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Kingsbridge Road station (IND Concourse Line)

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 Kingsbridge Road
 "B" train"D" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
IND Kingsbridge Rd 12.JPG
Station statistics
AddressEast Kingsbridge Road & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleFordham Manor, Kingsbridge Heights
Coordinates40°51′58″N 73°53′40″W / 40.866146°N 73.894343°W / 40.866146; -73.894343
DivisionB (IND)
LineIND Concourse Line
Services      B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
      D all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx1, Bx2, Bx9, Bx22, Bx28
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM4
Platforms2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Other information
OpenedJuly 1, 1933; 86 years ago (1933-07-01)
Station code212[1]
This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Wireless service
Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station
Passengers (2018)2,475,107[3]Decrease 4.4%
Rank189 out of 424
Station succession
Next northBedford Park Boulevard: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all times
Next southFordham Road: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all times

adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
none: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all times
adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
161st Street–Yankee Stadium (via Concourse local): B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction
125th Street (via Concourse express): D rush hours, peak direction

Kingsbridge Road is an express station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located within the Fordham Manor and Kingsbridge Heights neighborhoods in the Bronx, it is served by the D train at all times and the B train during rush hours only. It has three tracks and two island platforms.


This station was built as part of the IND Concourse Line, which was one of the original lines of the city-owned Independent Subway System (IND).[4][5] The route of the Concourse Line was approved to Bedford Park Boulevard on June 12, 1925 by the New York City Board of Transportation.[5][6] Construction of the line began in July 1928.[7] The station opened on July 1, 1933, along with the rest of the Concourse subway.[8][9]

Station layout

Track layout
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Upper Mezzanine
196th Street entrances
Fare control
(Note: Upper mezzanine exit/entrance is not handicapped accessible)
Platform level
Northbound local "B" train toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (Terminus)
"D" train toward Norwood–205th Street off-peak hours (Bedford Park Boulevard)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Handicapped/disabled access
Peak direction express "D" train toward Norwood–205th Street PM rush (Bedford Park Boulevard)
"D" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue AM rush (Fordham Road)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound local "B" train toward Brighton Beach rush hours (Fordham Road)
"D" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue off-peak hours (Fordham Road)
B3 Lower Mezzanine
Kingsbridge Road entrances
Fare control, station agent, underpass to Kingsbridge Road
Handicapped/disabled access
Elevator at NE corner of Grand Concourse and Kingsbridge Road
The ADA-compliant Kingsbridge Road mezzanine located below platform level
Station entrance from East 196th Street

The station has three tracks and two island platforms. The tile band in this station is Marine Blue and vent chambers are also present.[10] White walls exist at the two northernmost platform staircases to the Kingsbridge Road exit. It is not known why they were built.

The station was renovated to comply with ADA standards, with one elevator from each platform to the Kingsbridge Road mezzanine underneath it, and another from the mezzanine to the northeast corner of the Concourse and Kingsbridge Road.[11] The elevators were opened in December 2014.[11][12]


The station has one mezzanine above the platforms and another below them. The part-time and unstaffed entrance is at 196th Street on the north end and contains two street stairs to the northwest and southeast corners of the intersection, and one stair to each platform.[11][13] This mezzanine is above the platform area.

The full-time entrance with a staffed token booth is at Kingsbridge Road on the south end and contains three pairs of staircases from platform level down to the lower mezzanine. Exits to the street are via two stairs to both northern corners of Kingsbridge Road and Grand Concourse; the exit to the northeastern corner also has an elevator. A ramp also leads to the north side of the Kingsbridge Road underpass, below the Grand Concourse.[11][13]

The current booth setup (full-time at Kingsbridge; part-time at 196th Street) was instituted in 2013.[11] This was also the original setup. From a booth operation switch in the 1990s until the switch in 2013, the part-time side was at the current full-time side (Kingsbridge) and vice versa. The current setup was created in order to accommodate new elevators in the station (see above).[11]

There is a closed passageway that begins next to the current exit to the Kingsbridge Road underpass. It led to an exit to the south side of Kingsbridge Road underpass. The exit is sealed by a concrete wall, and the stair to the passageway is walled off. The passageway also had two stairs that led to small spaces currently used as parking lots, on each side of Grand Concourse. Both exits to Kingsbridge Road and Grand Concourse also have closed passageways to both southern corners of the same intersection. They are sealed on street level. The passageway to the southwestern corner is blocked by a metal wall, and the one to the southeastern corner was walled off following the installation of the elevator shaft to the northeast corner.[11][13]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Duffus, R.L. (September 22, 1929). "Our Great Subway Network Spreads Wider – New Plans of Board of Transportation Involve the Building of More Than One Hundred Miles of Additional Rapid Transit Routes for New York" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "New Subway Routes in Hylan Program to Cost $186,046,000" (PDF). The New York Times. March 21, 1925. p. 1.
  6. ^ "Board Speeds Subway on Grand Concourse – Bids on Last Section Expected Before New Year – Eastern Spur Contemplated" (PDF). The New York Times. September 2, 1928. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  7. ^ Joseph B. Raskin (November 1, 2013). The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System. Fordham University Press. ISBN 978-0-8232-5369-2. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "New Bronx Subway Starts Operation". The New York Times. July 1, 1933. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  9. ^ "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
  10. ^ Dave Frattini (May 27, 2014). The Underground Guide to New York City Subways. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-1-4668-7249-3.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "Transit & Bus Committee Meeting January 2013" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 31, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "Elevators up and running at Bronx subway stop". News 12 The Bronx. December 19, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  13. ^ a b c "Kingsbridge Road Neighborhood Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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