238th Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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 238 Street
 "1" train
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Southwestern stair
Station statistics
Address West 238th Street & Broadway, Bronx, NY 10463
Borough The Bronx
Locale Kingsbridge and Riverdale
Coordinates 40°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
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: Bx3, Bx9
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened August 1, 1908 (110 years ago) (1908-08-01)
Station code 294[1]
Passengers (2017) 1,335,877[2]Increase 0.6%
Rank 319 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street: 1 all times
Next south 231st 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.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "1" train toward Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (Terminus)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "1" train toward South Ferry (231st Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
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.



Since there is only one more station a short distance away in the northbound direction on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line, the northbound platform is exit only, 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]


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