St. Lawrence Avenue (IRT Pelham Line)

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 St. Lawrence Avenue
 "6" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Pelham Line 07 - St. Lawrence Av (6253490371).jpg
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Station statistics
AddressSt. Lawrence Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleParkchester
Coordinates40°49′54″N 73°52′02″W / 40.831573°N 73.867307°W / 40.831573; -73.867307Coordinates: 40°49′54″N 73°52′02″W / 40.831573°N 73.867307°W / 40.831573; -73.867307
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Pelham Line
Services      6 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedMay 30, 1920; 98 years ago (1920-05-30)[1]
RebuiltFebruary 28, 2011; 8 years ago (February 28, 2011) to October 16, 2011; 7 years ago (October 16, 2011)
Station code367[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,334,387[3]Increase 0.3%
Rank320 out of 425
Station succession
Next northParkchester: 6 all times
Next southMorrison Avenue–Soundview: 6 all times

St. Lawrence Avenue is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of St. Lawrence Avenue and Westchester Avenue in the Bronx. It is served by 6 train at all times.

History[edit]

St. Lawrence Avenue station opened on May 30, 1920 as the Pelham Line was extended to East 177th Street from Hunts Point Avenue.[1][4][5] The construction of the Pelham Line was part of the Dual Contracts, signed on March 19, 1913 and also known as the Dual Subway System.[6] The Pelham Line was built as a branch of the Lexington Avenue Line running northeast via 138th Street, Southern Boulevard and Westchester Avenue.[7] Initially, service to the extension was served by a shuttle service operating with elevated cars. Passengers transferred to the shuttle at Hunts Point Avenue.[8]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "6" train toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Morrison Avenue–Soundview)
Peak-direction express "6" express train does not stop here →
Northbound local "6" train toward Parkchester (PM rush) or Pelham Bay Park (other times) (Parkchester)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance
An R142A 6 Express train runs through Saint Lawrence Avenue station.

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is used by the <6> train on weekdays in the peak direction.[9]

The station resembles other elevated stations along the line: it has a wood mezzanine and no windscreens along the platform edges. St. Lawrence Avenue is the northernmost station on the IRT Pelham Line that does not serve rush-hour express service.

Exits[edit]

There is a mezzanine below the east end of the station, which contains the station's only exit. Outside fare control, exit stairs lead to the southwest and northeast corners of Westchester Avenue and St. Lawrence Avenue.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bronx Subway Extension Opened" (PDF). New York Times. May 28, 1920. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  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. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1922. p. 372.
  5. ^ Annual Report for the Year Ending June 30, 1920. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. 1920. pp. 5, 13.
  6. ^ nycsubway.org—The Dual Contracts
  7. ^ "The Dual System of Rapid Transit (1912)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  8. ^ Cunningham, Joseph; DeHart, Leonard O. (1993). A History of the New York City Subway System. J. Schmidt, R. Giglio, and K. Lang. p. 48.
  9. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bronx Zoo" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.

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