Fulton Street (New York City Subway)

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This article is about the existing station in Manhattan. For the complex currently under construction, see Fulton Center. For the station in Brooklyn, see Fulton Street (IND Crosstown Line).
Fulton Street
NYCS 2 NYCS 3 NYCS 4 NYCS 5 NYCS A NYCS C NYCS J NYCS Z
New York City Subway rapid transit station complex
Fulton St (Broadway).jpg
Entrance at Fulton Street & Broadway
Station statistics
Address Fulton Street between Broadway & Nassau Street
New York, NY 10007
Borough Manhattan
Locale Financial District
Coordinates 40°42′36.74″N 74°0′27.88″W / 40.7102056°N 74.0077444°W / 40.7102056; -74.0077444Coordinates: 40°42′36.74″N 74°0′27.88″W / 40.7102056°N 74.0077444°W / 40.7102056; -74.0077444
Division A (IRT), B (BMT, IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
      IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
      IRT Lexington Avenue Line
      BMT Nassau Street Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 all times (all times)
      5 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      A all times (all times)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
      J weekdays and weekday late nights (weekdays and weekday late nights)
      Z rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Connection MTA NYCT Bus: M5, X1, X3, X4, X17, X19, X27, X28
Structure Underground
Levels 3 (Eighth Avenue Line platforms bisect the other 3 lines; Nassau Street platforms are on 2 levels)
Other information
Opened July 1, 1948[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 18,721,694 (station complex)[2] Increase 4.7%
Rank 12 out of 421

Fulton Street is a station complex on the New York City Subway in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. It consists of four linked stations on the IND Eighth Avenue Line, the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, the BMT Nassau Street Line and the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line. The last three cross Fulton Street at Broadway, Nassau Street, and William Street respectively; the Eighth Avenue Line station is underneath Fulton Street, between Broadway and Nassau Streets. The station is the twelfth busiest in the system, as of 2013, with 18,721,694 passengers.[2] The complex is served by the:

  • 2, 4, and A trains at all times
  • 3, 5, and C trains at all times except late nights
  • J train on weekdays
  • Z train during rush hours in the peak direction

The Fulton Center is a project, almost complete, that will improve access throughout the transfer station, introduce a new station building, and provide easier access to the World Trade Center site. It will link the Fulton Street subway station with the nearby Cortlandt Street and Chambers Street stations, through the out-of-fare control Dey Street Passageway.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agents, connections between services
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevators located:
  • on the SW corner of Dey Street and Broadway for southbound NYCS 4 NYCS 5 trains only
  • on the SW corner of William and Fulton Streets. Note: IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line, BMT Nassau Street Line, and IND Eighth Avenue Line platform levels are accessible from this elevator, but connections to the rest of the complex are not accessible)
Northbound
Bwy–7th Av
NYCS 2 toward Wakefield – 241st Street (Park Place)
NYCS 3 toward Harlem – 148th Street (Park Place)
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound
Bwy–7th Av
NYCS 2 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Wall Street)
NYCS 3 toward New Lots Avenue (Wall Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound
Nassau St
NYCS J NYCS Z toward Broad Street (weekdays) (Terminus)
No service (weekends)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound
Lexington Av
NYCS 4 toward Woodlawn (Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall)
NYCS 5 toward Eastchester – Dyre Avenue or Nereid Avenue (Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall)
Southbound
Lexington Av
NYCS 4 toward Crown Heights – Utica Avenue (NYCS 4 toward New Lots Avenue late nights) (Wall Street)
NYCS 5 toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (Wall Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
B2 East IND Mezzanine Transfers to other services
Northbound
Nassau St
NYCS J NYCS Z toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (weekdays) (Chambers Street)
No service (weekends)
Side platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
West IND Mezzanine Dey Street Passageway, transfers to other services
B3 Northbound
8th Av
NYCS A toward Inwood – 207th Street (Chambers Street)
NYCS C toward 168th Street (Chambers Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound
8th Av
NYCS A toward Lefferts Boulevard, Far Rockaway – Mott Avenue or Rockaway Park – Beach 116th Street (High Street)
NYCS C toward Euclid Avenue (High Street)


IRT Lexington Avenue Line platforms[edit]

Fulton Street
NYCS 4 NYCS 5
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Fulton Street (Lex) Platform.JPG
Uptown platform
Station statistics
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Services       4 all times (all times)
      5 all except late nights (all except late nights)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened January 16, 1905; 109 years ago (1905-01-16)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access (transfer to other lines is not accessible; accessible in the southbound direction only)
Station succession
Next north Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall: 4 all times 5 all except late nights
Next south Wall Street: 4 all times 5 all except late nights


Next Handicapped/disabled access north none; northbound platform not accessible
(Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall: 4 all times 5 all except late nights)
Next Handicapped/disabled access south Bowling Green: 4 all times 5 all except late nights

Fulton Street is a stop on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line.

History[edit]

Opened on January 16, 1905 as part of a one-stop extension southbound from Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall.[3] This marked the first time that the subway had been extended further downtown and towards Brooklyn; the previous terminus, Brooklyn Bridge, was also the original subway's southern end.

Only the southbound platform is ADA-accessible. In October 2012, a new entrance on Dey Street opened, and an ADA-accessible elevator was installed for the southbound platform.

Despite being on the Lexington Avenue Line, the station actually lies underneath Broadway between Cortlandt and Fulton Streets, as the line takes its name from its Upper East Side trunk avenue. A number of exits to street level are available at Dey, John, and Fulton Streets, while the connecting passage to the other stations within the Fulton Street complex lies underneath the latter.

