57 Street-7 Avenue/BMT Broadway
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57 Street and 7 Avenue is the terminus of the express tracks of the BMT Broadway Line although they continue beyond the station to also curve beneath Central Park to the 63 Street Tunnel and end inside the Lexington Avenue-63 Street Station. The stop has two platforms for the four track line and requires terminating trains (presently only the Q during late nights and weekends as well as a few rush hour/midday lay-ups) to crossover before entering the station meaning new Q trains entering service can depart from either platform. Each mezzanine area has a sign saying the track for the next leaving train from these platforms. For decorations the station which opened in 1919 and was rehabilitated in 1995 off white painted columns and a hard to see trimline along the local track walls with little 57s inside of it.

The station has two separate mezzanine areas with fare control. The token booth is at the northern end where a single staircase passes a small waiting area before the turnstiles and a single stair lead out to all 4 corners of 7 Avenue and 57 Street including one in front of Carnegie Hall. There is also a street elevator to the SW corner although platform elevators have not been added yet. There is a southern secondary entrance where a single staircase up form each platform leads to a unstaffed turnstiles and 4 street stairs, one at each corner of 55 Street and 7 Avenue.
Art For Transit at 7 Avenue Arts For Transit at 57 Street
Carnegie Hall Montague, 1994
Ceramic tiles on north and south mezzanine walls, porcelain enamel on north mezzanine wall
By Josh Scharf
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(57n1) 57s like this adorn the station's trimline
6 September, 2003
(57n2) Looking through the R40 Slant anti-climbers of a terminating diamond Q Express
6 September, 2003
(57n3) Looking down one of the platforms
6 September, 2003
(57n4) The blur of a R40 W train enters 57 St
17 December, 2004
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(57n5) Two R160 trains in the station, one is terminating the other running through
15 June, 2009
(57n6) The one staircase from the downtown platform to the 57 St exit
15 June, 2009
(57n7) The area before the single staircases down to each platform from the 57 St entrance
15 June, 2009
(57n8) Passengers sitting (and eating) in the little waiting area notice the displays above, used to signal the platform of the next Q train
15 June, 2009
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(57n9) The lower landing of the street elevator although none lead down to the platforms
15 June, 2009
(57n10) A passageway to one of the corner exits
15 June, 2009
(57n11) A plaque for the station opened in 1919 rehabilitated in 1995
15 June, 2009
(57n12) A streetstair
15 June, 2009
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(57n13) Carnegie Hall and a streetstair right in front
15 June, 2009
(57n14) A close-up of the street stair in front of Carnegie Hall its like every other
15 June, 2009
(57n15) The top of the street elevator notice the sign about the platforms NOT being accessible
15 June, 2009
(57n16) Another 57 Street streetstair
6 September, 2003
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