Franklin Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)

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Franklin Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Uptown platform
Station statistics
Address Franklin Street & Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Borough Manhattan
Locale TriBeCa
Coordinates 40°43′08″N 74°00′25″W / 40.719°N 74.007°W / 40.719; -74.007Coordinates: 40°43′08″N 74°00′25″W / 40.719°N 74.007°W / 40.719; -74.007
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
      2 late nights (late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened July 1, 1918; 96 years ago (1918-07-01)
Passengers (2014) 1,745,841[1]Increase 2.5%
Rank 270 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Canal Street: 1 all times 2 late nights
Next south Chambers Street: 1 all times 2 late nights

Franklin Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Franklin Street, Varick Street, and West Broadway.[2] It is served by the 1 train at all times, and by the 2 train during late nights.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward 241st Street late nights) (Canal Street)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward South Ferry (NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Brooklyn College late nights) (Chambers Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The station has two side platforms and four tracks with no crossover or crossunder.[3] The full-time entrance is on the uptown side, on a traffic island where Varick Street and West Broadway meet. There is a kiosk reminiscent of the original IRT kiosks at 72nd Street and Bowling Green, but it was added during the station's renovation during the mid-1990s.[3] The downtown entrance is on the west side of Varick Street, but the booth is not staffed at all times. There are part-time high-exit turnstiles one block north, at North Moore Street, on both the uptown and downtown sides.

There are "store window"-style art displays on the southbound platform and a faux-newsstand on the northbound side.[3] Although the station's original wall tiling was replaced during renovations, its mosaic bands were kept; there are "Franklin Street" large mosaics, small "F" mosaics and directional mosaics "To Franklin St." and "To North Moore St."[3] The floor tiles are rose-colored.[3]

Image gallery[edit]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  2. ^ 1 Broadway - Seventh Avenue Line Local line map MTA Retrieved 2008-05-20
  3. ^ a b c d e IRT West Side Line: Franklin Street NYCSubway Retrieved 2008-05-20

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