Grand Street (IND Sixth Avenue Line)
|Address||Grand Street & Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
|Line||IND Sixth Avenue Line|
|Services||B (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
D (all times)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||November 26, 1967|
|Passengers (2012)||7,658,249 1.4%|
|Rank||47 out of 421|
|Next north||Broadway – Lafayette Street: B D|
|Next south||DeKalb Avenue (local): B D
Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (express): D
Myrtle Avenue (closed)
Grand Street is a station in Manhattan on the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It was one of two stations added in 1967–68 as part of the Chrystie Street Connection (the other being 57th Street – Sixth Avenue). It is served by the D at all times and the B on weekdays.
The station has two tracks and two narrow side platforms. They are column-less and have a blue trim line with "GRAND ST" in white sans-serif font on it at regular intervals. The side walls were designed to be removed for a conversion into two island platforms with four tracks. This design was for the Second Avenue Subway, which would serve the outer tracks while the Sixth Avenue Line serves the inner tracks, providing a cross-platform interchange between these two lines. Current plans, however, have the Second Avenue platform to be built below the current one, though a free transfer will still be provided.
The only mezzanine at the center of the station has two staircases to each platform, a turnstile bank, token booth, and three staircases going up to either northern corner of the intersection of Grand and Chrystie Streets. The station originally had two street stairs to the northeastern corner of Chrystie Street and Grand Street. The third staircase, on the northwestern corner, was added in the late 1990s to alleviate overcrowding in the station.
Artwork called Trains of Thought Artwork by Andrea Gardner and Sally Heller was installed at the mezzanine and platforms in the late 1990s as the "Creative Stations" program sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. It features red clay models of R62s mounted on wood.
On the Brooklyn-bound side, there is a small sign reading "Change Radio Channel to B1", indicating that train operators must change the channel on the route destination box from B2 (IND) to B1 (BMT) before crossing the Manhattan Bridge. Southbound trains leaving this station cross over the north side of the bridge and arrive at DeKalb Avenue or Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (via the DeKalb Avenue bypass tracks). As the tracks curve onto the bridge, trackways from Canal Street on the Manhattan Bridge branch of the BMT Broadway Line are visible. The north side of the bridge originally led to that station before the current alignment was completed in 1967.
When the Manhattan Bridge tracks were closed for repairs in 1986–88, 1995, and 2001–04, this station was served by the Grand Street Shuttle to the Sixth Avenue Line and there was no service to Brooklyn.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours, 145th Street other times (Broadway – Lafayette Street)
← toward Norwood – 205th Street (Broadway – Lafayette Street)
|Southbound||→ toward Brighton Beach (DeKalb Avenue) →
→ toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center all except nights; DeKalb Avenue late nights) →
Media related to Grand Street (IND Sixth Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—IND 6th Avenue: Grand Street
- nycsubway.org — Trains of Thought Artwork by Gardner & Heller (unknown date)
- Station Reporter — B Train
- Station Reporter — D Train
- Grand Street entrance from Google Maps Street View