6 Avenue/BMT 14 St-Canarsie Line
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The L train has a single island platform at 6 Avenue, this platform has lines of yellow columns and is fairly deep with little 6s in the standard BMT brownish motif. The station is deep crossing beneath both the Sixth and Seventh Avenue Subway lines and PATH trains but above the 6th Avenue Express tracks that bypass the station entirely due to the PATH station. It has no street exits to call its own (and never even gets a full bullet on any entrance sign at either 6 or 7 Avenues) but its own bank of turnstiles that lead only to that platform. This bank of turnstiles is along the passageway between two streetstairs each at both the NE and SE corners of 14 Street and 6 Avenue that continues north to the main entrance for uptown F, M trains. This bank of unstaffed turnstiles leads to a wide staircase down to an intermediate level where there are three narrow staircases down to that platform. These are near the eastern end of the platform. Continuing down are two staircases that arrive facing each other, relatively close together down (curving 90 degrees at an intermediate landing) from the extreme southern ends of each of the 6 Avenue Line's platforms. These staircases were obviously installed at a later date since the transfer became free in the 1960s with offwhite grayish tiles and square banisters, not the more traditional older looking staircases. Towards the western end of the platform two staircases lead up to a small mezzanine surrounded by non-public rooms that is the beginning of the passageway to 7 Avenue made free in the 1970s, it is straight and flat with white walls before a few bends and it begins to ramp up towards the mezzanine for the 7 Avenue Line at 14 Street providing the free transfer.

Art For Transit at 6 Avenue Creative Station at 6 Avenue
MTA Jewels, 1993
Jennifer Kotter Photographer
A project of the Transportation Workers Union
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(6l1) A mosaic sign in the tunnel to 7 Avenue for that Avenue
24 July, 2008
(6l2) Passengers file to one of two staircases from the tunnel to 7 Avenue to the L platform a walk on it is required for all other transfers
24 July, 2008
(6l3) One of the 6s in the trimline of the platform
24 July, 2008
(6l4) Looking down the 8 Avenue-bound track
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(6l5) A 6 Av column sign
24 July, 2008
(6l6) The single staircases down from each F,M platform enter facing each other
24 July, 2008
(6l7) A sign on the staircase for the Downtown F,V stairway
24 July, 2008
(6l8) The passageway to 6 Av begins with this ramp
30 June, 2011
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(6l9) Looking back towards the gate at the entrance to the 7 Avenue end of the passageway to the L
30 June, 2011
(6l10) Walking down the passageway to the L train
30 June, 2011
(6l11) A sign for the exit to 14 St-6 Av F,V,L on the passageway to it
30 June, 2011
(6l12) In the narrow area just before the L platform in the passageway
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(6l13) The fence at the entrance to the staircases down to the L platform
30 June, 2011
(6l14) One of the staircases up to the 7 Avenue mezzanine
30 June, 2011
(6l15) A sign for the 14 St and 6 Av exit on the L platform
30 June, 2011
(6l16) The central sign between the two staircases for the F,V on the L platform
13 August, 2009
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(6l17) One of two staircases at the eastern end of the L platform to its own personal bank of turnstiles to the east side of 6 Avenue
30 June, 2011
(6l18) A column and trim line of the tracks
30 June, 2011
(6l19) Down to the platform for all transfers of up to the street
30 June, 2011
(6l20) The wide staircase from a small lower mezzanine up to the main mezzanine to the L's own exit to 14 St & 6 Av
30 June, 2011
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