14 Street/IND 8 Avenue Subway
Transfer to the L
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14 Street on the IND 8 Avenue subway line is an express stop with two island platforms for the four track line. The track walls have a replica yellow-orange trimlines from a 1999 renovation with a narrow maroon boarder, and 14th written in black write on tiles beneath. There are even 14 St name tablets along the mezzanines. The bronze models throughout the station installed under Arts For Transit are one of the highlights of the station. There is a single line of yellow-orange columns that run down each platform. The station has almost a full-length mezzanine (ends shortly before the northern end of the platforms) with plenty of staircases down it. Exits from the mezzanine start with an unstaffed bank of turnstiles at its northern end for 16 Street and 8 Avenue. Here there is a passageway and staircase up to the Port Authority Building (that also has its mosaics throughout the station) arriving right near the SW corner between the outer doors out to the street and inner doors into the building. The only way of knowing there is a subway station here is by a small unusual post on the sidewalk pointing towards the doors into the building. The other corners include two streetstairs at the NW and one each at the NE and SE. Along each side of in the middle of the mezzanine there are a few high turnstiles to their own street stairs at the NW and NE corners of 8 Avenue and 15 Street. At the southern end of the station is where things get more complicated with the transfer to the L train beyond the staircases to the extreme southern ends of the IND platforms. Conductors sometimes even announce 'Transfer to the L train at the front or back of the train.' There leads to a small bank of high turnstiles on one side of the transfer passageway out to a street stair at the NW corner of 14 Street and 8 Avenue, on one side of the passageway to the L train, on the other side the main large banks of turnstiles to the large fare control area with the full time token booth. This fare control area has a streetstair and platform elevator to the NW corner, and single streetstairs to the NW and NE corners. This entry area is home to NCYT signal school and other training areas for employees. Sings are visible from the public areas.

Art For Transit at Union Square Arts For Transit at 14 St & 8 Avenue
Life Underground, 2001
Bronze Sculptures
By Tom Otterness
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(14a1) Looking down the express tracks
14 September, 2003
(14a2) The overwelming headlights of a C train stopping
14 September, 2003
(14a3) A C train closes its doors
6 September, 2005
(14a4) Looking down the mezzanine towards the 16 Street end
29 May, 2009
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(14a5) A mosaic for the Port Authority building and street stair to the SE corner of 14 St and 8 Av
29 May, 2009
(14a6) R32 #3628 and a C train stop
13 August, 2008
(14a7) Looking across the express tracks to an E train on the opposite platform
13 August, 2008
(14a8) The trimline and 14th text beneath all added in replica style during 2000 renovations
13 August, 2008
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(14a9) A passenger steps off of R160 #9362
13 August, 2008
(14a10) The ramp down to the elevator for Downtown trains
24 May, 2010
(14a11) A staircase for the downtown platform by the high exit turnstiles for the westside of 15 Stret
24 May, 2010
(14a12) A staircase for the uptown platform by the high exit turnstiles for the eastside of 15 Street
24 May, 2010
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(14a13) Looking down the long and never ending mezzanine
24 May, 2010
(14a14) Approaching the two staircases down to each platform at the 16 Street end of the mezzanine
24 May, 2010
(14a15) The turnstiles both low and high out to 16 Street when it still had a part time token booth
24 May, 2010
(14a16) Stairs for the NE and SE corners of 16 St and 8 Av
24 May, 2010
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(14a17) One of the streetstairs at the 16 Street end of the station
24 May, 2010
(14a18) Two street stairs at the NW corner of 16 Street
24 May, 2010
(14a19) Looking up the staircase into the Port Authority Building
24 May, 2010
(14a20) The sign on the street to enter the Port Authority Building for the subway
24 May, 2010
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