Wall Street station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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 Wall Street
 "2" train"3" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
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 July 1, 1918; 101 years ago (July 1, 1918)
Station code 333[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Passengers (2018) 6,452,733[3]Decrease 7%
Rank 64 out of 424
Station succession
Next north Fulton Street: 2 all times3 all except late nights
Next south Clark Street: 2 all times3 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 train at all times and the 3 train at all times except late nights.


Track layout
Mosaic on the wall

The Wall Street station was built on the portion of the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line built as part of the Dual Contracts, which is the section south of Times Square–42nd Street. The line first opened as a shuttle to 34th Street–Penn Station on June 3, 1917,[4][5] and then south to South Ferry on July 1, 1918. On this same date, the Wall Street station opened, with service to the station running as a shuttle between Chambers Street and Wall Street, on the line's Brooklyn Branch.[6] On August 1, 1918, the new "H" system was implemented on August 1, 1918, joining the two halves of the Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line and sending all West Side trains south from Times Square.[7] As a result, shuttle service to this station was replaced by through service.[8] This station was the line's terminus until April 15, 1919, when the Clark Street Tunnel opened, allowing service to run to Brooklyn.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11]

Station layout[edit]

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

This underground station is the southernmost in Manhattan on the Brooklyn Branch of the Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line.[12] 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 is 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.[10]

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.[13]
  • 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.[13]
  • 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 metal 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 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.[13]
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 )

Image gallery[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 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Three New Links of the Dual Subway System Opened, Including a Shuttle Service from Times Square to Thirty-Fourth Street — Service on the Jerome Avenue Branch From 149th Street North to About 225th Street Began Yesterday Afternoon — The Event Celebrated by Bronx Citizens and Property Owners — The Seventh Avenue Connection Opened This Morning" (PDF). The New York Times. June 3, 1917. p. 1. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Annual report. 1916-1917". HathiTrust. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. December 12, 2013. p. 22. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "Open New Subway to Regular Traffic — First Train on Seventh Avenue Line Carries Mayor and Other Officials — To Serve Lower West Side — Whitney Predicts an Awakening of the District — New Extensions of Elevated Railroad Service" (PDF). The New York Times. July 2, 1918. p. 11. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Open New Subway Lines to Traffic; Called a Triumph — Great H System Put in Operation Marks an Era in Railroad Construction — No Hitch in the Plans — But Public Gropes Blindly to Find the Way in Maze of New Stations — Thousands Go Astray — Leaders in City's Life Hail Accomplishment of Great Task at Meeting at the Astor" (PDF). The New York Times. August 2, 1918. p. 1. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  8. ^ Whitney, Travis H. (March 10, 1918). "The Seventh and Lexington Avenue Subways Will Revive Dormant Sections — Change in Operation That Will Transform Original Four-Tracked Subway Into Two Four-Tracked Systems and Double Present Capacity of the Interborough" (PDF). The New York Times. p. 12. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  9. ^ "New Subway Service Between Brooklyn and Manhattan Boroughs". The New York Times. April 13, 1919. Retrieved September 5, 2009.
  10. ^ a b Annual Report 1964–1965. New York City Transit Authority. 1965.
  11. ^ Perez-Pena, Richard (February 25, 1995). "BOARD VOTES CUTS FOR CITY TRANSIT". The New York Times. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "ALL ROADS NOW LEAD TO TIMES SQUARE; Old Tube the Base of the New. The Fifth Spoke in the Hub. How the "H" Is Formed. Difficulties of the Work. Much Depends on the Public" (PDF). Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  13. ^ a b c "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Lower Manhattan" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2016.

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