233rd Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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233rd Street
"2" train "5" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Western side
Station statistics
Address East 233rd Street & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10466
Borough The Bronx
Locale Wakefield
Coordinates 40°53′35″N 73°51′25″W / 40.893°N 73.857°W / 40.893; -73.857Coordinates: 40°53′35″N 73°51′25″W / 40.893°N 73.857°W / 40.893; -73.857
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: Bx31, Bx39
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM11
Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 42
Railway transportation Metro-North: Harlem Line (at Woodlawn)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened March 31, 1917; 100 years ago (1917-03-31)
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,762,923[1]Decrease 2.3%
Rank 275 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Nereid Avenue: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction
Next south 225th Street: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north none: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south Gun Hill Road: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction

233rd Street is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. It is located in the Bronx at the intersection of 233rd 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 Nereid Av
to 225 St
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (225th Street)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (AM rush) (225th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (Nereid Avenue)
"5" train toward Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at NW corner of White Plains Road and 233rd Street)
G Street Level Exit / Entrance
Northbound platform

This elevated station opened on March 31, 1917,[2] and contains three tracks and two side platforms. The center express track is not normally used in revenue service.[3] Both platforms have beige windscreens and red canopies supported by green frames and columns in the center. They also have yellow ADA tactile strips on their edges. These were all installed during a Spring 2006 rehabilitation. On either ends, both platforms have black, steel, waist-high fences with white lampposts at regular intervals. The station signs are in the standard black name plates with white lettering.

The 2006 artwork here is called Secret Garden: There's No Place Like Home by Skowmon Hastanan. It consists of stained glass panels on the platform windscreens and station house depicting plants, fruits, and trees. It is associated with the New York Botanical Garden.

Exits[edit]

This station has one elevated station house below the tracks and platforms. Two staircases and one elevator from each platform go down to a waiting area/crossover, where a turnstile bank and two exit-only turnstiles provide access to/from the subway system. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down to either northern corners of White Plains Road and East 233rd Street. There is also an elevator going down to the northwest corner. The three elevators make the station ADA-accessible.[4]

References[edit]

  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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