West 4 St-Washington Square/IND 8 and 6 Aveune Subway Lines
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West 4 Street-Washington Square is the one IND complex connecting its two truck subway lines and is an example of transfer efficiency if the subway was built by just one and not competing companies especially in the large mezzanines IND style. Just south of the station there are even crossover switches between the 8 and 6 Avenue local tracks used frequently for reroutes because of construction. All the station walls have a trimline of green with a black boarder and West 4 written beneath in tile, there are also numerous green columns throughout the entire station. The stop has three levels, the four 8 Avenue Line tracks and their two platforms are on the upper level, the four 6 Avenue Line tracks and their two platforms on the lower level. Between the two levels is a full-length mezzanine with numerous staircases up and down to both levels along with elevators connecting all 3 towards the middle of the platforms. There is also a single up only escalator (a total of 2) from each lower level platforms to the upper level platform bypassing the mezzanine.

All of the station exits are accessed directly from the upper level 8 Avenue subway platform. At the southern end of those platforms ADA compliant ramps lead up to a small mezzanine area with the 24 hour token booth and turnstiles, there is the street elevator and a streetstair at the NE corner of 6 Avenue and West 3 Street, and another right across on the west sidewalk where West 3 Street ends. At the northern end a single staircase leads up from each platform to separate small fare control areas. The uptown platform leads to some unstaffed turnstiles and two entrances inside the storefronts along 6 Avenue one right near at the NE corner of 6 Avenue and Waverly Place and another midway up the block towards 8 Street. The downtown platform leads to some high turnstiles and a single streetstair at the NW corner of Waverly Place and 6 Avenue.

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September 2011 Update: the streetstair on the west sidewalk where 3 Street ends has an original 1930s IND sign, this was revealed when a newsstand was removed from the street fomerly blocking the sign.

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Looking across to R44 #5398 stopped on the downtown platform at West 4 Street
29 October, 2005
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Looking down the uptown A express track
29 October, 2005
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A C train stops and people blur up and down the upper level uptown platform
29 October, 2005
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The green trimline on both platforms at West 4
28 December, 2008
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An unique train, the R9s in revenue holiday season service approach
28 December, 2008
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R4 #401 stops at West 4 Street running in shoppers special holiday season service
28 December, 2008
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R40M #4540 makes a rare appearance on the F
15 June, 2009
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Looking across to the northern end of the downtown platform at West 4 Street
24 May, 2010
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Approaching the little mezzanine on the uptown platform for the 8 Street exit
24 May, 2010
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Looking back down to the turnstiles at the 8 Street exit
24 May, 2010
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One storefront entrance from the uptown side at 8 Street
24 May, 2010
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The only unusual storefront entrance at 8 Street, it looks like the building was built around the subway
24 May, 2010
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The elevator and staircase at the 3 Street entrance to West 4 Street
24 May, 2010
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Looking across to the west side of 3 Street entrance
24 May, 2010
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The main turnstile entrance at 3 Street
24 May, 2010
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The street elevator
24 May, 2010
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The token booth faces the turnstiles at the 3 Street entrance
24 May, 2010
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The narrow area beyond the turnstiles that leads to the ramps down to the southern ends of the platforms
24 May, 2010
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A mosaic for the downtown platforms pointing in that direction
24 May, 2010
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Looking down one of the two long ramps to the platforms
24 May, 2010
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Sources: [1] Station Work begins with Free Transfers, The New York Times: May 17, 1996, Link
[2] Richard Perez-Pena, Subway Link: Both Builders and Riders Get a Bonus, The New York Times:August 27, 1996, Link

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Last Updated: 20 September, 2011
This website is not affiliated with MTA New York City Transit, their official website is here
All photos are by Jeremiah Cox
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