IND Concourse Line


IND Concourse Line
IND Concourse Line

The B train serves most of the IND Concourse Line rush hours only while the D train serves the entire line at all times.
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System New York City Subway
Locale Manhattan and The Bronx
Termini Norwood – 205th Street
145th Street
Stations 12
Operation
Opened 1933
Owner City of New York
Operator(s) New York City Transit Authority
Character Underground(Also above ground at 174th – 175th Street)
Technical
No. of tracks 2-3
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrification 600V DC third rail
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Legend
Unknown BSicon "uCONTg" Unknown BSicon "utKHSTa"
Norwood – 205th Street
Unknown BSicon "uKDSr" + Unknown BSicon "uKDSa"
Unknown BSicon "uKRZo" Unknown BSicon "utABZrd"
Concourse Yard / IRT Jerome Avenue Line
Waterway turning to left Unknown BSicon "uABZlg" Urban tunnel station on track
Bedford Park Boulevard
Unknown BSicon "uCONTf" Urban tunnel station on track
Kingsbridge Road
Urban tunnel station on track
Fordham Road
Urban tunnel stop on track
182nd–183rd Streets
Urban tunnel station on track
Tremont Avenue
Urban tunnel stop on track
174th–175th Streets
Urban tunnel stop on track
170th Street
Unknown BSicon "uCONTg" Urban tunnel stop on track
167th Street IRT Jerome Avenue Line
Waterway turning to left
Unknown BSicon "utTHST" + Unknown BSicon "utHSTACC"
Unknown BSicon "uCONTl"
161st Street – Yankee Stadium
Continuation to left Unknown BSicon "umtKRZ" Continuation to right
Hudson Line (Metro-North)
Urban tunnel below water
Concourse Tunnel
Unknown BSicon "utCONTg" Urban tunnel stop on track
155th Street
Unknown BSicon "utCPICl" Left side of urban tunnel cross-platform interchange
145th Street
Unknown BSicon "utABZrg" Unknown BSicon "utSTRrf"
IND Eighth Avenue Line
Unknown BSicon "utCONTf"

The Concourse Line is an IND subway branch line of the New York City Subway system. It runs from Norwood – 205th Street in Norwood, Bronx to 145th Street in Harlem, Manhattan. It is the only "B" Division and only fully underground line in the Bronx.

Contents

Description

The Concourse Line begins as a two-track line at Norwood – 205th Street. As it travels west, a center track forms which leads to the Concourse Yard. The line then curves south to the Grand Concourse, which it derives its name from since it runs underneath the roadway for most of its route. Two tracks from the Concourse Yard arrive between the two revenue tracks with switches and diamond crossovers between all four of them before the yard tracks merge is one to form the center track at Bedford Park Boulevard.

Passing over 175th Street

South of this station, the two outer tracks merge as one center express track while the center track splits in two and become the local tracks of the Concourse Line. The line then runs consistently to the south with diamond crossovers at Tremont Avenue. Due to the terrain, the vicinity of 174th–175th Street station is uniquely built both underground and over 175th Street. Between 170th Street and 167th Street there are more switches and crossovers with a lay-up track adjacent to the Manhattan-bound local track.

The line curves west before 161st Street – Yankee Stadium and crosses the Harlem River into Manhattan via the Concourse Tunnel. There is one more stop, 155th Street, before the line curves south joins the IND Eighth Avenue Line at the lower level of 145th Street.

History

The Concourse Line opened on July 1, 1933,[1] less than ten months after the IND's first line, the Eighth Avenue Line, opened for service. Initial service was provided by the C train, at that time an express train, between 205th Street, then via the IND Eighth Avenue Line, Cranberry Street Tunnel and the IND South Brooklyn Line (now Culver Line) to Bergen Street. The CC provided local service between Bedford Park Boulevard and Hudson Terminal (now World Trade Center).

On December 15, 1940, with the opening of the IND Sixth Avenue Line, the D train began serving the IND Concourse Line with the C and CC. It made express stops in peak during rush hours and Saturdays and local stops at all other times. C service was discontinued in 1949-51, but reinstated in 1985 when double letters used to indicate local service was discontinued. The D made local stops along the Concourse Line at all times except rush hours, when the C ran local to Bedford Park Boulevard. On March 1, 1998, the B train replaced the C as the rush-hour local on the Concourse Line.

Except for minor maintenance work and a station rehabilitation at 161st Street – Yankee Stadium, the Concourse Line is largely untouched since its opening in 1933, except for entrance closings and other reductions in service areas. The MTA claims to be renovating each station on the line after its 75th anniversary.

Station listing

Station service legend
Stops all times Stops all times
Stops all times except late nights Stops all times except late nights
Stops weekdays only Stops weekdays only
Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction
Stops rush hours only Stops rush hours only
Time period details


Handicapped/disabled access Station Tracks Services Opened Transfers and notes
Norwood – 205th Street local D all times July 1, 1933
Center track begins from connection to Concourse Yard
Bedford Park Boulevard all B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all times July 1, 1933 Northern Terminal of B rush hours until 7:00 p.m.
Complex trackwork (Center track and Local tracks switch places) Track Map
Kingsbridge Road all B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all times July 1, 1933
Fordham Road all B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all times July 1, 1933 Bx12 Select Bus Service
Connection to Metro-North Railroad (Harlem and New Haven Lines at Fordham)
182nd–183rd Streets local B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction July 1, 1933
Tremont Avenue all B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all times July 1, 1933
174th–175th Streets local B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction July 1, 1933
170th Street local B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction July 1, 1933
167th Street local B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction July 1, 1933
Handicapped/disabled access 161st Street – Yankee Stadium local B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction July 1, 1933 IRT Jerome Avenue Line (4 all times)
Connection to Metro-North Railroad (Hudson Line at Yankees – East 153rd Street)
Crosses Harlem River into Manhattan
155th Street local B rush hours until 7:00 p.m. D all except rush hours, peak direction July 1, 1933
145th Street all B weekdays until 9:30 p.m. D all times September 10, 1932 IND Eighth Avenue Line (A all times C all except late nights)
Merges with IND Eighth Avenue Line (B weekdays until 9:30 p.m. D all times)


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