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Station: 205th Street (Concourse Line)

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IND Concourse Line
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Overview

Opened: 7/1/1933

This terminal station has a two track, single island platform configuration. Tile colors are medium light green with a slightly darker green border. The line has curved and the 205th Station is oriented east-west.

The 205th Street exit is at the east end of the station. The mezzanine is under the intersection of East 205th Street and Perry Ave. There are two stairways to the token booth and turnstiles; one facing south on Perry Ave. on the southeast corner; the other facing north on Perry Ave. on the northwest corner. The lay-up/turn-back tracks that proceed east from the station under 205th St. are under the mezzanine. A long ramp (50 yds. or so) extends down to the platform level.

The west end of the station is under the intersection of 206th Street and Bainbridge Ave, which is about 80 or so feet higher in elevation. At this point you will have to understand the topography of the area being described. This area of the north central Bronx is dominated by what was known as Valentine's Hill, the highest point being about the intersection of 210th Street and Bainbridge Ave., where Gun Hill road intersects, and all around the Montefiore Hospital Complex. At one time, until the early 30's there was a reservoir where Reservoir Oval Park currently occupies the high ground east of Bainbridge Ave. and 208th Street.

The station entrance at East 206th Street and Bainbridge Ave. is about halfway up this hill. The 205th St. entrance is near the bottom of the (Perry Ave.) hill. The eastern half of the station is cut and cover method construction. The western half is tunnel construction.

The lay-up/turn-back tracks proceed east from the station under 205th St. go about 3 blocks from Perry to Hull Ave, Decatur Ave. and terminate at or under Webster Ave. There is a scissors crossover east of the station. There is a switchman's tower (control room) at the west end of the platform. The west end of the platform exit is reached by a triple level stairway or a correspondingly long escalator to the 206th St mezzanine.

Viewed as an above ground railway, the 205th St Station and turn-back tracks would be the right half of the top of a "T" configuration. The Concourse mainline would be the stem portion. The left side and top of the "T" are composed of the yard lead tracks to Concourse Yard. The yard itself is actually parallel to the Concourse and Jerome Ave. lines, and to the west.

Area Track Map

Photo Gallery


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