Wall Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

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 Wall Street
 "4" train"5" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Wall Street IRT 013.JPG
Downtown "4" train train leaving Wall Street
Station statistics
AddressWall Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10006
BoroughManhattan
LocaleFinancial District
Coordinates40°42′28″N 74°00′42″W / 40.70771°N 74.011717°W / 40.70771; -74.011717Coordinates: 40°42′28″N 74°00′42″W / 40.70771°N 74.011717°W / 40.70771; -74.011717
DivisionA (IRT)
Line      IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Services      4 all times (all times)
      5 all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M55, SIM1, SIM2, SIM4, SIM4X, SIM32, SIM34, X27, X28
Bus transport NJT Bus: 120
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedJune 12, 1905; 113 years ago (1905-06-12)
Station code413[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)5,704,122[3]Decrease 7.2%
Rank78 out of 425
Station succession
Next northFulton Street: 4 all times5 all except late nights
Next southBowling Green: 4 all times5 all except late nights
Wall Street Subway Station (IRT)
Wall Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is located in New York City
Wall Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
Wall Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is located in New York
Wall Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
Wall Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is located in the United States
Wall Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
LocationUnder Broadway at Wall Street, New York, NY 10016
Coordinates40°42′27″N 74°0′44″W / 40.70750°N 74.01222°W / 40.70750; -74.01222
Arealess than one acre
Built1905
ArchitectParsons, William Barclay; Heins, George L., et al
Architectural styleBeaux Arts
MPSNew York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference #04001011[4]
Added to NRHPSeptember 17, 2004

Wall Street is a station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street. It is served by the 4 train at all times and the 5 train at all times except late nights.

History[edit]

Track layout
Downtown entrance at Trinity Church

This station opened on June 12, 1905, as a one-stop extension of the original subway from Fulton Street.[5][6]

On January 6, 1994, Automated Fare Collection turnstiles went into service at this station, and at the Whitehall Street station.[7]

In 1995, as a result of service reductions, the MTA was considering permanently closing one of the two Wall Street stations, as well as two other stations citywide, due to their proximity to each other. Either the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line or the IRT Lexington Avenue Line station would have been closed.[8]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
B1
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "4" train toward Woodlawn (Fulton Street)
"5" train toward Eastchester–Dyre Avenue all times except nights, or Nereid Avenue rush hours (Fulton Street)
Southbound "4" train toward Crown Heights–Utica Avenue ("4" train toward New Lots Avenue late nights) (Bowling Green)
"5" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (Bowling Green)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B2 Crossunder Transfer between platforms, passageway to Broad Street
Downtown "5" train train of R142 cars arriving

Wall Street is an underground, two-tracked station, with two side platforms that are slightly offset from one another.

The standard IRT name tablet mosaics are original as well as the fancy ceiling accents and the iron pillars. On the southbound platform is a wooden token booth and ticket chopper, wooden restroom doors on each side. The walls on the platforms are clad in pink stone at the bottom, followed by white tiles, the name of the station in white letters and blue mosaics, and decorated tiles at the top. The top part is decorated with tiles depicting vines or artistic depictions of a New Amsterdam stapled colonial house with the palisade wall in front of it, which gave today's Wall Street its name.

The entrances are covered with curved metal roofs painted green. The metal is sculpted with patterns made to resemble wood or leaves.

There is a crossunder about midway along the length of the platforms, and a lesser-used one at the north end.

Exits[edit]

Subway restaurant in Trinity Building subway entrance

There are three exit areas. On the south end, between Rector Street and Exchange Place, there are two exits to either side of Broadway, with the northbound exits on the east side and the southbound exits on the west side.[9] There are faux kiosks on the southbound side.

A complex underground passageway exists outside the fare control which connects to the Broad Street station on the BMT Nassau Street Line, and to the Wall Street station on the Brooklyn Branch of the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line. This passageway also leads to the Chase Manhattan Plaza and the old Equitable Building. The stations have a shared exit to the eastern corner of Cedar and Nassau Streets.[9]

On the north end on the southbound side only, there is an exit under the Trinity Building.[9] It has an opulent gold-colored banner proclaiming "SUBWAY ENTRANCE" atop the entrance, which is half a flight below ground. The exit also has a Subway restaurant outside fare control.[10]

Lower Manhattan transit
Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall  4  5  (  6 )
 1  2  3  Chambers Street
Chambers Street  J  Z 
 A  C  (  E ) Chambers Street–WTC
City Hall  R  W 
 2  3  Park Place
Cortlandt Street  R  W 
Fulton Street  2  3  4  5  A  C  J  Z 
Rector Street  R  W 
 4  5  Wall Street
Wall Street  2  3 
 4  5  Bowling Green
Broad Street (  J  Z )

Renovation[edit]

The original white tiles from the early 20th century were walled over with glossy dark blue tiles in the 1970s, with only the name of station allowed to stay. Similar remodeling work was done during that time with 51st Street station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, using beige tiles.

In 2006, a project to renovate/restore the station back to its original appearance began. As of May 2006, the blue tiles mentioned above had been removed and remnants of the original white tile-work exposed. The condition of the original tiles were fair to poor to completely missing. All missing tiles were refitted based on original models.

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ National Park Service (July 9, 2010). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "SUBWAY TRAINS RUN AGAIN THIS MORNING; Through Service Promised for the rush-Hour Crowds. TUNNEL PUMPED OUT AT LAST Big Water Main That Burst Was an Old One, Pressed Into Service Again After a Five-Hour Watch" (PDF). Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "SUBWAY TO WALL ST. OPEN IN TEN DAYS; And All the Way to the Bronx by July 1. WHOLE ROAD READY IN AUGUST As to the Air Therein, William Barclay Parsons Says It Is Pure and Can't Be Bettered" (PDF). Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "About NYC Transit - History". October 19, 2002. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  8. ^ Perez-Pena, Richard (February 25, 1995). "BOARD VOTES CUTS FOR CITY TRANSIT". The New York Times. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Lower Manhattan" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "TRINITY BUILDING SUBWAY ENTRANCE, Financial District". Forgotten New York. November 26, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2017.

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