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Prince Street (BMT Broadway Line)

Prince Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Prince Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Borough Manhattan
Locale SoHo
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Broadway Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      Q late nights only (late nights only)
      R all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: M5, X27, X28
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 4, 1917 (September 4, 1917)[1]
Passengers (2014) 5,311,765[2] 2%
Rank 87 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Eighth Street – New York University: N all times Q late nights only R all except late nights
Next south Canal Street (via Tunnel): N late nights R all except late nights
Canal Street (via Bridge): N all except late nights

Prince Street is a local station on the BMT Broadway Line of the New York City Subway. It is served by the N train at all times, the R train at all times except late nights, and Q train during late nights. Each side platform contains a fare control area and there are no other exits nor any crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfers between opposite directions.

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Sea Beach (Canal Street via Bridge all except nights; Canal Street via Tunnel late nights)
toward Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue via Brighton late nights (Canal Street via Bridge)
toward Bay Ridge – 95th Street (Canal Street via Tunnel)
Southbound express does not stop here (all except late nights)
Northbound express does not stop here (all except late nights) →
Northbound local toward Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard ( toward 57th Street – Seventh Avenue late nights) (Eighth Street – New York University)
toward Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (Eighth Street – New York University)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Original name tablet mosaic
Mosaic frieze with initial "P"

Prince Street opened on September 4, 1917 as part of the first section of the BMT Broadway Line from Canal Street to 14th Street – Union Square.[1]

In the late 1960s, New York City Transit extended the platforms for 10 car trains, and fixed the station's structure and the overall appearance. They replaced the original wall tiles, signs, and incandescent lighting with a 1970s style wall tile band and tablet mosaics, signs and fluorescent lights. It also fixed staircases and platform edges. In 2001, the station received a major overhaul. It included an upgrade of the station for ADA compliance and restoration of the original late 1910s tiling. New York City Transit repaired the staircases, re-tiled the walls, fitted new tiling on the floors, upgraded the station's lights and the public address system, installing ADA yellow safety threads along the platform edge, new signs, and new trackbeds in both directions.

The 2004 artwork, Carrying On, is by Janet Zweig. It uses water jet-cut steel, marble, and slate to create a mural along the entire length (totaling 1,200 feet) of both platforms. The 194 different frames in this frieze detail contain images of New Yorkers from all walks of life. As the title suggests, almost all of the images involve carrying something.


  1. ^ a b The New York Times, Open First Section of Broadway Line, September 5, 1917
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 

External links

  •—BMT Broadway Line: Prince Street
  • Station Reporter — N Train
  • Station Reporter — R Train
  • MTA's Arts For Transit — Prince Street (BMT Broadway Line)
  • Prince Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Lobby from Google Maps Street View
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