Astoria-Ditmars Blvd
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Astoria-Ditmars Blvd is the northern terminus of the Astoria Line elevated. The station has a single island platform for the two track line, and the tracks end at the northern end of the station. At the southern end of the station is the Astoria Lines tower. The Hell Gate Line, used by Amtrak's Northeast corridor to reach Boston crosses directly over the station platform allowing its Northeast Regionals and Acela Expresses to be viewed from the subway platform. The station's single exit is located on a small mezzanine level towards the center of its platform. Two staircases lead down directly to separate turnstile banks that are across from one another and served by a single token booth. Four conventional street staircases for an elevated line lead down from the mezzanine level two to either side of 31 Street between Ditmars Blvd and 23 Avenue. Additionally the mezzanine level has direct access to Ditmars Plaza Mini Mall with an internet cafe, a relater (an apartments for rent sign in a subway station is strange) and eleven other commercial establishments. The mini mall has its own staircase directly up to the businesses that provides an additional subway entrance through the mall.
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(ditmarsn1) The end of the line is Ditmars Blvd, a Broadway Exp train terminates.
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(ditmarsn2) Old mini-windscreens have the Ditmars Blvd sings on them, Astoria a subtext
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(ditmarsn3) Trash piled up beneath a windscreen on the Ditmars Blvd platform
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(ditmarsn4) A Ditmars Blvd-Astoria column sign
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(ditmarsn5) An enclosed by a metal windscreens bench on the platform, rarely needs to be used, there is generally a train terminating in the station
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(ditmarsn6) One of two staircases down from the platform to the mezzanine level's fare control
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(ditmarsn7) Approaching one of two sets of turnstiles that are at the foot of the only two staircases off the platform
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(ditmarsn8) A sign for the internet cafe and apartments in the mini mall that is attached to the train stations mezznanie
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(ditmarsn9) Another view of the decent sized mezzanine level outside of fare control
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(ditmarsn10) A street stair, notice how the mezzanine structure is attached to the building, I wonder what arrangements those landlords had
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(ditmarsn11) Anoter close up of the direct elevated subway entrance into that building
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(ditmarsn12) A street stair up to the elevated
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(ditmarsn13) A closed street stair because of construction on the Hell Gate Lines viaduct
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(ditmarsn14) Looking down the covered by an elevated street at Ditmars Blvd
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(ditmarsn15) Scaffolding on the Hell Gate Lines sturtucre
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(ditmarsn16) A wider view of all the scaffolding on the Hell Gate's Line structure
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