161st Street–Yankee Stadium (New York City Subway)

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 161 Street–Yankee Stadium
 "4" train"B" train"D" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station complex
161 Street entrance vc.jpg
Station statistics
AddressEast 161st Street & River Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleHighbridge, Concourse
Coordinates40°49′41″N 73°55′33″W / 40.827937°N 73.925886°W / 40.827937; -73.925886Coordinates: 40°49′41″N 73°55′33″W / 40.827937°N 73.925886°W / 40.827937; -73.925886
DivisionA (IRT), B (IND)
LineIRT Jerome Avenue Line
IND Concourse Line
Services      4 all times (all times)​
      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 connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx6, Bx6 SBS, Bx13
Railway transportation Metro-North: Hudson Line (at Yankees–East 153rd Street)
Levels2
Other information
Station code604[1]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)8,596,506 (station complex)[3]Decrease 2.1%
Rank39 out of 425

161st Street–Yankee Stadium is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the elevated IRT Jerome Avenue Line and the underground IND Concourse Line. Located at the intersection of 161st Street and River Avenue in the Highbridge and Concourse neighborhoods of the Bronx, it is served by the:

  • 4 train at all times
  • D train at all times except rush hours in the peak direction
  • B train during rush hours

The combined passenger count for 161st Street–Yankee Stadium station in 2017 was 8,596,506, making it the busiest station in the Bronx and 39th overall.[3]

This is one of only two station complexes in the Bronx (the other being 149th Street–Grand Concourse). When the IND portion was built in 1933, paper tickets were used to transfer between the two lines; this method was used until the 1950s, when the indoor escalators were built.[citation needed]

Station layout[edit]

2F Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local "4" train toward Woodlawn (167th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "4" train toward Utica Avenue (New Lots Avenue late nights) (149th Street–Grand Concourse)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
1F Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street level Entrance/Exit
Handicapped/disabled access Elevator at NE corner of 161st Street and River Avenue
B1 Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound local "B" train toward Brighton Beach rush hours (155th Street)
"D" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue except AM rush (155th Street)
Peak-direction express "D" train does not stop here (rush hours only in the peak direction) →
Northbound local "B" train toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (167th Street)
"D" train toward Norwood–205th Street except PM rush (167th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

The station is ADA-accessible, with elevators available to all platforms.[4]

This station is located adjacent to Yankee Stadium, and also provides service to many Bronx County courts, government facilities, and shopping districts which are a short walk to the east. The station is eight blocks away from the MTA's Metro-North Yankees–East 153rd Street station, which also provides service to Yankee Stadium.[5]

The 2002 artwork here is called Wall-Slide by Vito Acconci, which consists of sections of the station walls "sliding" out of place, sometimes out of the station. Wall-Slide forms seating on the IND platforms, and also reveals a mosaic work, Room of Tranquility by Helene Brandt, on the IRT mezzanine.

IRT Jerome Avenue Line platforms[edit]

 161 Street–Yankee Stadium
 "4" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
161st Street Yankee Stadium IRT Jerome southbound platform 2009 Yankee Stadium.JPG
View of southbound platform and current Yankee Stadium
Station statistics
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Jerome Avenue Line
Services      4 all times (all times)
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedJune 2, 1917 (101 years ago) (1917-06-02)
Station code389[1]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Station succession
Next north167th Street: 4 all times
Next south149th Street–Grand Concourse: 4 all times


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 northFordham Road: 4 all times
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south125th Street: 4 all times
Track layout

161st Street–Yankee Stadium is a local station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line that has three tracks and two side platforms. The station has extra exit stairs to handle stadium crowds at the southern end of each platform, which make the platforms at this station much longer than traditional IRT platforms. These stairs lead to a separate mezzanine and fare control that were built to serve the old Yankee Stadium (1923) located across 161th Street, they continue to serve the new Yankee Stadium on events.

The former IRT Ninth Avenue Line connected with the IRT Jerome Avenue Line just north of this station, near 162nd Street.[6] A stub of the Ninth Avenue Line connecting trackway still exists and is visible today.[7][8]

Exits[edit]

On each side of River Avenue, there are two street stairs to the medians of 161st Street (one to each median). There are also two stairs to the southwest corner and one to the southeast corner. The northeast corner has the ADA-accessible elevator and transfer passageway.[5]

IND Concourse Line platforms[edit]

 161 Street–Yankee Stadium
 "B" train"D" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Ind161yankee.JPG
Northbound platform
Station statistics
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)
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedJuly 1, 1933 (85 years ago) (1933-07-01)
Station code219[1]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Former/other names161st Street–River Avenue
Station succession
Next east167th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next west155th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 eastKingsbridge Road: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 west125th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction
Track layout
Station identification signage, old and modern

161st Street–Yankee Stadium (161st Street–River Avenue on some signage) is a local station on the IND Concourse Line that has three tracks and two side platforms. It is the southernmost station on the IND Concourse Line within the Bronx.

Exits[edit]

The full-time mezzanine to the west is at 161st Street and River Avenue with four street staircases. The part-time entrance to the east is at Walton Avenue and has two street staircases and a passageway to 161st Street.[5] Before the renovation, there was a full length mezzanine, with Transit Bureau Offices located to one side. After the renovation, the NYPD area was expanded, and public areas inside fare control were sealed, thus dividing the mezzanine into two separate areas. A few staircases to the platforms were also sealed and removed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "NYC Official Accessibility Guide" (PDF). nyc.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 7, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "161st Street–Yankee Stadium Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  6. ^ nycsubway.org – IRT Woodlawn Line: The 9th Avenue Elevated-Polo Grounds Shuttle
  7. ^ nycsubway.org – IRT Woodlawn Line: 161st Street/River Avenue (Yankee Stadium)
  8. ^ nycsubway.org – IRT Woodlawn Line: Image 100342

External links[edit]

Google Maps Street View
161st Street & River Avenue — southwest corner entrance
161st Street & River Avenue entrance to Jerome Avenue Line
161st Street & River Avenue — northeast corner entrance to Concourse Line
Walton Avenue entrances
IRT platforms (360° View)
IND platforms (360° View)