Monday, March 2, 2009

6 Train - Pelham Bay Park (Day 3, stop #131)

Out: At the end of the line here, the station is directly adjacent to I-95. Opposite the highway, there are some white people around, with a few standing outside a fancy-looking Italian restaurant. There’s a little row of stores here, including an Italian bakery and a deli carrying “Greek and Italian specialities”. In fact, there are even some people speaking Italian here (they look like it could have been out of some Coppola funeral scene, as they are dressed in all black). There’s also a CVS and Dunkin’ Donuts right outside the station. There is a defunct “comfort station” next to the subway station house, but now it’s just a place for a homeless guy to rest his head. There is a long walkway from the station over I-95, which presumably allows you to actually reach Pelham Bay Park itself.

In: Layout here is two track, three platform. Some parts of the station look fairly recently painted, but for the most part it looks like it’s falling apart, like the other stations on this branch of the 6 train. The tiles and stairs inside the station look relatively new, but the lighting is still bad.