28th Street (BMT Broadway Line)
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||West 28th Street & Broadway|
New York, NY 10001
|Locale||Midtown Manhattan, NoMad|
|Line||BMT Broadway Line|
|Services||N (weekends and late nights) |
Q (late nights only)
R (all except late nights)
W (weekdays only)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||January 5, 1918|
|Passengers (2017)||4,065,263 3.3%|
|Rank||126 out of 425|
|Next north||34th Street–Herald Square: N Q R W|
|Next south||23rd Street: N Q R W|
28th Street is a local station on the BMT Broadway Line of the New York City Subway, located at 28th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. It is served by the R train at all times except late nights, the W train on weekdays, the N train during late nights and weekends and the Q train during late nights.
This station opened on January 5, 1918, as the BMT Broadway Line was extended north from 14th Street–Union Square to Times Square–42nd Street and south to Rector Street. Service at this station was provided by local service running between Times Square and Rector Street. Service was extended one station to Whitehall Street–South Ferry on September 20, 1918. On August 1, 1920, the Montague Street Tunnel opened, extending local service from Lower Manhattan to DeKalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn by traveling under the East River.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Southbound local||← toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach late nights and weekends ( via Brighton late nights) (23rd Street)|
← toward Bay Ridge–95th Street (23rd Street)
← toward Whitehall Street weekdays (23rd Street)
|Southbound express||← does not stop here weekdays|
← does not stop here except late nights
|Northbound express||→ does not stop here weekdays →|
→ does not stop here except late nights →
|Northbound local||→ weekdays ( weekends and late nights) toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (34th Street–Herald Square) → |
→ toward 96th Street late nights (34th Street–Herald Square) →
→ toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue (34th Street–Herald Square) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
This underground station has four tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms are columnless and have their original BRT-style mosaics and station name tablets reading "28TH STREET" in Times New Roman font.
This station was renovated in 2001 by MTA New York City Transit. It sealed off and removed any evidence of a crossunder outside fare control while false curtain walls were installed at the north ends of each platform, shortening them by 10 to 15 feet, though the Brooklyn-bound platform is longer than the Queens-bound one. Tiles from a previous renovation in the 1970s were removed, restoring the station's original trim line and name tablets.
Mosaic artwork installed in 2002 is titled City Dwellers by Mark Hadjipateras.
Both platforms have one same-level fare control area at the center. Each one has a turnstile bank, token booth, and two street stairs. The ones on the northbound platform go up to either eastern corner of 28th Street and Broadway while the ones on the southbound platform go up to either western corner. There are no crossovers or crossunders to allow a free transfer between directions.
There are closed exits from each platform to all corners of 29th Street and Broadway. The exits to the northern corners are currently used as emergency exits and are blocked by hatches on street level, while the exits to the southern corners were sealed on street level.
- "OPEN NEW SUBWAY TO TIMES SQUARE; Brooklyn Directly Connected with Wholesale and Shopping Districts of New York. NICKEL ZONE IS EXTENDED First Train in Broadway Tube Makes Run from Rector Street in 17 Minutes. COST ABOUT $20,000,000 Rapid Transit from Downtown to Hotel and Theatre Sections Expected to Affect Surface Lines. Increases Five-Cent Zone. First Trip to Times Square. Benefits to Brooklyn" (PDF). The New York Times. January 6, 1918. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
- "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
- District, New York (State) Public Service Commission First (January 1, 1919). Report of the Public Service Commission for the First District of the State of New York. J.B. Lyon Company.
- Legislative Documents. J.B. Lyon Company. January 1, 1920.
- "NEW B.R.T. LINES OPEN.; Broadway-Brighton Trains, on Holiday Schedule, Have Light Traffic" (PDF). The New York Times. August 2, 1920. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
- The New York Times, Broadway-Fifty-Ninth Street Extension of B.R.T. Subway, August 1, 1920, page 92
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pennsylvania Station / Times Square" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
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