Cross Bronx Expressway, especially for drivers in the northbound/eastbound lanes.[7]

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. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Service Begun on the Jerome Avenue Line (1917)". www.nycsubway.org. June 1, 1905. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Annual report. 1916-1917". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. December 12, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2016. 
  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. 
  7. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: University Heights" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 

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