Broad Street (BMT Nassau Street Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||Broad Street & Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
|Line||BMT Nassau Street Line|
|Services||J (weekdays and weekday late nights)
Z (rush hours, peak direction)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||May 30, 1931|
|Passengers (2014)||1,662,905 15.8%|
|Rank||284 out of 421|
|Next north||Fulton Street: J Z|
|Next south||(Terminal): J Z
Court Street: no regular service
This station is the southern terminal of the J train on weekdays and the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction. On weekends, J trains terminate at Chambers Street, two stations north. During this time, this station and the BMT portion of the Fulton Street station are closed. These are part of a small group of stations in the system that are not open 24/7 (the other stations being the 42nd Street Shuttle platforms at Times Square and Grand Central). However, plans have hinted 24/7 service for this station in the future.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Out-of-system transfer to Wall Street|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (weekdays) (Fulton Street)
← No regular service (weekends)
|Southbound|| termination track (weekdays) →
No regular service (weekends) (No service: Court Street)
This station has two tracks and two side platforms. South of this station, there are two center stub tracks ending at bumper blocks used for laying-up and relaying trains. Further south, the two tracks of BMT Nassau Street Line merge with the BMT Broadway Line via a flying junction as it enters the Montague Street Tunnel into Downtown Brooklyn. No regular service has used this connection since the M train was re-routed from the Nassau Street Line to the IND Sixth Avenue Line in June 2010.
This station was renovated in the late 1990s and a mosaic design was added the platform walls. Beneath a small green and gold trim-line is a larger gold trim-line with a maroon border and white "B" and "BROAD ST" tablets on a blue-green background at regular intervals.
This station has three entrances/exits. The full-time entrance/exit is at the north end above the platforms. Two staircases from each side go up to a mezzanine containing a turnstile bank and token booth. Outside of fare control, two street stairs go up to the southern corners of Wall and Broad Streets. The one outside of the New York Stock Exchange has been closed due to heightened security measures taken after the September 11th attacks.
The other two fare entrances/exits are un-staffed and at platform level. The northbound platform has a part-time bank of both regular and HEET turnstiles and three street stairs, one to the northeast corner of Broad Street and Exchange Place and two along Broad Street between Exchange Place and Beaver Street. The southbound platform has turnstiles that were originally HEET access, but were converted to exit-only following the elimination of thru-service at this station, and two staircases to Broad Street between Exchange Place and Beaver Street. There was another staircase here leading to the northwest corner of Broad Street and Exchange Place, but it was also closed after the September 11th attacks.
Out of system transfer to Wall Street
Outside of fare control, the station's main entrance/exit has a long passageway to Wall Street on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line that is only open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It first runs north three blocks to the basement of One Chase Manhattan Plaza, where two sets of doors and a wide staircase lead to an unmarked entrance/exit at street level. Halfway through the passageway, a short staircase from the west side leads up to a narrower passageway that runs through the basement of the Equitable Building before two offset High Entrance/Exit Turnstiles provide entrance to the subway system. Inside fare control, the passageway splits in half with each branch leading to either side platform of Wall Street.
That station provides alternate service when Broad Street is not open, but the transfer is not free. Free connections between the BMT Nassau Street Line and IRT Lexington Avenue Line are available at the next three stations north (Fulton Street, Chambers Street, and Canal Street).
Entrance next to 23 Wall Street
- New York Times, Mayor Drives Train in New Subway Link, May 30, 1931, page 11
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
- Jeremiah Cox. "Broad Street (J,Z) - The SubwayNut". subwaynut.com.
- Jeremiah Cox. "Wall Street (4,5) - The SubwayNut". subwaynut.com.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Broad Street (BMT Nassau Street Line).|
- nycsubway.org—BMT Nassau St./Jamaica Line: Broad Street
- Station Reporter — J Train
- Wall Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Broad Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- entrances on three corners of Broad Street and Exchange Place from Google Maps Street View
- exit-only on Broad Street from Google Maps Street View