8 Avenue/BMT 14 St-Canarsie Line
Transfer to the A,C,E
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8 Avenue has a single island platform for terminating trains. A cross-over switch just before the station and the tracks end in bumper blocks right along the platforms. When the station was renovated in 1999 a replica Vickers trimline with little 8s on arrangement of various colors was installed. This is not original because the stop was built by the IND complete with a blue trimline with 8 TH Av in tile beneath (photo). Along each track is a line of maroon columns. The stop has a collection of closed or never open to the public areas including more ramps that are still visible on a peephole from the existing ramp, this area is now used as the NYCT Training Center and signs in the station direct employees to it. For access to the exits and transfers to the 8 Avenue subway trains, beginning near the eastern end of the platform there are two staircases that lead up to an intermediate mezzanine before they meet at a ramp continuing up to the large IND mezzanine, at the top of the mezzanine is another staircase down to the L platform and a staircase down, and then the platform elevator for the L train. There is a bank of high turnstiles immediately that lead out to a passageway outside of fare control at the main station entrance. Continuing down the platform is final staircase that leads up to a network of 2 staircases (and passes dead-end staircases to the NYCT training center as signs direct) up to the its own high exit only and high entrance turnstile in the main entrance area beneath 14 Street and 8 Avenue, right next to signal school.
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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(8l1) The R1-9s on a fan trip stopped at 8 Avenue, LL-Special
1 January, 2005
(8l2) A wider view of R9 #1802
1 January, 2005
(8l3) A platform view of R1 #100 singed in the old BMT numbering scheme for 14-Canarsie
1 January, 2005
(8l4) Another view of R1 #100 at 8 Avenue on a Fan Trip properly signed
1 January, 2005
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(8l5) The modern 8 and old 16-Canarsie
1 January, 2005
(8l6) A 8 Av column sign
13 August, 2008
(8l7) The exit only staircase to the NYCT training center
13 August, 2008
(8l8) Looking down one of the terminating tracks to the buffer at its end
13 August, 2008
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(8l9) Signs for the L platform from the bottom of the ramp down from the main station mezzanine to it
13 August, 2008
(8l10) Looking up the ramp from additional staircases to the station exit
13 August, 2008
(8l11) A peep hole into more lighted ramps no longer open to the public from the one that still is
17 August, 2008
(8l12) The high turnstiles up from the L trains own entrance to the main fare control area
24 May, 2010
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(8l13) Looking down the exit only staircase to the L platform
24 May, 2010
(8l14) The bottom of the exit only staircase
24 May, 2010
(8l15) Looking down the platform as two trains of R160s terminate, there is still an old fashioned Next Train lighted sign
24 May, 2010
(8l16) The staircase that leads closest to the A,C,E transfer via its mezzanine
24 May, 2010
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