Whitlock Avenue station

Coordinates: 40°49′39″N 73°53′10″W / 40.827514°N 73.886147°W / 40.827514; -73.886147
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 Whitlock Avenue
 "6" train
New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
An uptown 6 train at the station in 2018
Station statistics
AddressWhitlock Avenue & Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
BoroughThe Bronx
Coordinates40°49′39″N 73°53′10″W / 40.827514°N 73.886147°W / 40.827514; -73.886147
DivisionA (IRT)[1]
LineIRT Pelham Line
Services   6 all times (all times)
TransitBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx27
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedMay 30, 1920; 103 years ago (1920-05-30)
RebuiltFebruary 8, 2010; 13 years ago (February 8, 2010) to September 13, 2010; 13 years ago (September 13, 2010)
2022378,959[3]Increase 14.2%
Rank400 out of 423[3]
Preceding station New York City Subway New York City Subway Following station
Elder Avenue
Hunts Point Avenue
"6" express train does not stop here
Whitlock Avenue station is located in New York City Subway
Whitlock Avenue station
Whitlock Avenue station is located in New York City
Whitlock Avenue station
Whitlock Avenue station is located in New York
Whitlock Avenue station
Track layout

Street map


Station service legend
Symbol Description
Stops all times Stops all times

The Whitlock Avenue station is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 6 train at all times and is located at Whitlock Avenue and Westchester Avenue in the Bronx.


The Whitlock Avenue station opened on May 30, 1920 as the Pelham Line was extended to East 177th Street from Hunts Point Avenue.[4][5][6] 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.[7] The Pelham Line was built as a branch of the Lexington Avenue Line running northeast via 138th Street, Southern Boulevard and Westchester Avenue.[8] Initially, the extension was served by a shuttle service operating with elevated cars. Passengers transferred to the shuttle at Hunts Point Avenue.[9]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level Side platform
Southbound local "6" train toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (Hunts Point Avenue)
Peak-direction express "6" express train does not stop here →
Northbound local "6" train toward Pelham Bay Park (Parkchester PM rush) (Elder Avenue)
Side platform
Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
Ground Street level Exit/entrance
Artwork by Barbara Grygutis

The station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is used by the <6> service during weekdays in the peak direction.[10] The 6 local train serves the station at all times.[11] The next stop to the south is Hunts Point Avenue, while the next stop to the north is Elder Avenue.[12] The station has covered-over old signs and a windscreen on the south end. The north end has a full canopy over the platform.

The station is adjacent to an abandoned railroad station called Westchester Avenue which was served by the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway (NYW&B), and the Harlem River Branch of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. Currently, the line is used by Amtrak. The former NYW&B line was at one time proposed to be converted into an extension of the IRT Dyre Avenue Line leading to this station, rather than its current terminus at East 180th Street on the IRT White Plains Road Line. The station is also located right next to the Sheridan Expressway.

Southbound, this is the last elevated station before the wholly underground stretch to Brooklyn Bridge station. Northbound, the line makes a right angle turn to the east and crosses the Bronx River via a truss bridge.


The mezzanine is wood and features frosted windows in a simulated 16-pane pattern. At one time there were doors to the fare control but they have been removed; doors from fare control to the street remain. Outside fare control, exit stairs lead to either southern corner of Westchester Avenue and Whitlock Avenue.[13]


  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. ^ "Annual Subway Ridership (2017–2022)". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2022. Retrieved November 8, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Annual Subway Ridership (2017–2022)". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2022. Retrieved November 8, 2023.
  4. ^ "Bronx Subway Extension Opened" (PDF). New York Times. May 28, 1920. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  5. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1922. p. 372.
  6. ^ Annual Report for the Year Ending June 30, 1920. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. 1920. pp. 5, 13.
  7. ^ nycsubway.org—The Dual Contracts
  8. ^ "The Dual System of Rapid Transit (1912)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  9. ^ Cunningham, Joseph; DeHart, Leonard O. (1993). A History of the New York City Subway System. J. Schmidt, R. Giglio, and K. Lang. p. 48.
  10. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  11. ^ "6 Subway Timetable, Effective August 12, 2023". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved August 26, 2023.
  12. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 2021. Retrieved September 17, 2021.
  13. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bronx Zoo" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.

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