28th Street station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

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 28 Street
 "6" train"6" express train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
28th St Station View.jpg
Downtown platform
Station statistics
Address East 28th Street & Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Borough Manhattan
Locale Rose Hill, Kips Bay
Coordinates 40°44′36″N 73°59′03″W / 40.74329°N 73.984165°W / 40.74329; -73.984165Coordinates: 40°44′36″N 73°59′03″W / 40.74329°N 73.984165°W / 40.74329; -73.984165
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Services       4 late nights (late nights)
      6 all times (all times) <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened October 27, 1904 (114 years ago) (1904-10-27)[1]
Closed July 16, 2018; 13 months ago (2018-07-16) (reconstruction)
Rebuilt January 14, 2019; 7 months ago (2019-01-14)
Station code 404[2]
Accessible This station is partially compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Partially ADA-accessible (Elevator is present only in the southbound direction)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3][4]
Traffic
Passengers (2018) 3,525,030[5]Decrease 48.4%
Rank 136 out of 424
Station succession
Next north 33rd Street: 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next south 23rd Street: 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north station not accessible northbound
Next accessible station northbound: Grand Central–42nd Street: 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south 23rd Street (local): 4 late nights6 all times <6> weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction

28th Street Subway Station (IRT)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference # 05000230[6]
Added to NRHP March 30, 2005

28th Street is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Park Avenue South and 28th Street in Manhattan, it is served by the 6 train at all times, the <6> during weekdays in peak direction, and the 4 during late night hours.

History[edit]

Track layout
to 33 St
to 23 St

Construction started on the first IRT line in 1900.[7] The part of the line from City Hall to just south of 42nd Street was part of the original IRT line, opened on October 27, 1904 including a local station at 28th Street.[1]

On April 13, 1948, the platform extensions to accommodate ten-car trains at this station along with those at 23rd Street, and 33rd Street were opened for use.[8]

A southbound 6 train arriving prior to the station's renovation

Under the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Plan, the station underwent a complete overhaul as part of the Enhanced Station Initiative and was entirely closed for several months. Updates included cellular service, Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, interactive service advisories and maps.[9][10] In January 2018, the NYCT and Bus Committee recommended that Judlau Contracting receive the $125 million contract for the renovations of 57th and 23rd Streets on the IND Sixth Avenue Line; 28th Street on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, and 34th Street–Penn Station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line and IND Eighth Avenue Line.[11] However, the MTA Board temporarily deferred the vote for these packages after city representatives refused to vote to award the contracts.[12][13] The contract was put back for a vote in February, where it was ultimately approved.[14] The station was closed for renovations on July 16, 2018, and reopened to the public January 14, 2019,[15] delayed from December 2018.[16]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/exits
Elevator at southwest corner of 28th Street and Park Avenue South for southbound trains only. Note: Not in service
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "4" train toward Woodlawn late nights (33rd Street)
"6" train ("6" express train weekday afternoons) toward Pelham Bay Park (33rd Street)
"6" train toward Parkchester weekday afternoons (33rd Street)
Northbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here (except late nights)
Southbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here (except late nights) →
Southbound local "4" train toward New Lots Avenue late nights (23rd Street)
"6" train ("6" express train weekday mornings) toward Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall (23rd Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This station contains four tracks and two side platforms. The two middle express tracks run at a lower level than the two outer local ones. The fare control is at platform level and there are no open crossunders or crossovers. However, there is a closed crossunder with railings and a blacked out sign indicating its location. The token booth is unusual in that it is built into the tile wall instead of a standalone structure like most other stations.

Two works of art were installed in this station. The first was a glass block wall artwork at the main fare control entitled Seven Ways 4 Twenty-Eighth. It was installed during station renovations in 1996. The second was Roaming Underfoot, a glass mosaic mural on the platform walls by Nancy Blum. It showcases flora in the Madison Square Park Conservancy's Perennial Collection, and was installed during station renovations in 2018.[17]

The 28th Street station has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2005.[18]

Exits[edit]

Exit location[19] Number of exits Platform served
North side of 28th Street west of Park Avenue S
(inside 45 East 28th Street)
1 Southbound
SW corner of Park Avenue S and 28th Street
(inside 50 East 28th Street)
2
(1 stair, 1 elevator)
Southbound
NE corner of Park Avenue S and 28th Street 2 Northbound
SE corner of Park Avenue S and 28th Street 2 Northbound
372 Park Avenue South, between 26th and 27th Streets 1 Southbound (open 7am – 7pm)

The entrance inside 50 East 28th Street replaced two small staircases that also led to the southwestern corner of 28th Street and Park Avenue South.

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Our Subway Open: 150,000 Try It". The New York Times. October 28, 1904 – via nycsubway.org.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  4. ^ Attached PDF to "Governor Cuomo Announces Wireless Service and New "Transit Wireless WiFi" in Queens and Manhattan Subway Stations", governor.ny.gov
  5. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  7. ^ "www.nycsubway.org". www.nycsubway.org.
  8. ^ Report for the three and one-half years ending June 30, 1949. New York City Board of Transportation. 1949.
  9. ^ "MTA Will Completely Close 30 Subway Stations For Months-Long "Revamp"". Gothamist. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  10. ^ "MTAStations" (PDF). governor.ny.gov. Government of the State of New York. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  11. ^ Metropolitan Transportation Authority (January 22, 2018). "NYCT/Bus Committee Meeting" (PDF). p. 135. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  12. ^ Barone, Vincent (January 24, 2018). "Controversial cosmetic subway improvement plan falters". am New York. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  13. ^ Siff, Andrew (January 24, 2018). "MTA Shelves Plan to Modernize Subway Stations Amid Criticism". NBC New York. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  14. ^ "Foes Hit Gov's Station Fix Plan". NY Daily News. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  15. ^ "Planned Service Changes for: Monday, January 14, 2019". mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 14, 2019. Archived from the original on January 14, 2019. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  16. ^ "Repairs and Improvements Coming to Three Manhattan 6FM Subway Stations". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 15, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  17. ^ "Arts & Design - NYCT Permanent Art". MTA. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  18. ^ New York County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places(Structure - #05000230)
  19. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Union Square / Gramercy" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015.

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