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174th–175th Streets station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 174–175 Streets
 "B" train"D" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
IND Concourse Line - East 174th - 175th Streets Station.jpg
Northbound station platform
Station statistics
AddressGrand Concourse between East 174th Street & East 175th Street
Bronx, NY 10457
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleTremont
Coordinates40°50′45″N 73°54′37″W / 40.845892°N 73.910179°W / 40.845892; -73.910179
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, Bx32
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedJuly 1, 1933 (86 years ago) (1933-07-01)
ClosedAugust 13, 2018; 12 months ago (2018-08-13) (reconstruction)
RebuiltDecember 26, 2018; 8 months ago (2018-12-26)
Station code216[1]
Wireless service
Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station
[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)1,005,075[3]Decrease 42.1%
Rank352 out of 424
Station succession
Next northTremont Avenue: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next south170th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction

174th–175th Streets is a local station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway located at the Grand Concourse between East 174th and 175th Streets in the Bronx. The station is served by D train at all times except rush hours in the peak direction and the B train during rush hours.

Station layout

Track layout
G Grand Concourse Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "B" train toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (Tremont Avenue)
"D" train toward Norwood–205th Street off-peak hours (Tremont Avenue)
Peak-direction express "D" train does not stop here (rush hours in the peak direction) →
Southbound local "B" train toward Brighton Beach rush hours (170th Street)
"D" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue off-peak hours (170th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, crossunder between directions
174th/175th Streets Level Exit/Entrance (at 174th Street only)
Passing over 175th Street
Passing over 175th Street

The 174th–175th Street station has three tracks and two side platforms. This is a typically white-tiled IND underground station with support columns 3/4 to the edge of the platform from the back wall. Its signage is formed from a mosaic of colored tiles with the black tiles forming the black background, white tiles forming the ordinal numbers and their letters and framed by tan-gold tiles about half the size of the normal white tiles. Between the major signage are groups of three normal size station tiles but black with a single number to form "174" or "175" depending on the location within the station. For the station's length a tan-gold decorative line made up of normal sized tiles and bordered on top and bottom with 1/3-height black tiles. The station is on a gently curving section of track, sharp enough to not be able to see the opposite end of the platform.

Station entrance
Station entrance

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.[4][5] In January 2018, the NYCT and Bus Committee recommended that Citnalta-Forte receive the $125 million contract for the renovations of 167th Street and 174th–175th Streets on the IND Concourse Line and 145th Street on the IRT Lenox Avenue Line.[6] However, the MTA Board temporarily deferred the vote for these packages after city representatives refused to vote to award the contracts.[7][8] The contract was put back for a vote in February, where it was ultimately approved.[9] The stair entrance on the east side of Grand Concourse at the East 174th Street underpass closed on July 9, while the rest of the station closed for repairs on August 13.[10] The station reopened on December 26, 2018.[11][12]

Exits

At this station, both the Grand Concourse and the underground Concourse Line pass over the Cross Bronx Expressway. The Concourse Line also passes over both 174th and 175th Streets, albeit within a totally enclosed tunnel that passes through a hillside with the Grand Concourse at its summit.[13]

The south end fare control area is located at the south end of the station, one level below the tracks. A crossunder between directions is present here, as is an exit on the north side of 174th Street between Walton and Morris Avenues, directly beneath the Grand Concourse. Access to the Concourse itself is also located in this area and from the platforms, with one staircase leading to the east side on the Concourse. The north end fare control is located directly above 175th Street, which crosses beneath the Concourse, and has exits on both sides.

There is also an exit to the west side of the Grand Concourse from the south end fare control area and the platforms, but it was closed and sealed.[14] An exit to the south side of 175th Street, also directly beneath the Grand Concourse, was also closed to the public.[13] Prior to the station's renovation, stairways from the platform to this exit were gated off,[14] but the fencing was replaced with a solid wall during the station's renovation.

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. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Barone, Vincent (January 24, 2018). "Controversial cosmetic subway improvement plan falters". am New York. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  8. ^ Siff, Andrew (January 24, 2018). "MTA Shelves Plan to Modernize Subway Stations Amid Criticism". NBC New York. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Foes Hit Gov's Station Fix Plan". NY Daily News. February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ NYCT Subway [@NYCTSubway] (December 26, 2018). "We're back! The 174-175 Sts B/D station has reopened with: ✅Repaired platform structural steel and concrete ✅Replaced platform edges and repaired stairways ✅Added new digital wayfinding and customer information screens" (Tweet). Archived from the original on December 27, 2018. Retrieved December 27, 2018 – via Twitter. Invalid |url-status=no (help)
  12. ^ "Planned Service Changes for: Thursday, December 27, 2018". travel.mtanyct.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on December 27, 2018. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "174th–175th Streets Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  14. ^ a b http://indsecondsystem.weebly.com/174th175th-sts.html

External links

Media related to 174th–175th Streets (IND Concourse Line) at Wikimedia Commons

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