238th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)

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238th Street
NYCS 1
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Southwestern stair
Station statistics
Address West 238th Street & Broadway, Bronx, NY 10463
Borough The Bronx
Locale Kingsbridge and Riverdale
Coordinates 40°53′6.35″N 73°54′2.19″W / 40.8850972°N 73.9006083°W / 40.8850972; -73.9006083Coordinates: 40°53′6.35″N 73°54′2.19″W / 40.8850972°N 73.9006083°W / 40.8850972; -73.9006083
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
Connection NYCT Bus: Bx3, Bx9
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened August 1, 1908 (105 years ago) (1908-08-01)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,092,492[1] Decrease 1.5%
Rank 349 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street: 1 all times
Next south 231st Street: 1 all times

238th Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 238th Street and Broadway in the Bronx, it is served by the 1 train at all times.

This elevated station, opened on August 1, 1908, has two side platforms and three tracks with the center one not used in revenue service. Each platform has beige windscreens and red canopies with green roofs in the center and black waist-high fences on either side.

Since there is only one more station a short distance away in the northbound direction on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line, the northbound platform is exit only, containing two platform-level turnstiles, each of which leads to a staircase that goes down to either eastern corner of 238th Street and Broadway. The Manhattan-bound platform has an adjacent elevated station house that contains a turnstile bank, token booth, and a single street stair going down to the southwest corner of 238th Street and Broadway.

North of this station is the 240th Street Yard, which is where cars assigned to the 1 train are maintained. The yard has a footbridge to the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line and crossovers and leads that allow this station to serve as a terminal.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS 1 toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (Terminus)
NYCS 1 termination track (some rush-hour trips)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS 1 toward South Ferry (231st Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Train platforms