Canal Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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Canal Street
"A" train "C" train "E" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Canal Street - 8th Avenue Platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address Canal Street & Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10013
Borough Manhattan
Locale Tribeca, SoHo
Coordinates 40°43′19″N 74°00′19″W / 40.72186°N 74.005365°W / 40.72186; -74.005365Coordinates: 40°43′19″N 74°00′19″W / 40.72186°N 74.005365°W / 40.72186; -74.005365
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services       A all times (all times)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
      E all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M55, X27, X28
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932; 84 years ago (1932-09-10)[1]
Accessibility Cross-platform wheelchair transfer available
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Former/other names Canal Street–Holland Tunnel
Passengers (2015) 6,011,243[3]Steady 0%
Rank 72 out of 422
Station succession
Next north West Fourth Street–Washington Square (express): A all except late nights
Spring Street (local): A late nights C all except late nights E all times
Next south Chambers Street (express): A all times C all except late nights
World Trade Center (local): E all times

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.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to W 4 St
to Spring St
to WTC
to Chambers St
Exit-only turnstile from the southbound platform
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Northbound local "E" train toward Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer (Spring Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound express "A" train toward 207th Street (West Fourth Street–Washington Square all except nights, Spring Street late nights)
"C" train toward 168th Street (Spring Street)
Southbound express "A" train 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 "C" train toward Euclid Avenue ("A" train toward Far Rockaway late nights) (Chambers Street)
"E" train toward World Trade Center (Terminus)

The station opened on September 10, 1932.[1][4] There are four tracks and two island platforms, which are each approximately 660 feet (200 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.

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.[5] Much of the surrounding area is characterized by its historic loft architecture.

Track layout[edit]

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.[6] On the tunnel wall where the turnout is, there is an arrow painted with the words reading: "Worth St." written next to it.


Laight Street stairs

The station has exits at:


  1. ^ a b New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ Crowell, Paul (September 10, 1932). "Gay Midnight Crowd Rides First Trains In The New Subway: Throngs at Station an Hour Before Time, Rush Turnstiles When Chains are Dropped". New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tribeca North Historic District" (PDF). New York City Landmarks Commission. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ a b c d e "MTA Neighborhood Maps: SoHo / Tribeca" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 

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