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Project Description


The MTA is working closely with New York State, New York City, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to assist with the economic recovery of the Downtown area.

MTA's Lower Manhattan Access Study confirmed that the existing Fulton Street Station complex is viewed as cumbersome to workers and others who access Lower Manhattan daily. Its improvement would address a long-standing obstacle to better Downtown access.

A facility that is less congested and circuitous, accessible to people with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), easily identified from street level, and better linked to area subway services and the WTC site is essential to the economic recovery of Lower Manhattan.

With the World Trade Center memorial area expected to become one of the most visited destinations in the United States, millions of additional tourists are expected to be visiting Lower Manhattan.. With 85 percent of all Downtown access trips made by transit, Lower Manhattan urgently needs a clear, connected subway complex and gateway to support its economic recovery.

The Fulton Center Plan


Major Project Elements:

  • A high-visibility Transit Center facility at the southeast corner of Broadway and Fulton Street
  • An underground concourse beneath Dey Street linking the Transit Center to the R station and the World Trade Center site
  • New and expanded station mezzanines and passageways
  • More surface access points and ADA-compliant elevators and escalators
  • Rehabilitation of the 2 3 and 45 stations
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