Marble Hill–225th Street station

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 Marble Hill–225 Street
 "1" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
1 Train at Marble Hill.jpg
Downtown 1 train arriving
Station statistics
AddressWest 225th Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10463
LocaleMarble Hill
Coordinates40°52′26″N 73°54′36″W / 40.874°N 73.91°W / 40.874; -73.91Coordinates: 40°52′26″N 73°54′36″W / 40.874°N 73.91°W / 40.874; -73.91
DivisionA (IRT)
Line   IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services   1 all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: Bx7, Bx9, Bx20
Railway transportation Metro-North: Hudson Line (at Marble Hill)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedJanuary 14, 1907; 113 years ago (January 14, 1907)
Station code296[1]
Opposite-direction transfer availableNo
Passengers (2019)1,561,844[3]Decrease 7.4%
Rank287 out of 424[3]
Station succession
Next north231st Street: 1 all times
Next south215th Street: 1 all times
221st Street: no regular service (demolished)

Marble Hill–225th Street (signed 225th Street) is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Broadway and 225th Street in Marble Hill, Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times.


Track layout
Northbound view from southbound platform

The West Side Branch of the original subway line was extended to 225th Street on January 14, 1907, the structure of the 221st Street station was dismantled and was moved to 230th Street for a new temporary terminus.[4] This station stopped being the terminal of the line, when on January 27, 1907, the line was extended to the new temporary terminal at 230th Street.

In 1948, platforms on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line from 103rd Street to 238th Street were lengthened to 514 feet (157 m) to allow full ten-car express trains to stop at this station. Previously, the station could only hold six-car local trains. The platform extensions were opened in stages. On July 9, 1948, the platform extensions at stations between 207th Street and 238th Street were opened for use at the cost of $423,000.[5][6]

From August 21, 1989 to May 27, 2005 this was one of three (originally four) stations served by only the 9 train during rush hours (as well as middays before September 4, 1994), when skip stop service was operating. 1 trains served the station at all other times when the 9 was not operating. Skip-stop service as well as the 9 train were discontinued on May 29, 2005, at which point the 1 train began stopping at the station at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform
Northbound local "1" train toward 242nd Street (231st Street)
Peak-direction express No regular service
Southbound local "1" train toward South Ferry (215th Street)
Side platform
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street level Entrances/exits

This elevated station has three tracks and two side platforms. The center track is not used in revenue service.[7] The southern half of the platforms has beige windscreens and red canopies with green frames and support columns while the northern half has black, steel, waist high fences and lampposts. The station signs are in the standard black name plates in white lettering.

The 1991 artwork here, by Wopo Holup, is called Elevated Nature I-IV. Portions are also located at four other stations on this line.

Marble Hill–225th Street is the northernmost subway station in Manhattan, and is one of two subway stations in Manhattan that are not located on Manhattan Island itself, the other one being Roosevelt Island on the F and <F>​ trains.


Eastern street stair

All fare control areas are at platform level and there are no crossovers or crossunders. Both platforms have a station house, but only the southbound one is active. It has a turnstile bank, token booth, and one staircase going down to 225th Street and the northwest corner of Broadway. Access to and from the northbound platform is via two full-height turnstiles, one exit-only and the other entry-exit, and one staircase going down to the east side of Broadway across from the northwest corner of 225th Street.[8]


View south toward bridge

This station is less than 0.2 miles (0.32 km) from the Marble Hill station on Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line. Just south of the station, the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line crosses the Broadway Bridge onto the island of Manhattan.

This station today and the neighborhood it serves reside on the north shore of the Harlem River Ship Canal, also known as Spuyten Duyvil Creek, and are thus geographically on the mainland. However, the neighborhood was formerly part of the island of Manhattan. The canal was constructed in 1895, separating the neighborhood from the rest of the island. After the original creek bed was filled in, Marble Hill became part of the mainland, although it is still considered part of Manhattan for administrative and political purposes.[note 1][9]


  1. ^ See Manhattan for an explanation of the distinction between island of Manhattan and the borough of Manhattan, a political entity consisting of the island of Manhattan, several other islands, and the Marble Hill neighborhood on the mainland.


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  4. ^ "Farthest North In Town By The Interborough: Take a Trip to the New Station, 225th Street West" (PDF). New York Times. January 14, 1907. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Report for the three and one-half years ending June 30, 1949. New York City Board of Transportation. 1949. hdl:2027/mdp.39015023094926.
  6. ^ "More Long Platforms – Five Subway Stations on IRT to Accommodate 10-Car Trains" (PDF). The New York Times. July 10, 1948. p. 8. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  7. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Riverdale" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  9. ^ Tax Block & Tax Lot Base Map Files on CD-ROM Archived August 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, New York City Department of City Planning. Accessed July 26, 2007. "Marble Hill is a neighborhood that is part of the borough of Manhattan but is administratively often included with neighboring areas of the Bronx. Parts of Marble Hill are within Bronx Community District 7; the rest is within Bronx Community District 8."

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