Third Avenue–138th Street station
3 Avenue–138 Street
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||Third Avenue & East 138th Street|
Bronx, NY 10454
|Coordinates||40°48′39″N 73°55′38″W / 40.810963°N 73.927217°WCoordinates: 40°48′39″N 73°55′38″W / 40.810963°N 73.927217°W|
|Line||IRT Pelham Line|
|Services||6 (all times) (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)|
|Transit||NYCT Bus: Bx1, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx33, M125|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Opened||August 1, 1918|
|Accessible||not ADA-accessible; accessibility planned|
|Rank||190 out of 424|
The Third Avenue–138th Street station is an express station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway located at the intersection of Third Avenue and East 138th Street in the Bronx. It is served by the 6 train at all times and the train during weekdays in the peak direction.
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The Third Avenue–138th Street station was opened on August 1, 1918, and was the first station of the IRT Pelham Line to open. Service was provided by Lexington Avenue Line local service. The construction of the Pelham Line was part of the Dual Contracts, signed on March 19, 1913 and also known as the Dual Subway System. The Pelham Line was proposed to be a branch of the Lexington Avenue Line running northeast via 138th Street, Southern Boulevard and Westchester Avenue to Pelham Bay Park. This was the terminal of the line until January 7, 1919, when the Pelham Line was extended to Hunts Point Avenue.
Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, will undergo a complete overhaul and would be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved signage, and improved station lighting. However, these renovations are being deferred until the 2020–2024 Capital Program due to a lack of funding. In 2019, the MTA announced that this station would become ADA-accessible as part of the agency's 2020–2024 Capital Program.
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|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Southbound local||← toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (125th Street)|
|Peak-direction express||← AM rush toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (125th Street)|
PM rush toward Pelham Bay Park (Hunts Point Avenue) →
|Northbound local||toward Pelham Bay Park (Parkchester PM rush) (Brook Avenue) →|
The station has two island platforms and three tracks, with the center track used for weekday peak direction express service. During weekday morning rush hour, two southbound 6 trains originate here.
The mosaic trim on the station's track walls are predominantly tan and buff, with the numeral "3" shown in slightly cruciform-shaped friezes with a slate blue background appearing at regular intervals. Clusters of small blue diamonds set in dark blue sit on either side of these plaques. A crossover exists via the mezzanine, and a closed crossunder is located at the center of the platforms. A high ceiling is found in the station and the northbound platform has an old tower at the south end.
To the south, the line goes under the Harlem River into Manhattan and merges with the IRT Jerome Avenue Line to form the IRT Lexington Avenue Line. Just before the slight jog going towards Manhattan, a provision was provided in anticipation of its connection with the then newly planned Second Avenue Subway, which was originally planned to take over the service south of this point, and relieve congestion on the IRT Lexington Avenue Subway.
A paid transfer was available to the IRT Third Avenue Line at the 138th Street station. This is the southernmost station in the Bronx on the IRT Pelham Line.
|Exit location||Number of exits||Platform served|
|NE corner of 138 Street and Third Avenue||1||Both (HEET turnstile entrance only.)|
|SE corner of 138 Street and Third Avenue||2||Both (HEET turnstile entrance only.)|
|NW corner of 138 Street and Alexander Avenue||2||Both|
|SW corner of 138 Street and Alexander Avenue||2||Both|
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Source: "Third Avenue–138th Street station", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 11th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Avenue–138th_Street_station.
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110th Street station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
Brook Avenue station
Cypress Avenue station
East 143rd Street–St. Mary's Street station
East 149th Street station
Longwood Avenue station
Hunts Point Avenue station
Whitlock Avenue station
Elder Avenue station
Morrison Avenue–Soundview station
St. Lawrence Avenue station
Zerega Avenue station
Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue station
Pelham Bay Park station
Kingsbridge Road station (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)
Burnside Avenue station
Pelham Parkway station (IRT Dyre Avenue Line)
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- ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- ^ Berger, Paul (April 3, 2018). "New York Subway Cuts Back Plans to Renovate Stations". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
- ^ "Press Release - MTA Headquarters - MTA Announces 20 Additional Subway Stations to Receive Accessibility Improvements Under Proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan". MTA. December 19, 2019. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
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- ^ "Third Avenue–138th Street Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
- nycsubway.org – IRT Pelham Line: 3rd Avenue/138th Street
- Station Reporter – 6 train
- The Subway Nut – 3rd Avenue–138th Street Pictures
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