USA: The Fulton Center interchange opened on November 10 between John and Fulton Streets in New York’s Lower Manhattan district.

The metro interchange integrates Fulton Street station on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J and Z lines with Cortlandt Street on the R Line using a new 100 m pedestrian tunnel under Dey Street. It has 10 escalators and 15 lifts, and can handle 300 000 passengers/day.

The $1·4bn project was funded with $847m from Lower Manhattan Recovery Grants, $423m from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act and $130m from New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s own funds.

‘The new Fulton Center complex is another example of how we are rebuilding Lower Manhattan which will spur a resurgence throughout the area’, said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The interchange also includes 6 000 m² of retail and commercial space and 50 digital advertising screens managed by Westfield Corp. Some screens will be dedicated to passenger information; in an emergency, MTA can override all displays to provide its own information. There are also 16 ‘On the Go!’ kiosks with information screens for journey planning, real-time service status, escalator and lift status, local maps, news and weather.