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Prospect Avenue is a station on the IND Throgs Neck Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 163rd Street and Prospect Avenue, it serves the U train at all times.

Station LayoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Staircases and elevators to platforms
(Elevators at 163rd Street and Prospect Avenue)
B3
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right; accessible
Northbound U toward Throgs Neck-Tremont Avenue (Hunts Point Avenue)
Southbound U toward Broad Street (161st Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right; accessible

The station has a two track, two side platform layout. The station has air-cooling systems to make it at least 10 °F (6 °C) cooler than other subway stations during the summer. This requires the station to have large ventilation and ancillary buildings, rather than traditional subway grates. The station is also compliant with current fire codes, whereas most existing stations are not. Additionally, the station is waterproofed with concrete liners and fully drained.

Due to the hilly terrain at Prospect Avenue and 163rd Street, the entrances at Prospect Avenue only consist of elevators at each corner. Only one station entrance consists of a typical staircase entrance, at 163rd Street and Rogers Place. The station opened May 1st, 1995.

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