86 Street/4th Avenue Subway
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86th Street has an island platform on the two tracked 4th Avenue subway. It's one of those stations that has lots of back rooms that are closed to the public, as evident from a couple of doors and tiled off areas in the middle of the island platform as well as doors from the two small mezzanines. The track walls have absolutely no tiling on them and are just black, with an exception of tiny tiled section at their extreme northern ends. The platform (and mezzanines) has two sets of green painted columns running along it. The station has two exits and mezzanine areas, each of these areas still has a mosaic trim line, unlike the platforms. Almost at the northern end of the platform is a single staircase that leads up to a tiny mezzanine area with a couple of High Entrance/Exit Turnstiles that lead out to a single staircase up to 85 Street and 4 Avenue. The staffed exit is towards the southern end of the platform and has a mezzanine that feels a bit cramped compared to IND stations, but with a newsstand that so large that you can walk into it, that it seems perhaps classifiable it as a bodega within fare control.
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(86r1) R46 #5864 and a Manhattan-bound R train stopped at 86 Street.
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(86r2) A column at 86 Street has been tiled over and enclosed by a new room on the platform, a 6 of the old format signs that said simply 86, instead of 86 Street like the new ones now is visible.
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(86r3) A close-up of an 86 Street column sign
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(86r4) Looking down the narrow and simple island platform at 86 Street
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(86r5) A staircase up to the exit to 86 Street & 4 Avenue and the 24 hour booth.
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(86r6) Looking down the small mezzanine to the full time booth and exit at 86 Street.
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(86r7) One of the two staircases, and the entrance to the largest newsstand I know of in the subway system, on the mezzanine to 86 Street.
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(86r8) Looking up the staircase to 86 Street & 4 Avenue, SE corners.
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(86r9) The narrow mezzanine area outside of fare control at the full-time staffed entrance from 86 Street.
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(86r10) About to go down the staircase to the small unstaffed entrance to 86 Street from 85 Street.
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(86r11) The two High Entrance/Exit gates in the small fare control area at the unstaffed entrance to 86 Street from 85 Street.
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(86r12) Looking down the one staircase down to the platform from the unstaffed fare control area to 85 Street.
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(86r13) Another view on the tiny mezzanine area of the exit to 85 Street, there is a narrow and closed of staircase down to the platform from it
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(86r14) The only place on the entire platform where there is a trim-line, it's along the top of a small room in the middle of the platform at 86 Street.
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(86r15) The service sign for Manhattan & Queens R trains at 86 Street, To 71 Av, Forest Hills, Late Nights to 36 Street for N.
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(86r16) The small portion of the extreme northern end of the Manhattan-bound track at 86 Street that is actually tiled.
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