Lexington Avenue/IND-BMT 63 Street Tunnel
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Lexington Avenue-63 Street is the on the new three track 63 Street line and is currently under construction to remove the original orange tiled curved platform walls with little benches along them (its basically all blue plywood now) and reveal the track built in 1989 on the other side that will connect the Q train to the 2nd Avenue Subway. The stop was built in a stacked configuration for this purpose and is quite deep to underpin all of the existing subway lines. The uptown, Queens-bound platform is beneath the downtown, Manhattan-bound one. These platforms have two staircases along them by the single elevator (that stops at both) near the center of the platforms that will one day be mainly used by passengers changing to get from the 2 Avenue subway to Queens. This single elevator leads directly to the small mezzanine area beneath the street. This area can also be reached on a series of escalators that both begin at the extreme railway south (western) end of both platforms, from each a staircase/two escalators shaft leads up to an intermediate landing with the one from the Queens-bound platform significantly longer than that from the downtown one up to the lower intermediate level from here the escalators combine and double back with one plus a staircase on either side of the of those to the downtown platform to the upper intermediate landing where they combine and become two escalators with a staircase between to the upper landing and main mezzanine area. This area has the escalators going straight two the turnstiles where there is another separate bank of turnstiles opposite that serve the single elevator up from the platforms only. To exit the station two escalators lead up to the NW corner of Lexington Avenue and 63 Street along with the street elevator elevator taking up the entire first story of a building. There is also a street staircase with unusual brown cinderblock looking sides (that also are the walls of the three escalator shafts down to the platforms) to the SW corner. As part of the 2nd Avenue Subway project and additional exit is being built to serve 3 Avenue.

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(lexingtonf1) A Lexington Av bench on the lower level platform it has silver pillars to hold up the roof up to the upper level
27 March, 2004
(lexingtonf2) The ADA boarding area on the lower level the ceiling is less arched
27 March, 2004
(lexingtonf3) The split of the escalators for the upper and lower levels
27 March, 2004
(lexingtonf4) The one conventional street stair at street level
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(lexingtonf5) Two escalators and a staircase inside a building also lead up to the street
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(lexingtonf6) Approaching the upper bank of escalators
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(lexingtonf7) Looking down the middle staircase on the upper bank of escalators on the long way down to the platform
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(lexingtonf8) The only station name signs
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(lexingtonf9) Passengers waiting on the upper level downtown platform, there no extra columns
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(lexingtonf10) A landing on the downtown platform for the single elevator
15 August, 2008
(lexingtonf11) The two midplatform staircases down to the Queens-bound platform
15 August, 2008
(lexingtonf12) The entrance on the NW corner of 63 St and Lexington escalators directly up inside a building
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(lexingtonf13) A close up of the M the only indication of the escalator entrance
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(lexingtonf14) Looking down the single street stair with its unusual square silver railings
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(lexingtonf15) The token booth faces its turnstiles in the mezzanine area
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(lexingtonf16) The two turnstiles that only access the elevator, and a few benches for waiting for its slowness
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(lexingtonf17) After entering the turnstiles
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(lexingtonf18) There is a strange fixture in the station house that looks like a large satellite dish
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(lexingtonf19) Going down to the platforms approaching the first escalator landing
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(lexingtonf20) Looking down off the first escalator landing to the escalators (and staircases) on eitherside of the entrance to the downtown platform
16 August, 2011
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