Franklin Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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Franklin Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Uptown platform
Station statistics
Address Franklin Street & Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Borough Manhattan
Locale Tribeca
Coordinates 40°43′08″N 74°00′25″W / 40.719°N 74.007°W / 40.719; -74.007Coordinates: 40°43′08″N 74°00′25″W / 40.719°N 74.007°W / 40.719; -74.007
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
Bus transport NJT Bus: 120
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened July 1, 1918; 98 years ago (1918-07-01)
Wireless service Wi-Fi[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,731,354[2]Decrease 0.8%
Rank 278 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Canal Street: 1 all times 2 late nights
Next south Chambers Street: 1 all times 2 late nights
Station identification mosaic

Franklin Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Franklin Street, Varick Street, and West Broadway.[3] It is served by the 1 train at all times, and by the 2 train during late nights.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Canal St
to Chambers St
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward 241st Street late nights) (Canal Street)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward South Ferry (NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Brooklyn College late nights) (Chambers Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Mosaic border

The station has two side platforms and four tracks with no crossover or crossunder.[4] The full-time entrance is on the uptown side, on a traffic island where Varick Street and West Broadway meet. There is a kiosk reminiscent of the original IRT kiosks at 72nd Street and Bowling Green, but it was added during the station's renovation during the mid-1990s.[4] The downtown entrance is on the west side of Varick Street, but the booth is not staffed at all times. There are part-time high-exit turnstiles one block north, at North Moore Street, on both the uptown and downtown sides.

There are "store window"-style art displays on the southbound platform and a faux-newsstand on the northbound side.[4] Although the station's original wall tiling was replaced during renovations, its mosaic bands were kept; there are "Franklin Street" large mosaics, small "F" mosaics and directional mosaics "To Franklin St." and "To North Moore St."[4] The floor tiles are rose-colored.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ 1 Broadway - Seventh Avenue Line Local line map MTA Retrieved 2008-05-20
  4. ^ a b c d e IRT West Side Line: Franklin Street NYCSubway Retrieved 2008-05-20

External links[edit]

Uptown station entrance kiosk