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PELHAM BAY TRAIN EL EYESORE SLATED FOR REMOVAL

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An obsolete switching station, hanging over the northern side of the #6 el on Westchester Avenue in Pelham Bay, is slated for removal.

The 2-story structure, which has been a longtime community eyesore, is now raining debris onto the streets below.

The station is housed in a structure, anchored to a V-shaped set of steel beams, extending out from the el over the corner of Wilkinson and Westchester avenues.

The green square box-like building houses a manual track switching station, which has been long obsolete. New technology, namely a new electronic track switching system controlled from a central location, has made NYC Transit look seriously at the station

Updated 6:57 pm, October 10, 2011
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