72 Street/IND Central Park West
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72 Street is a local stop on the Central Park West Line with its unusual stacked configuration with uptown trains on an upper level above downtown trains and both local platforms stacked and directly beneath the west side of Central Park West so there are no entrances on the park side of the street. This station has the standard blue name tablets with no actual trim line but little 72s mapping out where one would be. The main station exit is at its northern end where two staircases connect from the downtown to uptown platform to a fare control area with turnstiles and the token booth along that platform and street stairs out to the SW and NW corner of CPW and 72 Street, the staircase to the NW corner is in the category of unusual street stairs designed to fit in with the metalwork fencing along The Dakota apartment building. There is a secondary entrance at the southern end of the station with a single staircase up from the downtown platform to two high entrance turnstiles and a street stair up to the SW corner of 70 Street and CPW. An abandoned exit used to lead up to 71 Street and there is evidence of this from a fenced off staircase on the lower level downtown platform, a newer section of tiled walls with doors on it on the uptown platform and some 71 exit direction tiling now visible that had been covered by W 72 St signs but vandals have removed. Other exit tiling has been painted over or replaced by white tiles that stand out against the walls with still original tiles.
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(72b1) Looking down the uptown platform
9 December, 2003
(72b2) The 70 Street end of the station with single High Entrance and High Exit Only Turnstiles
9 December, 2003
(72b3) A 72 column sign
25 July, 2008
(72b4) A mosaic for a staircase for the lower level downtown platform
25 July, 2008
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(72b5) Small black 72 tiles where a trimline would be if the stop had one
25 July, 2008
(72b6) Before the stairs on the ornate staircase in front of the Dakota
22 June, 2009
(72b7) The main fare control area the token booth faces its turnstiles
22 June, 2009
(72b8) Uptown or Downtown?
22 June, 2009
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(72b9) A 72ND St name tablet
22 June, 2009
(72b10) A downtown R32 C train stops at 72 Street
22 June, 2009
(72b11) The gated off staircase from the downtown platform that once led to the upper level and the 71 Street exit and a name tablet with a tiled over arrow pointing towards that exit
22 June, 2009
(72b12) The dirty closed off staircase from the downtown platform to 71 Street
22 June, 2009
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(72b13) The open staircase up to 70 Street's exit
22 June, 2009
(72b14) A downtown mosaic (the stop has none for uptown since fare control is on that platform)
22 June, 2009
(72b15) The two High Entrance/Exit Turnstiles to 70 Street (In 2007 one of these was an exit only)
22 June, 2009
(72b16) The newer less yellowed wall with doors in it that was once the exit to 71 Street
22 June, 2009
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