Monday, March 2, 2009

6 Train - 3 Ave.-138 St. (Day 3, 5:19 p.m., stop #145)

Out: The exit to the station is right by a housing project.  At the intersection there is also a gas station.  The people around are mostly black, with some African and Hispanic.  There is a majestic church here, with a stone rectangular tower and a green dome on top.  There are also a number of red brick apartment buildings at the corner of 138 St. & Alexander.  This is in the Mott Haven neighborhood, which was one of the first inhabited parts of the Bronx, according to a historical marker here.

In: 3 track, 2 platform layout for this express stop.  The color scheme here is dark blue and yellow.  The station is in pretty bad condition, like E. 149 and others.