225th Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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225th Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Southbound platform
Station statistics
Address East 225th Street & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10466
Borough The Bronx
Locale Wakefield
Coordinates 40°53′17″N 73°51′36″W / 40.888°N 73.86°W / 40.888; -73.86Coordinates: 40°53′17″N 73°51′36″W / 40.888°N 73.86°W / 40.888; -73.86
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: Bx8, Bx39
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM11
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened March 31, 1917; 99 years ago (1917-03-31)
Passengers (2015) 1,439,495[1]Decrease 0.4%
Rank 315 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 233rd Street: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction
Next south 219th Street: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction

225th Street is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located in Wakefield, Bronx, at the intersection of 225th 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.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 233 St
to 219 St
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (219th Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (AM rush) (219th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Wakefield–241st Street (233rd Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg toward Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (233rd Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
Street stair

This elevated station, opened on March 31, 1917[2] and renovated in Fall 2005, has three tracks and two side platforms.[3]

The center track is normally not used in revenue service. 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 Universal City by Nicky Enright. It consists of stained glass windows on the platform windscreens depicting images related to astronomy, including constellations, shooting stars, and orbiting planets and moons.


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 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 225th Street and White Plains Road. The station house has glass windows.[4]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  2. ^ "New Subway Line Opened: White Plains Extension is Now Running to 238th Street". New York Times. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Marrero, Robert (2017-01-01). "472 Stations, 850 Miles" (PDF). B24 Blog, via Dropbox. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Woodlawn" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

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