Nereid Avenue station

Nereid Avenue (/ˈnɪəriɪd/; formerly East 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.[4] It is served by the 2 train at all times and by the 5 train during rush hours in the peak direction. Nereid Avenue is the northern terminal for all peak-direction rush-hour 5 trains that use this branch. However, all 2 trains terminate at the next stop, Wakefield–241st Street.[5][6]

 Nereid Avenue
 "2" train"5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
14 Nereid Avenue; IRT White Plains Road.jpg
Northbound platform
Station statistics
AddressNereid Avenue (East 238th Street) & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10466
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleWakefield
Coordinates40°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
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT White Plains Road Line
Services      2 all times (all times)
      5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction (limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx16, Bx39
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM11
Bus transport Bee-Line Bus: 25, 26, 42
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedMarch 31, 1917; 103 years ago (1917-03-31)
Station code417[1]
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Former/other namesEast 238th Street
238th Street–Nereid Avenue
Nereid Avenue–238th Street
Traffic
Passengers (2019)1,006,617[3]Decrease 2.7%
Rank360 out of 424[3]
Station succession
Next northWakefield–241st Street: 2 all times
(Terminal): 5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction only
Next south233rd Street: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction

HistoryEdit

This station was built under the Dual Contracts. On March 3, 1917, IRT White Plains Road Line was extended from East 177th Street–East Tremont Avenue to East 219th Street–White Plains Road, providing the Bronx communities of Williamsbridge and Wakefield with access to rapid transit service. Service was initially operated as a four-car shuttle from 177th Street due to the power conditions at the time.[7][8][9] An extension to 238rd Street, including the 225th Street and 233rd Street stations, finally opened on March 31, 1917.[7][8]

On December 13, 1920, the final portion of the line opened, extending the line from its previous terminal at 238th Street to the line's permanent terminus at 241st Street.[10] This portion of the line had its opening delayed, owing to construction on the line between the two stations for the construction of the 239th Street Yard to the north of 238th Street. Additional time was required to modify the structure to avoid a grade crossing at the entrance to the yard.[11]

The station was renovated in 2007 at a cost of $14.46 million.[12]

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
P
Platform level
Side platform
Northbound local   toward 241st Street (Terminus)
  PM rush termination track
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local   toward Flatbush Avenue via Seventh (233rd Street)
  AM rush toward Flatbush Avenue via Lexington (233rd Street)
Side platform
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Entrances/exits

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 tracks enter the line from the 239th Street Yard.[13]

The 2006 artwork here is called Leaf of Life by Noel Copeland.[14][15]

ExitsEdit

This station has one elevated station house beneath the center of the platforms and tracks. Two staircases from each platform go down to a waiting area. Outside fare control, two staircases go down to the northwest and southeast corners of Nereid Avenue and White Plains Road.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  4. ^ "Neighborhood Map Woodlawn, Wakefield, Williamsbridge" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "2 Subway Timetable, Effective November 17, 2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  6. ^ "5 Subway Timetable, Effective November 17, 2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Annual report. 1916-1917". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. December 12, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "New Subway Line Opened: White Plains Extension is Now Running to 238th Street" (PDF). The New York Times. April 1, 1917. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 24, 2020. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "White Plains Road Extension of Subway Opened to the Public; New Branch, Which Runs from 177th to 219th Street, Gives the Williamsbridge and Wakefield Sections of the East Bronx Rapid Transit for the First Time" (PDF). The New York Times. March 4, 1917. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 23, 2020.
  10. ^ "Subway Line Extended — White Plains Avenue Branch Opens to 241st Street Tomorrow" (PDF). The New York Times. December 12, 1920. p. E2. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  11. ^ "Operation of the White Plains Road Line (1917)". www.nycsubway.org. March 24, 1914. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  12. ^ MTA 2006 Adopted Budget - February Financial Plan - Part 3 (PDF) (Report). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2006. p. 45. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 24, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  13. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  14. ^ "www.nycsubway.org: Artwork: Leaf of Life (Noel Copeland)". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  15. ^ "MTA - Arts & Design | NYCT Permanent Art". web.mta.info. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  16. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Woodlawn" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2016.

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