People tend to check in during these times:
Pay your fair ppl. Or just ask to get on for free in case of emergency. They might just let u. But hopping leads to tickets & embarrassment. Tear 4 the Man
Remember, during morning and evening rush hours, 5 trains run express btw E 180 St & 3 Av, thus skipping 174 St.
Always have your headphones. Train rides with no music suck big time!!!
This IRT Station is heavly guarded.. So those who farebeat.. Dont risk or you will be getting a ticket/arrest! As for railfans, you can snap away.. You can even see Freeman Street from the south end!