Prince Street (BMT Broadway Line)

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Prince Street
NYCS N NYCS R
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Prince Street Platform.JPG
Station statistics
Address Prince Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Borough Manhattan
Locale SoHo
Coordinates 40°43′27″N 73°59′52″W / 40.724202°N 73.997812°W / 40.724202; -73.997812Coordinates: 40°43′27″N 73°59′52″W / 40.724202°N 73.997812°W / 40.724202; -73.997812
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Broadway Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 4, 1917; 96 years ago (September 4, 1917)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 5,209,433[2] Decrease 5.3%
Rank 87 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Eighth Street – New York University: N all times R all except late nights
Next south Canal Street (via Tunnel): R weekdays except late nights
Canal Street (via Bridge): N all times R weekends except late nights

Prince Street is a local station on the BMT Broadway Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the N train at all times and the R train at all times except late nights. Each side platform contains a fare control area and there are no other exits nor any crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between opposite directions.

History[edit]

Prince Street opened on September 4, 1917 as part of the first section of the BMT Broadway Line from Canal Street to 14th Street – Union Square.[1]

In the late 1970s, New York City Transit fixed the station's structure and the overall appearance. They replaced the original wall tiles, signs, and incandescent lighting with a 1970s style wall tile band and tablet mosaics, signs and fluorescent lights. It also fixed staircases and platform edges. In 2001, the station received a major overhaul. It included an upgrade of the station for ADA compliance and restoration of the original late 1910s tiling. New York City Transit repaired the staircases, re-tiled the walls, fitted new tiling on the floors, upgraded the station's lights and the public address system, installing ADA yellow safety threads along the platform edge, new signs, and new trackbeds in both directions.

The 2004 artwork, Carrying On, is by Janet Zweig. It uses water jet-cut steel, marble, and slate to create a mural along the entire length (totaling 1,200 feet) of both platforms. The 194 different frames in this frieze detail contain images of New Yorkers from all walks of life. As the title suggests, almost all of the images involve carrying something.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS N toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Canal Street via Bridge)
NYCS R toward Whitehall Street (weekdays) (Canal Street via Tunnel)
NYCS R toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (weekends) (Canal Street via Bridge)
Southbound express NYCS Q does not stop here
Northbound express NYCS Q does not stop here →
Northbound local NYCS N toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard (Eighth Street – New York University)
NYCS R toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (Eighth Street – New York University)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The New York Times, Open First Section of Broadway Line, September 5, 1917
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Prince Street (BMT Broadway Line) at Wikimedia Commons