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Bellerose is a stop located on the Hempstead Branch after that branch joins the main line, but before there are any switches meaning trains to and from other main line branches can't stop at the stations these exist west of the station and are combined with the incorporation of the Belmont Park Branch. The station itself has a single island platform located on an embankment of the four-track line. Access to this platform is from a narrow and fairly dark pedestrian underpass tunnel. This tunnel has two staircases up to the platform in its midsection, which is canopied, and just east of the stairs is a decent sized station house in the middle of the platform with brick outside walls and cinderblock looking white inside walls. There are restrooms, a now sealed ticket window but surprisingly few benches. It's open from 5AM before automatically locking at 2PM, during weekdays. Access into the tunnel is via two staircases down to it at eitherside of the tracks, these entrances also have the 1950s brick and concrete walls. The southern entrance is along the sidewalk of Atlantic Avenue (which is directly to the south of the station), between Walnut and Chestnut Avenue. The northern leads to a tiny parking lot and an odd street pattern that intersects Superior Road.

All photos in this section taken on 5 January, 2011

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M1 #9729 and a Hempstead-bound train leaves Bellerose
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The top of a diesel train along the ROW
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Looking up at the completely oversized Bellerose Station house
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The short staircases from the street hidden behind a wall down to the underpass
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Light at the end of the small tunnel beneath the tracks
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M7 #7018 leaves Bellerose for Atlantic Terminal after making its scheduled stop
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The small canopied area
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Inside the station house, the few benches and sealed former ticket window
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The Waiting room hours and big no tresspassing after 2pm sign
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Doors out to the platform
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Close-up of sealed ticket window
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Modern train information signs on the old platform
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