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The Porter Square or Porter Commuter Rail Station (the few platform signs say both) is located in an open-cut just beneath street level allowing it to pass beneath busy Massachusetts Avenue, and above the deepest Subway Station (named just Porter). The stop has a single mostly low-level island platform for the two track line with a mini-high platform for ADA access at its outbound end. This platform is where signs tell all passengers to board except AM peak inbound trains. The stop has a small sheltered area with benches beneath and the various overpasses that cross over the open-cut also provide some protection to waiting passengers. The platform has three means of access: a staircase directly up to street a short ways away from the subway station entrance, a elevator down into the subway station mezzanine just beneath and a staircase down there as well.
All photos taken on 27 June, 2011

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The staircase and elevator down to the mezzanine area and one up to the staircase, as an outbound train leaves
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Approaching one end of the station
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To reach the street via elevator you must go down into the subway station
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The small entrance at street level
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Last Updated: 9 July, 2011
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