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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.

 238 Street
 "1" train
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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
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedAugust 1, 1908 (111 years ago) (1908-08-01)
Station code294[1]
Passengers (2018)960,970[2]Decrease 28.1%
Rank362 out of 424
Station succession
Next northVan Cortlandt Park–242nd Street: 1 all times
Next south231st Street: 1 all times


This station opened on August 1, 1908 with the completion of the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line to Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street, the next stop.[3]

On July 9, 1948, the extension of the platforms to 514 feet (157 m) opened for service, allowing 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 line.[4]

Between September 4, 2018 and January 2, 2019, Manhattan-bound trains did not stop at this station due to stairway replacement. During this time, the northbound platform was used for both entries and exits.[5][6] When the Manhattan-bound platform reopened for service, the 242nd Street-bound platform became available for both entry and exit via the northeastern corner staircase.[citation needed]

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local   toward Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (Terminus)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local   toward South Ferry (231st Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Entrances/exits

This elevated station, has two side platforms and three tracks with the center one not used in revenue service.[7] Each platform has beige windscreens and red canopies with green roofs in the center and black waist-high fences on either side.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]



The northbound platform was originally exit only since 242nd Street is a short walking 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.[8]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  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. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Planned Service Changes for: Friday, January 4, 2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 4, 2018. Archived from the original on January 4, 2019. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  7. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "238th Street Neighborhood Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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