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New Dey Street Entrance To Open 10/8

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New Dey Street Entrance To Open

 

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Customers in Lower Manhattan will enjoy a new amenity as the MTA opens the Dey Street entrance on the 4.png5.png lines on Monday, October 8 at 6:00 a.m.

 

This new entrance is the latest piece of the Fulton Center project to be completed. Fulton Center, now 80 percent complete, is on schedule to fully open in June 2014. The Federal Transit Administration provided $1.27 billion of the $1.4 billion budgeted for the project.

 

The Dey Street entrance, on the southwest corner of Broadway and Dey Street, is the latest new entrance to the Fulton Center complex to open to the public. The entrance, a glass and steel structure with a glass canopy opening onto Broadway, will allow customers a new access point to the 4.png5.png Fulton Street Station southbound platform. From that platform, customers will also have access to the northbound 4.png5.png platform as well as the 2.png3.pnga.pngc.pngj.pngz.png lines. The new entrance will have an elevator from the street level to the platform level, providing direct access for disabled customers. The entrance will also be equipped with the latest generation of Help Point Intercoms offering customers immediate access to assistance and information with the touch of a button.

 

When the entire Fulton Center complex opens in 2014, the Dey Street entrance elevator will extend down a level to the Dey Street Concourse where customers can walk directly into the Fulton Center building or over to the Cortlandt Street r.png Station, and will provide a connection to PATH trains once the World Trade Center Transportation Hub opens.

 

"Tomorrow marks another milestone as we add yet another customer benefit made available to the public as we get closer to completing the Fulton Center," NYC Transit President Thomas F. Prendergast said. "This additional access point to the Lexington Avenue line platforms will allow better distribution of passengers and reduce train loading and unloading delays."

 

"We are focused on keeping up the momentum on this project so we can celebrate the opening of the Fulton Center in 2014," said MTA Capital Construction President Michael Horodniceanu.

 

In August, the MTA re-opened the connection between the Fulton Street a.pngc.png Station mezzanine and the j.pngz.png Station southbound platform to the public. Other components of Fulton Center that have already been completed and opened for customer use include:

  • The rehabilitated 2.png3.png Fulton Street Station;

  • The new 4.png5.png Fulton Street Station southern entrances at Maiden Lane;

  • A new entrance at 135 William Street; and

  • Both platforms and an underpass at the r.png Cortlandt Street Station.

 

These customer benefits are part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's larger Fulton Center project which will ultimately link 11 subway lines, PATH service and the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. Serving 300,000 customers daily, the Fulton Center and adjacent Corbin Building will also offer a multitude of retail and dining opportunities and over 65,000 square feet of retail space.

 

 

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So looks like they're reopening the entrance, but the article states that the Dey Street Passageway will remain shuttered until 2014. I thought the Dey St passageway was level with the entrance to the IRT - is it really one level below, connecting with the passageway to a.pngc.png, 2.png3.png and j.pngz.png?

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Wait so they're keeping the passage closed? Wasn't the whole point of the entrance to serve (R) riders?

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As I mentioned in another thread, the Dey St passageway itself is outside of fare control for both Fulton St and Cortlandt St, so it isn't as though it's a brand new transfer that the MTA is holding out on opening. Also, the passageway was never meant to be a connection between the various subway lines, but rather a means of pulling pedestrians off of the narrow Dey Street and as a way to get to/from the World Trade Center (the actual building complex, not necessarily the subway station) from the Fulton St Center.

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As I mentioned in another thread, the Dey St passageway itself is outside of fare control for both Fulton St and Cortlandt St, so it isn't as though it's a brand new transfer that the MTA is holding out on opening. Also, the passageway was never meant to be a connection between the various subway lines, but rather a means of pulling pedestrians off of the narrow Dey Street and as a way to get to/from the World Trade Center (the actual building complex, not necessarily the subway station) from the Fulton St Center.

 

 

Yes, but the MTA kept branding it as a new (R) enterance.

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As I mentioned in another thread, the Dey St passageway itself is outside of fare control for both Fulton St and Cortlandt St, so it isn't as though it's a brand new transfer that the MTA is holding out on opening. Also, the passageway was never meant to be a connection between the various subway lines, but rather a means of pulling pedestrians off of the narrow Dey Street and as a way to get to/from the World Trade Center (the actual building complex, not necessarily the subway station) from the Fulton St Center.

 

*cough*future shopping complex, too*cough*

Yes, but the MTA kept branding it as a new (R) enterance.

 

Really? Are you sure you're not thinking about Jay Street-Metrotech?

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I don't want that to be closed until 2014. The Fulton Center must be opened in stages, and the full opening will bring those stages together as one. Closing it until 2014 proves how MTA used money to create a beautiful entrance but made it disused to the public.

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