42 Street-Times Square/IRT Flushing Line
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The Lower Level 7 platform at Times Square are deep below the surface underpinning all the other train lines at the station, and has a single island platform. From the stations opening on March 14, 1927 until September 13, 2015 the station was the terminus of the 7 train. When used as a terminus for terminating trains, during PM Rush Hours when the <7> is operating, all local trains leave from the north track, and all express trains leave from the south track. The signs on each side of the platform indicated this. When all trains ran local they used both tracks and unusual small LED trains indicated what the next train to leave and on which side of the platform. The platform walls have recently been restored with little green trimlines with TS written in brown at regular intervals. The station has no exits to call its own with staircases up to the lower mezzanine level just above that becomes the tunnel the A,C,E 8 Avenue Station (and those passengers on the IND trying to reach Grand Central can minimize their walking quite a bit by taking the 7 instead of the shuttle). There is a bank of two escalators in the middle of the station and one at the extreme eastern end that lead directly up to the upper mezzanine for exiting the statoin. At the front of the platform there is a crew area in the middle and on this are facing each track are some modern retro-style Times Square name tablets.

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(times_sq_71) Approaching the 7 train platform it is the terminus
5 August, 2009
(times_sq_72) One track is used by 7 Express trains when there operating with locals on the other
5 August, 2009
(times_sq_73) The trimline along the platform walls green with little TSs inside it is blocked by cabling
5 August, 2009
(times_sq_74) A train of R62s waits to leave next
5 August, 2009
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(times_sq_75) The escalators that lead from the platform straight through to the upper mezzanine level, the only way to go straight up to just below the street
5 August, 2009
(times_sq_76) The elevator to mezzanines
20 May, 2010
(times_sq_77) One track is specifically assigned for the Flushing Local at all times
20 May, 2010
(times_sq_78) Bare beams are above the platform and another next train sign
20 May, 2010
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(times_sq_79) Another view of the escalators up to the upper mezzanine
20 May, 2010
(times_sq_710) The exit at the extreme eastern end is just an up escalator
20 May, 2010
(times_sq_711) These little Times Square modern name tablets at the eastern end of the platform
20 May, 2010
(times_sq_712) The bottom of the main escalators directly up to the upper mezzanine
31 August, 2011
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(times_sq_713) Although 7 trains aren't running post Superstorm Sandy a hand written sign tells passengers they can use the 7 platform to reach the escalator up to the N and station exit
1 November, 2012
(times_sq_714) Another no 7 Service sign on the small open portion of that platform
1 November, 2012
(times_sq_715) The staircase up to the lower mezzanine
1 November, 2012
(times_sq_716) A train sits idol in the Times Square station with no 7 service on high ground where it was moved for the duration of Superstorm Sandy
1 November, 2012
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(times_sq_717) The taped off platforms at Times Square, a small portion is open for escalator access
1 November, 2012
(times_sq_718) The long escalator and reason a small portion of the 7 platform is even open
1 November, 2012
(times_sq_719) Waiting passengers for the SMEE Museum Train and an Out of Service Countdown Clock
14 July, 2013
(times_sq_720) The SMEE Museum Train of Many Colors enters Times Square to pick up revenue passengers to head out to Citi Field in honor of All Star Game Weekend
14 July, 2013
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42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal Tunnel beneath to 41 Street 7 Trains 1 Trains 7 trains NQR Trains Shuttle to Grand Central 7 Trains NQR Trains 42 Street Tunnel Times Square 123 Main Upper Mezzanine Main Upper Mezzanine Main Upper Mezzanine
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