Nereid Avenue, also known as Nereid Avenue-238th Street, formerly East 238th Street; is a local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Nereid Avenue (East 238th Street) and White Plains Road in the Bronx. It is served by the 2 train at all times, and it is the northern terminal for some peak-direction rush-hour 5 trains. Fewer limited 5 trains and all Northbound 2 trains terminate at the next stop, Wakefield – 241st Street.

Station layoutEdit

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound 2 toward Wakefield-241st Street (Terminus)
5 alighting passengers only (PM rush)
Center Track No passenger service
Southbound 2 toward Flatbush Avenue (233rd Street)
5 toward Flatbush Avenue (233rd Street) (AM Rush)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

This station was the terminal of the White Plains Road line when the station opened on March 31, 1917.

This station has three tracks and two side platforms. At the north end of the station, the northbound track ascends to pass over yard leads, while the others descend. A three story tower is located north of the station which has an old blue and white letter sign "Warning — Do not lean over edge of Platform." North of this tower, two tracks enter the line from the 239th Street Yard.

The 2006 artwork here is called Leaf of Life by Noel Copeland.


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. Outside fare control, two staircases go down to the northwest and southeast corners of Nereid Avenue and White Plains Road.