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Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

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Pelham Bay Park is the northern terminal station of the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. Located by Pelham Bay Park, at the intersection of the Bruckner Expressway and Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, it is served by the 6 train at all times, except weekdays in the peak direction, when the <6> serves it.Station layoutThis is an elevated station which has two tracks, one island platform and two disused side platforms. The tracks end at bumper blocks at the north end of the platforms. The station was formerly set up as a Spanish solution with alighting passengers using the side platforms and boarding passengers using the island platform. Now all passengers use the island platform.During 2005, rooms were located on the side platforms for temporary crew use while the crew quarters at the north end of the station was rebuilt. At the south end is a staff-only crossover bridge between the center and west side platform. It also used to connect to the east side platform but that portion has been removed. There is also a tower and crew facilities at the south end. There are old style signs which are covered over on the main platform.Pelham Bay Park is the only New York City Subway terminal that does not use numerical track labels, but rather track labels based on the compass points of the world (i.e. North track, South track). Punch boxes exist, however, at the south end of the island platform where the corresponding track numbers (Track 1 and 2) are used,
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  • I have lived most of my life in the Bronx and had no idea how large the wooded area behind Orchard Beach was. My wife and I recently began bird watching and where online searching for local areas to d...  more »
  • As a kid while attending grammar school, i was introduced to a reinactment of the revolutionary war ( British against americans) by my god father who was my teacher and a history teacher and mentor .....  more »
  • Baseball fields, water playgrounds, basketball courts, bochi ball, tennis courts running track, football/soccer field, work out machines, barbeque picnic area. What else do you need? We love to ride b...  more »
  • This a very large, pleasant park with a lot of variety. We started by using the exercise equipment, which is pretty simple but fun. There is also a well-maintained running track. There is a small dog park area. Went down to the water, which was pretty gross and had a lot of glass/trash. The rest of the park was nice, including the WWI Memorial Shaft. I think Orchard Beach/Hunter Island is the nicer side of the park for walking, but we drove to and reviewed that part separately.
  • Extensive biking and hiking trails. Orchard Beach with is probably NYC's least appreciated public beach and an excellent, huge playground make this a family friendly getaway every season. Nearby driving range, golf course, and horse riding opportunities help make this place out of the ordinary. The largest park in NYC doesn't fall short of expectations.
  • Great park. Parrots, parakeets, dogs, deer, wild turkeys, horses, groundhogs, skunks, racoons, pigeons, and humans. You can see all of the above when you go often. Great place to bring the family. Pretty cool dog park. Not too many know about it. Track and field... field? I think it's an Olympic sized track. Baseball field, picnic areas, basketball courts, I think there are tennis courts, horses (they're still here :), Great bike path/nature walk/running trail. Go there. Enjoy it. Pretty cool place. :)
  • Amazing and beautiful park for the entire family, a must for a peaceful day, just go for a walk or watch a baseball game or if you're up for the long walk, walk to city island, or go for a horse ride or just lay in the grass and relax. I also love to do BBQs as well there. Lots of parking or if you want take the 6 train to the last stop.
  • The park is well kept. I only visit it during the off season. Has plenty to do, courts, beach and trails. Plus lots of parking.
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