West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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 West Farms Square–
 East Tremont Avenue
 "2" train"5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue.jpg
View from the southbound platform, looking north
Station statistics
Address East Tremont Avenue & Boston Road
Bronx, NY 10460
Borough The Bronx
Locale Crotona Park East, West Farms
Coordinates 40°50′N 73°53′W / 40.84°N 73.88°W / 40.84; -73.88Coordinates: 40°50′N 73°53′W / 40.84°N 73.88°W / 40.84; -73.88
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: Bx9, Bx21, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42, Q44 SBS
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened November 26, 1904; 113 years ago (1904-11-26)
Station code 427[1]
Former/other names East 177th Street
Passengers (2017) 2,388,659[2]Decrease 3.1%
Rank 206 out of 425
Station succession
Next north East 180th Street: 2 all times5 all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights
180th Street–Bronx Park (demolished; connection severed after demolition)
Next south 174th Street: 2 all times5 all times except rush hours in the peak direction and late nights

West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue (formerly East 177th Street)[3] is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of East Tremont Avenue and Boston Road in the Crotona Park East, and the West Farms neighborhoods of 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
East Tremont Avenue exit
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (174th Street)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (174th Street)
Peak-direction express "5" train does not stop here (rush hours only) →
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (East 180th Street)
"5" train toward Eastchester–Dyre Avenue except PM rush and nights (East 180th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance

This elevated station, opened on November 26, 1904 and situated on a high curve, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is used by the 5 train during rush hours in peak direction. The northbound platform is longer than the southbound one and can fit about 12 cars.[3][4]

On November 1, 1951, a contract for the construction of a mezzanine was awarded to Amdor Structures Incorporated. The mezzanine connected the subway station with a new escalator in Boston Road near the Bronx Zoo.[5]

Both platforms have beige windscreens with green frames and outlines and green canopies with red roofs on their northern half and gray, waist-high, steel fences with lammposts at regular intervals on their southern half. The station name signs are in the standard black name plate in white lettering.[4]

The 2004 artwork here is called Animal Tracks by Naomi Andrée Campbell. It consists of 450 square feet in 13 faceted glass murals on the platform windscreens depicting images related to the Bronx Zoo, which is several blocks to the north.[6][7]

Just north of the station are the abandoned trackways to 180th Street–Bronx Park, the original terminal of this line.[3][8]


This station has two elevated station houses below the platforms and tracks. The full-time one is at the center. Two staircases from each platform go down to a crossunder, where doors lead to a waiting area.[3] Outside the turnstile bank that provides access to and from the station, there is a token booth, two staircases going down to the northeast corner of East Tremont Avenue and Boston Road, and one staircase and one enclosed escalator going down to the northwest corner.[9] The station's other station house at the north end is unstaffed, containing one staircase from the northwest corner of East 178th Street and Boston Road, a set of High Entry-Exit Turnstiles, and two staircases to each platform.[9][10]


  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. ^ a b c d "5 Train". 2013-03-09. Archived from the original on March 9, 2013. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  4. ^ a b "West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue (2,5)-The SubwayNut". www.subwaynut.com. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  5. ^ "Station Contract Let" (PDF). New York Times. November 2, 1951. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: Animal Tracks (Naomi Campbell)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  7. ^ "MTA - Arts for Transit | NYCT Permanent Art". web.mta.info. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  8. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: IRT White Plains Road Line". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  9. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bronx Zoo" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Showing Photos 1-50 of 310". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2016-02-21.

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