Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue is a former station on its Rockaway Branch. The station has two side platforms on the four track ROW. Each platform is extremely long, maybe encompassing twelve cars. A small canopied area at the northern end of the downtown platform has two high exit turnstiles to a staircase down to a pedestrian tunnel that was only open during horse racing days. Although now the gate to Cohancy Street on the western end of the pedestrian tunnel is left open. The uptown platform also has a canopied area that goes even further north than the one on the downtown platform but it is completely fenced off. Passengers access the racetrack from Manhattan-bound trains at the racetracks special station, Aqueduct Racetrack about a block north (less than a full train's length). The middle of each platform is out in the open. At the southern end is another canopied area with a staircase down from each platform to the station house/mezzanine area that is located underneath the tracks at street level with three turnstiles, a small waiting area and the token booth and doors that lead out to the north sidewalk of North Conduit Avenue underneath the subway's embankment's bridge.
Resorts World Casino: In October 2011 the first portion of the Resorts World Casino, this racino is now a large part of Aqueduct Racetrack that still features live racing. Until August 2013 when the Sky Bridge opened the Aqueduct Racetrack station remained closed. For the first two years all subway riders reached the racino via a shuttle minibus that leaves from a new curbside bus stop with a shelter and unique red Casino Shuttle Bus sign at the stop on the west side of the underpass at the northern end of the station. No access from the underpass has been provided to the Manhattan-bound platform but the former high exit turnstiles have been replaced with MetroCard only high entrance/exit turnstiles. Signage tells people wanting Manhattan-bound trains to swipe in here (advisable since Cohancy Street lacks a sidewalk to get to the main entrance via local streets) and walk the length of the Rockaways-bound platform to the underpass for Manhattan-bound A trains. In addition there are now advertising panels for Resorts World along the concrete wall of the Manhattan-bound platform and within the main station house.
A closed gate that seems to be unlocked prohibits access from the neighborhood streets to the northern underpass that leads to the racetrack parking lot on the other side and the exit only exit from the Rockaway-bound platform at Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue.
R44 #5354 and a 207 St-bound A train begin leaving Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue.
R44 #5354 and the rest of a 207 St-bound A train haven't fully left Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue before the train begins entering Aqueduct Racetrack.
An uptown A train of R44s enters Aqueduct Racetrack and its short platform, viewed from Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue.
Looking across to the uptown platform at Aqueduct-North Conduit, that platform wall is entirely a high concrete wall.
A Aqueduct-N Conduit sign in the fence along the Rockaway-bound platform, its a simple low-lying one
A wider view of the simple low fence on the Rockaway-bound platform at Aqueduct-N Conduit.
An exit sign for the two exits from the Rockaway-bound platform. One is to North Conduit Avenue, the other Aqueduct Racetrack open during racing days.
The closed canopied area at the extreme northern end of the Manhattan-bound platform.
The two high exit gates on the Rockaway-bound platform that lead to the racetrack exit.
Looking down the staircase that leads to the tunnel under the subway tracks that leads to the racetrack or to a second exits to the nearby communities
The no entry sign at one end of the tunnel under the subway tracks at the northern end of Aqueduct-N Conduit Avenue.
R44 #5308 and a Far Rockaway-bound A train go over N Conduit Avenue as the train leaves the station.
The two sets of three doors, freshly pained white that lead into the station house area from street level along North Conduit Avenue.
An interior view of the station area outside of fare control at North Conduit Avenue.
A Far Rockaway-bound R46 A train leaves the station
Leaves overgrown onto the Rockaways-bound platform
Construction for the Racino along the Manhattan-bound platform
Racetrack or the 24 hour booth?
Last Updated: 27 May, 2009
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