219th Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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219th Street
"2" train "5" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
219th Street Station.jpg
The 219th Street station facing northbound towards 225th Street.
Station statistics
Address East 219th Street & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467
Borough The Bronx
Locale Williamsbridge
Coordinates 40°52′59″N 73°51′47″W / 40.883°N 73.863°W / 40.883; -73.863Coordinates: 40°52′59″N 73°51′47″W / 40.883°N 73.863°W / 40.883; -73.863
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx39
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM11
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened March 3, 1917; 100 years ago (1917-03-03)
Passengers (2015) 1,108,859[1]Decrease 1.4%
Rank 353 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 225th Street: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction
Next south Gun Hill Road: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction

219th Street is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 219th Street and White Plains Road in the Bronx, it is served by the 2 train at all times and the 5 train during rush hours in peak direction.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 225 St
to Gun Hill Rd
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue (Gun Hill Road)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (Gun Hill Road)
Peak-direction express "5" train does not stop here (rush hours only) →
Northbound local "2" train toward 241st Street (225th Street)
"5" train toward Dyre Avenue (225th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance

This elevated station, opened on March 3, 1917, and renovated in mid-2006, has three tracks and two side platforms.[2] The center track is not normally used in revenue service. There is a mechanical room below the northbound platform at its north end that is reachable by a closed-off staircase.

Both platforms have beige windscreens and red canopies with green outlines, frames, and support columns in the center and black, waist-high steel fences at either ends with lampposts at regular intervals. The windscreens have mesh fences at various points. The station signs are in the standard black name plates with white lettering.

The 2006 artwork here is called Homage by Joseph D'Alesandro. It consists of stained glass panels on the platform windscreens that depict colors showing certain human emotions and qualities.

There are track switches that connect the tracks between this station and the next station south, Gun Hill Road.[2]


This station has one elevated station house beneath the center of the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from each platform go down to a waiting area. The back of the token booth faces this crossunder with a steel fences on either side. On the Wakefield-bound side, there are two exit only turnstiles. On the Manhattan-bound side, there is an emergency gate and a bank of three turnstiles. Outside fare control, two staircases go down to the northwest and southeast corners of 219th Street and White Plains Road. The station house has glass windows.[3]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ a b Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Woodlawn" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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