East 143rd Street–St. Mary's Street (IRT Pelham Line)

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 East 143 Street–St. Mary's Street
 "6" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
East 143rd Street–St Mary's Street (IRT Pelham Line) by David Shankbone.jpg
Station statistics
AddressEast 143rd Street (St. Mary's Street) & Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10454
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleMott Haven, Port Morris
Coordinates40°48′29″N 73°54′28″W / 40.808125°N 73.907862°W / 40.808125; -73.907862Coordinates: 40°48′29″N 73°54′28″W / 40.808125°N 73.907862°W / 40.808125; -73.907862
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Pelham Line
Services      6 all times (all times)
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedJanuary 7, 1919; 100 years ago (1919-01-07)[1]
Station code374[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Former/other namesEast 143rd Street
Traffic
Passengers (2017)285,667[4]Decrease 8.8%
Rank418 out of 425
Station succession
Next northEast 149th Street: 6 all times
Next southCypress Avenue: 6 all times

East 143rd Street–St. Mary's Street is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 6 train at all times, and is located at the intersection of East 143rd Street (also known as St. Mary's Street) and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx.

History[edit]

This station opened on January 7, 1919, as part of an extension of the Pelham Line from Third Avenue–138th Street to Hunts Point Avenue by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT).[1]

Both platforms were extended at the east (railroad north) end in the 1960s to accommodate the current standard length of an IRT train (510 feet (160 m)). The extensions are noticeable as they are narrower than the rest of the platforms, have no columns, and the trim line is blue with "E 143RD ST" in white sans serif font. The extensions result in the platforms being slightly offset.[citation needed]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Street level Exit/entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "6" train toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Cypress Avenue)
Peak-direction express "6" express train does not stop here →
Northbound local "6" train toward Parkchester (PM rush) or Pelham Bay Park (other times) (East 149th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound street stair

This underground station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is used by the weekday peak direction <6> service.[citation needed]

Both platforms have their original Dual Contracts mosaic trim line and name tablets. "143" tablets for "East 143rd Street" run along the trim line at regular intervals and the name tablets have "E. 143RD STREET" in all-caps, serif lettering. Dark blue i-beam columns run along the platforms at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black name plate with white lettering.[citation needed]

A southbound 6 local train consisting of R62As pulling into the East 143rd Street station bound for Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall

There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions.[5][better source needed] There is a closed newsstand that has been tiled over.[citation needed]

By passenger count, it is both the least-used station in the Bronx and the least-used IRT station citywide.[4]

Exits[edit]

Both platforms have one same-level fare control area at the south (geographical west) end. Each one has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs. The ones on the Pelham Bay Park-bound platform go up to the either southern corners of the T-intersection of Southern Boulevard and East 143rd Street while the ones on the Manhattan-bound platform go up to either northern corners.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Lines In Bronx Coming This Year: Rays of Rapid Transit to be Let Into Dark Sections in the West and North" (PDF). nytimes.com. The New York Times. January 7, 1919. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "East 143rd Street–St. Mary's Avenue Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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