55 Street/West End Line
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55 Street is a standard BMT West End Line elevated station the stop is a local stop with two side platforms for the three tracks including the middle track that is occasionally used for diversions although it has never seen regular revenue service. The station platforms are canopied and windscreened in their mid sections but left to be exposed to the elements at their ends, although the windscreens continue a bit farther on the Manhattan-bound platform. Presently (as of December 2010) the old corrugated looking ones are being replaced with modern green and tan ones. It is in the middle of the platforms where two staircases lead down to the station's only exit, a decent sized red station house nestled beneath the tracks where 3 doors lead to it form a single shared bottom landing for the two staircases. It has a bench and the turnstiles and token booth, some of the windows are of the little square pieces of opaque glass design that means the stop received some renovations in the late 1980s-early 1990s. Exits via streetstairs from this station house are a bit confusing, since the stop is above a five-way intersection as New Utrecht Avenue cuts through the street grid. There are two out to the eastern corners of 55 Street and New Utrecht and an additional one out to the SW corner which is at a trianglular intersection with 13 Avenue.
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(55d1) A R42 M train leaves
8 June, 2005
(55d2) A Manhattan-bound R42 M train enters
8 June, 2005
(55d3) R42 #4785 leads a Manhattan-bound M train viewed from across the station with the W still existing in the train service times sign
8 June, 2005
(55d4) A R68 D train leaves
6 August, 2009
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(55d5) A platform sign with the surrounding neighborhood beyond
6 August, 2009
(55d6) An end of the platforms at 55 Street
6 August, 2009
(55d7) Looking back towards the two simple canopies on the platforms at 55 Street
6 August, 2009
(55d8) A N train runs down the middle track to bypass 55 Street it has been rerouted due to track work on its Sea Beach Line
6 August, 2009
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(55d9) R-160B #8942 bypasses 55 Street
6 August, 2009
(55d10) R-160B #8942 continues through 55 Street leading an N train
6 August, 2009
(55d11) R-160B #8962 continues through 55 Street on the middle track
6 August, 2009
(55d12) A R-160B N train continues to bypass 55 Street
6 August, 2009
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(55d13) Looking down one of two staircases to the mezzanine level
6 August, 2009
(55d14) A R68 D train leaves 50 Street viewed from 55 Street
6 August, 2009
(55d15) A R68 D train on the short section of track between 50 Street and 55 Street
6 August, 2009
(55d16) Approaching one end of the platform above 54 Street just beyond the intersection
11 August, 2009
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