White Plains Road is a station on the IND Throgs Neck Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and White Plains Road, it serves the U train at all times.

Station LayoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Staircases and elevators to platforms
(Elevator at Lafayette Avenue and White Plains Road)
Platform Northbound U toward Throgs Neck-Tremont Avenue (Castle Hill Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, accessable
Southbound U toward Broad Street (Soundview Avenue)

The station has a two track, one island platform layout like the IND Second Avenue line stations. The station has air-cooling systems to make it at least 10 °F (6 °C) cooler than other subway stations during the summer. This requires the station to have large ventilation and ancillary buildings, rather than traditional subway grates. The station is also compliant with current fire codes, whereas most existing stations are not. Additionally, the station is waterproofed with concrete liners and fully drained.

The station opened March 1, 1998.


All entrances are on the southwest corner of Lafayette Avenue and White Plains Road, comprising of one elevator and two staircases.

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