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167th Street station (IND Concourse Line)

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 167 Street
 "B" train"D" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
IND Concourse Line - East 167th Street Station.jpg
Northbound station platform
Station statistics
AddressEast 167th Street & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleHighbridge, Concourse
Coordinates40°50′04″N 73°55′04″W / 40.8345°N 73.9177°W / 40.8345; -73.9177
DivisionB (IND)
LineIND Concourse Line
Services      B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
      D all except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections
Bus transport
NYCT Bus: Bx1, Bx2, Bx35
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedJuly 1, 1933 (86 years ago) (1933-07-01)
ClosedAugust 27, 2018; 13 months ago (2018-08-27) (reconstruction)
RebuiltJanuary 9, 2019; 9 months ago (2019-01-09)
Station code218[1]
Wireless service
Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station
[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)2,022,919[3]Decrease 38.6%
Rank231 out of 424
Station succession
Next north170th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next south161st Street–Yankee Stadium: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction

167th Street is a local station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 167th Street and Grand Concourse in the Highbridge and Concourse sections of the Bronx, it is served by the D train at all times except rush hours in peak direction and the B train during rush hours.

History

This underground station, along with the rest of the Concourse Line, opened on July 1, 1933.[4][5] Initial service was provided by the C express and CC local trains.[5]

Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station underwent a complete overhaul as part of the Enhanced Station Initiative and was entirely closed for several months. Updates included cellular service, Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, interactive service advisories and maps.[6][7] In January 2018, the NYCT and Bus Committee recommended that Citnalta-Forte receive the $125 million contract for the renovations of 167th and 174th–175th Streets on the IND Concourse Line and 145th Street on the IRT Lenox Avenue Line.[8] However, the MTA Board temporarily deferred the vote for these packages after city representatives refused to vote to award the contracts.[9][10] The contract was put back for a vote in February, where it was ultimately approved.[11] The staircase entrance on the southwest corner of McClellan Street and Grand Concourse closed on July 9, while the rest of the station closed for repairs on August 27,[12] and reopened on January 9, 2019.[13][14]

Station layout

Track layout
Layup track branches
off southbound track
G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "B" train toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (170th Street)
"D" train toward Norwood–205th Street except PM rush (170th Street)
Peak-direction express "D" train does not stop here (rush hours, peak direction) →
Southbound local "B" train toward Brighton Beach rush hours (161st Street)
"D" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue except AM rush (161st Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is used by the D train during rush hours in the peak direction.

Both platforms have an orange trim line with a black border and name tablets reading "167TH ST." in white lettering on a grey border. Below the trim line and name tablets are small "167" and directional signs in white lettering on a black border. The station's columns are dark yellow with alternating ones on the platforms having the standard black station name plate in white lettering. A closed tower sits at the far north end of the Manhattan-bound platform.

North of the station, a track begins on the west side of the line. It ends at a bumper block before the 170th Street station and is only used for storage of Yankee Stadium Special trains for service after their home games.

The 2019 artwork at this station is Beacons, a set of murals by Rico Gatson. The murals depict prominent figures in the Bronx, such as Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Celia Cruz, Reggie Jackson, Audre Lorde, Tito Puente, Gil Scott-Heron, and Sonia Sotomayor.[15]

Western stair
Western stair

Exits

This station's full-time mezzanine is at the north end. Two staircases from each platform go up to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank provides entrance/exit from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and four staircases going up to all corners of 167th Street and Grand Concourse. The mezzanine has mosaic directional signs in white lettering on an orange background.[16]

Both platforms have an unstaffed same-level fare control area at the south end. On the northbound side, a set of exit-only turnstiles lead to a staircase that goes up to the southeast corner of McClellan Street and Grand Concourse. On the Manhattan-bound side, a set of  The turnstiles lead to a staircase that goes up to the southwest corner of the same intersection. This fare control area had a booth until 2003.[16]

Below this station is the 167th Street tunnel underneath the Grand Concourse. Until July 1948, there was crosstown trolley service in this tunnel, which widens at its midpoint. In each direction, this tunnel had a trolley track, two platforms, and two road lanes. When the trolley was discontinued, the replacement Bx35 bus used the platforms until around 1990, when it was moved to the street above for quicker transfers to other bus routes and the subway. The underpass staircases were permanently closed for security reasons in 1993, and there is no pedestrian access to the underpass - which is open to vehicle traffic only - from either side on street level.[17]

The trolley platforms lead to two lower mezzanines, one to each subway platform. These lower mezzanines are at a slightly lower level than the subway platforms, and have a direct connection to them. They are not visible; a patch of newer tiling and a door in the wall near the northern end of each platform shows where the connections once were. The full-time mezzanine had two winding staircases to the underpass, one to each side. When the trolley mezzanines were closed, these staircases were gated off.

References

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Bronx-Concourse New Subway Link Opened at 12:57 A.M.: Adds 21 1/2 Miles to City's System−Connects With Manhattan Line at 145th". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 1, 1933. p. 20. Retrieved October 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ a b "New Bronx Subway Starts Operation". The New York Times. July 1, 1933. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  6. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  8. ^ Metropolitan Transportation Authority (January 22, 2018). "NYCT/Bus Committee Meeting" (PDF). p. 135. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 27, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  9. ^ Barone, Vincent (January 24, 2018). "Controversial cosmetic subway improvement plan falters". am New York. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  10. ^ Siff, Andrew (January 24, 2018). "MTA Shelves Plan to Modernize Subway Stations Amid Criticism". NBC New York. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Foes Hit Gov's Station Fix Plan". NY Daily News. February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  12. ^ "Subway Stations in Harlem and the Bronx to Receive Structural Repairs and Improvements This Summer". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  13. ^ Subway, NYCT (January 9, 2019). "We're back! The 167 St B/D station has reopened with: Repaired platform structural steel and concrete  Replaced platform edges and repaired stairways New digital wayfinding and customer information". @NYCTSubway. Archived from the original on January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  14. ^ "Planned Service Changes for: Thursday, January 10, 2019". travel.mtanyct.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  15. ^ Chung, Jen (January 16, 2019). "Photos: Gorgeous New Murals At Reopened 167th Street Station Celebrate Bronx Icons". Gothamist. Archived from the original on January 17, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "167th Street Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  17. ^ Abandoned Stations - - 167th Street and Grand Concourse

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