Wakefield – 241st Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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Wakefield – 241st Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address East 241st Street & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10466
Borough The Bronx
Locale Wakefield
Coordinates 40°54′11″N 73°51′00″W / 40.903°N 73.850°W / 40.903; -73.850Coordinates: 40°54′11″N 73°51′00″W / 40.903°N 73.850°W / 40.903; -73.850
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT White Plains Road Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx39
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM11
Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 40, 41, 42, 43
Railway transportation Metro-North: Harlem Line (at Wakefield)
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform (in service)
2 side platforms (unused)
Spanish solution
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 13, 1920; 95 years ago (1920-12-13)
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 1,669,608[1]Increase 9.2%
Rank 282 out of 421
Station succession
Next north (Terminal): 2 all times
Next south Nereid Avenue (local): 2 all times
Gun Hill Road (express): no regular service

Wakefield – 241st Street is a terminal station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 241st Street and White Plains Road in the Wakefield neighborhood of the Bronx. It is served by the 2 train at all times. This station is geographically the northernmost station in the entire New York City Subway system.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, not in service
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Nereid Avenue)
(No service: Gun Hill Road)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Nereid Avenue)
(No service: Gun Hill Road)
Side platform, not in service
M Mezzanine Station agent, MetroCard vending machines, fare control
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
North end

The station officially opened on December 13, 1920, as East 241st Street, replacing 238th Street station as the northern terminus of the White Plains Road Line.[2] It was renovated in mid-2005. There are two tracks, one center island platform and two disused side platforms here. The two tracks end at bumper blocks at the north end of the platforms. The station was formerly set up as a Spanish solution with alighting passengers using the side platforms and boarding passengers using the island platform. Now all passengers use the island platform. The exit is at the north end.

To the south of the station, the tracks make a connection to the 239th Street Yard before splitting into three tracks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Subway Line Extended: White Plains Avenue Branch Opens to 241st Street Tommorrow". New York Times. December 12, 1920. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 

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