Whitlock Avenue station

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 Whitlock Avenue
 "6" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Uptown 6 train at Whitlock Avenue station, September 2018.JPG
An uptown 6 train at the station in 2018
Station statistics
AddressWhitlock Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleFoxhurst
Coordinates40°49′39″N 73°53′10″W / 40.827514°N 73.886147°W / 40.827514; -73.886147Coordinates: 40°49′39″N 73°53′10″W / 40.827514°N 73.886147°W / 40.827514; -73.886147
DivisionA (IRT)[1]
LineIRT Pelham Line
Services   6 all times (all times)
TransitBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx27
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedMay 30, 1920; 101 years ago (1920-05-30)
RebuiltFebruary 8, 2010; 11 years ago (February 8, 2010) to September 13, 2010; 11 years ago (September 13, 2010)
Station code370[2]
Opposite-
direction
transfer
Yes
Traffic
2019586,845[4]Decrease 0.9%
Rank403 out of 424[4]
Station succession
Next northElder Avenue: 6 all times
Next southHunts Point Avenue: 6 all times
Location
Whitlock Avenue station is located in New York City Subway
Whitlock Avenue station
Whitlock Avenue station is located in New York City
Whitlock Avenue station
Whitlock Avenue station is located in New York
Whitlock Avenue station
Track layout

Street map

Station service legend
Symbol Description
Stops all times Stops all times

Whitlock Avenue is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 6 train at all times and is located at Whitlock Avenue and Westchester Avenue in the Bronx.

History[edit]

The Whitlock Avenue station opened on May 30, 1920 as the Pelham Line was extended to East 177th Street from Hunts Point Avenue.[5][6][7] The construction of the Pelham Line was part of the Dual Contracts, signed on March 19, 1913 and also known as the Dual Subway System.[8] The Pelham Line was built as a branch of the Lexington Avenue Line running northeast via 138th Street, Southern Boulevard and Westchester Avenue.[9] Initially, service to the extension was served by a shuttle service operating with elevated cars. Passengers transferred to the shuttle at Hunts Point Avenue.[10]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform
Southbound local "6" train toward Brooklyn Bridge (Hunts Point Avenue)
Peak-direction express "6" express train does not stop here →
Northbound local "6" train toward Pelham Bay Park (Parkchester PM rush) (Elder Avenue)
Side platform
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance
Artwork by Barbara Grygutis

The station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is used by the <6> service during weekdays in the peak direction.[11] The station has covered-over old signs and a windscreen on the south end. The north end has a full canopy over the platform.

The station is adjacent to an abandoned railroad station called Westchester Avenue which was served by the New York, Westchester and Boston Railroad (NYW&B), and the Harlem River Branch of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. Currently, the line is used by Amtrak. The former NYW&B line was at one time proposed to be converted into an extension of the IRT Dyre Avenue Line leading to this station, rather than its current terminus at East 180th Street on the IRT White Plains Road Line. The station is also located right next to the Sheridan Expressway.

Southbound, this is the last elevated station before the wholly underground stretch to Brooklyn Bridge station. Northbound, the line makes a right angle turn to the east and crosses the Bronx River via a truss bridge.

Exits[edit]

The mezzanine is wood and features frosted windows in a simulated 16-pane pattern. At one time there were doors to the fare control but they have been removed; doors from fare control to the street remain. Outside fare control, exit stairs lead to either southern corner of Westchester Avenue and Whitlock Avenue.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glossary". Second Avenue Subway Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) (PDF). 1. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. March 4, 2003. pp. 1–2. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2021. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "Bronx Subway Extension Opened" (PDF). New York Times. May 28, 1920. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1922. p. 372.
  7. ^ Annual Report for the Year Ending June 30, 1920. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. 1920. pp. 5, 13.
  8. ^ nycsubway.org—The Dual Contracts
  9. ^ "The Dual System of Rapid Transit (1912)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  10. ^ Cunningham, Joseph; DeHart, Leonard O. (1993). A History of the New York City Subway System. J. Schmidt, R. Giglio, and K. Lang. p. 48.
  11. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  12. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bronx Zoo" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.

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