Cypress Hills is a J train skip-stop. It is the only station on the J line in Brooklyn that hasn't been renovated in the past ten years (after 2000) It appears that it was renovated in the early 1990s before the MTA went to its new design for elevated station judging from the installation date of the strange Arts For Transit Installation, as well as some decorative arrows along the windscreens. It is also the first beyond Broadway Junction to go back to the conventional side platform configuration on the Jamaica Avenue elevated. There is room for a third track that has never been added. The station also still has two exits that are opened. The main fare control area, and only place to enter the system is at Hemlock Street and Crescent Street on the southwestern ends of the two side platforms, there is a conventional fare control area underneath the tracks with staircases to both sides of the street. There are exit only high exit gates and a now closed station house Autumn Av and Jamaica Ave on the northeastern end of the station platforms.
2013 Update: All 3 of the streetstairs have been replaced with modern light green structures that have decorative circles on top of them above modern red roofs, the platforms have not been replaced.
Looking down the Jamaica-bound platform at Cypress Hills with a sign for the High Exit Gate exit to Autumn Av & Jamaica Avenue visible.
A sign along the windscreen with arrows directing passengers to the two different exits at Cypress Hills.
A Jamaica-bound R42 J train leaves Cypress Hills, notice how the top bus stop sign along a cemetery is visible in the area where the middle track could be added.
A Jamaica-bound R42 J train continues to leave Cypress Hills.
A sign below the conductors board for the R-160s along the windscreen of the Manhattan-bound track at Cypress Hills.
Another view down the elevated line with its two side tracks at Cypress Hills.
Looking the other way down the station platforms at Cypress Hills, notice a sign for the main exit and twenty-four hour booth and how the tracks curve just beyond the station.
A close-up of a boring metal windscreen sign at Cypress Hills.
Looking at the High Exit gate that leads Autumn Av and closed station house at Cypress Hills.
R42 #4795 begins to lead a J train into Cypress Hills.
R42 #4795 and a J train continue to enter Cypress Hills.
R42 #4795 about to stop at Cypress Hills leading a J train.
A regular wooden bench along the Jamaica-bound platform at Cypress Hills.
R42 #4837 and a J train leave Cypress Hills crossing an area of the elevated structure with quite a bit of graffiti on it.
Looking down the outside area of the full time station house at Cypress Hills. Notice the fence that between the areas within and outside of fare control that require passengers to go into the station house and pay their fare.
An interior view of the station house area with it's three turnstiles.
One of the two staircases up to the only entrance at Cypress Hills.
Looking down Jamaica Avenue underneath the Cypress Hills Station, notice the Cemetery to one side of the photo.
The staircase down from the exit only exit at Cypress Hills in front of a paid graffiti mural.
A head-on shot of the No entry staircase with the abandoned station house from when the entrance was staffed many years ago.
Last Updated: 1 November, 2008
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