183rd Street (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)

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 183 Street
 "4" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
IRT W183d Street sta jeh.jpg
Eastern side
Station statistics
Address183rd Street & Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleUniversity Heights, Fordham
Coordinates40°51′30″N 73°54′14″W / 40.858324°N 73.903999°W / 40.858324; -73.903999Coordinates: 40°51′30″N 73°54′14″W / 40.858324°N 73.903999°W / 40.858324; -73.903999
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Jerome Avenue Line
Services      4 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx32
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedJune 2, 1917 (101 years ago) (1917-06-02)
Station code383[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)2,001,410[2]Decrease 3.4%
Rank244 out of 425
Station succession
Next northFordham Road: 4 all times
Next southBurnside Avenue: 4 all times

183rd Street is a local station on the elevated IRT Jerome Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 183rd Street and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, it is served by the 4 train at all times.

History[edit]

This station opened with the first part of the Jerome Avenue Line on June 2, 1917 as a shuttle service between Kingsbridge Road and 149th Street. Only the southbound platform was in use at Kingsbridge Road.[3][4] This was in advance of through service to the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, which began on July 17, 1918.[5]

In 1995, as a result of service reductions, the MTA was considering permanently closing the 183rd Street station, as well as two or three other stations citywide, due to its proximity to other stations.[6]

Beginning on March 5, 2007, 183rd Street and Kingsbridge Road were closed for renovation as part of a $55 million contract to renovate five stops on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line. The other three stops in the contract (Burnside Avenue, Mosholu Parkway, and Bedford Park Boulevard) were already renovated before then. This work was completed in twelve weeks on May 21, about eight weeks ahead of schedule.[7]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "4" train toward Woodlawn (Fordham Road)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "4" train toward Crown Heights–Utica Avenue (New Lots Avenue late nights) (Burnside Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Entrances/exits

The station has three tracks and two side platforms. The middle track is generally not used in revenue service.[8] There are old style signs painted over and covered up with new style signs, and a crossunder exists within fare control.

Exits[edit]

The station has a wooden mezzanine under the tracks. Outside of fare control, exits go to the northwest, southwest, and southeast corner of the staggered intersection of Jerome Avenue and 183rd Street.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Service Begun on the Jerome Avenue Line (1917)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Annual report. 1916-1917". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  5. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1922. p. 372.
  6. ^ Perez-Pena, Richard (February 25, 1995). "Board Votes Cuts For City Transit". The New York Times. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Press Release about Renovation". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. March 5, 2007. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  8. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2018). Tracks of the New York City Subway 2018 (16th ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 1056711733.
  9. ^ "183rd Street Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

External links[edit]

Western side from three blocks away