Grand Street (IND Sixth Avenue Line)

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Not to be confused with Grand Street (BMT Canarsie Line).
Grand Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Grand Street Stair.JPG
Station statistics
Address Grand Street & Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
Borough Manhattan
Locale Chinatown
Coordinates 40°43′05″N 73°59′38″W / 40.718119°N 73.993864°W / 40.718119; -73.993864Coordinates: 40°43′05″N 73°59′38″W / 40.718119°N 73.993864°W / 40.718119; -73.993864
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Sixth Avenue Line
Services       B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. (weekdays until 11:00 p.m.)
      D all times (all times)
Connection New York City Bus: M15, M15 SBS, M103, and B39 (nearby)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened November 26, 1967; 47 years ago (1967-11-26)
Passengers (2014) 8,131,543[1]Increase 1.7%
Rank 45 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Broadway – Lafayette Street: B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. D all times
Next south DeKalb Avenue (local): B weekdays until 11:00 p.m. D late nights
Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (express): D all except late nights
Myrtle Avenue (closed)

Grand Street is a station in Manhattan on the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It was one of two stations added in 1967–68 as part of the Chrystie Street Connection (the other being 57th Street – Sixth Avenue). It is served by the D at all times and the B on weekdays.

The station has two tracks and two narrow side platforms. They are column-less and have a blue trim line with "GRAND ST" in white sans-serif font on it at regular intervals. The side walls were designed to be removed for a conversion into two island platforms with four tracks. This design was for the Second Avenue Subway, which would serve the outer tracks while the Sixth Avenue Line serves the inner tracks, providing a cross-platform interchange between these two lines.[2] Current plans, however, have the Second Avenue platform to be built below the current one, though a free transfer will still be provided.[3]

The only mezzanine at the center of the station has two staircases to each platform, a turnstile bank, token booth, and three staircases going up to either northern corner of the intersection of Grand and Chrystie Streets. The station originally had two street stairs to the northeastern corner of Chrystie Street and Grand Street. The third staircase, on the northwestern corner, was added in the late 1990s to alleviate overcrowding in the station.

Artwork called Trains of Thought Artwork by Andrea Gardner and Sally Heller was installed at the mezzanine and platforms in the late 1990s as the "Creative Stations" program sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. It features red clay models of R62s mounted on wood.

The Brooklyn-bound platform seen from the uptown platform

On the Brooklyn-bound side, there is a small sign reading "Change Radio Channel to B1", indicating that train operators must change the channel on the route destination box from B2 (IND) to B1 (BMT) before crossing the Manhattan Bridge. Southbound trains leaving this station cross over the north side of the bridge and arrive at DeKalb Avenue or Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (via the DeKalb Avenue bypass tracks). As the tracks curve onto the bridge, trackways from Canal Street on the Manhattan Bridge branch of the BMT Broadway Line are visible. The north side of the bridge originally led to that station before the current alignment was completed in 1967.

When the Manhattan Bridge tracks were closed for repairs in 1986–88, 1995, and 2001–04, this station was served by the Grand Street Shuttle to the Sixth Avenue Line and there was no service to Brooklyn.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS B toward Bedford Park Boulevard rush hours, 145th Street other times (Broadway – Lafayette Street)
NYCS D toward Norwood – 205th Street (Broadway – Lafayette Street)
Southbound NYCS B toward Brighton Beach (DeKalb Avenue)
NYCS D toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue (Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center all except nights; DeKalb Avenue late nights)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


External links[edit]

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