East 105 Street/Canarsie Line
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East 105 Street is up there as one of the most unusual subway stations in the entire system. The station is at a grade, and East 105 Street crossed at the NYC subway's last remaining grade crossing until 1975. The station has one extremely narrow island platform, so narrow that only a single bench facing one direction can be placed on it. A double bench facing both directions would not have enough clearance on either side and be unsafe. Before the station was renovated in 2007 the platform had no canopied portions whatsoever, after renovations a canopy extends about half way down the platform form the single staircase down at the extreme northern end of the platform, where a decent sized station house sits right above the tracks with fare control. This station house also serves as a bit of an enclosed waiting area, and there are entrances to it (in the form of staircases up to it) and the station from either side of the Canarsie Line's Right of Way here.
Art For Transit at East 105 Street Arts For Transit at East 105 Street
Crescendo, 2007
Laminated Glass in Station House Mezzanine Windows and above stairs
By Michael Ingui
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(e_105l1) A R143 running towards 8 Avenue is about to leave E 105 Street stopped in front of a unusual sign on the platform That is hanging and simply says L service to each of it's destinations and which track they stop at.
1 January, 2005
(e_105l2) The museum train of R1-9s approach E 105 St on a fan trip, about to bypass it.
1 January, 2005
(e_105l3) R1 #100 stopped at E 105 Street on a Fan Trip.
1 January, 2005
(e_105l4) A low-angled shot of R1 #100 stopped at E 105 St on a Fan Trip.
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(e_105l5) A very simple E 105 St platform sign.
1 January, 2005
(e_105l6) A Manhattan-bound R143 L train begins to enter E 105 St.
1 January, 2005
(e_105l7) Another E 105 Street platform sign with two identical exit signs in the foreground pointing towards the station's only exit at northern end of the platform, where fare control is in a building above the tracks. The station has no canopies to speak of other then the station house.
1 January, 2005
(e_105l8) The lone staircase up to the station house and exit on the island platform at E 105 Street that is completely exposed to the elements with no protection on it to speak of.
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(e_105l9) A substation is right towards the southern end of East 105 Street.
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(e_105l10) The East 105 Street Station is right at a grade, looking down a street, and through a barbed-wire fence at the platform.
1 January, 2005
(e_105l11) Two one side of the tracks at East 105 Street a grassy field separates it from the surrounding area.
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(e_105l12) Approaching the elevated station house an entrance to East 105 Street on a path through the grassy field on the outskirts of the station.
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(e_105l13) The dead-end street at the east side of the entrance to the elevated station house at East 105 Street. There is one staircase from here up to the decent sized station house.
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(e_105l14) Looking through the barbed wire fence as a Canarsie-bound R143 L train is held in the station momentarily for a track to open up at the Canarsie, Rockaway Parkway Terminal.
1 January, 2005
(e_105l15) The unusual design of the outside of one of the staircases up to the station house at East 105 Street.
1 January, 2005
(e_105l16) Looking across from the top of one of the entrance staircases to Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway at a R143 L train stopped in the station.
1 January, 2005
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