Wall Street station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

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.

 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 leaving Wall Street
Station statistics
AddressWall Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10006
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
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
OpenedJune 12, 1905; 115 years ago (1905-06-12)
Station code413[1]
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Opposite-direction transfer availableYes
Passengers (2019)5,720,475[4]Increase 1.3%
Rank75 out of 424[4]
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 station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is located in New York City
Wall Street station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
Wall Street station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is located in New York
Wall Street station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
Wall Street station (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is located in the United States
Wall Street station (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
ArchitectParsons, William Barclay; Heins, George L., et al
Architectural styleBeaux Arts
MPSNew York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference No.04001011[5]
NYCL No.1096
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 17, 2004
Designated NYCLNovember 24, 1981[6]


Track layout
Downtown entrance at Trinity Church, with faux kiosk

This station opened on June 12, 1905, as a one-stop extension of the original subway from Fulton Street.[7][8]

On January 6, 1994, Automated Fare Collection turnstiles went into service at this station, and at the Whitehall Street station.[9]

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 station or the IRT Lexington Avenue Line station would have been closed.[10]

Station layoutEdit

G Street level Exit/entrance
Platform level
Side platform
Northbound   toward Woodlawn (Fulton Street)
  toward Dyre Avenue or Nereid Avenue (Fulton Street)
Southbound   toward Utica Avenue (New Lots Avenue late nights) (Bowling Green)
  toward Flatbush Avenue weekdays, Bowling Green evenings/weekends (Bowling Green)
Side platform
B2 Crossunders Transfer between platforms, passageway to Broad Street
Downtown 5 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 are a disused wooden token booth, wooden restroom doors, and an antique wooden ticket chopper. 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 a terracotta frieze featuring a New Amsterdam step-gabled house with the palisade wall in front of it which gave Wall Street its name.

There are crossunders near the north and south ends of the southbound platform; because of the platform offset, the latter is nearer the middle of the northbound platform.

Also on the platforms are Lariat Tapers, which are bronze loops attached to the columns to serve as seating. These were designed by James Garvey in 2011, as a follow-up to 1997's Lariat Seat Loops at 33rd Street.


Subway restaurant in Trinity Building subway entrance

On the southbound side, which is the west side of Broadway, street exits are built into the facade of 71 Broadway, south of Rector Street, one on either side of the main entrance. North of Rector Street there are two staircases in front of the Trinity Churchyard fence, each with a faux kiosk, or canopy. At the north end of the station a street exit is built into the side of 111 Broadway. It has an opulent brass-toned banner proclaiming "Subway Entrance" atop the entrance, which is half a flight below ground. The exit also has a Subway restaurant outside fare control.[11][12]

On the northbound side, three staircases lead to the east side of Broadway near Rector Street. The north end of the platform leads to a tunnel which connects on the left to a crossunder, and on the right to a passageway exiting fare control and continuing (another left) to a street staircase at Cedar and Nassau Streets (Chase Manhattan Plaza), and (right) to a connection to the Broad Street station on the BMT Nassau Street Line.[12]

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 )


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 was fair to poor to completely missing. All missing tiles were refitted based on original models.

Image galleryEdit


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2014–2019". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "Interborough Rapid Transit System, Underground Interior" (PDF). New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. November 24, 1981. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Subway Trains Run Again This Morning" (PDF). The New York Times. June 13, 1905. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "Subway to Wall St. Open in Ten Days" (PDF). The New York Times. June 7, 1905. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  9. ^ "About NYC Transit – History". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on October 19, 2002. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  10. ^ Perez-Pena, Richard (February 25, 1995). "Board Votes Cuts for City Transit". The New York Times. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "Trinity Building Subway Entrance, Financial District". Forgotten New York. November 26, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  12. ^ a b Neighborhood Map, Wall Street (4)(5) (Map). Metroplolitan Transportation Authority.

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