125 Street/IRT Lexington Avenue Line
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125 Street is a station centered fully in Harlem and just a block away from the Harlem 125 Street Metro-North Station. The subway platform has an unusual layout of two stacked island platforms with the Uptown & the Bronx trains on the upper level (the next stop for both 4 and 5 trains and 6 trains is in the Bronx, they split after the station) and Downtown and Brooklyn trains on the lower level. Both of these platforms are connected by numerous staircases with all downtown passengers required to set foot on the uptown platform unless they use the elevator that stops at both platforms as well as the mezzanine level. On the mezzanine the station entrances consist of street stairs on all 4 corners of 125 Street & Lexington Avenue, with a street elevator on the northeast corner. These staircases all lead to a central area directly beneath the street where the stations single token booth and MVMs are. From here there are two separate banks of turnstiles leading to split mezzanine areas, each with then a few staircases down to the uptown platform. The stop has two art installations split between the two separate inside fare control mezzanine areas, one in each area. For decorations the main one is a trimline above all four track walls consisting of a restored mosaic image of a historic bridge.

Art For Transit at Woodside Art For Transit at Woodside Arts For Transit at 125 Street:
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(125n41) Looking down towards the northern end of one of the platforms at 125 Street
15 August, 2008
(125n42) A 125 Street column sign
15 August, 2008
(125n43) The top of the street elevator at 125 Street
5 August, 2009
(125n44) The intersection with its streetstairs
5 August, 2009
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(125n45) A street stair that looks unusually green
5 August, 2009
(125n46) Another view of the elevator shaft
5 August, 2009
(125n47) The door that is the elevator shaft's entrance
5 August, 2009
(125n48) Passengers wait for the street elevator
5 August, 2009
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(125n49) Lots of passengers in the entry area outside of fare control
5 August, 2009
(125n410) The platform elevator to both platforms and a staircase down behind it
5 August, 2009
(125n411) One back of turnstiles with the other in the background
5 August, 2009
(125n412) A staircase from the uptown platform to the downtown platform
5 August, 2009
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(125n413) Looking up the staircase to the uptown platform
5 August, 2009
(125n414) Another mezzanine view
5 August, 2009
(125n415) On the uptown platform, staircases to the downtown
5 August, 2009
(125n416) A Station Street Stair, notice the blue in the sign for the elevator, the new standard for the ADA symbol background is blue, not white
10 June, 2011
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