The 174th-175th Streets station is a local station on the Concourse Line with two platforms and three tracks. Though the Concourse Line runs underground, it runs over the two streets served! This is due to a valley; workers constructing the Grand Concourse built a special structure – dubbed “the Great Wall of China” by some – to keep the thoroughfare level. By carefully observing the structure just south of the station (visible from any train), one sees an “underground bridge” in the area where the Concourse Line crosses over 174th Street.
There are three sets of entryways – one on 175th Street/Grand Concourse, one on the east side of 174th Street/Grand Concourse, and one on 174th Street between Walton and Selwyn Avenues. Closed entrances once led to the west side of 174th Street/Grand Concourse, as well as 175th Street/Morris Avenue. The station is in bad shape.
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.
[174th-175th Streets Station Quick Facts]
Opened: July 1, 1933
Served by: B and D trains
Neighborhood served: Mount Hope, The Bronx (part of the neighborhood of Tremont)
Transit connections: Bx1, Bx2, Bx32
Type of district: Residential
[Ridership statistics, as of 2015]
Annual ridership: 1,695,879 (change from 2014: -1.4%; rank: 284/421)
Avg. weekday: 5,312 (change from 2014: +0.2%; rank: 285/421)
Avg. weekend (Sat+Sun): 6,271 (change from 2014: -7.5%; rank: 262/421)
[Historical ridership statistics]
Avg. annual ridership since opening: 1,933,948 (-0.2%)
Highest annual ridership since opening: 3,995,169 (1946)
Lowest annual ridership since opening: 856,972 (1991)
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