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Broadway–Lafayette Street is a station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located on East Houston Street between Broadway and Lafayette Street in Manhattan, it is served by the D and F trains at all times and by the B and V trains on weekdays only.
The station is an important transfer point, as it is the southernmost station in Manhattan served by all four of the Sixth Avenue Line services. It is also the only transfer point in Lower Manhattan between the Sixth Avenue Line and the IRT Lexington Avenue Line at the Bleecker Street station. The transfer is free to all riders only in the southbound direction. Access to northbound Lexington Avenue trains entails a one-block walk at street level outside of fare control, and thus requires payment of an additional fare (except to Unlimited-Ride MetroCard holders). This "one-way" transfer is the only one of its kind in the entire system.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's 2005–2009 capital program allocates $50 million to renovate the Broadway–Lafayette and Bleecker Street stations, install ADA-compliant elevators, and create a free transfer in the northbound direction.
Bleecker Street is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Lafayette and Bleecker Streets in Manhattan, it is served by the 6 train at all times and by the 4 train during late nights.
The platforms are offset by about three-fourths of their lengths. Fare control is at platform level, with no crossover or crossunder. The station features typical IRT mosaics with two styles of small "Bleecker Street" mosaics made by the Grueby Faience Company in 1904. There is a closed exit gate on the southbound side across from the northbound fare control.
A free transfer to the Broadway–Lafayette Street station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line is available at the south end of the southbound platform. There is no free transfer from northbound trains; connection from the northbound trains entails a one-block walk at street level outside of fare control and thus requires the payment of an additional fare (except for unlimited-ride MetroCard holders). As part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's 2005–2009 capital program, about US$50 million has been allocated towards making the station ADA-compliant, creating a free transfer to Broadway–Lafayette Street from the northbound platform, and generally rehabilitating the entire station.
- nycsubway.org — IND 6th Avenue: Broadway/Lafayette
- Chan, Sewell. "With Connection on No. 6 Line, a Manhattan Transfer Is Coming", 'The New York Times', 2005-05-07. Retrieved on 2006-08-02.