Central Avenue is a Myrtle Avenue elevated station that's sceen better days and could definitely use a renovation. The station has two side platforms for the two track line that has space for a third track between the two existing tracks. Each platform has a single staircase down towards its northern end to a small station house, from this station house two staircases lead down to either side of Myrtle Avenue just south of where Ceder Street ends at a diagonal at Myrtle Avenue, and a very short distance south from the 6-way intersection of Myrtle Avenue, DeKalb Avenue, and Central Avenue.
The station's platforms are fairly wide for most of there lengths and are canopied. The Manhattan-bound platform has the standard metal corrugated windscreen while Queens-bound platform has a simple fairly low-fence that has an extremely old fashioned design, but a windscreen for a smaller portion of the platform. At the extreme ends of the platforms (probably where they were extended) there completely exposed to the elements and quite a bit narrower with this same unusual low fence. There is minimal amount of evidence (in the form of extra beams on the elevated structure) that there was at one time another exit at the southern end of the station.
The station closed at 12:01am on March 9, 2013 for a full renovation. It is scheduled to reopen on August 12, 2013. Passengers are to use the B54 (a special shuttle bus overnight) or walk from Knickerbocker or Mytle Avenue-Broadway.
Looking down the fairly narrow Middle Village-bound platform at Central Avenue. This platform, unlike the Manhattan-bound one has no windscreens.
R42 #4703 and a Middle-Village-bound M train leaves Central Avenue
R42 #4703 on a Middle-Village-bound M train has left Central Avenue
A standard 45 Street column sign.
ooking across the tracks (their are 2 with a provision for a third) at Central Avenue
Looking across the tracks at Central Avenue
R42 #4918 leads a Manhattan-bound M train approaching Central Avenue
R42 #4918 leads a Manhattan-bound M train entering Central Avenue
R42 #4918 on the M near Central Avenue
R42 #4625 at the end of a Manhattan-bound M train leaving Central Avenue
A Manhattan-bound R42 M train makes it's way down to the S-curve that leads to the Main Line J Tracks to enter Myrtle Avenue, viewed from Central Avenue
A Manhattan-bound R42 M train curves its way onto the S-curve that leads to the Main Line to enter Myrtle Avenue, viewed from Central Avenue.
R42 #4762 leading a Manhattan-bound R42 M train into Central Avenue
R42 #4762 on the M near Central Avenue
R42 #4854 on a Manhattan-bound M leaves Central Avenue
Two R42 M trains pass at the southern end of Central Avenue
Walking beneath the elevated and approaching the southern end of the Central Avenue Station, notice the cross-beams on the elevated. I have a feeling that there was a station house here and a secondary exit at one time.
Beneath the Central Avenue Station platforms, approaching the station house beneath the tracks.
Looking across Myrtle Avenue at an entrance staircase to Central Avenue, it has no roof because one wouldn't fit since it's nestled so directly beneath the station.
One side of the paint peeling station house nestled beneath the tracks.
Last Updated: 31 January, 2010
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