East 149th 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 149th Street, Prospect Avenue, and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx.

 East 149 Street
 "6" train
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A rear view of a subway train leaving an underground station
An uptown 6 train leaving East 149th Street station in 2018
Station statistics
AddressEast 149th Street & Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10455
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleWoodstock
Coordinates40°48′44″N 73°54′15″W / 40.812088°N 73.904171°W / 40.812088; -73.904171Coordinates: 40°48′44″N 73°54′15″W / 40.812088°N 73.904171°W / 40.812088; -73.904171
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Pelham Line
Services      6 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx17, Bx19
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedJanuary 7, 1919; 100 years ago (1919-01-07)[1]
Station code373[2]
Accessiblenot ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)1,508,022[4]Decrease 1.5%
Rank291 out of 424
Station succession
Next northLongwood Avenue: 6 all times
Next southEast 143rd Street – St. Mary's Street: 6 all times

HistoryEdit

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. The station was built as part of the Dual Contracts.[1]

Both platforms were extended at the west (railroad south) 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 and the trim line is maroon with "E 149TH ST" in white sans serif font. The extensions result in the platforms being slightly offset.

Station layoutEdit

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

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

Both platforms have their original Dual Contracts mosaic trim line and name tablets. "149" tablets for "East 149th Street" run along the trim line at regular intervals and the name tablets have "E. 149TH STREET" in all-caps, serif lettering. Yellow i-beam columns run along the platforms at either ends at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black name plate with white lettering.

There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions. Closed newsstands on the platforms have been tiled over.[citation needed]

ExitsEdit

Both platforms have one same-level fare control area at the center. 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 Southern Boulevard and East 149th Street while the ones on the Manhattan-bound platform go up to the northeast corner.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  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 25 January 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. ^ "East 149th Street Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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