East Broadway (IND Sixth Avenue Line)
Stair at southeast corner of East Broadway and Rutgers Street
|Address||East Broadway & Rutgers Street
New York, NY 10002
|Locale||Lower East Side|
|Line||IND Sixth Avenue Line|
|Services||F (all times)|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||January 1, 1936|
|Passengers (2012)||4,021,679 0.9%|
|Rank||117 out of 421|
|Next north||Delancey Street: F|
|Next south||York Street: F|
There is an abandoned tower at the north end of the island platform. The station has two mezzanines, four open staircases, three closed staircases, and one escalator. The full-time entrance at Madison Street has one street staircase, while the part-time entrance at Canal and Rutgers Streets has three. A passageway outside of fare control connects the two areas.
A sealed staircase in the middle of the passageway led to Henry Street. Inside fare control, the mezzanine extends to an area now used as space for maintenance.
The tile band is medium Parma violet with a slightly darker border, set two tiles high. Captions below show the station name abbreviated as "E BWAY". The I-beams are painted a similar shade of violet. The trackside walls show a considerable pattern of aging and occasional water damage.
The 1992 artwork at this station is called Displacing Details by Noel Copeland, with assistance by students from the Henry Street Settlement.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|Fare control, station agent||to Exits|
|B2||Northbound||← toward Jamaica – 179th Street (Delancey Street)|
|Southbound||→ toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (York Street) →|
The station has one narrow, slightly curved Island platform.
Worth Street Line provisional platforms
Some of the staircases lead to an intermediate level. This level was supposed to be a station of the unbuilt IND Worth Street Line. Behind a locked door, located in the north end of the mezzanine, the floor drops to the level of the intended trackways for the unbuilt Worth Street Line. The unused space runs for no more than fifteen feet to a solid wall. Near the north end of this station, a different ceiling structure angling across marks where the unbuilt subway would have gone. The ramp that descends from the full-time side would have led to the same intermediate level, with a station facility in between, but that was never constructed.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
Media related to East Broadway (IND Sixth Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—IND 6th Avenue: East Broadway
- Station Reporter — F Train
- Abandoned Stations — IND Second System unfinished stations
- East Broadway entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Canal Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Madison Street entrance from Google Maps Street View