Chambers Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)

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Chambers Street
NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Chambers Street (Bway-7th) Platform.JPG
Uptown platform
Station statistics
Address Chambers Street & West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
Borough Manhattan
Locale Financial District, Tribeca
Coordinates 40°42′56″N 74°00′33″W / 40.715517°N 74.009233°W / 40.715517; -74.009233Coordinates: 40°42′56″N 74°00′33″W / 40.715517°N 74.009233°W / 40.715517; -74.009233
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
      2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M20, M22
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened July 1, 1918; 97 years ago (1918-07-01)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Passengers (2014) 6,973,674[1]Increase 3.2%
Rank 62 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Franklin Street (local): 1 all times 2 late nights
14th Street (express): 2 all except late nights 3 all except late nights
Next south Rector Street (local): 1 all times
Park Place (express): 2 all times 3 all except late nights
Cortlandt Street (local, closed)

Next Handicapped/disabled access north 34th Street – Penn Station: 1 all times 2 all times 3 all except late nights
Next Handicapped/disabled access south South Ferry: no regular service
none; elevator at South Ferry out of service: 1 all times
Fulton Street: 2 all times 3 all except late nights

Chambers Street Subway Station (Dual System IRT)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP Reference # 05000234[2]
Added to NRHP March 30, 2005

Chambers Street is an express station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Chambers Street and West Broadway in Lower Manhattan. It is served by the 1 and 2 trains at all times, and the 3 train at all times except during nights.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at NW corner of Hudson and Chambers Streets)
Platform level
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (Franklin Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Wakefield – 241st Street (14th Street all except nights; Franklin Street late nights)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg toward Harlem – 148th Street (14th Street)
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Brooklyn College (Park Place)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg toward New Lots Avenue (Park Place)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward South Ferry (Rector Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg (under construction) toward South Ferry (Cortlandt Street)
Exit at Chambers Street and West Broadway

There are four tracks and two island platforms. The 1 train uses the local tracks, and the 2 and 3 trains use the express tracks. South of this station, the 2 and 3 trains curve east and branch off to Park Place, Fulton Street, Wall Street, and then Brooklyn. The 1 train continues directly south towards its terminal, South Ferry.

North of the station are diamond crossovers in both directions, allowing the 2 train to run local during late nights, switching over to the express tracks north of Chambers Street and then heading to Brooklyn; there are no crossovers south of the station due to its close proximity to Park Place. These switches were also used after the September 11, 2001 attacks, when the South Ferry branch of the line was impassable, and the 1 train was routed to Brooklyn in place of the 3 train and all trains that stopped here were local in Manhattan.

As part of a 2007–2009 renovation, elevators were installed in the station (two from platform level to the mezzanine and one from fare control to the streets) to make it ADA-accessible for people with disabilities.[3]

Nearby points of interest[edit]


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  2. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2/3 Chambers Street Elevator Installation". Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Plaque with the first building of Kings College (later Columbia University), which was located around the corner on Park Place