28th Street (BMT Broadway Line)

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28th Street
NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Southbound stair
Station statistics
Address West 28th Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10001
Borough Manhattan
Locale Midtown Manhattan, Flatiron District, NoMad
Coordinates 40°44′43″N 73°59′20″W / 40.745241°N 73.988757°W / 40.745241; -73.988757Coordinates: 40°44′43″N 73°59′20″W / 40.745241°N 73.988757°W / 40.745241; -73.988757
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Broadway Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      Q late nights only (late nights only)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened January 5, 1918 (98 years ago) (1918-01-05)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 3,796,977[3]Increase 7.9%
Rank 135 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 34th Street – Herald Square: N all times Q late nights only R all except late nights
Next south 23rd Street: N all times Q late nights only R all except late nights

28th Street is a local station on the BMT Broadway Line of the New York City Subway, located at 28th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. It is served by the N train at all times, the R train at all times except late nights, and the Q train during late night hours.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit / Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Brighton late nights) (23rd Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (23rd Street)
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg does not stop here (all except late nights)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg does not stop here (all except late nights) →
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-N.svg toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard (NYCS-bull-trans-Q.svg toward 57th Street – Seventh Avenue late nights) (34th Street – Herald Square)
NYCS-bull-trans-R.svg toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (34th Street – Herald Square)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This underground station, opened on January 5, 1918, has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center tracks are used by the Q express train during daytime hours. Both platforms are columnless and have their original BRT-style mosaics and station name tablets reading "28TH STREET" in Times New Roman font.

Both platforms have one same-level fare control area at the center. Each one has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs. The ones on the Queens-bound platform go up to either eastern corners of 28th Street and Broadway while the ones on the Brooklyn-bound platform go up to either western corners. There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow a free transfer between directions.

This station was renovated in 2001 by MTA New York City Transit. It sealed off and removed any evidence of a crossunder outside fare control while false curtain walls were installed at the north ends of each platform, shortening them by 10 to 15 feet, though the Brooklyn-bound platform is longer than the Queens-bound one. Tiles from a previous renovation in the 1970s were removed, restoring the station's original trim line and name tablets.

Mosaic artwork installed in 2002 is titled City Dwellers by Mark Hadjipateras.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times, Open New Subway to Times Square, January 6, 1918
  2. ^ NYC Subway Wireless
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 

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