The 167th Street station is a local station on the Concourse Line with two platforms and three tracks. Unlike most IND stations, the wall tiles consist of glazed bricks instead of square tiles. There are two sets of entryways – one on 167th Street/Grand Concourse and one on McClellan Street/Grand Concourse. Closed entrances on either side of the station once led to the 167th Street underpass.
The station is holding up better than most other Concourse Line stations, but it’s not in the greatest condition. Interestingly, the station ceiling starts very high and gradually drops as one heads south; this is because the Grand Concourse is downgrade in this area.
The landmark Grand Concourse Historic District begins here and stretches all the way to 153rd Street; the Concourse is very beautiful in this area.
D trains serve this station at all times except rush hours in the peak direction (i.e. to Manhattan in the morning; from Manhattan in the evening) when it runs express; the B provides supplemental rush-hour local service.
[167th Street Station Quick Facts]
Opened: July 1, 1933
Served by: B and D trains; B rush hours only
Neighborhood served: West Concourse, The Bronx
Transit connections: Bx1, Bx2, Bx35, BxM4
Type of district: Mixed residential/artistic
Notable attractions: Bronx Museum of the Arts, Andrew Freedman Home, Grand Concourse Historic District
[Ridership statistics, as of 2015]
Annual ridership: 3,295,032 (change from 2014: +1.5%; rank: 156/421)
Avg. weekday: 10,166 (change from 2014: +2.6%; rank: 157/421)
Avg. weekend (Sat+Sun): 12,890 (change from 2014: -2.5%; rank: 142/421)
[Historical ridership statistics]
Avg. annual ridership since opening: 3,360,746 (~0.0%; negligible drop)
Highest annual ridership since opening: 6,724,740 (1946)
Lowest annual ridership since opening: 1,433,752 (1990)
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