Wall Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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Wall Street
NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Wall Street IRT Broadway 009.JPG
148th Street-bound 3 train leaves the station
Station statistics
Address Wall Street & William Street
New York, NY 10005
Borough Manhattan
Locale Financial District
Coordinates 40°42′23″N 74°00′34″W / 40.706311°N 74.009528°W / 40.706311; -74.009528Coordinates: 40°42′23″N 74°00′34″W / 40.706311°N 74.009528°W / 40.706311; -74.009528
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 1, 1918; 98 years ago (August 1, 1918)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Passengers (2015) 7,650,853[2]Decrease 2.5%
Rank 56 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Fulton Street: 2 all times 3 all except late nights
Next south Clark Street: 2 all times 3 all except late nights

Wall Street is a station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Wall Street and William Street in the Financial District of Manhattan. It is served by the 2 and 3 trains, the latter of which does not stop here during late night hours.


Track layout
to Fulton St
to Clark St
Mosaic on the wall

Wall Street opened on August 1, 1918 as part of a three-stop extension towards Brooklyn. It originally opened as the temporary terminus before the Clark Street Tunnel opened on April 15, 1919.[3][4]

During the 1964–1965 fiscal year, the platforms at Wall Street, along with those at four other stations on the Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line, were lengthened to 525 feet to accommodate a ten-car train of 51-foot IRT cars.[5]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Wakefield–241st Street (Fulton Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg toward Harlem–148th Street all times except late nights (Fulton Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Brooklyn College–Flatbush Avenue (Clark Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg toward New Lots Avenue all times except late nights (Clark Street)

This underground station is the southernmost in Manhattan on the Brooklyn Branch of the Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line.[6] South of here, the line travels under the East River via the Clark Street Tunnel to Brooklyn Heights. The single island platform is between the two tracks, and very narrow compared to other stations in system. It has blue I-beam columns and dark blue floors tiles. The walls by the tracks have small "W" tablets on a mosaic trim except at the north end, where they have "WALL ST" written in black letters on white tablets over a green trim line. This is where the platform was extended in 1964–1965.[5]

There is a narrow full length mezzanine above the platform that has mosaics pointing to and connecting all four station entrances.


This station has four entrances/exits:

  • The first exit is at the northern end of the station. It has a customer assistance booth with a bank of turnstiles and long passageway to a set of doors, where a short staircase goes up to the front entrance of One Chase Manhattan Plaza. Though signs at this entrance/exit say it leads to Cedar and William Streets, which are right outside the building, it does not go to the actual streets and the building entrance has no signs informing people that there is a subway entrance inside. This entrance is only open on weekdays.[7]
  • The second exit, also open weekdays only, contains a bank of turnstiles and passageway to a spiral staircase that leads to Pine Street outside 60 Wall Street. The passageway has an artwork called Subway Wall by Harry Roseman made in 1990 and installed after a 1993 station renovation. This exit also has a set of doors to two escalators and a double-wide staircase that go up to the public atrium lobby of 60 Wall Street. This entrance has two red globes and overhead signs, giving the impression of an outdoor station entrance built in the lobby.[7]
  • The third exit was the first to open to the station and is staffed full-time. It has a bank of turnstiles and staircases to both northern corners of William and Wall Streets. The entrance at the northeast corner is made of ornate medal and has a sign reading "Interborough Rapid Transit Co-to All Trains."
  • The last exit is at the south end of the station, which leads to the same intersection as the third exit but is in a totally separate fare control area. A single double-wide staircase from the platform leads to two HEET turnstiles and two regular turnstiles. Staircases lead to the both southern corners of William and Wall Streets. This exit, though open at all times, is unstaffed as there is no token booth.[7]

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