Avenue U/BMT Culver El
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The Avenue U Station has two side platforms on the local tracks of the three tracked line. The station's platforms are windscreened, and canopied for their entire lengths except for a small section at their northern ends. The canopy is held up by small-cantilevered beams that are also windscreened. These are all painted green and have little Avenue U signs on them. For exits, the station has two. The 24-hour booth exit is at the northern end of the station, a single staircase leads down from each platform to a small station house where the there is the turnstiles and the token booth faces them. This in tern leads out to two street stairs off the elevated on the northern side of Ditmas Avenue at Avenue U. There is a secondary unstaffed exit at the southern end of the station where a single staircase leads down from each platform to a High Exit Turnstile from the Coney Island-platform, and a single staircase is down to a High Entrance/Exit Turnstile from the Manhattan-bound platform. These in turn lead to staircases down to street level on eitherside of McDonald Avenue just north of Gravesend Neck Road. The station house beneath the tracks for this secondary exit is still in existence, it has just been converted to non-passenger uses so there is no longer a free crossunder at this end of the station.

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(ave_uf1) Looking down the Manhattan-bound platform at Avenue U as a train stops in the station.
4 August, 2009
(ave_uf2) A Manhattan-bound R46 F train leaves Avenue U.
4 August, 2009
(ave_uf3) Two R46 F trains pass each other at the northern end of the Avenue U Station. The train on the center track is bypassing the station because it's only running as far south as Avenue X. Only the Manhattan-bound track is being used to turn around trains there.
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(ave_uf4) R46 #6092 begins to bypass the Avenue U station.
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(ave_uf5) The single staircase down from the Manhattan-bound platform to the Avenue U exit of the station.
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(ave_uf6) The northern end of the Avenue U Station platforms, there completely exposed to the elements with just a low fence.
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(ave_uf7) R46 #5610 stops on the center track at Avenue U. It's waiting for its track to clear at Avenue X so it can go into the terminal station because of construction and turn around.
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(ave_uf8) About to set down the staircase to the Avenue U exit.
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(ave_uf9) Approaching the green doors into the Avenue U station house, from the Manhattan-bound platform.
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(ave_uf10) Inside the station house at Avenue U. The Coney Island-bound platform has been taped off because it has been closed because of construction.
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(ave_uf11) The token booth faces its turnstiles in the Avenue U station house.
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(ave_uf12) Looking up at the Avenue U station house nestled beneath the tracks.
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(ave_uf13) A Avenue U-F Station Entrance staircase. The sign is still in the old format.
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(ave_uf14) Another view back at the small Avenue U Station house nestled beneath the tracks.
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(ave_uf15) Looking down McDonald Avenue beneath the Avenue U Station, with it visible up in the air.
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(ave_uf16) Approaching the Greavesend Neck Road secondary exit of Avenue U, the High Exit Turnstile from the Coney Island-bound platform is visible.
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