Bowery
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Bowery is a station of abandonment quite deep beneath the street. It is on the Subway line built from the Williamsburg Bridge with four tracks and opened with two island platforms to platform all of them, with the outside tracks running south and through to Chambers Street, Broad Street and the Montague Street tunnels to South Brooklyn. The inside tracks terminated at Canal Street. A recent rerouting project of tracks that opened in 2004 closed the Jamaica-bound side of the station, rerouting those trains onto the middle track alongside the Broad Street-bound track which follows its original routing. The station also has an abandoned entrance and mezzanine, there are still closed staircases up to it from the open platform. Strangely the one open platform recently had a tactile warning strip still installed. Both track walls (including the original wall between the platforms) are decked out in grey trimline with Bowery written in mosaics forming name tablets along with Bs in regular places. The bottom openings at the bottom of the wall between the platforms were not cinderblocked over like at Canal Street and glimpses through them of the closed platform show it fully lit but with reveal quite a lot of graffiti. The stations one exit is towards the Jamaica-bound end of the station. There is first an escalator (the stops surprisingly deep) and then two staircases that meet at an intermediate landing become one up to the small fare control area just beneath the street. There are old terra-cotta relief signs for a newsstand the windows sealed and Women above a closed door. The portion that led to the now closed Jamaica-bound platform has walls with doors in them and even a replica trimline. There is the bank of turnstiles facing the token booth to a long narrow passageway beneath the street to a single streetstair on each side of wide Delancey Street (there is a median) between the Bowery and Chrystie Street.

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(boweryj1) Looking down the unused middle track of the now abandoned Jamaica-bound platform
3 Feburary, 2004
(boweryj2) Looking down from a staircase to the now abandoned Jamaica-bound platform
3 Feburary, 2004
(boweryj3) On the now only open platform looking through the gabs between the tracks in the wall to closed Jamaica-bound platform
1 January, 2005
(boweryj4) A closed staircase to the station's closed exit on the open platform
1 January, 2005
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(boweryj5) Looking down the open platform with its two tactile warning strips
1 January, 2005
(boweryj6) One of the Bowery street stairs
30 July, 2009
(boweryj7) This long passageway leads from the southern street stair passing over the now enclosed and closed off entrance to the Jamaica-bound platform
30 July, 2009
(boweryj8) The small area before fare control.
30 July, 2009
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(boweryj9) The terra-cotta signs over the long closed and sealed newsstand
30 July, 2009
(boweryj10) An old terra-cotta sign for Women by a new generic trimline in the closed area of the closed staircases down to the Jamaica-bound platform
30 July, 2009
(boweryj11) A passenger comes up the escalator from the platform
30 July, 2009
(boweryj12) The single staircase down to the platform, it divides into two at the visible intermediate landing
30 July, 2009
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(boweryj13) From the upper landing of the staircase it is still a long way down to the middle now Jamaica-bound track.
30 July, 2009
(boweryj14) The intermediate landing and old railings
30 July, 2009
(boweryj15) Looking down one of the staircases to the platform its quite long
30 July, 2009
(boweryj16) The tiling ends in the wall between the two station platforms
30 July, 2009
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