Six Stations on the White Plains Road Line

Bronx, New York

Having provided continuous service for over 100 years, these six elevated stations were in dire need of rehabilitation. Urbahn’s design comprehensively addressed everything from structural repair to historic light fixtures, while enhancing passenger circulation, safety, and accessibility. Our design improved the layout of non-public service spaces and offices, upgraded electrical, mechanical, communication, and elevator systems, and incorporated public art installations in all six stations.

Three stations that had retained much of their Victorian architectural fabric – Jackson Avenue, Prospect Avenue, and Simpson Street – were designated for eligibility in the National Historic Registry. Our design meticulously conserved as much historic fabric as possible while also removing years of insensitive repairs. At the Tremont Avenue, 174th Street, and Freemen Street stations, Urbahn’s design called for modular construction. This allowed station buildings to be fully constructed off-site, reducing the on-site construction period and minimizing the impact to operations and the public.

Client: MTA New York City Transit
Photographer: Elliot Kaufman Architectural Photography