Cortlandt Street (BMT Broadway Line)

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 Cortlandt Street
 "R" train"W" train
New York City Subway station
Cortlandt Street platform.JPG
Uptown (northbound) platform
Station statistics
Address Cortlandt Street & Church Street
New York, NY 10280
Borough Manhattan
Locale Financial District, World Trade Center
Coordinates 40°42′39″N 74°00′40″W / 40.710735°N 74.011245°W / 40.710735; -74.011245Coordinates: 40°42′39″N 74°00′40″W / 40.710735°N 74.011245°W / 40.710735; -74.011245
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Broadway Line
Services       N late nights (late nights)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
      W weekdays only (weekdays only)
System transfers At Chambers Street–World Trade Center/Park Place:
      2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)​
      A all times (all times)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
      E all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: M55, X27, X28
Bus transport MTA Bus: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4
At Fulton Street via Fulton Center:
      2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)​
      4 all times (all times)
      5 all except late nights (all except late nights)​
      A all times (all times)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)​
      J all times (all times)
      Z rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Port Authority Trans-Hudson PATH: NWK–WTC and HOB–WTC (at World Trade Center)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened January 5, 1918; 100 years ago (1918-01-05)[1] (original)
September 15, 2002; 15 years ago (2002-09-15) (first reopening)
Closed September 11, 2001; 16 years ago (2001-09-11) (first closing)
August 20, 2005; 12 years ago (2005-08-20) (second closing)
Rebuilt November 25, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-11-25) (northbound platform)[2]
September 6, 2011; 6 years ago (2011-09-06) (southbound platform)[3][4]
Station code 021[5]
Accessible This station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[6]
Former/other names Cortlandt Street–World Trade Center
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 6,101,278[7]Increase 42.9%
Rank 72 out of 425
Station succession
Next north City Hall: N late nightsR all except late nightsW weekdays only
Next south Rector Street: N late nightsR all except late nightsW weekdays only


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north 14th Street–Union Square: N late nightsR all except late nightsW weekdays only
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south none: W weekdays only
Jay Street–MetroTech: N late nights R all timesW limited rush hour service only

Cortlandt Street is a local station on the BMT Broadway Line of the New York City Subway. Originally opened in 1918, the station is located under Church Street, between Fulton and Cortlandt Streets in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. It is served by the R train at all times except late nights, when the N train takes over service. The W train also serves this station on weekdays.

Passageways link this station to two others outside fare control: to the World Trade Center PATH station and to the Fulton Street station, both through the Dey Street Passageway underneath the station. The station also contains a free transfer to the Chambers Street–World Trade Center/Park Place station via the southbound platform.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Vesey Street, West Broadway, Greenwich Street, September 11 Memorial and Museum
B1
Upper Concourse[8]
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound Broadway "R" train toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue (City Hall)
"W" train weekdays ("N" train late nights) toward Ditmars Boulevard (City Hall)
Southbound Broadway "R" train toward Bay Ridge–95th Street (Rector Street)
"W" train toward Whitehall Street–South Ferry weekdays (Rector Street)
"N" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue late nights (Rector Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Balcony Westfield World Trade Center; elevators, escalators, and stairs to lower concourse
West Concourse Balcony Shops, passageway to Brookfield Place
Side platform, temporarily closed for construction
Northbound 7th Avenue "1" train does not stop here[a] (Chambers Street)
Southbound 7th Avenue "1" train does not stop here[a] (Rector Street)
Side platform, temporarily closed for construction
B2
Lower Concourse
[8]
Subway passageway "2" train"3" train"A" train"C" train"E" train trains at Chambers Street–World Trade Center
"2" train"3" train"4" train"5" train"A" train"C" train"J" train"Z" train trains via Fulton Center
Westfield World Trade Center Shops and booths
B3
Mezzanine
[8]
PATH fare control MetroCard/SmartLink machines, access to PATH platforms
West Concourse Shops, passageway to Brookfield Place
B4
PATH Platforms
[8]
Track 1      HOB–WTC (rush hours only) toward Hoboken (Exchange Place)
Island platform (Platform A) Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2[b]      HOB–WTC toward Hoboken (Exchange Place)
Island platform (Platform B) Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3[c]      HOB–WTC toward Hoboken (Exchange Place)
Track 4[d]      NWK–WTC toward Newark (Exchange Place)
Island platform (Platform C) Handicapped/disabled access
Track 5[e]      NWK–WTC toward Newark (Exchange Place)
Side platform (Platform D) Handicapped/disabled access
Track layout

This underground station, opened on January 5, 1918,[1] has two tracks and two side platforms.[9] It is the closest station on the BMT Broadway Line to the World Trade Center.[10] Immediately north of this station, the line utilizes a sharp reverse curve, first turning east under Vesey Street, then turning north under Broadway toward City Hall.[9]

Exits[edit]

Both eastern corner of Church and Dey Streets contain a staircase exit from the northbound platform. There is also a staircase to the northeast corner of Church and Cortlandt Streets.[10]