Because the local tracks loop at the abandoned City Hall station to the north, Fulton Street has only two tracks and two side platforms. The station, which is now a registered New York City Landmark, features a mosaic of the steamboat built by Robert Fulton. The southbound platform incorporates an ornate entrance to the building at 195 Broadway, which features fluted columns, engraved metal signs, ornate railings, and blacked out store windows.

Image gallery[edit]

Further reading[edit]


IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line platform[edit]

Fulton Street
NYCS 2 NYCS 3
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Fulton Street (Bway-7th Ave).JPG
Station statistics
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 1, 1918; 96 years ago (1918-08-01)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station succession
Next north Park Place: 2 all times 3 all except late nights
Next south Wall Street: 2 all times 3 all except late nights

Fulton Street on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line opened on August 1, 1918 as part of an extension towards Brooklyn. It originally opened to a temporary terminus at Wall Street before the Clark Street Tunnel could open.

Fulton Street station has a standard local configuration of two tracks and one island platform. Brooklyn-bound trains use track K2 while uptown trains use track K3. These designations come from track chaining which measures track distances and are not used in normal conversation. Based on this chaining, Fulton Street is about 19,700 ft (3.73 mi) from post zero at Broadway and 44th Street since this is where the West Side Line "merges" with the 42nd Street Shuttle. This is slightly non-standard signage because it is a local station using express track numbers as these tracks become the express tracks on the main line, providing a reasonable explanation.

The station has two mezzanines, separated at Fulton Street. The full-time entrance is to the south mezzanine, at the southeast corner of Fulton and William Streets. There are also part-time entrances mid-block on William Street, and through an office building on John Street. The north mezzanine is open part-time, with an entrance through an office building on the northeast corner of Fulton and William Streets. Like Wall Street, the next station south, there is a narrow island platform and a number of comparatively narrow staircases up to the mezzanine level.

There is an ADA-accessible elevator from platform level to the mezzanine at the platform's extreme south end. It connects to street level and to all other elevators except for those of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line.

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BMT Nassau Street Line platforms[edit]

Fulton Street
NYCS J NYCS Z
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Fulton Street (Nassau).JPG
Broad Street-bound platform
Station statistics
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Nassau Street Line
Services       J weekdays and weekday late nights (weekdays and weekday late nights)
      Z rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Levels 2
Platforms 2 side platforms (1 on each level)
Tracks 2 (1 on each level)
Other information
Opened May 30, 1931; 83 years ago (1931-05-30)[4]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access (accessible in the southbound direction only)
Station succession
Next north Chambers Street: J weekdays and weekday late nights Z rush hours, peak direction
Next south Broad Street: J weekdays and weekday late nights Z rush hours, peak direction

Fulton Street on the BMT Nassau Street Line has two tracks and two side platforms, with downtown trains on the upper level and uptown trains on the lower level due to the narrowness of Nassau Street. The entrance for uptown trains is on the west side of Nassau Street, and the entrance for downtown trains is on the east side of Nassau Street (the reverse of what one would normally expect). It is possible to cross between the uptown and downtown sides via the IND platform, which passes underneath both levels of this station.

Exits are to Nassau Street and Fulton Street. There is a south exit to John Street that is open only during rush hours and a sealed north end exit to Ann Street and passageway to Beekman Street and Pace University to the far north. This passageway was out of system and more than one block long.

Both this station and Broad Street are normally closed on weekends (two of the only four stations in the entire system that do not operate 24/7, the others being the 42nd Street Shuttle platforms at Times Square and Grand Central), when the J train terminates at the next station north, Chambers Street. However, due to the line's proximity to the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, it is possible to transfer to the 4 and 5 trains at Brooklyn Bridge for service south of Chambers Street while Fulton and Broad Streets are closed on weekends, since they are both in walking distance.

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IND Eighth Avenue Line platform[edit]

Fulton Street
NYCS A NYCS C
New York City Subway rapid transit station
FultonStreetACPlatform.jpg
The IND Eighth Avenue Line platform with the Brooklyn-bound track cordoned off due to service being rerouted
Station statistics
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services       A all times (all times)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened February 1, 1933; 81 years ago (1933-02-01)[5]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Former/other names Broadway – Nassau Street
Station succession
Next north Chambers Street – World Trade Center: A all times C all except late nights
Next south High Street: A all times C all except late nights

Fulton Street (formerly Broadway – Nassau Street) on the IND Eighth Avenue Line has two tracks and one island platform. The station is located approximately sixty feet below ground level. Similar to other stations near it, Fulton Street utilizes a tube station design because of its depth. The tile on this station is colored purple, with wall tiles reading "FULTON". An alternating pattern of "BWAY" and "NASSAU" was the original tiling until recently. The station adopted the "Fulton Street" name in December 2010 to become unified with the other platforms in the station complex.[6] Overhead and column signage carry the new name.

There are two sets of artwork here. One is the Marine Grill Murals, from Hotel McAlpin, located at the William Street entrance (originally on the mezzanine) and the other is Nancy Holt's Astral Grating, also on the mezzanine.

Elevators lead from this platform's mezzanine to the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line platforms and to both of the BMT Nassau Street Line's platforms. There is an elevator to street level at the southwestern corner of William and Fulton Streets.

Image gallery[edit]


Notable places nearby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times, Transfer Points Under Higher Fare, June 30, 1948, page 19
  2. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  3. ^ Subway at Fulton Street busy New York Times Retrieved January 03, 2010
  4. ^ New York Times, Mayor Drives Train in New Subway Link, May 30, 1931, page 11
  5. ^ New York Times, City Opens Subway to Brooklyn Today, February 1, 1933, page 19
  6. ^ http://www.mta.info/nyct/service/FultonStreetStation.htm

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