Avenue J/BMT Brighton Line
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This Station is currently going under extensive rehabilitation. This summery is of the station before it began going under reconstruction in 2009:
The Avenue J Station has two quite narrow side platforms for a four-tracked Brighton Line express station. These both have standard cream-painted windscreens along their entire lengths. There is a canopy only towards the center of the station's platforms. Along the pillars holding up the platform's canopy, old black font Js on white are painted onto the pillars. The station's single exit is beneath the tracks at street level between the platforms, two staircases lead down from each platform to a small paint-peeling underpass area. From the Coney Island-bound platform a High Exit Turnstile allows passengers to exit directly and not enter the station house. This and the doors out from the small station house built directly underneath the embankment lead out to the southern sidewalk of the shopping street that is Avenue J and crosses beneath the subway line. The station house has a small bank of turnstiles and a token booth, it's so cramped that the station's MVM is located outside of the station house, along the sidewalk of Avenue J

Current Situation in May 2010: currently the Coney Island-bound track is completely non-existant, just a construction site where the platform should be, trains are stopping on the Coney Island-bound express track on a temperary platform located on the Manhattan-bound express track. This platform has its own temperary exit, with a bridge across the Coney Island-bound tracks to a set of two High Entrance Trunstiels, and a High Exit Turnstile located at the level of the tracks, this continues to a single staircase down to street level that's on the north side of Avenue J, across from the existing station house that Manhattan-bound trains still use. This platform has no coverings on it, just lights and a single exposed bench.

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(ave_jq1) A metal platform sign at Avenue J. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 20 February, 2004 (ave_jq2) Looking down the very narrow platform at Avenue J, typical of Brighton Line Stations. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 20 February, 2004 (ave_jq3) Looking across the Avenue J and the four tracks of the Brighten Line Embankment. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 15 June, 2005 (ave_jq4) A Manhattan-bound Q train of R68s near Avenue J. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 15 June, 2005
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(ave_jq5) R68 #2906 at the front of a Manhattan-bound Q train entering Avenue J. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 15 June, 2005 (ave_jq6) R68 #2908 on the back of a Manhattan-bound Q train leaves Avenue J. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 15 June, 2005 (ave_jq7) An R42S at the front of a Brighten-bound B Express train bypassing Avenue J. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 15 June, 2005 (ave_jq8) An overgrown tree pokes its way over the platform windscreen and onto the platform at Avenue J. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 13 August, 2008
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(ave_jq9) A Manhattan-bound R40-Slant B train bypasses Avenue J.
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(ave_jq10) Looking across to the Manhattan-bound platform at Avenue J, some vegetation is growing over onto it.
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(ave_jq11) An Avenue J, metal sign on the side of the standard accordion metal windscreen.
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(ave_jq12) A wide staircase down to the Avenue J Station exit from the Coney Island-bound platform.
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(ave_jq13) There is a short break in the staircases down to the exit from the Coney Island-bound platform at Avenue J, all the paint is peeling.
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(ave_jq14) In the narrow enclosed area, at street level, beneath the tracks at Avenue J, the pair of open doors into the extremely narrow station house are visible.
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(ave_jq15) The three doors that are the Avenue J Station entrance, along the sidewalk beneath the tracks at Avenue J. Notice the MVM just chilling on the sidewalk.
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(ave_jq16) A close-up of the sign and doors into the Avenue J Station. The turnstiles are visible.
13 August, 2008
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