Fresh Pond Road is one of the most unusual subway stations. The stop is located on an elevated structure, on the portion of the Myrtle Avenue that was formerly built as the grade level Lutheran Cemetery Line. This legacy of the lines former grade level means it interrupts the street grid and isn't an elevated built over a street. Beneath most of the station is MTA property, the entrance to the Fresh Pond Bus Depot. The station has two entrances each of witch are quite close to each other geographically but far apart unless someone cuts through the station outside of fare control to reach them. One is a gradual ramp up from Fresh Pond Road. This leads up a small stair case and a High Exit Turnstile down from it's own staircase down from the platform. This passagway continues to on set of doors into the station house. The other entrance is in a gap in the chain link fence where a short staircase of four steps leads up to a passageway at the dead end of 62 Street. From here stairs lead up to another entrance into the stations small station house that share a single main fare control area.
R42 #4655 on a Metropolitan Avenue-bound M train going down to grade level after stopping at Fresh Pond Road.
R42 #4655 and a Metropolitan Avenue-bound M train have gone down to grade level north of Fresh Pond Road.
Looking down the very, very wide island platform at Fresh Pond Road
A bench and platform sign at Fresh Pond Road.
A Manhattan-bound R42 M train enters Fresh Pond Road.
A Manhattan-bound R42 M train entering Fresh Pond Road.
One end of the Fresh Pond Road platform just before entering the canopied area
The Staircase down to Fresh Pond Roads High Exit Turnstile only exit
The high level passageway outside of fare control that connects the main Fresh Pond Road exit with the station house.
The street level entrance ramp up from Fresh Pond Road, along the access road to the bus depot
The other Fresh Pond Road Station entrance at the dead end of 62 Street.
The complex passageways and ramps are visible through parking lot fencing on 62 Street
A close up the Fresh Pond Road Station entrance in the chain link fence
Looking through fencing at a bus
The ramp up from the chain linked fence 62 Street entrance to the station house
Staircase up to the station house from the chain linked fence entrance
A R160 M train leaves the station
The wide center of the platform is vertually snow free on a snowy day
One of the staircases down to the station house
Windscreen with an improving, non-stop for the renovation to the station that hasn't made much progress except for new tactile warning strips
Last Updated: 26 March, 2013
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