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Fordham Road is a station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. It is the largest station on the line, with plenty of hidden stairs and passageways, and is home to one of the largest shopping strips in New York City. The southbound platform widens at the north end to allow a wall that splits it half, creating 2 "side" platforms. This is the only station in the system to have a mix of island and side platforms split up. The platform wall used to have a passageway from the first staircase at Fordham Road side. From the middle track to the local one, it is cordoned off permanently. The full time side at East 188th Street has four street stairs, one for each corner, while part time side at Fordham Road has two, both at the east side of Fordham and Concourse. There used to be two additional street stairs and passageway at the west side of Fordham and Grand Concourse, (that’s nearest where the former Alexander’s/Caldor stores once stood in the large building; today there are a mix of stores inside. There also was once an exit inside the store). There is a Station or RTO Field Office at the south end of the full time mezzanine, but it is a result of the shortening of the mezzanine and elimination of two platform stairs for each side. Both platforms have six platform stairs. the northbound one also has two closed stairs while the southbound has four, two at each end. Tile band is purple with black borders. A closed tower sits on the south end at the soutbound platform.