28th Street (BMT Broadway Line)

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28th Street
NYCS N NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station
28 BMT sta jeh.jpg
Southbound stair
Station statistics
Address West 28th Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10001
Borough Manhattan
Locale Midtown Manhattan, Flatiron District
Coordinates 40°44′43″N 73°59′20″W / 40.745241°N 73.988757°W / 40.745241; -73.988757Coordinates: 40°44′43″N 73°59′20″W / 40.745241°N 73.988757°W / 40.745241; -73.988757
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Broadway Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened January 5, 1918 (96 years ago) (1918-01-05)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 3,520,209[3] Increase 3.2%
Rank 143 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 34th Street – Herald Square: N all times R all except late nights
Next south 23rd Street: N all times R all except late nights

28th Street is a local station on the BMT Broadway Line of the New York City Subway, located at 28th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. It is served by the N train at all times and the R train at all times except late nights.

This underground station, opened on January 5, 1918, has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center tracks are used by the Q express train at all times. Both platforms are columnless and have their original BRT-style mosaics and station name tablets reading "28TH STREET" in Times New Roman font.

Both platforms have one same-level fare control area at the center. Each one has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs. The ones on the Queens-bound platform go up to either eastern corners of 28th Street and Broadway while the ones on the Brooklyn-bound platform go up to either western corners. There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow a free transfer between directions.

This station was renovated in 2001 by MTA New York City Transit. It sealed off and removed any evidence of a crossunder outside fare control while false curtain walls were installed at the north ends of each platform, shortening them by 10 to 15 feet, though the Brooklyn-bound platform is longer than the Queens-bound one. Tiles from a previous renovation in the 1970s were removed, restoring the station's original trim line and name tablets.

Mosaic artwork installed in 2002 is titled City Dwellers by Mark Hadjipateras.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit / Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS N toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (23rd Street)
NYCS R toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (23rd Street)
Southbound express NYCS Q does not stop here
Northbound express NYCS Q does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS N toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard (34th Street – Herald Square)
NYCS R toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (34th Street – Herald Square)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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