167 Street (4)

167 Street is located on River Avenue, 1 stop north of Yankee Stadium and the stadium looms in the background. Just north of the station the elevated goes around a gradual curve and onto Jerome Avenue where it stays until terminating at Woodlawn Road. There are also switches between the Track M and the two local tracks on this curve just north of the station, these switches are used for construction, bypass service. The switches north of the station though were built for a different reason though: Just south of 167 Street used to be the juction of where the 9th Avenue elevated line curved onto the Jerome Avenue line and ran joint service up to Woodlawn Rd prier to its abandonment on August 31, 1958. (The line from here to 155th Street-Polo Grounds, which was called the 155 Street Shuttle in its final years terminated here using Track M. It outlasted the rest of the 9th Avenue Elevated which closed on June 11, 1940). There is still evidence of the old junction south of the station. The Local el tracks curve around two now skeletal track rises.
The station itself is finishing its rehabilitation, and was closed from March 27 to June 31, 2004. The station is a typical IRT elevated station with windscreens and canopies (currently there is only the canopies skeletons due to rehabilitation, and the windscreens consist of the blue plywood) on two side platforms. At the end of the rehabilitation I project the windscreens will be of the new green variety. The station has a small mezzanine with fare control that used to be much more cluttered and quite hard to navigate. During the rehabilitation period it was redesigned and is now much easier to navigate. For whatever reason the staircase on the North-West corner of 167 Street/River Avenue has been closed and removed.

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(167n41) A bench under a sign on the plywood wall because of reconstruction and the station falling apart at 167 Street/River Avenue. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 19 December, 2003 (167n42) The outside of 167 Street/River Ave, just a few days before the station closed for 3 months for its rehabilitation the platform and mezzanine level walls are made up mainly of subway-blue plywood. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 23 March, 2004 (167n43) A staircase to 167 Street/River Ave. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 23 March, 2004 (167n44) Looking up at the plywood platform windscreen. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 23 March, 2004
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(167n45) And old white sign for 'Home & Hospital: Daughters of Jacob: 321 E. 167th St' at 167 Street/River Avenue. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 23 March, 2004 (167n46) Looking across 167 Street/River Avenue, the staircase on the North-West corner is being dismantled and now has been removed. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 2 August, 2004 (167n47) Since 167 Street/River Avenue was closed for rehabilitation, the station from the outside hasn't been finished yet, and looks very similar. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 2 August, 2004 (167n48) Looking up the North-West corner staircase to the mezzanine at 167 Street/River Avenue, it has been dismantled except for the metal shell. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 2 August, 2004
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(167n49) Looking down the el and the 167th Street/River Avenue station. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 12 December, 2004 (167n410) Looking south from the platform at 167th Street/River Avenue towards an empty Yankee Stadium for the off-season. The neighborhood of Concourse is pretty empty on this Saturday Morning. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 12 December, 2004 (167n411) R-142 #7091 running express downtown on the 4 because of a GO bypasses 167th Street/River Avenue because of track work. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 12 December, 2004 (167n412) R-142 #7091 running express downtown on the 4 because of a GO bypasses 167th Street/River Avenue because of track work. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 12 December, 2004
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(167n413) A Woodlawn-bound R-142(A) 4 train between 167th Street/River Avenue and 161st Street/Yankee Stadium, goes around all that remain of the abandoned connection to the 9th Avenue elevated and 155th Street Shuttle. All they are is the two skeleton trackways. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 12 December, 2004 (167n414) A Woodlawn-bound R-142(A) 4 train enters 167th Street/River Avenue. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 12 December, 2004 (167n415) The outside of the station at 167th Street/River Avenue, the staircase skeleton has been removed and all that remains is a closed of area of the street. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 12 December, 2004 (167n416) Some new yellow tactile platform warning strip still boxed away on the platform waiting to be installed. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 18 December, 2004
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