238th Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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 238 Street
 "1" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Southwestern stair
Station statistics
AddressWest 238th Street & Broadway, Bronx, NY 10463
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleKingsbridge and Riverdale
Coordinates40°53′6.35″N 73°54′2.19″W / 40.8850972°N 73.9006083°W / 40.8850972; -73.9006083Coordinates: 40°53′6.35″N 73°54′2.19″W / 40.8850972°N 73.9006083°W / 40.8850972; -73.9006083
DivisionA (IRT)
Line      IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services      1 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx3, Bx9
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedAugust 1, 1908 (110 years ago) (1908-08-01)
Station code294[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,335,877[2]Increase 0.6%
Rank319 out of 425
Station succession
Next northVan Cortlandt Park–242nd Street: 1 all times
Next south231st Street: 1 all times

238th Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 238th Street and Broadway in the Bronx, it is served by the 1 train at all times in the northbound direction only. Southbound trains will not stop here until winter 2018-2019 due to replacement of stairways to that platform.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "1" train toward Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (Terminus)
"1" train termination track (select rush-hour trips)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "1" train does not stop here (231st Street)
Side platform, temporarily closed due to construction
G Street level Entrances/exits

This elevated station, opened on August 1, 1908,[3] has two side platforms and three tracks with the center one not used in revenue service. On July 9, 1948, a platform extension at this station lengthening the platform to 514 feet, was opened to allow full ten-car trains to platform. Previously, only six-car locals were able to board at the station. This platform extension was part of a $423,000 project to lengthen the platforms of five stations on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line.[4] Each platform has beige windscreens and red canopies with green roofs in the center and black waist-high fences on either side.

North of this station is the 240th Street Yard, which is where cars assigned to the 1 train are inspected and maintained. The yard has a footbridge to the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line and crossovers and leads that allow this station to serve as a terminal. During the morning and afternoon rush-hours, some 1 trains begin their trips here as direct put-ins from the nearby 240th Street Yard, and some morning and afternoon rush-hour 1 trains end their trips here or at 215 Street and drop-out and lay-up at the 240th Street Yard, to prevent congestion at the next terminal station at Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street.

Exits[edit]

Platforms

The northbound platform is usually exit only since 242nd Street is a short distance north, containing two platform-level turnstiles, each of which leads to a staircase that goes down to either eastern corner of 238th Street and Broadway. The Manhattan-bound platform has an adjacent elevated station house that contains a turnstile bank, token booth, and a single street stair going down to the southwest corner of 238th Street and Broadway.[5]

Until winter 2018-2019, Manhattan-bound trains will not stop at this station due to stairway replacement. During this time, the northbound platform will be both entry and exit.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Our First Subway Completed At Last: Opening of the Van Cortlandt Extension Finishes System Begun in 1900" (PDF). New York Times. August 2, 1908. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "More Long Platforms – Five Subway Stations on IRT to Accommodate 10-Car Trains". The New York Times. July 10, 1948. p. 8. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Riverdale" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "Beginning 5 AM Tuesday, September 4, the Manhattan-bound platform at 238 St 1 Train will close through Winter 2018-19 for stairway replacement". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved September 1, 2018.

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