Bedford Park Boulevard–Lehman College (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)

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 Bedford Park Blvd–
 Lehman College
 "4" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Bedford Pk Blvd IRT td (2019-03-29) 06.jpg
Platform view looking north
Station statistics
AddressBedford Park Boulevard (200th Street) & Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleBedford Park
Coordinates40°52′25″N 73°53′23″W / 40.873545°N 73.889837°W / 40.873545; -73.889837Coordinates: 40°52′25″N 73°53′23″W / 40.873545°N 73.889837°W / 40.873545; -73.889837
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Jerome Avenue Line
Services      4 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx10, Bx26, Bx28
Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 4, 20, 21
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedApril 15, 1918; 101 years ago (1918-04-15)
Station code380[2]
Former/other names200th Street (–April 1915[1])
Bedford Park Boulevard–200th Street
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,716,853[3]Decrease 5.3%
Rank275 out of 425
Station succession
Next northMosholu Parkway: 4 all times
Next southKingsbridge Road: 4 all times

Bedford Park Boulevard–Lehman College (formerly Bedford Park Boulevard–200th Street) is a local station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Bedford Park Boulevard (formerly 200th Street) immediately west of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, it is served by the 4 train at all times. It is also the only station on the Jerome Avenue Line north of 170th Street that is not actually located above Jerome Avenue.

History[edit]

Bedford Park Boulevard–200th Street station opened on April 15, 1918 as part of the final extension of the IRT Jerome Avenue Line from Kingsbridge Road to Woodlawn.[4]

This station was renovated in the Summer–Fall 2006. During this time, the street level mezzanine area and the platforms were renovated. The platforms had yellow tactile edge warning strips installed, and the IRT directional tablets inside fare control have been preserved. Until the 2006 renovation, the downtown platform had several old small 200 signs behind a chain-link fence toward the front of the platform; however, they were removed.[citation needed]

Until renovations in 2006, it was the only station in the entire subway system and along the IRT Jerome Avenue Line to have a barbed wire fence on a platform–the Manhattan bound platform.[5] This was added in an earlier renovation from the 1980s with the intent of preventing graffiti artists from tagging the 4 train. The barbed wire fence was completely removed from the Manhattan-bound platform during renovations.[6]

From October 26, 2009 to December 11, 2009, a pilot program had five southbound 4 trains running express in the AM rush hour. Although Bedford Park Boulevard is not designed as an express station, the trains used a switch for the express track south of the station.[7]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "4" train toward Woodlawn (Mosholu Parkway)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "4" train toward Crown Heights–Utica Avenue (New Lots Avenue late nights) (Kingsbridge Road)
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.

The Jerome Yard/Concourse Yard complex is located on the west of the station. The track connections to Jerome Yard are at the north end. Concourse Yard has a single track connected to the southbound local; south of the station. The Concourse Yard serves as one of the few interconnections between the IRT and IND divisions.

Exits[edit]

The station building is at street level with the tracks above the building due to the street layout. The station has a brick mezzanine and stairway walls with "BPB" and restroom mosaics in the station house. A storeroom is located on the landing of the stairs to the platforms. Walking to the east connects to the New York Botanical Garden and a Metro-North Railroad station of the same name, and walking to the west around the yard complex connects to Lehman College and the Bronx High School of Science.[8]

Nearby points of interest[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subway Stations Renamed". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. April 11, 1915. p. 64. Retrieved July 3, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Jerome Av. Line Ordered Opened" (PDF). query.nytimes.com. April 13, 1918. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  5. ^ http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?122925
  6. ^ http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?57783
  7. ^ "Second Pilot Program of Bronx Express Service Along the Jerome Ave. 4 Line Set to Begin" (Press release). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 22, 2009. Archived from the original on December 24, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2009.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Bedford Park Boulevard Lehman College Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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