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Dyre Avenue (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)

Eastchester – Dyre Avenue
NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Dyre Avenue & East 233rd Street
Bronx, NY 10466
Borough The Bronx
Locale Eastchester
Coordinates

40°53′21″N 73°49′50″W / 40.889055°N 73.830614°W / 40.889055; -73.830614Coordinates: 40°53′21″N 73°49′50″W / 40.889055°N 73.830614°W / 40.889055; -73.830614

Division A (IRT, formerly NYW&B)
Line IRT Dyre Avenue Line
Services       5 all times (all times)
Connection

Structure Embankment / Elevated
Platforms 1 Island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 29, 1912; 102 years ago (1912-05-29) (NYW&B station)
Rebuilt May 15, 1941; 73 years ago (1941-05-15) (as a Subway station)
Traffic
Passengers (2012)1,366,077[1] Increase 4.3%
Rank 309 out of 421
Station succession
Next north (Terminal): 5 all times
Next south Baychester Avenue: 5 all times
Not to be confused with Dyer Avenue.

Eastchester – Dyre Avenue is the northern terminal station of the IRT Dyre Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, at Dyre Avenue and East 233rd Street in the Bronx neighborhood of Eastchester. It is served by the 5 train at all times.

Opened on May 29, 1912 as a local station of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, it closed on December 12, 1937 when the NYW&B went bankrupt. In 1940, New York City purchased the right of way from the Bronx / Westchester County boundary southward. In 1941, a shuttle service was implemented between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street using IRT gate cars. In 1957, a physical connection was made to the IRT White Plains Road Line, and through service was provided.

When the station was rebuilt for subway service the two side platforms were removed, with a small piece of the northbound remaining. The four tracks were converted to two tracks using the northbound local and southbound express tracks. An island platform was placed over the northbound express trackbed. The NYW&B's southbound local trackbed can still be seen. The two tracks extend one train length past the station, and end at bumper blocks.

The northern end of the station is on an embankment, while the southern end is elevated. The station's only station house is on ground level with doors to the east side of Dyre Avenue on the northeast corner of Light Street. It has a token booth, turnstile bank, and two staircases to the platform. Mount Vernon is 3/10 mile uphill.

Station layout

Street level Exit/Entrance
Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level Southbound NYCS 5 toward Brooklyn College – Flatbush Avenue or Bowling Green (Baychester Avenue)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left, right
Southbound NYCS 5 toward Brooklyn College – Flatbush Avenue or Bowling Green (Baychester Avenue)

References

External links

  • nycsubway.org—IRT White Plains Road Line: Dyre Avenue
  • Station Reporter — 5 Train
  • The Subway Nut — Eastchester–Dyre Avenue Pictures
  • Dyre Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
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