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The White Plains Road Line is a rapid transit line of the IRT division of the New York City Subway, serving the central Bronx. It is mostly elevated, and served both subway and elevated trains until 1952.[1]

Extent and serviceEdit

The following services use part or all of the White Plains Road Line:

Service Section of line
2 Local Full line
3 Local (express rush hours in peak direction and some midday reverse peak express runs [northbound only], no service late nights except between the IRT Dyre Avenue Line and East 180th Street) East 180th Street to 149th Street–Grand Concourse
3 Local, rush hours in peak direction only Nereid Avenue–238th Street to Gun Hill Road
3 Local, rush hours in peak direction only(express some PM rush hour northbound trains) Gun Hill Road to East 180th Street


Section of line Tracks Services
Wakefield-241st Street to Nereid Avenue–238th Street Local 2 always
Express Template:NYCS none
Nereid Avenue–238th Street to Gun Hill Road Local 2 always, 3 rush hours in peak direction
Express Template:NYCS none
Gun Hill Road to East 180th Street Local 2 always, 3 rush hours in peak direction
Express 3 some PM rush hour trips [northbound only]
East 180th Street to 149th Street–Grand Concourse Local 2 always, 3 all but late nights and rush hours in peak direction
Express 3 rush hours in peak direction and some midday reverse peak direction runs (northbound only)
South of 149th Street–Grand Concourse All 2 always

The IRT White Plains Road Line begins at the Wakefield–241st Street terminal, with two tracks and one island platform (and two closed side platforms). Crossovers just south of the station take trains to the correct tracks, and a center express track comes out of those crossovers. Between Wakefield-241st Street and Nereid Avenue-238th Street, a connection comes in from the 239th Street Yard.

Just north of Gun Hill Road, the IRT Third Avenue Line used to split from the local tracks (with crossovers to the express tracks just to the north). The line went to a lower level of Gun Hill Road station and then turned west.

The IRT Dyre Avenue Line merges to the local tracks just north of East 180th Street, and then crossovers allow those trains to reach the express tracks. The 3 late-night Dyre Avenue Shuttle uses the center track to end its run, and rush hour 3 trains in the peak direction change to the express track here. On the west side of this junction is the East 180th Street Yard; the Unionport Yard is to the east.

The now-gone three-track Bronx Park Spur merged from the west after East 180th Street, with one track into each of the mainline tracks. Just after this on the east side was a connection to the West Farms Yard, also gone.

The express track ends north of Third Avenue–149th Street, and from there to the end the line has two tracks. Formerly in that area there was a connection just to the north to the local tracks of the IRT Third Avenue Line, and a connection to the south, bypassing 149th Street station on the Third Avenue Line (Bergen Street Bypass). Just past those former connections, the line goes underground to run beneath the Harlem River.

Just after 149th Street–Grand Concourse, tracks split off and turn south to merge with the local tracks of the IRT Jerome Avenue Line. The line then passes under the Harlem River and ends at the IRT Lenox Avenue Line at the at-grade 142nd Street Junction.

Station listingEdit

Station Tracks Services Opened Transfers and notes
Wakefield-241st Street All 2 always December 13, 1920 Originally East 241st Street
Nereid Avenue–238th Street Local 2 always,
3 rush hours in peak direction
March 31, 1917 Originally East 238th Street
233rd Street Local 2 always,
3 rush hours in peak direction
March 31, 1917 Originally East 233rd Street
225th Street Local 2 always,
3 rush hours in peak direction
March 31, 1917 Originally East 225th Street
219th Street Local 2 always,
3 rush hours in peak direction
March 3, 1917 Originally East 219th Street
Gun Hill Road All 2 always,
3 rush hours in peak direction
March 3, 1917
Burke Avenue Local 2 always,
3 rush hours in peak direction
March 3, 1917
Allerton Avenue Local 2 always,
3 rush hours in peak direction
March 3, 1917
Pelham Parkway Local 2 always,
3 rush hours in peak direction
March 3, 1917
Bronx Park East Local 2 always,
3 rush hours in peak direction
March 3, 1917
Merge from IRT Dyre Avenue Line (3 always)
East 180th Street All 2 always,
3 always
March 3, 1917
180th Street Bronx Park spur Demolished November 26, 1904
West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue Local 2 always,
3 all but late nights and rush hours in peak direction
November 26, 1904 Originally 177th Street, then East Tremont Avenue-Boston Road
174th Street Local 2 always,
3 all but late nights and rush hours in peak direction
November 26, 1904
Freeman Street Local 2 always,
3 all but late nights and rush hours in peak direction
November 26, 1904
Template:NYCS acc Simpson Street Local 2 always,
3 all but late nights and rush hours in peak direction
November 26, 1904
Intervale Avenue Local 2 always,
3 all but late nights and rush hours in peak direction
November 1909? Originally Intervale Avenue-163rd Street
Prospect Avenue Local 2 always,
3 all but late nights and rush hours in peak direction
November 26, 1904
Jackson Avenue Local 2 always,
3 all but late nights and rush hours in peak direction
November 26, 1904
Template:NYCS acc Third Avenue–149th Street All 2 always, 3 all but late nights and rush hours in peak direction July 10, 1905 Originally Third Avenue
149th Street–Grand Concourse All 2 always, 3 all but late nights July 10, 1905 Template:NYCS Jerome (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)
originally Mott Avenue
Split with connection to IRT Jerome Avenue Line (3 all but late nights)
Merge with IRT Lenox Avenue Line (3 all but late nights)

External linksEdit


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