Fordham Road station (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||Fordham Road & Jerome Avenue|
Bronx, NY 10468
|Locale||University Heights, Fordham|
|Line||IRT Jerome Avenue Line|
|Services||4 (all times)|
|Transit||NYCT Bus: Bx12, Bx12 SBS, Bx32|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Tracks||3 (2 in regular service)|
|Opened||June 2, 1917|
|Rank||160 out of 424|
|Next north||Kingsbridge Road: 4|
|Next south||183rd Street: 4|
Fordham Road is a local station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Fordham Road and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, it is served by the 4 train at all times. This station was constructed by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company as part of the Dual Contracts and opened in 1917.
The Dual Contracts, which were signed on March 19, 1913, were contracts for the construction and/or rehabilitation and operation of rapid transit lines in the City of New York. The contracts were "dual" in that they were signed between the City and two separate private companies (the Interborough Rapid Transit Company and the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company), all working together to make the construction of the Dual Contracts possible. The Dual Contracts promised the construction of several lines in the Bronx. As part of Contract 3, the IRT agreed to build an elevated line along Jerome Avenue in the Bronx.
Fordham Road station opened as part of the initial section of the line to Kingsbridge Road on June 2, 1917. Service was initially operated as a shuttle between Kingsbridge Road and 149th Street. Through service to the IRT Lexington Avenue Line began on July 17, 1918. The line was completed with a final extension to Woodlawn on April 15, 1918. This section was initially served by shuttle service, with passengers transferring at 167th Street. The construction of the line encouraged development along Jerome Avenue, and led to the growth of the surrounding communities.
On July 5, 2004, this station, 170th Street, and 176th Street closed for four months so they could be renovated. As part of the project, new canopy roofs, walls, lighting, staircases, floors, and a public address system would be installed at each station.
|Northbound local||← toward Woodlawn (Kingsbridge Road)|
|Peak-direction express||No regular service|
|Southbound local||toward Utica Avenue (New Lots Avenue late nights) (183rd Street) →|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines|
Elevator at southeast corner of Jerome Avenue and Fordham Road
The station has a wooden mezzanine under the tracks. Exit stairs go to all four corners of Jerome Avenue and Fordham Road. In addition, the station is ADA-accessible via an elevator at the southeast corner of the intersection.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Fordham Road (IRT Jerome Avenue Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IRT Woodlawn Line: Fordham Road
- nycsubway.org — Patriasana, Wholesomeland Artwork by Moses Ros (2005)
- Station Reporter — 4 Train
- The Subway Nut — Fordham Road Pictures
- MTA's Arts For Transit — Fordham Road (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)
- Fordham Road entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View