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167th Street (IND Concourse Line)

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Division  B (IND)
Structure  Underground
Opened  1 July 1933
Locale  Highbridge
Line  IND Concourse Line
Platforms  2 side platforms
Borough  The Bronx
Tracks  3
167th Street (IND Concourse Line)
Services  B  (rush hours until 7:00 p.m.)       D  (all except rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections  NYCT Bus: Bx1, Bx2, Bx35
Address  Bronx, NY 10452, United States
Similar  170th Street, Tremont Avenue, 174th–175th Streets, 155th Street, 182nd–183rd Streets

167th Street is a local station on the IND Concourse Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 167th Street and Grand Concourse in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, it is served by the D train at all times except rush hours in peak direction and the B train during rush hours.

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Station layout


This underground station, opened on July 1, 1933, has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is used by the D train during rush hours in the peak direction.

Both platforms have an orange trim line with a black border and name tablets reading "167TH ST." in white lettering on a grey border. Below the trim line and name tablets are small "167" and directional signs in white lettering on a black border. The station's columns are dark yellow with alternating ones on the platforms having the standard black station name plate in white lettering. A closed tower sits at the far north end of the Manhattan-bound platform.

North of the station, a track begins on the west side of the line. It ends at a bumper block before the 170th Street station and is only used for storage of Yankee Stadium Special trains for service after their home games.

Below this station is the 167th Street tunnel underneath the Grand Concourse. Until July 1948, there was crosstown trolley service in this tunnel, which widens at its midpoint. In each direction, this tunnel had a trolley track, platform, and road lane. When the trolley was discontinued, the replacement Bx35 bus used the platforms until around 1990, when it was moved to the street above for quicker transfers to other bus routes and the subway. The trolley mezzanine is at the same level as the subway platforms above the tunnel ceiling, but is not visible. A patch of newer tiling in the wall near the northern end of the subway station shows where the opening once was. The full-time mezzanine are two winding staircases to the underpass, which were permanently closed for security reasons in 1993. There is no pedestrian access to the underpass from either side on street level.

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.

Exits

This station's full-time mezzanine is at the north end. Two staircases from each platform go up to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank provides entrance/exit from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and four staircases going up to all corners of 167th Street and Grand Concourse. The mezzanine has mosaic directional signs in white lettering on an orange background.

Both platforms have an unstaffed same-level fare control area at the south end. On the northbound side, a set of exit-only turnstiles lead to a staircase that goes up to the southeast corner of McClellan Street and Grand Concourse. On the Manhattan-bound side, a set of full height turnstiles lead to a staircase that goes up to the southwest corner of the same intersection. This fare control area had a booth until 2003.

References

167th Street (IND Concourse Line) Wikipedia


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