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Wall Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

Wall Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Downtown train leaving Wall Street
Station statistics
Address Wall Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10006
Borough Manhattan
Locale Financial District
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Services       4 all times (all times)
      5 all except late nights (all except late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M5, X1, X2, X3, X4, X17, X19, X27, X28
Bus transport NJT Bus: 120
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened June 12, 1905 (1905-06-12)
Passengers (2014) 7,437,325[1] 2.8%
Rank 57 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Fulton Street: 4 all times 5 all except late nights
Next south Bowling Green: 4 all times 5 all except late nights
Wall Street Subway Station (IRT)
Wall Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is located in New York City
Location Under Broadway at Wall Street, New York, NY 10016
Area less than one acre
Built 1905
Architectural style Beaux Arts
Governing body State
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP Reference # 04001011[2]
Added to NRHP September 17, 2004

Wall Street is a station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street. It is served by the 4 train at all times and the 5 train at all times except late nights.


  • Station layout 1
  • Renovation 2
  • Image gallery 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5
  • External links 6

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound toward Woodlawn (Fulton Street)
toward Nereid Avenue rush hours, Dyre Avenue all times (Fulton Street)
Southbound toward Crown Heights – Utica Avenue ( toward New Lots Avenue late nights) (Bowling Green)
toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College weekdays, Bowling Green weekends (Bowling Green)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B2 Crossunder Transfer between platforms, passageway to Broad Street

Wall Street is an underground, two-tracked station, with two side platforms that are slightly offset from one another.

The standard IRT name tablet mosaics are original as well as the fancy ceiling accents and the iron pillars. On the southbound platform is a wooden token booth and ticket chopper, wooden restroom doors on each side. The walls on the platforms are clad in pink stone at the bottom, followed by white tiles, the name of the station in white letters and blue mosaics, and decorated tiles at the top. The top part is decorated with tiles depicting vines or artistic depictions of a New Amsterdam stapled colonial house with the palisade wall in front of it, which gave today's Wall Street its name.

There is a crossunder about midway along the length of the platforms, and a lesser-used one at the north end. At street level are faux kiosks on the southbound side. A complex underground passageway exists outside the fare control which connects to the Broad Street station on the BMT Nassau Street Line, and to the Wall Street station on the Brooklyn Branch of the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line. This passageway also leads to the Chase Manhattan Plaza and the old Equitable Building.

Downtown 5 train of R142 cars arriving

The entrances are covered with curved metal roofs painted green. The metal is sculpted with patterns made to resemble wood or leaves.


The original white tiles from the early 20th century were walled over with glossy dark blue tiles in the 1970s, with only the name of station allowed to stay. Similar remodeling work was done during that time with 51st Street station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, using beige tiles.

In 2006, a project to renovate/restore the station back to its original appearance began. As of May 2006, the blue tiles mentioned above had been removed and remnants of the original white tile-work exposed. The condition of the original tiles were fair to poor to completely missing. All missing tiles were refitted based on original models.

Image gallery


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  

Further reading

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

External links

  •—IRT East Side Line: Wall Street
  • Wall Street - Rector Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
  • Platforms from Google Maps Street View
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