Buhre Avenue station

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 Buhre Avenue
 "6" train"6" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
IRT Pelham Buhre Avenue Southbound Platform.jpg
Northbound 6 train leaving the station
Station statistics
AddressBuhre Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
BoroughThe Bronx
LocalePelham Bay
Coordinates40°50′49″N 73°49′56″W / 40.846995°N 73.832331°W / 40.846995; -73.832331Coordinates: 40°50′49″N 73°49′56″W / 40.846995°N 73.832331°W / 40.846995; -73.832331
DivisionA (IRT)[1]
LineIRT Pelham Line
Services   6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction) <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)​
TransitBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx8, Bx24
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM8
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedDecember 20, 1920; 101 years ago (December 20, 1920)
RebuiltJuly 5, 2014; 8 years ago (July 5, 2014) to April 27, 2015; 7 years ago (2015-04-27)[2]
Opposite-
direction
transfer
Yes
Traffic
20191,146,032[4]Increase 3.2%
Rank338 out of 424[4]
Services
Preceding station New York City Subway New York City Subway Following station
Pelham Bay Park
6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Terminus
NYCS-bull-trans-6-Std.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d-Std.svg
Local
Middletown Road
6 all times except weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Location
Buhre Avenue station is located in New York City Subway
Buhre Avenue station
Buhre Avenue station is located in New York City
Buhre Avenue station
Buhre Avenue station is located in New York
Buhre Avenue station
Track layout

Street map

Station service legend
Symbol Description
Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction Stops all times except rush hours in the peak direction
Stops rush hours in the peak direction only Stops rush hours in the peak direction only

The Buhre Avenue station (/bjʊər/) is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Buhre and Westchester Avenues in the Pelham Bay neighborhood of the Bronx, it is served by the 6 train at all times except weekdays in the peak direction, when the <6> train takes over.

History[edit]

This station opened on December 20, 1920 with the extension of the Pelham Line from Westchester Square to Pelham Bay Park.[5][6][7] Service was originally provided by a mix of through and shuttle trains during the 1920s.[8]: 73–74 

From July 2014 to April 2015,[2] this station, along with Zerega Avenue, was closed for station rehabilitation work.[9][10]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform
Southbound local "6" train"6" express train toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Middletown Road)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local "6" train"6" express train toward Pelham Bay Park (Terminus)
Side platform
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance

There are three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is not used in regular service. It resembles other elevated stations along the line in that it has a wood mezzanine and no windscreens along the platform edges.

The platform lights are sodium vapor, but the wood mezzanine only has old-style lights that are quite dim. There are non-working old lights on the platform, covered old signs, and two extra exits from the fare control area. Holding lights have been added in two places along the uptown platform, so that trains can be kept at this station when the two tracks at the Pelham Bay Park terminal are occupied.

Exits[edit]

The station's only exit is a mezzanine beneath the tracks. Outside fare control, stairs lead to the northern, western, and southern corners of the seven-pointed intersection of Westchester, Buhre, Crosby, and Edison Avenues.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glossary". Second Avenue Subway Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) (PDF). Vol. 1. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. March 4, 2003. pp. 1–2. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2021. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Zerega Av and Buhre Av 6 Stations To Reopen After Renewal Project". mta.info (Press release). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 24, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ York, Bronx Board of Trade, New (1931). A Comprehensive General and Industrial Survey: The Bronx in the City of New York. Bronx Board of Trade. p. 27.
  6. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1922. p. 372.
  7. ^ Moodys Manual of Railroads and Corporation Securities. Moody Manual Company. 1922.
  8. ^ Annual Report. J.B. Lyon Company. 1922.
  9. ^ "Zerega Avenue and Buhre Avenue 6 Line Stations to Close for Seven Months for Renewal". mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 3, 2014.
  10. ^ Service changes MTA
  11. ^ "Buhre Avenue Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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