MTA Press Releases

Press Release
October 7, 2012
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New Dey Street Entrance Opened
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Customers in Lower Manhattan will enjoy a new amenity as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority opened the Dey Street entrance on the 45 lines on October 8th 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 45 Fulton Street Station southbound platform. From that platform, customers will also have access to the northbound 45 platform as well as the 23ACJZ 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 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 AC Station mezzanine and the JZ Station southbound platform to the public. Other components of Fulton Center that have already been completed and opened for customer use include:

  • The rehabilitated 23 Fulton Street Station;
  • The new 45 Fulton Street Station southern entrances at Maiden Lane;
  • A new entrance at 135 William Street; and
  • Both platforms and an underpass at the R 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.