Morrison Avenue–Soundview station

Morrison Avenue–Soundview[3] 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 Morrison Avenue and Westchester Avenue in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx.

 Morrison Avenue–Soundview
 "6" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Morrison Avenue - 6 Train Arrives.jpg
A R142A 6 train arriving at Morrison Avenue
Station statistics
AddressMorrison Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleSoundview
Coordinates40°49′46″N 73°52′28″W / 40.829495°N 73.874474°W / 40.829495; -73.874474Coordinates: 40°49′46″N 73°52′28″W / 40.829495°N 73.874474°W / 40.829495; -73.874474
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Pelham Line
Services      6 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx27
NYC Ferry: Soundview route (at Soundview Park)
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Other information
OpenedMay 30, 1920; 99 years ago (1920-05-30)
RebuiltFebruary 8, 2010; 9 years ago (February 8, 2010) to September 13, 2010; 9 years ago (September 13, 2010)
Station code368[1]
Former/other namesSound View Avenue
Morrison–Sound View Avenues
Morrison Avenue–Sound View Avenue
Traffic
Passengers (2018)1,988,053[2]Decrease 6.5%
Rank237 out of 424
Station succession
Next northSt. Lawrence Avenue: 6 all times
Next southElder Avenue: 6 all times

HistoryEdit

The station opened on May 30, 1920 as Sound View Avenue and has also been known as Morrison Avenue–Sound View Avenue and Morrison–Sound View Avenues.[4] The station was opened as the Pelham Line was extended to East 177th Street from Hunts Point Avenue.[5][6] 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.[7] The Pelham Line was built as a branch of the Lexington Avenue Line running northeast via 138th Street, Southern Boulevard and Westchester Avenue.[8] Initially, service to the extension was served by a shuttle service operating with elevated cars. Passengers transferred to the shuttle at Hunts Point Avenue.[9]

In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[10]

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local   toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Elder Avenue)
Peak-direction express   does not stop here (weekdays, peak direction) →
Northbound local   toward Parkchester (weekway afternoons) or Pelham Bay Park (other times) (St. Lawrence Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance
 
Southwest street entrance

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.[11] The platforms have beige windscreen, green canopies, and red roofs in the center and waist-level black steel fence at both ends.

ExitsEdit

Two staircases from each platform lead to the wooden elevated mezzanine beneath the tracks. The station house has a turnstile bank, token booth, and three street staircases to all four corners of Morrison and Westchester Avenues except for the southeast one.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Bronx Subway Extension Opened" (PDF). New York Times. May 28, 1920. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  5. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1922. p. 372.
  6. ^ Annual Report for the Year Ending June 30, 1920. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. 1920. pp. 5, 13.
  7. ^ nycsubway.org—The Dual Contracts
  8. ^ "The Dual System of Rapid Transit (1912)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  9. ^ Cunningham, Joseph; DeHart, Leonard O. (1993). A History of the New York City Subway System. J. Schmidt, R. Giglio, and K. Lang. p. 48.
  10. ^ Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  11. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  12. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bronx Zoo" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.

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