28th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

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28th Street
NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
28th Street 007.JPG
Local 6 train arriving for downtown
Station statistics
Address East 28th Street & Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Borough Manhattan
Locale Rose Hill, Kips Bay
Coordinates 40°44′36″N 73°59′03″W / 40.74329°N 73.984165°W / 40.74329; -73.984165Coordinates: 40°44′36″N 73°59′03″W / 40.74329°N 73.984165°W / 40.74329; -73.984165
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Services       4 late nights (late nights)
      6 all times (all times) <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened October 27, 1904 (112 years ago) (1904-10-27)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2][3]
Passengers (2015) 7,214,293[4]Increase 1.5%
Rank 59 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 33rd Street: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south 23rd Street: 4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

28th Street Subway Station (IRT)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP Reference # 05000230[5]
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.


Track layout
to 33 St
to 23 St

Construction started on the first IRT line in 1900.[6] 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.[1]

On April 13, 1948, the platform extensions to accommodate ten-car trains at this station along with those at 23rd Street, and 33rd Street were opened for use.[7]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg toward Pelham Bay Park (NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg toward Parkchester rush hours and middays) (33rd Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg toward Woodlawn late nights (33rd Street)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-6.svg NYCS-bull-trans-6d.svg toward Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (23rd Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-4.svg 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.

The 28th Street station has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2005.[8]

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.[9][10]


Exit location[11] 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)

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  1. ^ a b New York Times, Our Subway Open: 150,000 Try It, October 28, 1904
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ Attached PDF to "Governor Cuomo Announces Wireless Service and New "Transit Wireless WiFi" in Queens and Manhattan Subway Stations", governor.ny.gov
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  5. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ "www.nycsubway.org". www.nycsubway.org. 
  7. ^ Report for the three and one-half years ending June 30, 1949. New York City Board of Transportation. 1949. 
  8. ^ New York County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places(Structure - #05000230)
  9. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  10. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  11. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Union Square / Gramercy" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 

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