Avenue U/BMT Brighton Line
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This Station is currently going under extensive rehabilitation. No Brighton/Coney Island-bound trains will be stopping at the station until Fall 2010. This summery is of the station before it began going under reconstruction in 2008:
The Avenue U Station has two quite narrow side platforms for a four-tracked Brighton Line express station. These both have standard cream-painted windscreens along their entire lengths. There is a canopy only towards the center of the station's platforms. The station's single exit is beneath the tracks at street level between the platforms, two staircases lead down from each of the platform to a small underpass area. This and the doors out from the small station house are built directly underneath the embankment lead out to the southern sidewalk of the shopping street that is Avenue U and crosses beneath the subway line. The station house has the station's small bank of turnstiles and token booth. The station's entrance along the street has a nicely bricked walls.

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(ave_uq1) Approaching the construction site that is currently the Avenue U Subway Station.
29 June, 2009
(ave_uq2) A closed off lane of Avenue U because of the major construction at the subway station. Notice that the Coney Island-bound platform is completely missing.
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(ave_uq3) Demolished portions of the Coney Island-bound platform at Avenue U, this is where the platform should be.
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(ave_uq4) Another view into the construction site that is currently the Avenue U Subway Station.
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(ave_uq5) More construction materials make finding the single open entrance to Avenue U hard to find.
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(ave_uq6) About to set through the two sets of doors into the Avenue U Station.
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(ave_uq7) A bank of three turnstiles allow passengers to reach Manhattan-bound only trains at Avenue U.
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(ave_uq8) A plywood wall closes off the staircases that should lead to the Coney Island-bound platform at Avenue U.
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(ave_uq9) Looking up a single staircase to the Manhattan-bound platform at Avenue U.
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(ave_uq10) Continuing up the stairs to the Manhattan-bound platform at Avenue U.
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(ave_uq11) Two sets of doors lead from the Manhattan-bound platform to the small station house/mezzanine area that is at street level beneath the tracks.
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(ave_uq12) Looking up another flight of stairs up to the Manhattan-bound platform at Avenue U.
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(ave_uq13) Passengers wait for the next Manhattan-bound Q train at Avenue U.
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(ave_uq14) Looking across the three tracks at Avenue U to the now dismantled but yet rebuilt Coney Island-bound platform.
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(ave_uq15) Approaching a narrow end of the Manhattan-bound platform at Avenue U.
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(ave_uq16) A close-up of a What's Happening Here sign along the open Manhattan-bound platform at Avenue, this explains the fact the current station is being demolished and replaced with a new structure.
29 June, 2009
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