Canal Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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Canal Street
"1" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Canal Street on the 1 Line.jpeg
Station statistics
Address Canal Street & Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Borough Manhattan
Locale SoHo, Tribeca
Coordinates 40°43′19″N 74°00′22″W / 40.722°N 74.006°W / 40.722; -74.006Coordinates: 40°43′19″N 74°00′22″W / 40.722°N 74.006°W / 40.722; -74.006
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
      2 late nights (late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M20
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened July 1, 1918; 98 years ago (1918-07-01)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Passengers (2015) 1,830,920[2]Decrease 1.5%
Rank 266 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Houston Street: 1 all times 2 late nights
Next south Franklin Street: 1 all times 2 late nights

Canal Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located in Lower Manhattan at the intersection of Canal and Varick Streets. It is served by the 1 train at all times, and by the 2 train during late night hours.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Houston St
to Franklin St
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "1" train toward Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (Houston Street)
"2" train toward 241st Street late nights (Houston Street)
Northbound express "2" train "3" train do not stop here
Southbound express "2" train "3" train do not stop here →
Southbound local "1" train toward South Ferry (Franklin Street)
"2" train toward Brooklyn College late nights (Franklin Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Mosaic with name

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 at the entrance to the Holland Tunnel outside of the Tribeca North Historic District.[3] Much of the surrounding area is characterized by its historic loft architecture.

Like all stations on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line south of 34th Street–Penn Station, Canal Street opened on July 1, 1918 as part of a southwestern expansion of the line to the South Ferry loop station. (That station has been replaced by another with the same name.) The station was renovated in 1992 by MTA New York City Transit's in-house staff.

This station has two side platforms and four tracks, numbered 1 to 4 from west to east, with center tracks 2 and 3 serving the 2 and 3 express trains that bypass the station during daytime hours. The platforms are mildly offset and, although there are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions, there is evidence of a sealed crossunder on both of the platforms.


Fare control is on platform level for both sides. The two northbound street stairs are on the northeast corner of Varick Street and Canal Street, and the one southbound street stair is on the northwest corner.[4] The northeast-corner entrances have been floodproofed.[5][6]


  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Tribeca North Historic District" (PDF). New York City Landmarks Commission. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: SoHo / Tribeca" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ Kirby, Jen (2016-04-07). "Here's One Way the MTA Is Getting the Subway Ready for the Next Superstorm Sandy". Daily Intelligencer. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 
  6. ^ "Can We Make Our Subways Flood-Proof Or What?". Popular Science. 2016-08-03. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 

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