225th Street (IRT White Plains Road Line)

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 225 Street
 "2" train"5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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Southbound platform
Station statistics
AddressEast 225th Street & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10466
BoroughThe Bronx
LocaleWilliamsbridge
Coordinates40°53′17″N 73°51′36″W / 40.888°N 73.86°W / 40.888; -73.86Coordinates: 40°53′17″N 73°51′36″W / 40.888°N 73.86°W / 40.888; -73.86
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: Bx8, Bx39
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM11
StructureElevated
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedMarch 31, 1917; 102 years ago (1917-03-31)
Station code419[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,323,910[2]Decrease 3%
Rank322 out of 425
Station succession
Next north233rd Street: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction
Next south219th Street: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction

225th Street is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located in Williamsbridge, Bronx, at the intersection of 225th Street and White Plains Road, it is served by the 2 train at all times and by the 5 train during rush hours in the peak direction.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (219th Street)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (AM rush) (219th Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (233rd Street)
"5" train toward Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (233rd Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exit/entrance
Street stair

This elevated station, opened on March 31, 1917[3] and renovated in Fall 2005, has three tracks and two side platforms.[4]

The center track is normally not used in revenue service. Both platforms have beige windscreens and red canopies with green outlines, frames, and support columns in the center and black, waist-high steel fences at either ends with lampposts at regular intervals. The windscreens have mesh fences at various points. The station signs are in the standard black name plates with white lettering.

The 2006 artwork here is called Universal City by Nicky Enright. It consists of stained glass windows on the platform windscreens depicting images related to astronomy, including constellations, shooting stars, and orbiting planets and moons.

Exits[edit]

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. The back of the token booth faces this crossunder with steel fences on either side. On the Wakefield-bound side, there are two exit only turnstiles. On the Manhattan-bound side, there is an emergency gate and a bank of three turnstiles. Outside fare control, two staircases go down to the northwest and southeast corners of 225th Street and White Plains Road. The station house has glass windows.[5]

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. ^ "New Subway Line Opened: White Plains Extension is Now Running to 238th Street" (PDF). New York Times. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  4. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "225th Street Neighborhood Map" (PDF). new.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

External links[edit]

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