Prince Street station
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 late nights and weekends and the Q train during late nights.
|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|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|
|Opposite-direction transfer available||No|
|Passengers (2018)||5,142,727 3.1%|
|Rank||84 out of 424|
|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 Q
|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 86th Street 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 ( late nights and weekends) toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (Eighth Street–NYU) →
→ toward 96th Street late nights (Eighth Street–NYU) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
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. The station was overhauled in the late 1970s. The original trim lines were replaced with white cinderblock tiles, except for small recesses in the walls, which contained yellow-painted cinderblock tiles. The staircases were repaired and new platform edges were installed. The yellow cinderblock field contained the station-name signs and black text pointing to the exits. The renovation also replaced incandescent lighting with fluorescent lighting. 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.
- The New York Times, Open First Section of Broadway Line, September 5, 1917
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