Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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 Westchester Square–
 East Tremont Avenue
 "6" train "6" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
6 train at Westchester Sq.jpg
A R62A <6> train at Westchester Square
Station statistics
Address East Tremont Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
Borough The Bronx
Locale Westchester Square
Coordinates 40°50′26″N 73°50′31″W / 40.840567°N 73.842072°W / 40.840567; -73.842072Coordinates: 40°50′26″N 73°50′31″W / 40.840567°N 73.842072°W / 40.840567; -73.842072
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Pelham Line
Services       6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction) <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)​
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx8, Bx21, Bx24, Bx31, Bx40, Bx42
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened October 24, 1920; 97 years ago (October 24, 1920)
Station code 363[1]
Accessible not ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
Former/other names Westchester Square
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 1,917,007[2]Decrease 1.8%
Rank 256 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Middletown Road: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south Zerega Avenue: 6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

Westchester Square Station (Dual System IRT)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference # 05000227[3]
Added to NRHP March 30, 2003

Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue (formerly Westchester Square) is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of East Tremont and Westchester Avenues in Westchester Square, Bronx, it is served by the 6 train at all times except weekdays in the peak direction, when the <6> train takes over.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "6" express train AM rush, "6" train other times toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Zerega Avenue)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local "6" express train PM rush, "6" train other times toward Pelham Bay Park (Middletown Road)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance
Track layout
Middletown Rd
Westchester Sq
E Tremont Av

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is not used in regular service.

The street staircase features a stained glass piece by Romare Bearden. There are glass block tile and "uptown" and "downtown" directional mosaics in the mezzanine. From the northbound platform, there is a good view of the Bronx Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges. Westchester Yard is located railroad north of the station, to the west of the Pelham Line itself. There are no windscreens, and the canopy is new. The mezzanine artwork features an interesting geometric sculpture on the northbound side.

In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[4] Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Program, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, will undergo a complete overhaul and would be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved signage, and improved station lighting.[5][6] However, these renovations are being deferred until the 2020–2024 Capital Program due to a lack of funding.[7] As part of a revision to the Capital Program in April 2018, elevators will be installed at this station and it will become ADA-accessible.[8]

Exit[edit]

The station's only exit is a mezzanine beneath the tracks in Westchester Square. Outside fare control, a stair leads to the northeast corner of Westchester Avenue and Lane Avenue.[9]

Window in exit stair
Street staircase

Nearby points of interest[edit]

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. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  5. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  7. ^ Berger, Paul (April 3, 2018). "New York Subway Cuts Back Plans to Renovate Stations". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved April 3, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Funding For Subway Station ADA-Accessibility Approved". www.mta.info. April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018. 
  9. ^ a b c d "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pelham Bay" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 

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