Just in time for Thursday’s rush hour commute, the MTA is opening yet another portion of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub Oculus that will connect thousands of people to more options for getting around.
The transit agency announced that starting on May 26 at 5 p.m., commuters will be able to connect from the Fulton Center to the PATH World Trade Center station through a brand-new pedestrian tunnel.
The passageway, called the Dey Street Concourse, is a 350-foot-long, 27-foot-wide tunnel that will allow people to walk underneath Dey Street between Broadway and Church Street.
According to the MTA, the tunnel-- located at the bottom level of Fulton Center-- will link an estimated 300,00 daily subway riders who use the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z and R lines to the PATH rail system.
The Dey Street Concourse will also feature multimedia displays on the walls displaying advertisements, while also offering travel information including weather and the time. The tunnel will also host rotating new media artwork commissioned by the MTA Arts & Design.
By 2018, the passage will also connect to the Cortlandt Street station following a reconstruction of the station.
The passageway will also allow commuters to connect to Battery Park City and World Trade Center Towers 1 and 4 while keeping them away from heavily trafficked streets and any construction surrounding the World Trade Center.
The Oculus opened its doors in March giving commuters access to the hub’s main section and connection to the PATH.