Cortlandt Street (BMT Broadway Line)
|Address||Cortlandt Street & Church Street
New York, NY 10280
|Line||BMT Broadway Line|
|Services||R (weekdays except late nights)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||January 5, 1918 (original)
September 15, 2002 (first reopening)
|Closed||September 11, 2001 (first closing)
August 20, 2005 (second closing)
|Rebuilt||November 25, 2009
(northbound platform only)|
September 6, 2011 (southbound platform reopening)
|Former/other names||Cortlandt Street - World Trade Center|
|Passengers (2013)||1,601,732 28.1%|
|Rank||285 out of 421|
|Next north||City Hall: R|
|Next south||Rector Street: R|
Cortlandt Street is a local station on the BMT Broadway Line of the New York City Subway, located under Church Street, between Fulton and Cortlandt Streets in Lower Manhattan. It is served by the R train on weekdays except late nights.
This underground station, opened on January 5, 1918, has two tracks and two side platforms. It is the closest station on the BMT Broadway Line to the World Trade Center and an exit at the north end once led to the lower concourse.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue weekdays (City Hall)|
|Southbound||→ toward Whitehall Street weekdays (Rector Street) →|
|B2||Crossunder, Dey Street Passageway|
The station was overhauled in the late 1970s, with repairs made to the structural and cosmetic appearance. The original BMT wall tiles were covered over with the MTA's then-standard large rectangular wall tiles, with bolted-on signs replacing the "Cortlandt Street" mosaics in the wall. Lighting was converted from incandescent to fluorescent and staircases and platform edges were repaired. Much of the cosmetic change that came with this renovation was undone in a subsequent 1998–1999 renovation. In addition to "state-of-repair" work and upgrades for ADA accessibility, the station's original 1918 tilework was restored. Other improvements were made to the public address system, directional signage, and concrete trackbeds.
The station sustained significant damage during the collapse of the adjacent World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001. It was closed for repairs, which included removal of debris, fixing structural damage, and restoring the track beds, which had suffered flood damage in the aftermath of the collapse. The station reopened on September 15, 2002.
On August 20, 2005, the station was closed again for installation of the a new pedestrian concourse below Dey Street as part of the Fulton Center project. At the same time, the station is to be made ADA-accessible in both directions. Previously, the station was accessible on the southbound side only via the temporary PATH World Trade Center station's elevator. MTA posters and flyers at that time indicated the station would reopen in the spring of 2006, and later by spring of 2007, but neither reopening schedules occurred. The northbound side of the station finally reopened on November 25, 2009. The southbound platform reopened on September 6, 2011, while continuing excavation along the Church Street side of the World Trade Center site is being performed.
Beginning on August 2, 2013 and continuing until October 2014, this station is served by the R train on weekdays only. This is due to Hurricane Sandy recovery work being done by the MTA in the Montague Street Tunnel. All weekend R and late-night N trains operate over the Manhattan Bridge. During those times, this station is closed. However, the station does not require a full-time closure during this period, as previous closures did.
- "Open New Subway to Times Square". www.nycsubway.org. New York Times. 1918-01-06. Retrieved 2007-04-12.
- "Cortlandt Street R/W Subway Station Reopens". New York City Transit Authority. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
- "Cortlandt St. R Station Re-Opens". MTA.info. September 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
- Fink, Zack (September 6, 2011). "Lower Manhattan Subway Stop Fully Reopened". NY1. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- "Cortlandt St station remains closed" (PDF). New York City Transit Authority. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-04-12.
- "MTA Chairman Reopens R/W Cortlandt Street Station". NY1 News. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
- "Cortlandt St Northbound Subway Platform Reopens". Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center/LMDC. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
- Fermino, Jennifer (August 3, 2011). "G. Zero station set to reopen". New York Post. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
- R Service affected by 14 month closure of Montague Under River Tube
- R Service Changes During Montague Tube Closure Beginning August, 2013
Media related to Cortlandt Street (BMT Broadway Line) at Wikimedia Commons
|Ten Years Later: MTA Reflects on 9/11, Metropolitan Transportation Authority; September 7, 2011; 4:21 YouTube video clip|
- nycsubway.org—BMT Broadway Subway: Cortlandt Street – World Trade Center
- Station Reporter — N Train
- Station Reporter — R Train
- MTA's Arts For Transit — Cortlandt Street (BMT Broadway Line)
- Dey Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Cortlandt Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Trinity Place entrance from Google Maps Street View