Broadway-Lafayette Streets/IND 6 Avenue Subway
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The Broadway-Lafayette St Station is a deep IND express station. The stop has two island platforms for the four track line. The color scheme is dark blue with a blue trim line and black boarder with the tiled station name beneath the trim simply saying Broadway, not Lafayette. The stop was renovated in the late 1990s and is currently under construction again which will change subway riders riding patterns because a connection to uptown 6 trains instead of just only downtown ones will be built. The evidence right now is some blue plywood and some construction areas at street level since digging has been needed. The present layout consists of the main full time booth entrance at the intersection of Broadway and Houston Street. There are two street stairs to the NE and SE corners. An odd looking street stair down to a locked gate but with IND tiling is at the SW corner along the sidewalk of Houston Street is evidence that there was once an additional entrance there. The turnstiles lead down to the upper mezzanine level (the station is so deep that there are two mezzanine levels) where a staircase leads directly down to each of the platforms and a wider staircase leads down to the lower mezzanine level. The upper mezzanine level becomes half the width of the cavern giving the lower mezzanine a double ceiling. The lower mezzanine has four staircase down to each of the platforms before it ends with another wide staircase back to the upper mezzanine, at this point the upper mezzanine becomes full width of the mezzanine level and there is another two story staircase down to each of the platforms (we are now at their railway southern ends). The upper mezzanine continues with two separate secondary exits high turnstiles: two street stairs lead out to the SW corner, and one to the NW corner of Lafayette Street and Houston Street. The passageway continues at reaches the southern end of the narrow (and even narrower now because of construction) downtown 6 platform at Bleecker Street.
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(broadway_lafayetteb1) A Broadway-Lafayette St column and looking out at the rest of the station
31 December, 2003
(broadway_lafayetteb2) An E train because of weekend construction stops at Broadway-Lafayette
31 January, 2004
(broadway_lafayetteb3) The sign for the Shuttle to Grand Street when its served the station, it ran one train on one track in both directions since it also served West 4 Street
31 January, 2004
(broadway_lafayetteb4) A Grand St-bound Shuttle train enters Broadway-Lafayette
31 January, 2004
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(broadway_lafayetteb5) The upper level of the mezzanine
30 July, 2009
(broadway_lafayetteb6) A top of one of the main wide staircases to the lower mezzanine
30 July, 2009
(broadway_lafayetteb7) The top of one of the streetstairs
30 July, 2009
(broadway_lafayetteb8) A Broadway-Lafayette St Station entrance
30 July, 2009
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(broadway_lafayetteb9) Looking down to one end of one of the platforms
30 July, 2009
(broadway_lafayetteb10) The turnstiles out to Broadway with the full time token booth
30 July, 2009
(broadway_lafayetteb11) On the lower mezzanine
30 July, 2009
(broadway_lafayetteb12) The top of what was once a streetstair to Broadway-Lafayette
30 July, 2009
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(broadway_lafayetteb13) The fare control area for one of the entrances from Lafayette Street
30 July, 2009
(broadway_lafayetteb14) The 6 train platform visible from one of the high turnstiles
28 December, 2008
(broadway_lafayetteb15) The R1-9s on a holiday trip stop at Broadway-Lafayette
28 December, 2008
(broadway_lafayetteb16) On the mezzanine towards the exit to Broadway
30 July, 2009
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