Both platforms are connected to the World Trade Center Transportation Hub via an underpass and to the Fulton Center via the Dey Street Passageway. This station is ADA-accessible via the latter connection.[10] An underground passageway also leads to One Liberty Plaza.[10] An exit at the north end of the southbound platform once led to the original World Trade Center's lower concourse, and now leads to the Westfield World Trade Center shopping mall within the WTC Transportation Hub.[10] A passageway at the north end of the southbound platform also leads to the World Trade Center subway station. The connection opened on December 29, 2017 along with a passageway connecting World Trade Center with Tower 2, and passageways connecting the southbound platform of Cortlandt Street to the Oculus and to Tower 4. Fare control areas had to be reconfigured.[11]

Lower Manhattan transit
 1  2  3  Chambers Street
City Hall  R  W 
 A  C  E  Chambers Street–WTC
 2  3  Park Place
Cortlandt Street  R  W 
Fulton Street  2  3  4  5  A  C  J  Z 
Rector Street  R  W 
 4  5  Wall Street
Wall Street  2  3 
 4  5  Bowling Green
Broad Street  J  Z 
 1  R ​ ​ W  South Ferry/Whitehall Street

Station work[edit]

Ribbon cutting for the reopening of the southbound platform

The station was overhauled in the late 1970s, with repairs made to the structural and cosmetic appearance. The original BMT wall tiles were covered over with the MTA's then-standard large rectangular wall tiles, with bolted-on signs replacing the "Cortlandt Street" mosaics in the wall. Lighting was converted from incandescent to fluorescent and staircases and platform edges were repaired. Much of the cosmetic change that came with this renovation was undone in a subsequent 1998–1999 renovation. In addition to "state-of-repair" work and upgrades for ADA accessibility, the station's original 1918 tilework was restored. Other improvements were made to the public address system, directional signage, and concrete trackbeds.

The station sustained significant damage during the collapse of the adjacent World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001. It was closed for repairs, which included removal of debris, fixing structural damage, and restoring the track beds, which had suffered flood damage in the aftermath of the collapse. The station reopened on September 15, 2002.

On August 20, 2005, the station was closed again for installation of the Dey Street Passageway below Dey Street as part of the Fulton Center project. At the same time, the station is to be made ADA-accessible in both directions. Previously, the station was accessible on the southbound side only via the temporary PATH World Trade Center station's elevator. MTA posters and flyers at that time indicated the station would reopen in the spring of 2006, and later by spring of 2007, but neither reopening schedules occurred.[12] The northbound side of the station finally reopened on November 25, 2009.[13][14] The southbound platform reopened on September 6, 2011, while continuing excavation along the Church Street side of the World Trade Center site was being performed.[15][3][4]

The Dey Street Passageway, outside of the fare control, connects the Fulton Street station complex to the Cortlandt Street station and to the World Trade Center Transportation Hub. It opened on November 10, 2014, while the World Trade Center was still under construction.[16] With the opening of the Dey Street Passageway, ridership at the station has increased dramatically. Between 2014 and 2016, ridership at the station increased from 1,500,040 to 4,270,036, a 184 percent increase.[7]

Image gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Cortlandt Street station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line (1 train) is closed until October 2018.
  2. ^ Formerly track 1
  3. ^ Formerly track 2
  4. ^ Formerly track 3
  5. ^ Formerly track 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Open New Subway to Times Square". www.nycsubway.org. New York Times. January 6, 1918. Retrieved April 12, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Cortlandt Street R/W Subway Station Reopens". New York City Transit Authority. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Cortlandt St. R Station Re-Opens". MTA.info. September 6, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Fink, Zack (September 6, 2011). "Lower Manhattan Subway Stop Fully Reopened". NY1. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  6. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  8. ^ a b c d Dunlap, David W. (2004-12-16). "Blocks; At Site of New Tower, a Game of Inches". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-02-19 (a diagram is available here). 
  9. ^ a b Dougherty, Peter (2018). Tracks of the New York City Subway 2018 (16th ed.). Dougherty. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Lower Manhattan" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Getting to the Oculus Just Got Much Easier". Tribeca Citizen. December 30, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Cortlandt St station remains closed" (PDF). New York City Transit Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 26, 2007. Retrieved April 12, 2007. 
  13. ^ "MTA Chairman Reopens R/W Cortlandt Street Station". NY1 News. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Cortlandt St Northbound Subway Platform Reopens". Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center/LMDC. Retrieved November 22, 2009. 
  15. ^ Fermino, Jennifer (August 3, 2011). "G. Zero station set to reopen". New York Post. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Fulton Street Transit Center, Final Environmental Impact Statement and Section 4(f) Evaluation, Ch. 3, p. 3-21" (PDF). 

External links[edit]

External video
Ten Years Later: MTA Reflects on 9/11, Metropolitan Transportation Authority; September 7, 2011; 4:21 YouTube video clip