233rd Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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233rd Street
NYCS 2 NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Western side
Station statistics
Address East 233rd Street & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10466
Borough The Bronx
Locale Wakefield
Coordinates 40°53′35″N 73°51′25″W / 40.893°N 73.857°W / 40.893; -73.857Coordinates: 40°53′35″N 73°51′25″W / 40.893°N 73.857°W / 40.893; -73.857
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Connection
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened March 31, 1917; 97 years ago (1917-03-31)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,719,181[1] Increase 2.7%
Rank 269 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Nereid Avenue: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction
Next south 225th Street: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction


Next Handicapped/disabled access north none: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction
Next Handicapped/disabled access south Gun Hill Road: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction

233rd Street is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. It is located in the Bronx at the intersection of 233rd Street and White Plains Road. It is served by the 2 train at all times and the 5 train during rush hours in the peak direction.

This elevated station, opened on March 31, 1917, contains three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is not normally used in revenue service. Both platforms have beige windscreens and red canopies supported by green frames and columns in the center. They also have yellow ADA tactile strips on their edges. These were all installed during a Spring 2006 rehabilitation. On either ends, both platforms have black, steel, waist-high fences with white lampposts at regular intervals. The station signs are in the standard black name plates with white lettering.

This station has one elevated station house below the tracks and platforms. Two staircases and one elevator from each platform go down to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank and two exit-only turnstiles provide access to/from the subway system. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down to either northern corners of White Plains Road and East 233rd Street. There is also an elevator going down to the northwest corner. The three elevators make the station ADA-accessible.

Northbound platform

The 2006 artwork here is called Secret Garden: There's No Place Like Home by Skowmon Hastanan. It consists of stained glass panels on the platform windscreens and station house depicting plants, fruits, and trees. It is associated with the New York Botanical Garden.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound local NYCS 2 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (225th Street)
NYCS 5 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (AM rush) (225th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local NYCS 2 toward 241st Street (Nereid Avenue)
NYCS 5 toward Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at NW corner of White Plains Road and 233rd Street)
G Street Level Exit / Entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

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