Rockaway Avenue/IRT Livonia Avenue El
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Rockaway Avenue is a stop on the Livonia Avenue and is a regular, simple unrenovated elevated station. It has two side platforms for the two-track line (although there is space on the elevated structure to add a third, middle track) that are canopied for almost there entire lengths except for at the extreme ends. The station has one exit in the middle of the platform that is located in a small head-house located beneath the tracks where there is a free cross-under. Each platform has two staircases down to this headhouse where the token booth faces the turnstiles. Outside of the headhouse, there two entrance staircases up from the street on the SE and NW corners of Livonia Avenue and Rockaway Avenue. In addition these entrance staircases have very unusual station name signs on them that have been mounted on the diagonal of the staircase's banister. The canopied portion of the station platforms have cantilevered metal beams holding it up, on these freshly green painted beams are little signs that say Rockaway Avenue. This portion of the platform has the standard metal accordion looking windscreen. The exposed portions of the platforms have a low original looking fence with lampposts on it at regular intervals. This fence is usually painted black but when I was there parts of it were being painted with red primer paint since the station and the entire elevated line is in the middle of getting a fresh coat of paint. There is some evidence in the form of empty panels where it looks like a sign should be. These were where the old porcelain-enamel station signs were mounted. At the extreme eastern end of the station between the tracks, where a center track could be is a small storage shed.
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(rockawayn31) Approaching the end of the Rockaway Avenue platforms beneath the Livonia Avenue elevated structure.
22 July, 2009
(rockawayn32) Beneath the Rockaway Avenue station, approaching the station entrance and its headhouse between the tracks that is at about the middle of the platforms.
22 July, 2009
(rockawayn33) A very unusual Rockaway Avenue Station sign that is mounted on the diagonal, on the railing and banister of a station entrance staircase.
22 July, 2009
(rockawayn34) Looking up at the Rockaway Avenue Station's headhouse, there's some vegetation growing on its roof.
22 July, 2009
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(rockawayn35) A hanging sign for the Rockaway Avenue station beneath one of the station's entrance staircases.
22 July, 2009
(rockawayn36) Approaching the turnstiles and the entrance to the subway system at Rockaway Avenue.
22 July, 2009
(rockawayn37) The single bench beyond the turnstiles, where a passenger waits for her train beneath the platform tracks, a beeper, activated by a train passing over it at a predetermined point on the tracks will alert her when she must go up to her platform, in the small headhouse at Rockaway Avenue.
22 July, 2009
(rockawayn38) On the New Lots-bound platform at Rockaway Avenue, the two staircases down to the headhouse beneath the tracks and the station's exit are visible.
22 July, 2009
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(rockawayn39) Looking across to the Manhattan-bound platform at Rockaway Avenue as passengers wait for there trains, the two staircases up to that platform are visible.
22 July, 2009
(rockawayn310) A simple metal, black with white text Rockaway Av sign on the side of a windscreen.
22 July, 2009
(rockawayn311) A close up of a Rockaway Avenue sign on one of the metal beams that helps hold the roof up.
22 July, 2009
(rockawayn312) Looking across to an exposed end of the Manhattan-bound platform at Rockaway Avenue, the generic high-rise brick towers of a housing project are behind the station.
22 July, 2009
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(rockawayn313) Looking down the exposed end of the New Lots-bound platform at Rockaway Av, it also has the brick towers of a housing project behind it.
22 July, 2009
(rockawayn314) A Rockaway Av platform sign on the exposed portion of the platform, the houses behind it.
22 July, 2009
(rockawayn315) A close up of a Rockaway Av platform sign on the exposed portion of the platform.
22 July, 2009
(rockawayn316) There is a sign reminding employees 'to watch out for trains' on the entrance and side of a small maintenance shed that is in the location where there's room for a third track at the eastern end of the Rockaway Av station.
22 July, 2009
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