238th Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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238th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Southwestern stair
Station statistics
Address West 238th Street & Broadway, Bronx, NY 10463
Borough The Bronx
Locale Kingsbridge and Riverdale
Coordinates 40°53′6.35″N 73°54′2.19″W / 40.8850972°N 73.9006083°W / 40.8850972; -73.9006083Coordinates: 40°53′6.35″N 73°54′2.19″W / 40.8850972°N 73.9006083°W / 40.8850972; -73.9006083
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx3, Bx9
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened August 1, 1908 (108 years ago) (1908-08-01)
Passengers (2015) 1,240,616[1]Increase 2.6%
Rank 335 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street: 1 all times
Next south 231st Street: 1 all times

238th Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 238th Street and Broadway in the Bronx, it is served by the 1 train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 242 St
to 240 St Yd
to 231 St
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (Terminus)
NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg termination track (some rush-hour trips)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward South Ferry (231st Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

This elevated station, opened on August 1, 1908,[2] has two side platforms and three tracks with the center one not used in revenue service. On July 9, 1948, a platform extension at this station lengthening the platform to 514 feet, was opened to allow full ten-car trains to platform. Previously, only six-car locals were able to board at the station. This platform extension was part of a $423,000 project to lengthen the platforms of five stations on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line.[3] Each platform has beige windscreens and red canopies with green roofs in the center and black waist-high fences on either side.

North of this station is the 240th Street Yard, which is where cars assigned to the 1 train are inspected and maintained. The yard has a footbridge to the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line and crossovers and leads that allow this station to serve as a terminal. During the morning rush-hours, some 1 trains begin their trips here as direct put-ins from the nearby 240th Street Yard, and some evening rush-hour 1 trains end their trips and drops-out to lay-up at the 240th Street Yard, to prevent congestion at the next terminal station at Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street.



Since there is only one more station a short distance away in the northbound direction on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line, the northbound platform is exit only, containing two platform-level turnstiles, each of which leads to a staircase that goes down to either eastern corner of 238th Street and Broadway. The Manhattan-bound platform has an adjacent elevated station house that contains a turnstile bank, token booth, and a single street stair going down to the southwest corner of 238th Street and Broadway.[4]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Our First Subway Completed At Last: Opening of the Van Cortlandt Extension Finishes System Begun in 1900". New York Times. August 2, 1908. Retrieved August 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ "MORE LONG PLATFORMS; Five Subway Stations on IRT to Accommodate 10-Car Trains". The New York Times. July 10, 1948. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Riverdale" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 

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