Grand Avenue-Newtown/Queens Blvd/Broadway
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Grand Avenue-Newtown is a local stop along the Queens Blvd Line, it has a full length mezzanine that is still open completely like most of the rest of the stations along the line. The mezzanine is another station with a rather unusual set up. Please see the diagram below. The main token booth is again provided between two banks of turnstiles in the center of the mezzanine, one for either direction that have their own, unconnected sections of the mezzanine that are fairly long and narrow but don't run nearly the full length of the mezzanine and are separated from the rest of the station by cheep looking chain link fences. As the diagram shows there is a crossover between the tracks at the eastern end of the platforms.
The color scheme of the side platforms is teal blue borders around the name tablets, teal blue trim, that appears much darker because of bad lighting but is definitely the same color of tile, and the columns painted in slightly darker blue color. This station also has Grand Ave signs on the beams between the express and local tracks, which often seem to be much large walls.
Diagram of the complex mezzanie layout at Grand Av-Newtown
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(grandr1) A R46 V train is about to leave Grand Ave-Newtown.
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(grandr2) An original Grand Ave sign on the a beam between the express and local tracks taht basically becomes a wall.
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(grandr3) Looking down the Jamaica-bound platform towards it extreme western end where it isn't very well lit.
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(grandr4) A Grand Av-Newtown column sign.
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(grandr5) A name tablet for Grand Ave-Newtown, the top is in shadow due to the extremely poor lighting on the western end of the platforms.
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(grandr6) A Grand Ave-Newtown name tablet that has a bit more light with an exit pointing towards Broadway underneath it.
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(grandr7) Looking down the Jamaica-bound portion of the mezzanine towards the turnstiles and in its center, it still seems quite wide even though it only has about a third of the mezzanie, a chain link fence is what usually seperates it from the outside world.
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(grandr8) The bank of four turnstiles at the center of the mezzanine is an exit from the Forest Hills-bound mezzanine.
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(grandr9) Looking down the mezzanine outside of fare control with the ugly black chain link fences visible on both sides segrigading the area from within fare control.
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(grandr10) The mezzanine gets narrow, and the two seperate sections of the mezzanine for trains in each direction ends making the entire 2/3 full width mezzanine outside of fare control.
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(grandr11) Another view of the mezzanine getting narrower.
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(grandr12) When the station opened their must have been a different staircase. There are two now fenced off staircases leading up from the Manhattan-bound platform up to the mezzanine when it is entirely outside of fare control. There is no place to put Queens-bound platform staircases because the mezzanine is only two thirds the width of the tracks and platforms here.
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(grandr13) Looking down through the chain link fence outside of fare control with a name tablet on the Manhattan-bound platform visible.
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(grandr14) A mosaic sign for Manhattan and Brooklyn back within fare control on the tiny portion of the mezzanine that serves as a free overpass between directions. There are no mosaic signs for the Jamaica-bound platform because all of them said Jamaica and the Rockaways because of a proposed extension that never materialized.
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(grandr15) To High Entrance Turnsiles, and Two High Exit Only turnstiles on the very narrow portion of the mezzanine that serves as an overpass between the two platforms.
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(grandr16) Another name tablet at Grand Ave-Newtown this one has a direction pointer for 54th Avenue underneath it.
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