Tremont Avenue (IND Concourse Line)

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Tremont Avenue
"B" train"D" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Tremont Av IND sta jeh.JPG
Northwestern street stair
Station statistics
Address East Tremont Avenue & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10453
Borough The Bronx
Locale Tremont
Coordinates 40°50′58″N 73°54′22″W / 40.849463°N 73.905973°W / 40.849463; -73.905973Coordinates: 40°50′58″N 73°54′22″W / 40.849463°N 73.905973°W / 40.849463; -73.905973
Division B (IND)
Line IND Concourse Line
Services       B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
      D all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx1, Bx2, Bx36
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM4
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened July 1, 1933; 84 years ago (July 1, 1933)
Station code 215[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 3,213,396[3]Increase 1.8%
Rank 161 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Fordham Road (express): D rush hours, peak direction
182nd–183rd Streets (local): B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next south 174th–175th Streets (local): B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.D all except rush hours, peak direction
145th Street (express): D rush hours, peak direction

Tremont Avenue is an express station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of East Tremont Avenue and Grand Concourse, it is served by the D train at all times and B train during rush hours only. It has three tracks and two island platforms.

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Northbound local "B" train toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours (182nd–183rd Streets)
"D" train toward Norwood–205th Street off-peak hours (182nd–183rd Streets)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Peak-direction express "D" train toward Norwood–205th Street PM rush (Fordham Road)
"D" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue AM rush (145th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Southbound local "B" train toward Brighton Beach rush hours (174th–175th Streets)
"D" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue off-peak hours (174th–175th Streets)

The tile band is Claret red and the name mosaics are replicas of the 1933 originals. The I-beams have been painted a shade of red to match. Tile bands are also present in the mezzanines, and matching "T" (for Tremont) plaques have been fitted—the only IND station to feature these. A closed tower sits on the south end of the Manhattan-bound platform.

The 2000 artwork here is called Uptown New York by Frank Leslie Hampton. It uses a mixture of glass and marble mosaics to create a full width display of a Bronx apartment building with a rooftop garden, and clothes hanging out on a line to dry on a cloudy day. This mural is as wide as the mezzanine and faces the full-time booth area.

Exits

Prior to a 1999 renovation, the station had a full length mezzanine above the platforms that connected both fare control areas. The full-time booth is on the south side at Tremont Avenue with three street stairs and two stairs to each platform. The street stair on the west side has a small passageway. The part-time side at the north end had its booth removed during the aforementioned renovation and two street stairs (one to each side of the Concourse at 179th Street) and two stairs to each platform.[4]

There is one staircase at the center of each platform. They only lead to a storage area, but the passageway can be seen from platform level.

References

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: University Heights" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 

External links

  • nycsubway.org – IND Concourse: Tremont Avenue
  • nycsubway.org — Uptown New York Artwork by Frank Leslie Hampton (2000)
  • Station Reporter — B Train
  • Station Reporter — D Train
  • The Subway Nut — Tremont Avenue Pictures
  • MTA's Arts For Transit — Tremont Avenue (IND Concourse Line)
  • Echo Place entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • 179th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platforms from Google Maps Street View
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