Bay Parkway/West End Line
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Bay Parkway is an express BMT West End Line elevated station. The stop would be an express station and has two island platforms for the three track line. It is the terminuses of what were originally dubbed 'West End Short Turns' in the early days of the BMT, and was the terminus of rush-hour M trains when there ventures to South Brooklyn were changed over from the Brighton Line between 1987 and June 2010, when discontinued because of budget cuts. It would make sense if M trains relayed on the middle track, unfortunately the switches don't dictate this. There are only switches beyond, south of the station. So these trains relayed in the center track between here and 25 Street. Trains also would also run via the middle track (see 25 Street for photos) after switching beyond the station to the Coney Island Yard two stops away.
The stop has a single entrance at the middle of the platform where two staircases lead down from each platform to a station house beneath the tracks, here the turnstiles and waiting area are and staircases lead down to each of the corners of Bay Parkway and 86 Street. The platforms have canopies in their middle sections, and older designed signs still exists, along with round lampposts. In the middle of the platform there are old wooden benches and green windscreens surround portions of them. The outside of the elevated as 86 Street crosses Bay Parkway was given the important street concrete with mosaic coding covering on the elevated structure. Unfortunately billboards directed at Bay Parkway drivers distract from the BMT beauty. The stop is currently receiving ADA elevators but not a full restoration.
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(bay_parkwayd1) The old fashioned signs and lampposts at one end of the platforms
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(bay_parkwayd2) A R68 D train leaves
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(bay_parkwayd3) The simple platform ends and the canopies beginnings
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(bay_parkwayd4) An end of one of the canopies
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(bay_parkwayd5) A platform bench with its individual windscreen
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(bay_parkwayd6) An exit staircase and All trains on opposite track sign
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(bay_parkwayd7) One of the mini-windscreens located between the two staircases
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(bay_parkwayd8) A staircase down to the mezzanine
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(bay_parkwayd9) The mezzanine level outside the enclosed portion of the station house where the platform staircases are
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(bay_parkwayd10) Old electrical heaters in the station house for waiting passengers
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(bay_parkwayd11) A passenger as finished entering the system inside the station house
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(bay_parkwayd12) Doors out to the street
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(bay_parkwayd13) The windows of the station house beneath the elevated structure
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(bay_parkwayd14) A closed street stair inside the station house
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(bay_parkwayd15) The bottom of a street stair
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(bay_parkwayd16) The decorative concrete covered of the elevated, unfortunately a billboard has removed some of the BMT arts and crafts era mosaics, most of which are still visible. There were also more windows out from the station house at one time, these have been boarded up.
6 August, 2009
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