South Street Seaport is a station on the IND Second Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Fulton Street and Pearl Street, it is served by the T at all times and the Y on weekdays. This station opened on July 1, 1968 as part of the Chrystie Street line and connection project. It was also known as Fulton Street until 2010, when it was renamed to South Street Seaport.


A groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 25, 1957, with Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. and TA officials in attendance for the new Chrystie Street Line and connection project. It was expected that the project would be finished in around 1965.

The project was projected to cost $175 million, and was projected to provide capacity for over 75,000 more riders an hour between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Lighting, power and signal equipment for the Chrystie Street line had been installed by January 1965. In 1965, the whole project was projected to be completed in 1967. However, the line and the Fulton Street station opened on July 1, 1968.

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Staircases and elevators to platforms
(Elevator on Chatham Square)
Platform Northbound T toward Broadway-125th Street (Worth Street-Chatham Square)
Y toward Jamaica–179th Street (Worth Street-Chatham Square)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, accessable
Southbound T toward Rockaway Park (Old Slip-Hanover Square)
Y toward Whitehall Street (Old Slip-Hanover Square)

The station has two tracks and an island platform. The station was one of the first stations to open, along with Worth Street, Pine/Wall Street (Now Old Slip-Hanover Square), and Whitehall Street. Originally, there was no station at Fulton Street, but was added in due to community pressure stating that there would be no subway service to the South Street Seaport Museum.


There are two staircase exits and entrances and one elevator:

Exit location Exit Type Number of exits
Entrance 1
(2 entry points)
SW corner at Water Street and Fulton Street
Escalator 2 escalators
Entrance 1
SW corner of Pearl Street and Fulton Street
Elevator 1
Entrance 2
(2 entry points)
NE corner at Water Street between Fulton Street and Beekman Street
Each entry point has:
1 staircase
1 escalator

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