Nereid Avenue (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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Nereid Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Old 238th Street sign at Nereid Avenue Station.jpg
An old 238th Street station sign along the platforms of Nereid Avenue station
Station statistics
Address Nereid Avenue (East 238th Street) & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10466
Borough The Bronx
Locale Wakefield
Coordinates 40°53′53″N 73°51′14″W / 40.898°N 73.854°W / 40.898; -73.854Coordinates: 40°53′53″N 73°51′14″W / 40.898°N 73.854°W / 40.898; -73.854
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened March 31, 1917; 98 years ago (1917-03-31)
Former/other names East 238th Street
238th Street – Nereid Avenue
Nereid Avenue – 238th Street
Passengers (2014) 1,183,733[1]Decrease 1%
Rank 340 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Wakefield – 241st Street: 2 all times
(Terminal): 5 rush hours, peak direction
Next south 233rd Street: 2 all times 5 rush hours, peak direction

Nereid Avenue, pronounced NEER-ee-id (formerly East 238th Street; announced as Nereid Avenue – 238th Street) is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Nereid Avenue (East 238th Street) and White Plains Road in the Bronx. It is served by the 2 train at all times, and it is the northern terminal for some peak-direction rush-hour 5 trains. Northbound 2 trains terminate at the next stop, Wakefield – 241st Street.

This station has three tracks and two side platforms. At the north end of the station, the northbound track ascends to pass over yard leads, while the others descend. A three story tower is located north of the station which has an old blue and white letter sign "Warning — Do not lean over edge of Platform." North of this tower, two yard tracks enter the line from the 239th Street Yard. The 5 trains originate from the yard during AM Rush Hour and head into the yard during the PM Rush Hour. Trains stored in the yard from the PM Rush Hour trips are used on the next AM Rush Hour trips, or used during off-peak hours on the 2 service.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (233rd Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg (boarding passengers only) toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (AM rush) (233rd Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward 241st Street (Terminus)
NYCS-bull-trans-5.svg alighting passengers only (PM rush) →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit / Entrance

The 2006 artwork here is called Leaf of Life by Noel Copeland.

Image gallery[edit]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 

External links[edit]

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