Prince Street (BMT Broadway Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||Prince Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10012
|Line||BMT Broadway Line|
|Services||N (weekends and late nights)
Q (late nights only)
R (all except late nights)
W (weekdays only)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: M55, X27, X28|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||September 4, 1917|
|Passengers (2015)||5,386,641 1.4%|
|Rank||84 out of 422|
|Next north||Eighth Street–New York University: N Q R W|
|Next south||Canal Street (via Tunnel): N R W
Canal Street (via Bridge): N
Prince Street is a local station on the BMT Broadway Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the R train at all times except late nights, the W train on weekdays, the N train during weekends and late nights and the Q train during late nights.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Southbound local||← toward Bay Ridge–95th Street (Canal Street via Tunnel)
← toward Whitehall Street–South Ferry weekdays (Canal Street via Tunnel)
← toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach (Canal Street via Bridge weekends; Canal Street via Tunnel late nights)
← toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue via Brighton late nights (Canal Street via Bridge)
|Southbound express||← do not stop here|
|Northbound express||→ do not stop here →|
|Northbound local||→ toward Forest Hills–71st Avenue (Eighth Street–NYU) →
→ weekdays ( weekends and late nights) toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (Eighth Street–NYU) →
→ toward 96th Street late nights (Eighth Street–NYU) →
Prince Street opened on September 4, 1917 as part of the first section of the BMT Broadway Line from Canal Street to 14th Street–Union Square. It has two side platforms and four tracks, the inner two of which are express tracks that do not serve the station. South of Prince Street, there are diamond crossovers between both directional pairs of local and express tracks. A punch box is located at the south end of the southbound platform to allow weekend N and late-night Q trains to cross the Manhattan Bridge.
In the late 1960s, New York City Transit extended the platforms for 10 car trains, and fixed the station's structure and the overall appearance. They replaced the original wall tiles, signs, and incandescent lighting with a 1970s style wall tile band and tablet mosaics, signs and fluorescent lights. It also fixed staircases and platform edges. In 2001, the station received a major overhaul. It included an upgrade of the station for ADA compliance and restoration of the original late 1910s tiling. New York City Transit repaired the staircases, re-tiled the walls, fitted new tiling on the floors, upgraded the station's lights and the public address system, installing ADA yellow safety threads along the platform edge, new signs, and new trackbeds in both directions.
The 2004 artwork, Carrying On, is by Janet Zweig. It uses water jet-cut steel, marble, and slate to create a mural along the entire length (totaling 1,200 feet) of both platforms. The 194 different frames in this frieze detail contain images of New Yorkers from all walks of life. As the title suggests, almost all of the images involve carrying something.
Fare control for each platform is at platform level. There is no free transfer between directions. Outside of fare control, the northbound platform has one street stair to either eastern corner of Broadway and Prince Street, while the southbound platform has one street stair to either western corner of that intersection.
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