170th

The 170th 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 (although square tiles line the entrances). There are two sets of entryways – one on 170th Street/Grand Concourse and one on 171st Street/Grand Concourse. Closed entrances on either side of the station once led to the 170th Street underpass. The station is in better shape than most Concourse stations despite not receiving any rehabilitation; the glazed brick tiles seem to hold up better than the square tiles.

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.

[170th Street Station Quick Facts]

Opened: July 1, 1933
Served by: B and D trains; B rush hours only
Neighborhood served: Mount Eden, The Bronx (part of the neighborhood of Tremont)
Transit connections: Bx1, Bx2, Bx11, Bx18, BxM4
Type of district: Residential

[Ridership statistics, as of 2015]
Annual ridership: 2,286,670 (change from 2014: -0.5%; rank: 217/421)
Avg. weekday: 7,101 (change from 2014: +1.6%; rank: 225/421)
Avg. weekend (Sat+Sun): 8,737 (change from 2014: -7.9%; rank: 197/421)

[Historical ridership statistics]
Avg. annual ridership since opening: 2,764,896 (-0.2%)
Highest annual ridership since opening: 6,169,520 (1946)
Lowest annual ridership since opening: 1,028,334 (1991)

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3 thoughts on “170th

  1. Shouldn’t that be “six-story apartment buildings” rather than “five”? The ground floor still counts, even though it has stores. There may even be some apartments inside on the same level as the storefronts, with windows facing the courtyard.

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    1. What you say may indeed be true; however, I know of buildings that count the ground floor separately from the first floor, as well as buildings where the main entrance leads to the floor above the ground floor. For the buildings in question, the latter is the case – here’s a street-level view courtesy of Google.

      That said, this source (and others) give the number of stories as 6, so it seems they do count the ground floor…

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