Van Siclen Avenue/IRT Livonia Avenue El
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The Van Siclen Avenue Station is a simple elevated stop on the two-track Livonia Avenue el. The station has two side platforms and a single exit that is at the extreme eastern (railway southern) end of the platforms. This exit is in a small headhouse on the elevated structure beneath the tracks so a free cross-under is provided. There is a single staircase down from the both platforms that are at about the very last door of the last car. There is the standard turnstile across from the token booth inside the small headhouse. These lead to two street staircases at the NW and SE corners of Van Siclen Avenue and Livonia Avenue. The platforms when I visited looked quite red courtesy of primer paint since the elevated structure is being repainted but should have the standard cream colored metal windscreens for most of there lengths. The cantilevered metalwork that holds up the windscreen should be painted the standard green and has little Van Siclen Avenue signs on it. There is a small exposed section at the end opposite the station's exit and this has the standard low black painted metal fence. At the other end of the platform beyond the exit staircases the platforms continues a bit (although no trains ever stop here, the farthest back or farthest forward door will get you closest to the station's exit) and there is another small exposed portion of the platforms that are great places to photograph incoming trains.
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(van_siclenn31) Some passengers wait for the train at Van Siclen Avenue.
21 November, 2004
(van_siclenn32) A New Lots-bound R62 #3 train has finished leaving Van Siclen Avenue.
22 July, 2009
(van_siclenn33) A New Lots-bound R62 #3 train begins curving onto the other track for the New Lots Avenue terminus.
22 July, 2009
(van_siclenn34) Looking down the New Lots-bound platform at Van Siclen Avenue towards the only staircase down to the headhouse beneath the tracks and the station's exits.
22 July, 2009
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(van_siclenn35) Looking across to the only staircase down to the headhouse and station's exits from the Manhattan-bound platform at Van Siclen Avenue.
22 July, 2009
(van_siclenn36) A close up of a Van Siclen Avenue sign on a beam along the platform that holds up the station's canopy.
22 July, 2009
(van_siclenn37) Looking down the sun swept platforms at Van Siclen Avenue.
22 July, 2009
(van_siclenn38) Looking back down the platforms at Van Siclen Avenue towards there only exit staircases.
22 July, 2009
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(van_siclenn39) Looking down the one staircase off the New Lots-bound platform down to the station's headhouse and exit.
22 July, 2009
(van_siclenn310) Approaching the three wooden doors that passengers must enter the headhouse through to go through the turnstiles before they can leave it through the three white doors in the background.
22 July, 2009
(van_siclenn311) Three whitewashed looking doors leading to the exit from the headhouse to the SW corner of Van Siclen Av & Livonia Av.
22 July, 2009
(van_siclenn312) A street stair up to the Van Siclen Av Station.
22 July, 2009
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(van_siclenn313) A view of a street stair up the Van Siclen Avenue Station with the station's headhouse tucked beneath the station's platforms visible as well as the platform itself that has its windscreen begin only at the staircase up from the headhouse.
22 July, 2009
(van_siclenn314) Looking beneath the elevated at a side of Van Siclen Avenue's headhouse.
22 July, 2009
(van_siclenn315) R62 #1304 & #1305 of a passing #3 train stop at Van Siclen Avenue.
22 July, 2009
(van_siclenn316) Beneath the Livonia Avenue elevated at Bradford Street, the other end of the Van Siclen Avenue Station.
22 July, 2009
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