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Planned Improvements

fstc alignmentSpecific 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 2 bullet3 bullet and 4 bullet5 bullet stations
  • New free transfer between R bullet and E bullet stations

  • Restoration of the historic Corbin Building
High Visibility Transit Center Building
Before Improvements
The primary entryway to the Fulton Street subway complex is poorly marked and obscured by a confusing array of storefronts.
Acess old
Tomorrow
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.
New Entance
Improved Street-level Access
Before Improvements
Existing subway entrances are frequently dark and narrow and hamper quick access.
Acess old
Tomorrow
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
New Entance
New Pedestrian Concourse beneath Dey Street

Before Improvements
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.

Dey Street Today

Tomorrow
The new Dey Street passageway will provide quick and convenient access below street level from the Transit Center to the WTC site, with links to the R bullet and E bulletsubway lines and the new PATH Hub.

Dey Street Tomorrow

Simplified Transfers and Connections

Before Improvements
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

Transfers before

Tomorrow
The new Transit Center design will feature open direct paths, widened corridors, and new mezzanines to separate entering, exiting, and transferring customers.

transfers

Reduced Lexington Avenue Line Crowding

Before Improvements
Limited access points to the Lexington Avenue 4 bullet5 bullet line platform, combined with large numbers of transferring passengers from the A bulletC bullet lines result in uneven passenger distribution, platform crowding, and train delays.

FSTC Crowd before

Tomorrow
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.

FSTC Crowd after

Rehabilitation of 2 bullet3 bullet and 4 bullet5 bullet stations

Station platforms for the 2 bullet3 bullet and 4 bullet5 bullet lines are being rebuilt with improved lighting, stairs and ADA accessibility, while preserving historical elements

Staion Rehab

New free transfer between R bullet and E bullet stations

To increase travel flexibility, a new free transfer will be built connecting the R bullet Cortlandt Street Station and the E bullet line World Trade Center Station.

Restoration of the Historic Corbin Building

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.

Corbin Building    Corbin Building interior

Completed Work

A bulletC bullet Station Mezzanine Connection to Southbound J bulletZ bullet Platform at Fulton Street Reopened (August 2012).
Please read the MTA Press Release for details.

AC Fulton St Station Mezzanine signage

New entrance opened at 135 William Street (August 2011)

The new entrance provides customers with improved access to the 2 bullet3 bullet4 bullet5 bulletA bulletC bulletJ bulletZ bullet lines and will ease congestion between the Fulton Street 2 bullet3 bullet and A bulletC bullet stations. Please read the MTA Press Release for details.

135 William Street 1     135 William Street 2

Cortlandt Street R bullet Reopening

Cortlandt Street R bullet southbound subway station reopened (September 2011)

Cortlandt Street R bullet northbound subway station reopened (November 2009)

The northbound side of the Cortlandt Street R bullet subway station reopened for customer service on November 25, 2009. Please read the MTA Press Release for details.

Cortlandt Street Station 1     Cortlandt Street 2

New southern entrances to 4 bullet5 bullet Fulton Street Station
(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.

Cortland Station turnstiles 1    Cortlandt Station turnstiles 2

Rehabilitation of 2 bullet3 bullet Fulton Street Station (completed November 2006)

Station Completed

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