Canal Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||Canal Street & Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10013
|Line||IND Eighth Avenue Line|
|Services||A (all times)
C (all except late nights)
E (all times)
|Platforms||2 island platforms
|Opened||September 10, 1932|
|Former/other names||Canal Street – Holland Tunnel|
|Passengers (2014)||6,013,138 1.5%|
|Rank||72 out of 421|
|Next north||Spring Street (local): A C E
West Fourth Street – Washington Square (express): A
|Next south||World Trade Center (local): E
Chambers Street (express): A C
Canal Street (formerly Canal Street – Holland Tunnel) is an express station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Canal Street and Sixth Avenue in Lower Manhattan, it is served by the A and E trains at all times, and the C train at all times except late nights.
This underground station is located on the street of the same name, which is the boundary of SoHo and Tribeca. Lying within a block of three different pocket parks (St. John's Park, Duane Park, and Cavala Park), the station sits one block from the entrance to the Holland Tunnel outside of the Tribeca North Historic District. Much of the surrounding area is characterized by its historic loft architecture.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Northbound local||← toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (Spring Street)|
|small>Island platform, doors will open on the left, right|
|Northbound express||← toward 207th Street (West Fourth Street – Washington Square all except nights, Spring Street late nights)
← toward 168th Street (Spring Street)
|Southbound express||→ toward Lefferts Boulevard or Far Rockaway all except nights, or Rockaway Park PM rush hours (Chambers Street) →|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left, right|
|Southbound local||→ toward Euclid Avenue ( toward Far Rockaway late nights) (Chambers Street) →
→ toward World Trade Center (Terminus) →
There are four tracks and two island platforms, which are each approximately 600 feet (180 m) long. There are two diamond crossovers allowing express trains to cross to the local track or local trains to cross to the express track. One is located to the south of the station for downtown (southbound) trains and the other is located to the north of the station for uptown (northbound) trains; this can be a bottleneck for trains in either direction. The platforms are offset, and a signal tower is located at the south end of the southbound platform.
South of this station, the tracks split into two levels and cross at a flying junction. These partly allow the future junction for a proposed line under Worth Street, as part of the IND Second System. The proposed route would have run under Worth Street and East Broadway, and crossed the East River to Brooklyn. The bellmouths for this proposed route are visible from the E train headed towards and coming from the World Trade Center station. On the tunnel wall where the turnout is, there is an arrow painted with the words reading: "Worth St." written next to it.
The station has exits at:
- NE corner of Sixth Avenue and Canal Street
- South side of Laight Street, between Sixth Avenue and St. Johns Lane
- NW and NE corners of Sixth Avenue and West Broadway
- NE corner of Sixth Avenue and Walker Street
- AT&T Building
- New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
- "Tribeca North Historic District" (PDF). New York City Landmarks Commission. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8NAOtBXKhA A bellmouth is visible to the left, at the 4:12 mark into this video, just before the train enters the World Trade Center station.
Media related to Canal Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line) at Wikimedia Commons
- nycsubway.org—IND 8th Avenue: Canal Street–Holland Tunnel
- nycsubway.org — A Gathering Artwork by Martin & Munoz (unknown date)
- Station Reporter — A Lefferts
- Station Reporter — A Rockaway
- Station Reporter — C Train
- Station Reporter — E Train
- MTA's Arts For Transit — Canal Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
- Canal Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Laight Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- West Broadway entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Beach Street — Walker Street entrance from Google Maps Street View