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238th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)

238th Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Southwestern stair
Station statistics
Address West 238th Street & Broadway, Bronx, NY 10463
Borough The Bronx
Locale Kingsbridge and Riverdale
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  (1908-08-01)
Passengers (2014) 1,209,623[1] 10.7%
Rank 337 out of 421
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 1
    • Exits 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Station layout

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (Terminus)
termination track (some rush-hour trips)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local toward South Ferry (231st Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Train platforms

This elevated station, opened on August 1, 1908,[2] has two side platforms and three tracks with the center one not used in revenue service. 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 rush-hours, some 1 trains begin their trips here as direct put-ins from the nearby 240th Street Yard, and some evening rush-hour 1 trains end their trips and drops-out to 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.[3]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Our First Subway Completed At Last: Opening of the Van Cortlandt Extension Finishes System Begun in 1900". New York Times. August 2, 1908. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Riverdale" (PDF).  

External links

  •—IRT West Side Line: 238th Street
  • Station Reporter — 1 Train
  • The Subway Nut — 238th Street Pictures
  • 238th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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