Rector Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)

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Not to be confused with Rector Street (BMT Broadway Line).
Rector Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Rector Street IRT 004.JPG
Uptown platform
Station statistics
Address Rector Street & Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10006
Borough Manhattan
Locale Financial District
Coordinates 40°42′29″N 74°00′47″W / 40.708°N 74.013°W / 40.708; -74.013Coordinates: 40°42′29″N 74°00′47″W / 40.708°N 74.013°W / 40.708; -74.013
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M5, X27, X28
Bus transport MTA Bus: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened July 1, 1918; 98 years ago (1918-07-01)
Closed September 11, 2001; 14 years ago (2001-09-11)
Rebuilt September 15, 2002; 13 years ago (2002-09-15)
Passengers (2015) 3,042,815[1]Decrease 10.3%
Rank 170 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Chambers Street: 1 all times
Cortlandt Street: no regular service
Next south South Ferry loops: 1 all times
South Ferry (2009 station): no regular service

Rector Street is a station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Rector Street and Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit
Platform level
Side platform, doors open on the right
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (Chambers Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg (under construction) toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (Cortlandt Street)
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward South Ferry loops (Terminus)
NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg (planned) toward South Ferry – Whitehall Street (Terminus)
Side platform, doors open on the right
Mosaic name of the station
Close-up of one of the wall mosaics with the letter "R"

This underground station, opened on July 1, 1918, has two tracks and two side platforms. Each platform has mosaic trim line and name tablets of mostly green and brown. The tiles are painted light green below the "R" tablets.

This station has five fare control areas and there are no crossover between the uptown and downtown sides. On the northern end of the downtown platform, there are two High Entry/Exit Turnstiles leading to one street stair that goes up to the northwest corner of Rector and Greenwich Streets coming from two high entrance turnstiles directly on the platform. In the middle of the platform, two staircases lead up to a tiny intermediate level where a single exit-only turnstile leads to a staircase that goes up midblock on Greenwich Street between Rector and Edgar Streets. The last fare control area for this side at the south end has HEET turnstiles leading to a single staircase that goes up to just south of Edgar Street in a plaza where Greenwich Street ends at the foot of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.

Directly across the street from this area, there are two street stairs that lead down to two HEET turnstiles on the uptown platform. A single staircase at the northern end of this platform leads to the tiny, full-time mezzanine. It has a turnstile bank, token booth, and one street stair that leads to the north corner of Rector and Greenwich Streets.

After the September 11, 2001 attacks, the subway tunnels around Cortlandt Street collapsed, and the line was closed until September 15, 2002. During the intervening period, the station was renovated.

Due to water damage to South Ferry caused by Hurricane Sandy, all 1 trains terminated at this station until April 4, 2013, when the former South Ferry Loop terminal station reopened.[2]


External links[edit]

Staircase entrance at Edgar Street