The Kingsbridge Road station is an express station on the Concourse Line with two platforms and three tracks. It has three sets of entryways – one on the north side of Kingsbridge Road/Grand Concourse, one on either side of 196th Street/Grand Concourse, and one on the north side of the Kingsbridge Road underpass; closed entrances once led to the south side of Kingsbridge Road/Grand Concourse, as well as the south side of the Kingsbridge Road underpass. The station has two mezzanines – one above the platforms at 196th Street, and one below the platforms at Kingsbridge Road; here, the subway crosses over the underpass.
Importantly, MTA completed a light renovation and ADA accessibility project here; as a result, the station is in slightly better shape than other Concourse Line stations.
Near the station is Edgar Allan Poe Park, where one can find the Edgar Allan Poe cottage; special events also take place in – and around – the park’s grandstand.
[Kingsbridge Road Station Quick Facts]
Opened: July 1, 1933
Served by: B and D trains; B rush hours only
Neighborhood served: Fordham Manor, The Bronx (formerly Old Fordham Village; now the north end of the neighborhood of Fordham)
Transit connections: Bx1, Bx2, Bx9, Bx22 (weekdays only), Bx28, BxM4
Type of district: Residential
Notable attractions: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Poe Park Visitor Center, Bronx Library Center, Kingsbridge Armory
[Ridership statistics, as of 2015]
Annual ridership: 2,530,782 (change from 2014: -1.2%; rank: 193/421)
Avg. weekday: 8,006 (change from 2014: +0.4%; rank: 195/421)
Avg. weekend (Sat+Sun): 8,995 (change from 2014: -7.8%; rank: 194/421)
[Historical ridership statistics]
Avg. annual ridership since opening: 2,605,934 (~0.0%; negligible drop)
Highest annual ridership since opening: 4,866,677 (1942)
Lowest annual ridership since opening: 1,555,509 (1990)
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