Jay St-MetroTech
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Lawrence Street-MetroTech is a very unusual BMT station that is located in a deep-level tunnel bore beneath downtown Brooklyn. The station has a single relatively island platform with bare black walls along the tracks (they probably had tiling at some point in time), there are green painted columns at various inconsistent intervals. It is currently undergoing major construction, mostly at its western end, where a free transfer is currently being constructed to the IND, A,C and F at Jay Street-Borough Hall that is crosses directly above this station. The current station layout is two small exit areas that are at either end of a small mezzanine that has about four staircases of decent lengths down from it. Towards the western end of the station is an unstaffed exit with High Exit Turnstiles (and the first station to get a panic bar on its formerly always locked emergency exit gate, these have now been installed at all special entry gates across the subway system), and staircases out to Willoughby Street and Bridge Street. The fully staffed exit with a small bank of turnstiles leads out to Lawrence Street and Willoughby Street. Connecting to the narrow passageways that leads to the exit is a very narrow escalator that is always going up, and has exit only signs on for it along the platform, that leads to its own exit only mezzanine with two High Exit Turnstiles, that connect to the an exit passageway, right near the passageway to the main station entrance with turnstiles.

As of December, 2010: The transfer to the A,C, and F has been completed. The complex has been renamed Jay St-MetroTech. The transfer is at the railway north (eastern) end of the platform, and consists of first an always running up escalator, followed by the always down escalator, a staircase and finally an elevator at the extreme end of the platform that lead almost directly up to the middle of the mezzanine of the IND Station. The transfer is extremely short with the staircase leading directly up to the mezzanine, just a short pathway to reach from the escalator.

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(lawrencem1) Looking down the narrow island platform at Lawrence Street with its line of green columns.
17 February, 2004
(lawrencem2) A punch box at Lawrence Street for the various destinations of Brooklyn-bound trains, this photo was taken when only the Southside of the Manhattan Bridge was open.
17 February, 2004
(lawrencem3) The western end of the island platform at Lawrence Street is a construction area, where a transfer passageway is being constructed to the IND at Jay Street.
5 June, 2009
(lawrencem4) Another view down the narrow and bare island platform at Lawrence Street.
5 June, 2009
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(lawrencem5) A close up of a MetroTech column sign.
5 June, 2009
(lawrencem6) Approaching the main narrow turnstile area on a short staircase where the central mezzanine level connects the station's two entrances.
5 June, 2009
(lawrencem7) Looking down the narrow mezzanine area that is IND like with lots of staircases down to the platform at Lawrence Street.
5 June, 2009
(lawrencem8) Another view down the narrow mezzanine at Lawrence Street, it has white tiled walls, a BMT trim line, and decorative directional mosaics.
5 June, 2009
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(lawrencem9) A BMT mosaic for with arrows for the two different station exits to Lawrence Street, or Bridge Street.
5 June, 2009
(lawrencem10) Approaching the unstaffed exit to Bridge Street at Lawrence Street.
5 June, 2009
(lawrencem11) Approaching a plywooded off construction area that leads out to the Bridge Street exit at Lawrence Street.
5 June, 2009
(lawrencem12) Looking down the narrow island platform at Lawrence Street, as a R46 R train leaves the station.
6 July, 2009
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(lawrencem13) Approaching the real construction area at the western end of the station at Lawrence Street, the transfer corridor to the IND at Jay Street.
6 July, 2009
(lawrencem14) Looking up a staircase to the narrow mezzanine level at Lawrence Street.
6 July, 2009
(lawrencem15) Approaching the main staffed fair control area to Lawrence Street with a second, intermediate staircase up to it visible
6 July, 2009
(lawrencem16) Approaching the automated exit with High Entrance/Exit Turnstiles to Bridge Street at Lawrence Street.
6 July, 2009
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(lawrencem17) A mosaic on the mezzanine with an arrow pointing towards the exit To Lawrence St.
6 July, 2009
(lawrencem18) The narrow exit only escalator up from the platform at Lawrence Street.
6 July, 2009
(lawrencem19) Going up the narrow exit only escalator at Lawrence Street.
6 July, 2009
(lawrencem20) The escalators small and personal upper landing with two high exit turnstiles out to the street at Lawrence Street, guess an up escalator isn't enough to prevent people from entering the subway system.
6 July, 2009
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