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161st Street – Yankee Stadium (IND Concourse Line)

 

161st Street – Yankee Stadium (IND Concourse Line)

161st Street – Yankee Stadium
NYCS 4 NYCS B NYCS D
New York City Subway rapid transit station complex
Station statistics
Address East 161st Street & River Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
Borough The Bronx
Locale Highbridge
Coordinates

40°49′41″N 73°55′33″W / 40.827937°N 73.925886°W / 40.827937; -73.925886Coordinates: 40°49′41″N 73°55′33″W / 40.827937°N 73.925886°W / 40.827937; -73.925886

Division A (IRT), B (IND)
Line IRT Jerome Avenue Line
IND Concourse Line
Services       4 all times (all times)
      B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)
      D all except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
Connection

Levels 2
Other information
Accessible
Traffic
Passengers (2012)8,831,015 (station complex)[1] Increase 2.6%
Rank 34 out of 421

161st Street – Yankee Stadium is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the elevated IRT Jerome Avenue Line and the underground IND Concourse Line. Located at the intersection of 161st Street and River Avenue in the Bronx, it is served by the:

  • 4 train at all times
  • D train at all times except rush hours in the peak direction
  • B train during rush hours

The station is ADA-accessible, with elevators available to all platforms.[2]

This station is located adjacent to Yankee Stadium, and also provides service to many Bronx County courts, government facilities, and shopping districts which are a short walk to the east. The station is eight blocks away from the MTA's Metro-North Yankees – East 153rd Street station, which also provides service to Yankee Stadium.

The combined passenger count for 161st Street – Yankee Stadium station in 2012 was 8,831,015, making it the busiest station in the Bronx and 34th overall.[1]

This is one of only two station complexes in the Bronx (the other being 149th Street – Grand Concourse). When the IND portion was built in 1933, paper tickets were used to transfer between the two lines; this method was used until the 1950s, when the indoor escalators were built.


IRT Jerome Avenue Line platforms

161st Street – Yankee Stadium
NYCS 4
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Yankee Stadium
Station statistics
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Jerome Avenue Line
Services       4 all times (all times)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 2, 1917 (97 years ago) (1917-06-02)
Accessible
Station succession
Next north 167th Street: 4 all times
Next south 149th Street – Grand Concourse: 4 all times


Next north south 125th Street: 4 all times

161st Street – Yankee Stadium is a local station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line that has three tracks and two side platforms. The station has extra exit stairs to handle stadium crowds at each platform, which make them much longer than traditional IRT platforms.

The former IRT Ninth Avenue Line connected with the IRT Jerome Avenue Line just north of this station, near 162nd Street.[3] A stub of the Ninth Avenue Line connecting trackway still exists and is visible today.[4][5]


IND Concourse Line platforms

161st Street – Yankee Stadium
NYCS B NYCS D
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Northbound platform
Station statistics
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 except rush hours, peak direction (all except rush hours, peak direction)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened July 1, 1933 (81 years ago) (1933-07-01)
Accessible
Former/other names 161st Street – River Avenue
Station succession
Next north 167th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction
Next south 155th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction


Next north none
Next south 125th Street: B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction

161st Street – Yankee Stadium is a local station on the IND Concourse Line that has three tracks and two side platforms.

The full-time mezzanine is at 161st Street and River Avenue with four street staircases. The part-time entrance is at Walton Avenue and has two street staircases and a passageway to 161st Street. Before the renovation, there was a full length mezzanine, with Transit Bureau Offices located to one side. After the renovation, the NYPD area was expanded, and public areas inside fare control were sealed, thus dividing the mezzanine into two separate areas. A few staircases to the platforms were also sealed and removed.

The 2002 artwork here is called Wall-Slide by Vito Acconci and Sea of Tranquility by Helene Brandt.

Station layout

2F Side platform, Doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS 4 toward Woodlawn (167th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS 4 toward Crown Heights – Utica Avenue or New Lots Avenue (149th Street – Grand Concourse)
Side platform, Doors will open on the right
1F to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Street level (Elevator at NE corner of 161st Street and RIver Avenue)
B1 to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
B2 Side platform, Doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS B toward Bedford Park Boulevard (167th Street)
NYCS D toward Norwood – 205th Street (167th Street)
Peak-direction express NYCS D does not stop here (rush hours only) →
Southbound local NYCS B toward Brighton Beach (155th Street)
NYCS D toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (155th Street)
Side platform, Doors will open on the right


References

External links

  • nycsubway.org — Wall-Slide/Room of Tranquility Artwork by Acconci and Brandt (2002)
  • Station Reporter — Yankee Stadium Complex
  • The Subway Nut — 161st Street – Yankee Stadium Pictures
  • MTA's Arts For Transit — 161st Street – Yankee Stadium
  • 161st Street & River Avenue — southwest corner entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • 161st Street & River Avenue entrance to Jerome Avenue Line from Google Maps Street View
  • 161st Street & River Avenue — northeast corner entrance to Concourse Line from Google Maps Street View
  • Walton Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
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