86 Street/Central Park West
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86th Street is a simple stacked IND Central Park West Line Stop. The two side platforms have the typical layout of all the local stops on Central Park West. The Uptown trains are on the upper level, the downtown ones on the lower. All fare control areas are directly along the uptown platform, with staircases only to the west (non-park side) of Central Park West. The name tablets are Blue with a black border and "86" tiling almost forming the stations trim although no trim tiling is present. All of the stations original exits are still open. The full time staffed exit is at the southern end of the station with staircases to either western corner of CPW and 86 Street. There is an exit only High Exit Turnstile to 87 Street right in the middle of the platform, a staircase is also provided to the downtown platform. A final unstaffed entrance and exit exists (and staircase downstairs) right at the northern end of the platform to 88 Street & CPW with MVMs and a High Entrance Turnstile, before High Entrance Turnstiles existed it had a token booth (through the 1990s) that was only open for entry during the AM rush hour, with an exit provided via a High Exit Turnstile at all times. This is one station where loosing the token booth was definately a good thing, it got a second (unstaffed) full time entrance.
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(86b1) Looking out at 86 Street at a column with the downtown's platform wall off in the distance.
9 December, 2003
(86b2) A 86th St name tablet.
9 December, 2003
(86b3) A 86 Street metal column sign.
9 December, 2003
(86b4) A sign on the downtown platform for the staircase up to the uptown platform for the 88 Street exit open always except in the middle of the night
20 March, 2004
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(86b5) The Unstaffed fare control gates to 88 Street.
20 March, 2004
(86b6) A 86th St name tablet with an arrow beneath it for the exit only exit to 87 Street
20 March, 2004
(86b7) A painted over Men's room mosaic.
20 March, 2004
(86b8) The 88 Street entrance has the sticker covering the K line that used to stop there peeling through.
20 March, 2004
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(86b9) The otherside of the 88 Street's entrance staircase has the diamond blue B.
20 March, 2004
(86b10) The signs at the 88 Street entrance have been replaced with proper signage.
5 May, 2004
(86b11) The otherside also has been replaced with proper signage at the 88 Street entrance.
5 May, 2004
(86b12) Looking down the sandpaper type tactile warning strip at 86 Street on the uptown platform.
14 December, 2004
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(86b13) A view by a gum stain and the rest of the uptown platform at 86 Street.
14 December, 2004
(86b14) A uptown R38 C train closes its doors at 86 Street.
1 June, 2007
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