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Canal Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)

Canal Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Canal Street & Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Borough Manhattan
Locale SoHo, Tribeca
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
      2 late nights (late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M20
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened July 1, 1918 (1918-07-01)
Passengers (2014) 1,859,071[1] 4%
Rank 251 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Houston Street: 1 all times 2 late nights
Next south Franklin Street: 1 all times 2 late nights

Canal Street is a local station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located in Lower Manhattan at the intersection of Canal and Varick Streets. It is served by the 1 train at all times, and by the 2 train during late night hours.


  • Station layout 1
  • References 2
  • Further reading 3
  • External links 4

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street ( toward 241st Street late nights) (Houston Street)
Northbound express do not stop here
Southbound express do not stop here →
Southbound local toward South Ferry ( toward Brooklyn College late nights) (Franklin Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Mosaic with name
Mosaic of St. John's Chapel

This underground station is located on the street of the same name, which is the boundary of SoHo and Tribeca. Lying within a block of three different pocket parks (St. John's Park, Duane Park, and Cavala Park), the station sits at the entrance to the Holland Tunnel outside of the Tribeca North Historic District.[2] Much of the surrounding area is characterized by its historic loft architecture.

Like all stations on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line south of 34th Street – Penn Station, Canal Street opened on July 1, 1918 as part of a southwestern expansion of the line to the South Ferry loop station. (That station has been replaced by another with the same name.) The station was renovated in 1992 by MTA New York City Transit's in-house staff.

This station has two side platforms and four tracks, numbered 1 to 4 from west to east, with center tracks 2 and 3 serving the 2 and 3 express trains that bypass the station during daytime hours. The platforms are mildly offset and, although there are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between directions, there is evidence of a sealed crossunder on both of the platforms. Fare control is on platform level for both sides with entrances on both sides of Varick Street on the northern side of Canal Street.

One entrance to the station, at the northeast corner of Varick Street and Canal Street, has been floodproofed.


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Tribeca North Historic District" (PDF). New York City Landmarks Commission. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 

Further reading

  • Lee Stokey. Subway Ceramics : A History and Iconography. 1994. ISBN 978-0-9635486-1-0

External links

  •—IRT West Side Line: Canal Street
  • Station Reporter — 1 Train
  • Canal Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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