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Castle Hill Avenue station

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 Castle Hill Avenue
 "6" train"6" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Castle Hill Av 2 vc.jpg
Platforms
Station statistics
AddressCastle Hill Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleUnionport, Parkchester, Westchester Square
Coordinates40°50′03″N 73°51′06″W / 40.834139°N 73.851686°W / 40.834139; -73.851686Coordinates: 40°50′03″N 73°51′06″W / 40.834139°N 73.851686°W / 40.834139; -73.851686
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) weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)​
TransitBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx22
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedOctober 24, 1920; 102 years ago (1920-10-24)
RebuiltOctober 5, 2013; 9 years ago (October 5, 2013) to May 4, 2014; 8 years ago (May 4, 2014)
Opposite-
direction
transfer
Yes
Traffic
20191,954,511[3]Decrease 2.3%
Rank243 out of 424[3]
Location
Castle Hill Avenue station is located in New York City Subway
Castle Hill Avenue station
Castle Hill Avenue station is located in New York City
Castle Hill Avenue station
Castle Hill Avenue station is located in New York
Castle Hill 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 Castle Hill Avenue station is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Castle Hill and Westchester Avenues in the Castle Hill neighborhood in the Bronx, it is served by the 6 train at all times except weekdays in the peak direction, when the train takes over.

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Metro station

Metro station

A metro station or subway station is a train station for a rapid transit system, which as a whole is usually called a "metro" or "subway". A station provides a means for passengers to purchase tickets, board trains, and evacuate the system in the case of an emergency. In the United Kingdom, they are known as underground stations, most commonly used in reference to the London Underground.

IRT Pelham Line

IRT Pelham Line

The IRT Pelham Line is a rapid transit line on the New York City Subway, operated as part of the A Division and served by the 6 and <6> trains. It was built as part of the Dual Contracts expansion and opened between 1918 and 1920. It is both elevated and underground with Whitlock Avenue being the southernmost elevated station. It has three tracks from the beginning to just south of the Pelham Bay Park terminal. The Pelham Line also has a connection to Westchester Yard, where 6 trains are stored, just north of Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue. As of 2013, it has a daily ridership of 205,590.

New York City Subway

New York City Subway

The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. It is owned by the government of New York City and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate agency of the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Opened on October 27, 1904, the New York City Subway is one of the world's oldest public transit systems, one of the most-used, and the one with the most stations, with 472 stations in operation.

Westchester Avenue station

Westchester Avenue station

The Westchester Avenue station is a former railroad station located in the Bronx in New York City, partially suspended over Amtrak's busy Northeast Corridor line. It was built in 1908 with rich terra cotta detailing to a design by Cass Gilbert, who would later employ similar terra cotta detailing in his 1910 design for the Woolworth Building. Train service to the station ceased in 1937, and as of 2022 the station was a ruin in poor condition.

Castle Hill, Bronx

Castle Hill, Bronx

Castle Hill is a neighborhood located in the southeast section of the borough of the Bronx in New York City. Its boundaries are Waterbury Avenue and Westchester Avenue to the north, Westchester Creek to the east, the East River to the south, and White Plains Road to the west. Unionport is a subsection of Castle Hill, typically considered north of Lafayette Avenue.

The Bronx

The Bronx

The Bronx is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Bronx County, in the state of New York. It is south of Westchester County; north and east of the New York City borough of Manhattan, across the Harlem River; and north of the New York City borough of Queens, across the East River. The Bronx has a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2) and a population of 1,472,654 in the 2020 census. If each borough were ranked as a city, the Bronx would rank as the ninth-most-populous in the U.S. Of the five boroughs, it has the fourth-largest area, fourth-highest population, and third-highest population density. It is the only borough of New York City not primarily on an island. With a population that is 54.8% Hispanic as of 2020, it is the only majority-Hispanic county in the Northeastern United States and the fourth-most-populous nationwide.

6 (New York City Subway service)

6 (New York City Subway service)

The 6 Lexington Avenue Local and <6> Pelham Bay Park Express are two rapid transit services in the A Division of the New York City Subway. Their route emblems, or "bullets", are colored forest green since they use the IRT Lexington Avenue Line in Manhattan. Local service is denoted by a (6) in a circular bullet, and express service is denoted by a <6> in a diamond-shaped bullet.

Station layout

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

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is not used in regular service. It resembles other elevated stations along the line, with wood mezzanines and no windscreens along the platform edges.

The station is located north of the Castle Hill neighborhood, and the street that the station is named for leads to that neighborhood.

From October 5, 2013 to May 4, 2014, the station was closed for rehabilitation work.[4]

Exits

The station's only exit is a mezzanine beneath the tracks. Outside fare control, stairs lead to the northeast and southwest corners of Westchester Avenue and Castle Hill Avenue.[5]

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Side platform

Side platform

A side platform is a platform positioned to the side of one or more railway tracks or guideways at a railway station, tram stop, or transitway. A station having dual side platforms, one for each direction of travel, is the basic design used for double-track railway lines. Side platforms may result in a wider overall footprint for the station compared with an island platform where a single width of platform can be shared by riders using either track.

6 (New York City Subway service)

6 (New York City Subway service)

The 6 Lexington Avenue Local and <6> Pelham Bay Park Express are two rapid transit services in the A Division of the New York City Subway. Their route emblems, or "bullets", are colored forest green since they use the IRT Lexington Avenue Line in Manhattan. Local service is denoted by a (6) in a circular bullet, and express service is denoted by a <6> in a diamond-shaped bullet.

Parkchester station

Parkchester station

The Parkchester station is an express station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is located above Hugh J. Grant Circle in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx, where East 177th Street, Metropolitan Avenue, and Westchester Avenue intersect. The station is served by the 6 train at all times and the <6> train during weekdays in the peak direction.

Pelham Bay Park station

Pelham Bay Park station

The Pelham Bay Park station is the northern terminal station of the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. Located across from Pelham Bay Park, at the intersection of the Bruckner Expressway and Westchester Avenue 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> serves it.

Zerega Avenue station

Zerega Avenue station

The Zerega Avenue station is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Zerega Avenue and Westchester Avenue in the Westchester Square section 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.

MetroCard

MetroCard

The MetroCard is a magnetic stripe card used for fare payment on transportation in the New York City area. It is a payment method for the New York City Subway, New York City Transit buses and MTA buses. The MetroCard is also accepted by several partner agencies: Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE), the PATH train system, the Roosevelt Island Tramway, AirTrain JFK, and Westchester County's Bee-Line Bus System.

Castle Hill, Bronx

Castle Hill, Bronx

Castle Hill is a neighborhood located in the southeast section of the borough of the Bronx in New York City. Its boundaries are Waterbury Avenue and Westchester Avenue to the north, Westchester Creek to the east, the East River to the south, and White Plains Road to the west. Unionport is a subsection of Castle Hill, typically considered north of Lafayette Avenue.

Source: "Castle Hill Avenue station", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 8th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Hill_Avenue_station.

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References
  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. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  4. ^ Temporary Station Closures Archived April 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Castle Hill Avenue Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
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