Specific improvements to the Fulton Center will include:
- High-visibility Transit Center building
- Improved street-level access
- New Pedestrian concourse beneath Dey Street
- Simplified Transfers and Connections
- Reduced Lexington Avenue Line Crowding
- Rehabilitation of and stations
- New free transfer between and stations
- Restoration of the historic Corbin Building
The primary entryway to the Fulton Street subway complex is poorly marked and obscured by a confusing array of storefronts.
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A new Transit Center at the corner of Fulton Street and Broadway will announce the entryway with a clearly visible, well-lit central access point.
Existing subway entrances are frequently dark and narrow and hamper quick access.
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A new Transit Center at the corner of Fulton Street and Broadway will announce the entryway with a clearly visible, well-lit central access point
Access to the Fulton Street Station complex from key Downtown locations (in particular, the WTC site) is hampered by narrow, crowded streets and heavy vehicular traffic. Below ground access does not currently exist.
Passengers must maneuver through a complicated series of ramps, stairs, and passageways to access their trains, transfer from one subway line to another, or exit the station
The new Transit Center design will feature open direct paths, widened corridors, and new mezzanines to separate entering, exiting, and transferring customers.
Limited access points to the Lexington Avenue line platform, combined with large numbers of transferring passengers from the lines result in uneven passenger distribution, platform crowding, and train delays.
The new Transit Center will feature additional access points to Lexington Avenue line subway platforms, allowing better distribution of passengers and reducing train loading/unloading delays.
Station platforms for the and lines are being rebuilt with improved lighting, stairs and ADA accessibility, while preserving historical elements
To increase travel flexibility, a new free transfer will be built connecting the Cortlandt Street Station and the line World Trade Center Station.
The Corbin Building, located on the corner of Broadway and John Street, is an eight-story office building built in the 1880's and listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. The building is being renovated and integrated into the design of the Transit Center while preserving its historic character. A new express escalator will bring pedestrians from the Dey Street corridor to the Transit Center building and/or John Street. The building will include new retail space.
Station Mezzanine Connection to Southbound Platform at Fulton Street Reopened (August 2012).
Please read the MTA Press Release for details.
The new entrance provides customers with improved access to the lines and will ease congestion between the Fulton Street and stations. Please read the MTA Press Release for details.
Cortlandt Street southbound subway station reopened (September 2011)
Cortlandt Street northbound subway station reopened (November 2009)
The northbound side of the Cortlandt Street subway station reopened for customer service on November 25, 2009. Please read the MTA Press Release for details.
(completed August 2007)
A new entrance to the Southbound Lexington Avenue line platform has opened at the corner of Broadway and Cortlandt Street.
Customers with origins or destinations south of Cortlandt Street/Maiden Lane can now save time by entering at the south end of the station on either platform, rather than at Dey Street/John Street. These improvements will also benefit customers during further construction, when some existing entrances will have to be closed for periods of time.