28th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
Local 6 train arriving for downtown
|Address||East 28th Street & Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
|Locale||Rose Hill, Kips Bay|
|Line||IRT Lexington Avenue Line|
|Services||4 (late nights)
6 (all times) <6> (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||October 27, 1904 |
|Passengers (2015)||7,214,293 1.5%|
|Rank||59 out of 425|
|Next north||33rd Street: 4 6 <6>|
|Next south||23rd Street: 4 6 <6>|
28th Street Subway Station (IRT)
|MPS||New York City Subway System MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||05000230|
|Added to NRHP||March 30, 2005|
28th Street is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Park Avenue South and 28th Street in Manhattan, it is served by the 6 train at all times, the <6> during weekdays in peak direction, and the 4 during late night hours.
Construction started on the first IRT line in 1900. The part of the line from City Hall to just south of 42nd Street was part of the original IRT line, opened on October 27, 1904 including a local station at 28th Street.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Pelham Bay Park ( toward Parkchester rush hours and middays) (33rd Street)
← toward Woodlawn late nights (33rd Street)
|Northbound express||← do not stop here|
|Southbound express||→ do not stop here →|
|Southbound local||→ toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (23rd Street)
→ toward New Lots Avenue late nights (23rd Street) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
This station contains four tracks and two side platforms. The two middle express tracks run at a lower level than the two outer local ones. The fare control is at platform level and there are no open crossunders or crossovers. However, there is a closed crossunder with railings and a blacked out sign indicating its location. The token booth is unusual in that it is built into the tile wall instead of a standalone structure like most other stations. The station's ornamentation includes glass block wall artwork at the main fare control entitled Seven Ways 4 Twenty-Eighth, which was installed during station renovations in 1996. There is also an unusual back-lit station sign name, similar to that at 23rd Street, at fare control.
Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station, along with thirty other New York City Subway stations, will undergo a complete overhaul and would be entirely closed for up to 6 months. Updates would include cellular service, Wi-Fi, charging stations, improved signage, and improved station lighting.
|Exit location||Number of exits||Platform served|
|NW corner of Park Avenue S and 28th Street||1||Southbound|
|SW corner of Park Avenue S and 28th Street||2||Southbound|
|NE corner of Park Avenue S and 28th Street||2||Northbound|
|SE corner of Park Avenue S and 28th Street||2||Northbound|
|372 Park Avenue South, between 26th and 27th Streets||1||Southbound (open 7am – 7pm)|
- New York Times, Our Subway Open: 150,000 Try It, October 28, 1904
- "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
- Attached PDF to "Governor Cuomo Announces Wireless Service and New "Transit Wireless WiFi" in Queens and Manhattan Subway Stations", governor.ny.gov
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
- "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
- "www.nycsubway.org". www.nycsubway.org.
- Report for the three and one-half years ending June 30, 1949. New York City Board of Transportation. 1949.
- New York County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places(Structure - #05000230)
- "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
- "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Union Square / Gramercy" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
- Lee Stokey. Subway Ceramics : A History and Iconography. 1994. ISBN 978-0-9635486-1-0
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 28th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IRT East Side Line: 28th Street
- nycsubway.org – 7 waves 4 twenty eight Artwork by Gerald Marks (1996)
- Forgotten NY – Original 28 - NYC's First 28 Subway Stations
- 28th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- 26th-27th Streets entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View