28th Street station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||East 28th Street & Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
|Locale||Rose Hill, Kips Bay|
|Line||IRT Lexington Avenue Line|
4 (late nights)
6 (all times) <6> (weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||October 27, 1904|
|Closed||July 16, 2018(reconstruction)|
|Rebuilt||January 14, 2019|
|Accessible||Partially ADA-accessible (Elevator is present only in the southbound direction)|
|Passengers (2018)||3,525,030 48.4%|
|Rank||136 out of 424|
|Next north||33rd Street: 4 6 <6>|
|Next south||23rd Street: 4 6 <6>|
|Next north||station not accessible northbound
Next accessible station northbound: Grand Central–42nd Street: 4 6 <6>
|Next south||23rd Street (local): 4 6 <6>|
28th Street Subway Station (IRT)
|MPS||New York City Subway System MPS|
|NRHP reference #||05000230|
|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.
Construction started on the first IRT line in 1900. 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.
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. 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. However, the MTA Board temporarily deferred the vote for these packages after city representatives refused to vote to award the contracts. The contract was put back for a vote in February, where it was ultimately approved. The station was closed for renovations on July 16, 2018, and reopened to the public January 14, 2019, delayed from December 2018.
Elevator at southwest corner of 28th Street and Park Avenue South for southbound trains only. Note: Not in service
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Woodlawn late nights (33rd Street)
← ( weekday afternoons) toward Pelham Bay Park (33rd Street)
← toward Parkchester weekday afternoons (33rd Street)
|Northbound express||← do not stop here (except late nights)|
|Southbound express||→ do not stop here (except late nights) →|
→ toward New Lots Avenue late nights (23rd Street) →
→ ( 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.
|Exit location||Number of exits||Platform served|
|North side of 28th Street west of Park Avenue S
(inside 45 East 28th Street)
|SW corner of Park Avenue S and 28th Street
(inside 50 East 28th Street)
(1 stair, 1 elevator)
|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.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 28th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line).|
- nycsubway.org – IRT East Side Line: 28th Street
- nycsubway.org – 7 waves 4 twenty eight Artwork by Gerald Marks (1996)
- Forgotten NY – Original 28 - NYC's First 28 Subway Stations
- 28th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- 26th-27th Streets entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View