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174th–175th Streets is a local station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway; it is currently served by the B and D trains and is located at the Grand Concourse between East 174th and 175th Streets in the Bronx.
This is a typically white-tiled IND underground station with support columns 3/4 to the edge of the platform from the back wall. Its signage are formed from a mosaic of colored tiles with the black tiles forming the black background, white tiles forming the ordinal numbers and their letters and framed by tannish gold tiles about half the size of the normal white tiles. Between the major signage are groups of three normal size station tiles but black with a single number to form "175". For the station's length a tannish gold decorative line made up of normal sized tiles and bordered on top and bottom with 1/3 size (height wise) black tiles. The station is on a gently curving section of track, sharp enough so you cannot actually see the opposite end of the platform if you are at the other extreme end.
The 174th-175th Street station has three tracks and two side platforms. Its fare control is located at the south end of the station one level down and directly below the tracks with a crossunder between directions. The north end fare control and a passageway that had access to and from the Grand Concourse directly above on the southbound side are closed to the public. Access from the Grand Concourse is via a shorter, safer entrance on the south end on the northbound side which leads to the crossunder fare control. Access is also from one flight below at street level via the East 175th Street underpass which passes below the tracks perpendicularly. Technically, the Concourse Line at this point is not underground but in totally enclosed tunnel that passes through a hillside with the Grand Concourse at its summit.
This station is located approximately three blocks east and one block north of Mt. Eden Avenue (4) station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line. Its southern end is less than a block from the famed Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center on the Grand Concourse above.
The station was opened on July 1, 1933.
- nycsubway.org — IND Concourse Line: 174th-175th Streets