Houston Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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Houston Street
"1" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Houston Street IRT 002.JPG
Uptown platform
Station statistics
Address West Houston Street & Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
Borough Manhattan
Locale Greenwich Village, West Village
Coordinates 40°43′43″N 74°00′19″W / 40.728592°N 74.005322°W / 40.728592; -74.005322Coordinates: 40°43′43″N 74°00′19″W / 40.728592°N 74.005322°W / 40.728592; -74.005322
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
      2 weekends and late nights (weekends and late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M20, M21
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]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 4,375,993[2]Steady 0%
Rank 111 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Christopher Street–Sheridan Square: 1 all times 2 weekends and late nights
Next south Canal Street: 1 all times 2 weekends and late nights

Houston Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at West Houston and Varick Streets in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times and the 2 during late nights and weekends.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Christopher St
to Canal St
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "1" train toward Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (Christopher Street – Sheridan Square)
"2" train toward 241st Street late nights (Christopher Street – Sheridan Square)
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 (Canal Street)
"2" train toward Brooklyn College late nights (Canal Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Name Tablet and trim line
Directional and trim line tablets

This underground station, opened on July 1, 1918, has two side platforms and four tracks. The two center tracks are at a lower elevation from the local tracks and used by the 2 and 3 express trains during daytime hours.

Both platforms have golden mosaic trim lines with blue and green borders and "H" tablets on a light blue background at regular intervals. The large name tablets read "HOUSTON ST." in gold Times New Roman font on dark blue background and gold border. There are also directional tablets in the same style. Yellow i-beam columns lining run along both platforms at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black name plate with white Helvetica lettering.

The station's artwork, installed during a 1994 in-house renovation, is entitled Platform Diving by Deborah Brown. It consists of murals on both platforms depicting sea creatures in an underwater subway system.

Exits[edit]

All fare control areas in this station are at platform level and there are no crossovers or crossunders, though evidence of a sealed-up crossunder is present at the north end by the main fare control areas. On both sides, a turnstile bank leads to a two staircases going up to West Houston and Varick Streets, either western corners on the South Ferry-bound side and either eastern corners on the Bronx-bound side. Only the Bronx-bound side has a token booth, however. The South Ferry-bound side is unstaffed.[4]

Both platforms have an unstaffed secondary fare control area towards their south ends. Two High Entry/Exit Turnstiles and one exit-only turnstile leads to two staircases going up to Varick and King Streets, either western corners on the South Ferry-bound side and either eastern corners on the Bronx-bound side.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Clark St Tunnel Reconstruction Weekend Service Changes". web.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 8, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: SoHo / Tribeca" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Stairs