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219th Street station

 219 Street
 "2" train"5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
219th Street Station.jpg
The 219th Street station facing northbound towards 225th Street.
Station statistics
AddressEast 219th Street & White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467
BoroughThe Bronx
Coordinates40°52′59″N 73°51′47″W / 40.883°N 73.863°W / 40.883; -73.863
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: Bx39
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM11
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedMarch 3, 1917; 102 years ago (1917-03-03)
Station code420[1]
Passengers (2018)1,026,894[2]Decrease 1.7%
Rank348 out of 424
Station succession
Next north225th Street: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction
Next southGun Hill Road: 2 all times5 limited weekday rush hour service in the peak direction

219th Street is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 219th Street and White Plains Road in the Bronx, it is served by the 2 train at all times and by the 5 train during rush hours in the peak direction.

Station layout

Track layout
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Gun Hill Road)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (AM rush) (Gun Hill Road)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (225th Street)
"5" train toward Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (225th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Exntrances/exits
The mural on the station wall

This elevated station, opened on March 3, 1917, and renovated in mid-2006, has three tracks and two side platforms.[3] The center track is not normally used in revenue service. There is a mechanical room below the northbound platform at its north end that is reachable by a closed-off staircase.

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 Homage by Joseph D'Alesandro. It consists of stained glass panels on the platform windscreens that depict colors showing certain human emotions and qualities.

There are track switches that connect the tracks between this station and the next station south, Gun Hill Road.[3]


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 a 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 219th Street and White Plains Road. The station house has glass windows.[4]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "219th Street Neighborhood Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. April 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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