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Grand Avenue-Newtown is a local stop along the Queens Blvd Line with two side platforms for the four track line. The station is located primarily under private property to make the station platforms straight and the curves less noticeable as trains transition from running under Broadway (from the west) to Queens Blvd to continue east. It has a what appears to be a full length mezzanine that is still open completely, like most of the rest of the stations along the line, but the mezzanine only covers about 8 car lengths. The mezzanine is another station with a rather unusual set up. Starting at the eastern end of then platforms a single staircase leads up to a narrow free-crossover fare control area with High Entrance/Exit turnstiles. Just outside of this fare control area is a passageway that leads south under the wide Queens Blvd, before splitting into two and leading to streetstairs at the SW and SE corners of Queens Blvd and 54 Avenue. A staircase leads immediately to the north sidewalk of Queens Blvd across from this intersection (between Broadway and) that ends at a T intersection (only providing access to the southernmost local lanes of Queens Blvd).

Immediately after this fare control area the mezzanine becomes half-width over only the Manhattan-bound platform and tracks, here are two closed staircases (they are outside of fare control on the mezzanine) down to the Manhattan-bound platform that are fenced off. About a third of the way west down the platforms, the mezzanine becomes full width again with chain-link fencing providing an area outside of fare control down the middle of the mezzanine and areas specific to trains operating in one direction on each side of the mezzanine, there are staircases down to each platform. This area has a token booth facing two banks of turnstiles, in the middle of the full-width mezzanine, about two-thirds of the way from the eastern end of the mezzanine, above the middle of the platforms. At the eastern end of the mezzanine (two subway car lengths from the eastern end of the platforms), there are a couple of High Entrance Turnstiles and then the mezzanine ends with access with streetstairs at non-90 degree angles because of the complex intersections and angles of the street grid above up to each side of Broadway in the middle of the block between the intersections of Broadway (that changes names after crossing the intersection to become Grand Avenue) and Queens Blvd, and Broadway and Justice Avenue.

The color scheme of the side platforms is teal blue borders around the name tablets, teal blue trim, that appears much darker because of bad lighting but is definitely the same color of tile, and the columns painted in slightly darker blue color. This station also has Grand Ave signs on the beams between the express and local tracks, which often seem to be much wider walls since the station underpins a number of buildings above and isn't fully under a street.
Photos 1-26: June 5, 2008

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