Canal Street/IRT Lexington Avenue Line
Transfer to the N,Q,and R
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The Canal Street IRT station is an original one that opened in 1904. The station's extension was extended north and the only connections and exits are at the southern end of the station's platforms. The southern end of the platforms have the standard 1904 name tablets with Canal St written in white behind a green background and a grey inner boarder with a light green outer boarder. There is a narrow terra-cotta relief trim line bwith Green C wall reliefs with cornucopias surronding them inside the trimline. The long and narrow northern extensions of the platforms have a dark yellow-trimline with a light green boarder, interrupted by white C's on a dark green background at regular intervals, along with Canal St name tablets coming down directly from the trimline with a identical light green boarders alongside a dark green background and white text on the name tablets.

To exit this platform on the Downtown platform is a small passageway that leads to a small staircase down to an intermediate mezzanine where it splits to a staircases down to each of the Q,R platforms that lead to the Manhattan Bridge, these platforms are the only way to reach all of the station's other connections. The exits to the street street stairs consist of two on the SE side that lead to a fare control area with a token booth and turnstiles and one plus the ADA elevator (that provides ADA access to the uptown 6 platform only) on the NE side that lead only to High Turnstiles plus an Autogate MetroCard Gate for ADA access.

The downtown platform has an almost identical layout with two separate fare control areas on either side of the narrow passageway to the stations transfers, all via the Manhattan Bridge Line's N,Q platforms. NE corner has the ADA elevator for the downtown platform only plus a street stair and the SE corner has a single street stair. These both lead to small fare control areas with only High Turnstiles.
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(canal_61) A tiled column sign at Canal Street
13 August, 2008
(canal_62) Close up of a cornucopia C in the trimline
13 August, 2008
(canal_63) The southern end of the downtown platform
13 August, 2008
(canal_64) One of the two separate entrances (divided by the transfer corridor) at Canal Street on the downtown platform
13 August, 2008
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(canal_65) An uptown entrance taped off for an unknown reason
30 July, 2009
(canal_66) Another streetstair and the elevator for the uptown platform
30 July, 2009
(canal_67) Approaching the downtown platform high entrance turnstile entrances
30 July, 2009
(canal_68) Looking across Canal Street to the elevator and a streetstair
30 July, 2009
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(canal_69) One of the two high fare equipment only entrances to the downtown platform
30 July, 2009
(canal_610) Both elevator can only be accessed via high fare control equipment
30 July, 2009
(canal_611) The one staircase for all transfers and the free cross under from the downtown 6 platform
30 July, 2009
(canal_612) One of the sets of high turnstiles to the SW corner of Canal and Lafayette Streets
30 July, 2009
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(canal_613) The transfer corridor from the staircase between the two separate fare control areas from the downtown platform, this awkward design is because there originally was not a free transfer between the IRT and BMT portions of the station, there would have been one large fare control area with separate banks of turnstiles for the two different sections of the station
30 July, 2009
(canal_614) The southern end of the downtown platform
30 July, 2009
(canal_615) Looking down towards the northern end of the downtown platform that goes a long way north with no more exits
30 July, 2009
(canal_616) One of the mosaic Cs in the extension portion of the platforms
30 July, 2009
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