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Station: Grand Street (6th Avenue Line)

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IND 6th Avenue Line
B.GIF Bedford Park Boulevard ·Kingsbridge Road ·Fordham Road · 182nd-183rd Street · Tremont Avenue · 174th-175th Street · 170th Street · 167th Street · 161st Street-Yankee Stadium · 155th Street-8th Avenue · 145th Street · 135th Street · 125th Street · 116th Street · 110th Street-Cathedral Parkway · 103rd Street · 96th Street · 86th Street · 81st Street-Museum of Natural History · 72nd Street · 59th Street-Columbus Circle · 7th Avenue-53rd Street · 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center · 42nd Street · 34th Street-Herald Square · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Broadway-Lafayette · Grand Street · DeKalb Avenue · Atlantic Avenue · 7th Avenue · Prospect Park · Church Avenue · Newkirk Plaza · Kings Highway · Sheepshead Bay · Brighton Beach
D.GIF 205th Street · Bedford Park Boulevard ·Kingsbridge Road ·Fordham Road · 182nd-183rd Street · Tremont Avenue · 174th-175th Street · 170th Street · 167th Street · 161st Street-Yankee Stadium · 155th Street-8th Avenue · 145th Street · 125th Street · 59th Street-Columbus Circle · 7th Avenue-53rd Street · 47-50th Street-Rockefeller Center · 42nd Street · 34th Street-Herald Square · West 4th Street-Washington Square · Broadway-Lafayette · Grand Street · Pacific Street · 36th Street · 59th Street · 9th Avenue · Fort Hamilton Parkway · 50th Street · 55th Street · 62nd Street · 71st Street · 79th Street · 18th Avenue · 20th Avenue · Bay Parkway · 25th Avenue · Bay 50th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue


Overview

Opened: 11/28/1967

Two tracks and two side platforms. Opened in 1967 as part of the Chrystie Street connection work. There is an extra exit being planned to the street, no details available but a contract has been issued. The tile is ivory in a vertical arrangement with a robin blue tile band. The Grand Street name is in white. A stylized train artwork is at the stairs to the mezzanine and also in the mezzanine.

Rumor has it that the walls along the platforms are designed to be removed, for conversion into two island platforms; space for two tracks which would have been used by The Second Avenue Subway is said to be behind the walls. It isn't clear if this is actually true or not.

The immense growth of Chinatown can be appreciated by watching this station. When it opened in 1967 only a few riders got on or off here; the modest entrances were in keeping with this light traffic. Steadily the ridership here swelled. Today there are portions of the day when the platform is filled end to end with people pressed against the wall and toeing the platform edge.

After Grand Street, the trains from the IND 6th Avenue Subway cross the Manhattan Bridge and arrive at DeKalb Avenue station. South of the station where the tracks curve onto Manhattan Bridge are the original trackways from the BMT Broadway station at Canal Street. They are best seen from the back window of a Brooklyn-bound train.

Artwork

Trains of Thought, Andrea Gardner and Sally Heller

Photo Gallery


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Artwork: Trains of Thought ( Gardner/Heller)

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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
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Artwork: Trains of Thought ( Gardner/Heller)

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