Broad Street (BMT Nassau Street Line)

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Broad Street
NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Broad Street (J-Z platform)v2.JPG
Southbound/terminating platform
Station statistics
Address Broad Street & Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Borough Manhattan
Locale Financial District
Coordinates 40°42′25″N 74°00′39″W / 40.707059°N 74.01073°W / 40.707059; -74.01073Coordinates: 40°42′25″N 74°00′39″W / 40.707059°N 74.01073°W / 40.707059; -74.01073
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Nassau Street Line
Services       J all times (all times)
      Z rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 30, 1931; 85 years ago (1931-05-30)[1]
Passengers (2015) 1,834,780[2]Increase 9.4%
Rank 265 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Fulton Street: J all times Z rush hours, peak direction
Next south (Terminal): J all times Z rush hours, peak direction
Court Street: no regular service

Broad Street is a station on the BMT Nassau Street Line of the New York City Subway located at the intersection of Broad and Wall Streets in the Financial District of Manhattan. It serves as the southern terminal of the J train at all times, and the Z train during rush hours in the peak direction.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Out-of-system transfer to Wall Street
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg (NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg PM rush hours) toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (Fulton Street)
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg (NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg AM rush hours) termination track →
(No regular service: Court Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Grecian revival tablet and frieze circa 1996 from original Vickers design.

This station has two tracks and two side platforms. South of this station, there are two center stub tracks ending at bumper blocks used for laying-up and relaying trains. Further south, the two tracks of the BMT Nassau Street Line merge with the BMT Broadway Line via a flying junction as it enters the Montague Street Tunnel into Downtown Brooklyn. No regular service has used this connection since the M train was re-routed from the Nassau Street Line to the IND Sixth Avenue Line in June 2010.[3][4]

Trains terminate on the southbound track, then continue to one of the two relay tracks before returning on the northbound track to start service to Brooklyn and Queens.

This station was renovated in the late 1990s and a mosaic design was added the platform walls. Beneath a small green and gold trim-line is a larger gold trim-line with a maroon border and white "B" and "BROAD ST" tablets on a blue-green background at regular intervals.[5]


NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg train of R42 cars at Broad Street.

This station has three entrances/exits. The full-time entrance/exit is at the north end above the platforms. Two staircases from each side go up to a mezzanine containing a turnstile bank and token booth. Outside of fare control, two street stairs go up to the southern corners of Wall and Broad Streets. The one outside of the New York Stock Exchange has been closed due to heightened security measures taken after the September 11th attacks.[5]

The other two fare entrances/exits are un-staffed and at platform level. The northbound platform has a part-time bank of both regular and HEET turnstiles and three street stairs, one to the northeast corner of Broad Street and Exchange Place and two along Broad Street between Exchange Place and Beaver Street. The southbound platform has turnstiles that were originally HEET access, but were converted to exit-only following the elimination of thru-service at this station, and two staircases to Broad Street between Exchange Place and Beaver Street. There was another staircase here leading to the northwest corner of Broad Street and Exchange Place, but it was also closed after the September 11th attacks.

Out of system transfer to Wall Street[edit]

Entrance next to 23 Wall Street, following the restoration of full-time service to the station

Outside of fare control, the station's main entrance/exit has a long passageway to Wall Street on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line that is only open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It first runs north three blocks to the basement of One Chase Manhattan Plaza, where two sets of doors and a wide staircase lead to an unmarked entrance/exit at street level. Halfway through the passageway, a short staircase from the west side leads up to a narrower passageway that runs through the basement of the Equitable Building before two offset High Entrance/Exit Turnstiles provide entrance to the subway system. Inside fare control, the passageway splits in half with each branch leading to either side platform of Wall Street. Free connections between the BMT Nassau Street Line and IRT Lexington Avenue Line are available at the next three stations north (Fulton Street, Chambers Street, and Canal Street).[6]


  1. ^ New York Times, Mayor Drives Train in New Subway Link, May 30, 1931, page 11
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ Grynbaum, Michael M. (March 19, 2010). "Under a New Subway Plan, the V Stands for Vanished". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b Jeremiah Cox. "Broad Street (J,Z) - The SubwayNut". 
  6. ^ Jeremiah Cox. "Wall Street (4,5) - The SubwayNut". 

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