Wakefield – 241st Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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Wakefield – 241st Street
NYCS 2
New York City Subway rapid transit station
241 street IRT 2 train station entry.jpg
Station statistics
Address East 241st Street & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10466
Borough The Bronx
Locale Wakefield
Coordinates 40°54′11″N 73°51′00″W / 40.903°N 73.850°W / 40.903; -73.850Coordinates: 40°54′11″N 73°51′00″W / 40.903°N 73.850°W / 40.903; -73.850
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform (in service)
2 side platforms (unused)
Spanish solution
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 13, 1920; 93 years ago (1920-12-13)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,528,793[1] Decrease 4.8%
Rank 294 out of 421
Station succession
Next north (Terminal): 2 all times
Next south Nereid Avenue (local): 2 all times
Gun Hill Road (express): no regular service

Wakefield – 241st Street is a terminal station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 241st Street and White Plains Road in the Wakefield neighborhood of the Bronx. It is served by the 2 train at all times, and the only station served exclusively by the 2 full-time. This station is geographically the northernmost station in the entire New York City Subway system.

The station officially opened on December 13, 1920, as East 241st Street and renovated in mid-2005. There are two tracks, one center island platform and two disused side platforms here. The two tracks end at bumper blocks at the north end of the platforms. The station was formerly set up as a Spanish solution with alighting passengers using the side platforms and boarding passengers using the island platform. Now all passengers use the island platform. The exit is at the north end.

To the south of the station, the tracks make a connection to the 239th Street Yard before splitting into three tracks.


Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, not in service
Southbound NYCS 2 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Nereid Avenue)
(No service: Gun Hill Road)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Southbound NYCS 2 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Nereid Avenue)
(No service: Gun Hill Road)
Side platform, not in service
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

North end