Parkchester station

Coordinates: 40°50′0″N 73°51′39.5″W / 40.83333°N 73.860972°W / 40.83333; -73.860972
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 "6" train"6" express train
New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Platform level
Station statistics
AddressHugh J. Grant Circle
Bronx, NY 10472
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleParkchester, Unionport
Coordinates40°50′0″N 73°51′39.5″W / 40.83333°N 73.860972°W / 40.83333; -73.860972
DivisionA (IRT)[1]
LineIRT Pelham Line
Services   6 all times (all times) <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)​
Platforms2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Other information
OpenedMay 30, 1920; 103 years ago (1920-05-30)[3]
Accessiblenot ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
Former/other namesParkchester–East 177th Street
East 177th Street–Parkchester
East 177th Street
20222,809,208[5]Increase 16.6%
Rank100 out of 423[5]
Preceding station New York City Subway New York City Subway Following station
Castle Hill Avenue
6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

Hunts Point Avenue

St. Lawrence Avenue
6 all times
Parkchester station is located in New York City Subway
Parkchester station
Parkchester station is located in New York City
Parkchester station
Parkchester station is located in New York
Parkchester 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 all times Stops all times
Stops rush hours in the peak direction only Stops rush hours in the peak direction only

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 (the Cross Bronx Expressway service road), 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.

By passenger count, Parkchester was the third-busiest station in the Bronx in 2017, behind 161st Street–Yankee Stadium and Third Avenue–149th Street, and the busiest station on the Pelham Line.


Parkchester station opened on May 30, 1920.[3]

This station was rehabilitated in 2010.

In 2019, as part of an initiative to increase the accessibility of the New York City Subway system, the MTA announced that it would install elevators at the Parkchester station as part of the MTA's 2020–2024 Capital Program.[6] In December 2022, the MTA announced that it would award a $146 million contract for the installation of eight elevators across four stations, including Parkchester. The work would include demolishing an existing escalator to make way for an elevator.[7]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Southbound local "6" train toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (St. Lawrence Avenue)
Island platform
Peak-direction express "6" express train AM rush toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Hunts Point Avenue)
"6" express train PM rush toward Pelham Bay Park (Castle Hill Avenue)
(No service: Pelham Bay Park)
Island platform
Northbound local "6" train PM rush termination track →
"6" train toward Pelham Bay Park other times (Castle Hill Avenue)
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street level Exit/entrance

Parkchester is an express station with three tracks and two island platforms. The 6 stops on the outer local tracks while the <6> stops on the center express track. The 6 train serves the station at all times, and the <6> runs during weekdays in the peak direction.[8] The next stop to the south is Hunts Point Avenue for express trains and St. Lawrence Avenue for local trains, while the next stop to the north is Castle Hill Avenue.[9] There are 1950s-style mushroom-shaped lights at the end of the platforms and the staircases to the mezzanine are sheltered. Just north of the station is a signal tower which was used until the late 1990s, when a new master tower was created in Westchester Yard.

During weekdays, some 6 local trains terminate at Parkchester. All local trains end their runs at Parkchester during the PM rush hour, when the <6> express operates, while selected local trains terminate there during the AM rush hour and the evening.[8] After discharging passengers on the northbound local track, terminating trains use the center track past switches north of the station as a pocket track to relay.

All trains continuing on the IRT Pelham Line north of this station make all subsequent stops, these stations are only served by the <6> in the peak direction when it is operating, and the 6 at all other times.


The station's only exit is a mezzanine in the center of the Hugh Grant Circle, a traffic circle. It has a crossunder and windows in a simulated 12-pane pattern similar to those at Whitlock Avenue. The fare control is at street level and the room features a painting entitled Live The Dream. There is an escalator from fare control to the southbound platform, bypassing the mezzanine.[10]

Image gallery[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. ^ "Bronx Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 2018. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Bronx Subway Extension Opened" (PDF). New York Times. May 28, 1920. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "Annual Subway Ridership (2017–2022)". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2022. Retrieved November 8, 2023.
  5. ^ a b "Annual Subway Ridership (2017–2022)". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2022. Retrieved November 8, 2023.
  6. ^ "Press Release - MTA Headquarters - MTA Announces 20 Additional Subway Stations to Receive Accessibility Improvements Under Proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 19, 2019. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "Capital Program Oversight Committee Meeting December 2022". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 19, 2022. pp. 107–109. Retrieved July 14, 2022.
  8. ^ a b "6 Subway Timetable, Effective August 12, 2023". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved August 26, 2023.
  9. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 2021. Retrieved September 17, 2021.
  10. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bronx Zoo" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.

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