Rector Street (BMT Broadway Line)
train of R46 cars arriving for uptown
|Address||Rector Street & Trinity Place
New York, NY 10006
|Line||BMT Broadway Line|
|Services||R (weekdays except late nights)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||January 5, 1918|
|Passengers (2013)||1,524,110 21.9%|
|Rank||296 out of 421|
|Next north||Cortlandt Street: R|
|Next south||Whitehall Street – South Ferry: R|
Rector Street is a station on the BMT Broadway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the corner of Rector Street and Trinity Place in Lower Manhattan, the station is served by the R train at all times except late nights, when the N train takes over service.
Beginning on August 2, 2013 and continuing until October 2014, this station is served by the R train on weekdays only. This is due to Hurricane Sandy recovery work being done by the MTA in the Montague Street Tunnel. All weekend R and late-night N trains operate over the Manhattan Bridge. During those times, this station is closed.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue weekdays (Cortlandt Street)|
|Southbound||→ toward Whitehall Street weekdays (Terminus) →|
Since the station is on a grade, there is a noticeable slant. The station has two side platforms, downtown and uptown, which are not connected. This station was overhauled in the late 1970s. The overhaul changed the station's structure and the overall appearance, replacing the original wall tiles, old signs, and incandescent lighting to the 1970s-style wall tiles, signs and fluorescent lights. It also modernized staircases and platform edges. The blue tiles, which are not standard in BMT stations, provide the backdrop to the lettering, similar to Prospect Avenue station in Brooklyn.
The uptown platform maintains one old style sign while at the north end of the downtown/Brooklyn platform is an entire closed off portion of a defunct platform. There are several (painted over) old style Rector Street mosaic signs on this platform.
Media related to Rector Street (BMT Broadway Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—BMT Broadway Line: Rector Street
- Station Reporter — N Train
- Station Reporter — R Train
- Rector Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- entrance near Brooklyn Battery Tunnel from Google Maps Street View