Burke Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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 Burke Avenue
 "2" train"5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Burke Av IRTWP SB plat jeh.jpg
Southbound platform
Station statistics
AddressBurke Avenue & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleAllerton, Williamsbridge
Coordinates40°52′16″N 73°52′01″W / 40.871°N 73.867°W / 40.871; -73.867Coordinates: 40°52′16″N 73°52′01″W / 40.871°N 73.867°W / 40.871; -73.867
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT White Plains Road Line
Services      2 all times (all times)
      5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction (limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx39
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM11
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedMarch 3, 1917; 102 years ago (1917-03-03)
Station code422[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,064,119[2]Decrease 3.2%
Rank348 out of 425
Station succession
Next northGun Hill Road: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction
Next southAllerton Avenue: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction

Burke Avenue is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located in the Bronx at the intersection of Burke Avenue and White Plains Road, it is served by the 2 train at all times and by the 5 train during rush hours in the peak direction.

History[edit]

This station was opened along with the section of the IRT White Plains Road Line from 177th Street to 219th Street on March 3, 1917, providing access to rapid transit service to the communities of Williamsbridge and Wakefield in the Bronx. Service on the new portion of the line was operated as a four-car shuttle from 177th Street due to the power conditions at the time.[3][4][5]

It was renovated in 2004-2005 at a cost of approximately $12.2 million.[citation needed]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Allerton Avenue)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (AM rush) (Allerton Avenue)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (Gun Hill Road)
"5" train toward Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (Gun Hill Road)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms.[6] The center track is not normally used in revenue service.

Both platforms have beige windscreens and red canopies with green outlines, frames, and support columns in the center and black, waist-high steel fences at either ends with lampposts at regular intervals. The windscreens have mesh fences at various points. The station signs are in the standard black name plates with white lettering.

The 2006 artwork here is called Bronx Literature by Béatrice Coron. It consists of stained glass panels on the platform windscreens featuring scenes from various works of literature written by four authors, Sholom Aleichem, James Baldwin, Nicholasa Mohr, and Edgar Allan Poe, all of whom have lived in or wrote about the Bronx.[7][8]

Exits[edit]

This station has one elevated station house beneath the center of the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from each platform go down to a waiting area. The back of the token booth faces this crossunder with a steel fences on either side. On the Wakefield-bound side, there are two exit only turnstiles. On the Manhattan-bound side, there is an emergency gate and a bank of three turnstiles. Outside fare control, two staircases go down to the northwest and southeast corners of Burke Avenue and White Plains Road. The station house has windows.[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. ^ "Annual report. 1916-1917". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. December 12, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "New Subway Line Opened: White Plains Extension is Now Running to 238th Street" (PDF). New York Times. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "WHITE PLAINS ROAD EXTENSION OF SUBWAY OPENED TO THE PUBLIC; New Branch, Which Runs from 177th to 219th Street, Gives the Williamsbridge and Wakefield Sections of the East Bronx Rapid Transit for the First Time" (PDF). The New York Times. March 4, 1917.
  6. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: Bronx Literature (Béatrice Coron)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "MTA - Arts & Design | NYCT Permanent Art". web.mta.info. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "Burke Avenue Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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