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Norwood – 205th Street (IND Concourse Line)

Norwood – 205th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
An R68 train entering the station from the relay tracks. It is about to start its southern service.
Station statistics
Address East 205th Street & Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
Borough The Bronx
Locale Norwood
Coordinates
Division B (IND)
Line IND Concourse Line
Services       D all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx10, Bx16, Bx28, Bx30, Bx34, Bx38
Structure Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened July 1, 1933 (July 1, 1933)
Former/other names 205th Street
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 2,709,761[1] 5.5%
Rank 182 out of 421
Station succession
Next north (Terminal): D all times
Next south Bedford Park Boulevard: D all times

Norwood – 205th Street (formerly 205th Street) is the northern terminal station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 205th Street and Bainbridge Avenue in Norwood, Bronx, it is served by the D train at all times.

Contents

  • Station layout 1
  • Track layout 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform
Southbound toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (boarding passengers only) (Bedford Park Boulevard)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound termination track →

This underground station, opened on July 1, 1933, has two tracks and one island platform. Both track walls have a lime green trim line with a medium Kelly green border. Small "205" signs are placed below them at regular intervals. The platform has a row of concrete-clad I-beam columns on both sides; these are painted medium Hunter green. There is clear evidence of water damage in numerous areas along the platform ceiling and to a number of these columns.

This station has two fare control areas. The full-time side at the south (geographical west) end has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two staircases going up to the southeast and northwest corners of East 206th Street and Bainbridge Avenue. The other fare control area at the station's north (geographical east) end is unstaffed, containing full height turnstiles and two staircases going up to the northwest and southeast corners of East 205th Street and Perry Avenue.

Track layout

This station was not intended to be the terminus of the Concourse Line or the D train; both were supposed to have been extended east past Bronx Park and the IRT White Plains Road Line to serve the northeast section of the Bronx.[2][3][4] This idea was abandoned when the City of New York bought the right-of-way of the bankrupt New York, Westchester and Boston Railway and converted it for subway use. Another proposal in the 1970s involved extending the Concourse Line to White Plains Road, but financial troubles caused the plan to be aborted.[5]

As a result of the planned extension, the two tracks continue east of this station for about 700 feet to Webster Avenue,[6] and this station does not have any crew quarters. Crews are changed at Bedford Park Boulevard, the next station south. Additionally, because there is no diamond crossover between the tracks west of this station due to the Concourse Yard lead, terminating trains arrive on the southern (railroad northbound) track and discharge their passengers before continuing east to the end of the track. They then use the diamond crossover there to return to this station on the northern (railroad southbound) track and begin service to Manhattan and Brooklyn.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 
  2. ^ Duffus, R.L. (September 22, 1929). "OUR GREAT SUBWAY NETWORK SPREADS WIDER; New Plans of Board of Transportation Involve the Building of More Than One Hundred Miles of Additional Rapid Transit Routes for New York".  
  3. ^ "City Board Votes New Subway Links".  
  4. ^ "$101,200,000 Asked for 1930 Work on Tubes: Projects Include Jay, Fulton, Crosstown and Queens City Subways".  
  5. ^ """Full text of "Metropolitan transportation, a program for action. Report to Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor of New York.. Internet Archive. November 7, 1967. Retrieved October 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Joseph B. Raskin (1 November 2013). The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System. Fordham University Press.  

External links

  • nycsubway.org—IND Concourse: 205th Street
  • Station Reporter — D Train
  • The Subway Nut — Norwood – 205th Street Pictures
  • Bainbridge Avenue & 206th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Perry Avenue & 205th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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