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Station: East 180th Street (White Plains Road Line)

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IRT White Plains Road Line at East 180th Street. Architectural detail of NYW&B Building. Photo by: David M. Kelly, 2007.

IRT White Plains Road Line
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Dyre Avenue · Baychester Avenue · Gun Hill Road · Pelham Parkway · Morris Park · East 180th Street · West Farms Sq.-East Tremont Ave.-177th St. · 174th Street · Freeman Street · Simpson Street · Intervale Avenue · Prospect Avenue · Jackson Avenue · 3rd Avenue-149th Street · 149th Street-Grand Concourse · 138th Street · 125th Street · 86th Street · 59th Street · Grand Central · 14th Street-Union Square · Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall · Fulton Street · Wall Street · Bowling Green · Borough Hall · Nevins Street · Atlantic Avenue · Franklin Avenue · President Street · Sterling Street · Winthrop Street · Church Avenue · Beverly Road · Newkirk Avenue · Flatbush Avenue


Contents

Overview

Opened: 3/3/1917


Leaving East Tremont Ave., we turn eastward and enter the S-curve to East 180th Street Station. This station has two island platforms and three tracks. The south end of the platforms has a staff-only bridge allowing access from the two platforms to the yard directly to the west. Current track usage has through trains on the outside tracks (including Dyre Ave. thru service). The center track, which can be accessed from either platform, is used for off-hours Dyre Shuttle, short-turns, and special service. Shuttle trains will often open doors on both sides of the train, a rarity in NYC Transit. The only other location that this is common is Main Street on the Flushing #7 line. Until the 1980s, the East 180th St. Station had escalators to street level via a mezzanine, which has been removed. A walk under the tracks will show where the original mezzanine was located.

The subway station is adjacent to the East 180th Street Station of the New York, Westchester, and Boston Railway. The stationhouse building, which served as the NYW&B's headquarters, was restored by Citnalta Construction Corporation following a design by Lee Pomeroy Associates and Weidlinger Associates architects. The restoration was completed in January 2013 at the cost of $66 million. The building features stucco walls, a clay tile roof, and detail statutory featuring the Roman god Mercury. Originally built in 1912, the building was designed by Alfred T. Fellheimer, who, as a partner in the firm Reed and Stern, had helped design Grand Central Terminal. The structure is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the building still serves as a railroad headquarters of sorts: MTA New York City Transit employees work in offices in the upper floors. The restoration of the building returned a clock to its original position under the head of Mercury, and made the station compliant with the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act.

The primary entrance and exit from this station is through the NYW&B stationhouse. From the street, passengers approach the stationhouse via a landscaped plaza. A second exit leads to 180th Street.

Between the subway station platforms and the NYW&B stationhouse, are platforms formerly used by the NYW&B railroad. The trackways of this station are now used for train storage. After the NYW&B ceased operation, the tracks and platforms here were used for Dyre Avenue shuttle service, before the line was fully connected to the subway system.

To the west of the station is the East 180th Street Yard and Maintenance Shop. The shop complex underwent major renovation in preparation for servicing the R-142 cars in 2000. To the northeast is the Unionport Yard (see East 180th Street Yard) and a signal tower. Just to the northwest of the station is the flyover connection from the southbound track of the Dyre Ave. branch.

Area Track Map

Area Track Map

Artwork

Station Villa, Luisa Caldwell (2011)

Photo Gallery


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Artwork: Station Villa (Luisa Caldwell)

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