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28th Street station (BMT Broadway Line)

 28 Street
 "R" train"W" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
28 Street Broadway 3 vc.jpg
Station statistics
AddressWest 28th Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10001
LocaleMidtown Manhattan, NoMad
Coordinates40°44′43″N 73°59′20″W / 40.745241°N 73.988757°W / 40.745241; -73.988757
DivisionB (BMT)
Line      BMT Broadway Line
Services      N weekends and late nights (weekends and late nights)
      Q late nights only (late nights only)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
      W weekdays only (weekdays only)
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedJanuary 5, 1918 (101 years ago) (1918-01-05)[1]
Station code013[2]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Passengers (2018)4,445,982[4]Increase 9.4%
Rank107 out of 424
Station succession
Next north34th Street–Herald Square: N weekends and late nightsQ late nights onlyR all except late nightsW weekdays only
Next south23rd Street: N weekends and late nightsQ late nights onlyR all except late nightsW weekdays only

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.[1] Service was extended one station to Whitehall Street–South Ferry on September 20, 1918.[5][6] 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.[7][8]

Station layout

Track layout
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local "N" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach late nights and weekends ("Q" train via Brighton late nights) ({{{next south}}})
"R" train toward Bay Ridge–95th Street ({{{next south}}})
"W" train toward Whitehall Street weekdays ({{{next south}}})
Southbound express "N" train does not stop here weekdays
"Q" train does not stop here except late nights
Northbound express "N" train does not stop here weekdays →
"Q" train does not stop here except late nights →
Northbound local "W" train weekdays ("N" train weekends and late nights) toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (34th Street–Herald Square)
"Q" train toward 96th Street late nights (34th Street–Herald Square)
"R" train 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.

Southbound street stair


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.[9]

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.


  1. ^ a b "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.
  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. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Legislative Documents. J.B. Lyon Company. January 1, 1920.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ The New York Times, Broadway-Fifty-Ninth Street Extension of B.R.T. Subway, August 1, 1920, page 92
  9. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Pennsylvania Station / Times Square" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015.

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