205 Street (D)


Norwood-205 Street is a terminus that wasn't meant to be a terminus. The station has one island platform but has the X-switch for switching tracks after the station instead of the much easier and conventional before the station design. Terminating trains come in on the right track, where they are "Temporarily out of service" and probably checked for sleeping passengers. Trains then leave the station and run out of service up to the re-lay tracks beyond the station. The driver then has to walk back to the other end of the train and the train runs back onto the other platform where it is cleaned and re-enters revenue service. The station also doesn't have any crew quarters the crew is changed at the next stop Bedford Park Blvd (where the B also terminates). The station was built this way because of the then proposed IND second system which would see the subway extended under the Metro-North Tracks and across the Bronx. The station itself is in very bad condition there is a small mezzanine with fare control and green columns. A lot of paint is pealing and there are garbage bags on the platform since trains are cleaned here. The station is in the worst condition of any on the Concourse line and needs to be re-habilitated as soon as possible. Norwood is also a new addition to the station name and only appears on the map, no one announces "This is a Norwood-bound D train" just "This is a 205 Street-bound D train"


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(205d1) An entrance to 205 Street(D) clearly advertises the stations dismal feel. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 1 February, 2004 (205d2) At the top of a platform staircase, garbage bags are piled high on the platform at 205 Street (D). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 1 February, 2004 (205d3) A platform wall with lots of tile falling off at 205 Street (D) . Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 1 February, 2004 (205d4) Looking down the 205 Street (D) platform. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 1 February, 2004
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(205d5) An about to be in service downtown R68 D train enters 205 Street (D) from the re-lay tracks. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 1 February, 2004 (205d6) 205 Street is a fairly deep station, looking down the network of staircases that leads to the platform. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 10 February, 2007 (205d7) Air Vents along the platform wall at 205 Street. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 10 February, 2007 (205d8) Looking down the downtown track at 205 Street. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 10 February, 2007
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(205d9) Lookout out at the platform at 205 Street from a train. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 10 February, 2007

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