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The IRT Jerome Avenue Line, also known as IRT Woodlawn Line, is a New York City Subway Line along Jerome Avenue in the Bronxmarker. It was opened on June 2, 1917 as a shuttle service between Kingsbridge Road and 149th Street. This was in advance of through service to the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, which began on July 17, 1918. The line was extended from Kingsbridge Road to Woodlawn on April 15, 1918.

In 1918, the Ninth Avenue elevatedmarker was extended from the Polo Grounds terminal, entering the Bronx via a now-demolished swing bridge immediately north of the still-extant Macombs Dam Bridgemarker to connect with the Jerome Avenue line between 161st Street and 167th Street. After the lower portion of the Ninth Avenue Line closed on June 12, 1940, a shuttle continued to operate to the Polo Groundsmarker until after the New York Giants moved to San Francisco. The shuttle closed on August 31, 1958.

Service Patterns

The Jerome Avenue Line is served locally by the train at all times, except for the 138th Street–Grand Concoursemarker station, which the serves all times except rush hours in the peak direction, and the at all times except late nights.

As part of a pilot program to evaluate express service on the line, from June 8, 2009 to June 26, 2009, the MTA operated four trains southbound on the express track between 7:15 AM and 8:00 AM. The trains stopped at Woodlawnmarker, Mosholu Parkwaymarker, Burnside Avenuemarker, and 149th Street–Grand Concourse, then continued down the normal route. From October 26 2009, to December 11, 2009, another pilot program to run express service is being run, this time adding Bedford Park Boulevard–Lehman Collegemarker as an additional stop. A fifth train has also been added and trains now run every 20 minutes from 7:00am to 8:20am.

In July of 2009, some Woodlawn-bound trains, during evening rush hours, ran express from 149th Street–Grand Concourse to Burnside Avenuemarker; completing its service at the latter station. Customers who wish to continue north, waited for a local train at Burnside Avenue; similarly to the IRT Pelham Line.

Station listing

Station Tracks Services Opened Transfers and notes
Bronxmarker
Woodlawnmarker April 15, 1918 Terminal
Center Express track begins (No Regular Service)
Mosholu Parkwaymarker local April 15, 1918
connecting tracks to Jerome Yardmarker
Bedford Park Boulevard–Lehman Collegemarker local April 15, 1918
connecting track to Concourse Yard
Kingsbridge Roadmarker local June 2, 1917
Fordham Roadmarker local June 2, 1917
183rd Streetmarker local June 2, 1917
Burnside Avenuemarker all June 2, 1917
176th Streetmarker local June 2, 1917
Mount Eden Avenuemarker local June 2, 1917
170th Streetmarker local June 2, 1917
167th Streetmarker local June 2, 1917
161st Street–Yankee Stadium local June 2, 1917 (IND Concourse Line)
149th Street–Grand Concourse all June 2, 1917 (IRT White Plains Road Line)
Branch from IRT White Plains Road Line joins ( )
138th Street–Grand Concoursemarker local July 17, 1918
Center Express track ends
Continues as IRT Lexington Avenue Line ( )


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