Union Square/BMT 14 St-Canarsie Line
Transfer to the N,Q,and R Transfer to the 4,5
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The L platforms at Union Square consist of a single island platform for the two track line that crosses beneath the Broadway and Lexington Avenue Subway lines. It has a colorful trimline along the track walls with little Us inside it. The platform has a series of exits, starting from its west end there are two staircases up to a mezzanine with a little fare control area of low turnstiles to two streetstairs on the SW corner of Broadway and 14 Street. There is also a passageway that curves north and connects to the southern end of the mezzanines above the N,Q,R platforms. Next on the platform is a single staircase directly up to each of the N,Q,R platforms. These have little intermediate landings to provide a bit of distance before connecting to the platforms extreme southern ends. The final means of access is two staircases followed by the elevator that makes the L station ADA compliant up to the southern end of the 4,5,6 Lexington Avenue Line mezzanine.

Art For Transit at Union Square Arts For Transit at Union Square
Union Square Project, 2000
Glass, Enameled Steel, and aluminum
By Mary Miss
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(union_sq_l1) A countdown clock in front of the elevator to the mezzanine from the L platform
21 April, 2007
(union_sq_l2) The entrance to the passageway from the N,Q,R mezzanine to the small fare control area that really belongs to the L
31 December, 2009
(union_sq_l3) The turnstiles to 14 Street and Broadway directly above the L platform
31 December, 2009
(union_sq_l4) The platform trimline with a U for Union Square inside it
31 December, 2009
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(union_sq_l5) One of the staircases up to the L train's own mezzanine includes all transfers although continuing farther down the platform makes all of them shorter
31 December, 2009
(union_sq_l6) R143 #8101 stops at Union Square, notice the yellow columns
31 December, 2009
(union_sq_l7) Close up of R143 #8101 stopped at Union Square
31 December, 2009
(union_sq_l8) Passengers storm onto a R143 L train stopped at Union Square
31 December, 2009
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(union_sq_l9) The bottom of the staircase from the uptown N,Q,R platform has a sign for the two directions of L service, the downtown platform is just beyond
31 December, 2009
(union_sq_l10) Passengers file down the stairs towards the L platform from the entrance from the 4,5,6 station
31 December, 2009
(union_sq_l11) The turnstiles in the L trains personal fare control area
31 December, 2009
(union_sq_l12) Brooklyn or 8 Avenue? Looking down to the platform from a staircase to it
16 September, 2011
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(union_sq_l13) A street stair to the L trains direct entrance
16 September, 2011
(union_sq_l14) The roof between the two street stairs at the entrance that is on the L trains own mezzanine
16 September, 2011
(union_sq_l15) Passengers swipe into the system right above the Canarsie Line platform
16 September, 2011
(union_sq_l16) One of the L entrances is still closed post Superstorm sandy although 4 train service has been restored
3 November, 2012
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(union_sq_l17) Close up of the service alert saying 4,5, and 6 trains have been restored post-Superstorm Sandy
3 November, 2012
(union_sq_l18) The corridor to the L train's gate is open but is taped off because L service hasn't been restored post Superstorm Sandy
5 November, 2012
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