Cypress Avenue 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 Cypress Avenue and East 138th Street in the Bronx.

 Cypress Avenue
 "6" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Cypress Avenue IRT Pelham Line CC.JPG
Southbound platform with countdown clock
Station statistics
AddressCypress Avenue & East 138th Street
Bronx, NY 10454
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleMott Haven
Coordinates40°48′20″N 73°54′52″W / 40.805526°N 73.914514°W / 40.805526; -73.914514Coordinates: 40°48′20″N 73°54′52″W / 40.805526°N 73.914514°W / 40.805526; -73.914514
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Pelham Line
Services      6 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx17, Bx33
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedJanuary 7, 1919; 100 years ago (1919-01-07)[1]
Station code375[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Passengers (2018)1,113,667[4]Decrease 9.5%
Rank338 out of 424
Station succession
Next eastEast 143rd Street – St. Mary's Street: 6 all times
Next westBrook Avenue: 6 all times


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

Both platforms were extended at either ends 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 green with "CYPRESS AVE" in white sans serif font. The extensions result in the platforms being slightly offset.

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
G Street level Exit/entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local   toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Brook Avenue)
Peak-direction express   does not stop here →
Northbound local   toward Parkchester (PM rush) or Pelham Bay Park (other times) (East 143rd Street–St. Mary's Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound street stairs

This underground station has two side platforms and three tracks. 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. "C" tablets for "Cypress" run along the trim line at regular intervals and the name tablets have "CYPRESS AVE." in serif, all-caps lettering. Dark yellow 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]

There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions. There is a closed newsstand that has been tiled over. Only the northbound platform has a station agent booth.[citation needed]


Both platforms have one same-level fare control area at the east (railroad north) 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 south side of East 138th Street between Cypress and Jackson Avenues while the ones on the Manhattan-bound platform go up to the north side.[5]


  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). 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. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "Cypress Avenue Neighborhood Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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