Brook Avenue

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504 E 138th St
Bronx, NY 10454 Bronx Rate and review
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Brook Avenue is a local station on the IRT Pelham Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the 6 train at all times and is located at Brook Avenue and East 138th Street in Mott Haven, Bronx.Station layoutThis underground station, opened on January 7, 1919, has two side platforms and three tracks. The center express track is used by the weekday peak direction service.Both platforms have their original Dual Contracts mosaic trim line and name tablets. "B" plaques for "Brook" alternating with plaques showing a pattern of concentric diamonds run along the trim line at regular intervals and the name tablets have "BROOK AVE." in all-caps, serif lettering. The trim line has a geometric Vickers design of brightly colored diamonds in blue and green, bordered by scarlet red and yellow bands. The tablets have a background of blue with a yellow-ochre border. Some of the tablets themselves, and sections of the trim line on both sides have been replaced in recent years with historically accurate replicas. Dark yellow i-beam columns run along the platforms at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black name plate with white lettering.Both platforms were extended at either ends in the 1960s to accommodate the current standard length of an IRT train (510 feet). The extensions are noticeable as they are narrower than the rest of the platforms, have no columns, and the trim line is blue with "BROOK AVE" in white sans serif font. The extensions result in t

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