Metropolitan Avenue/Myrtle Ave Line
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Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue is the terminus of the Myrtle Avenue elevated and is located at ground level with a single exit from the single island platform at the end of the platform beyond the bumper blocks. On July 16, 1974 [1] a fire erupted on the old wooden platform and the station was finally fully rebuilt in the 1980s. This gives the station similar features look similar to those of the Archer Avenue extension such as bucket looking concrete benches and silver columns holding up the silver station canopy with the florescent lights built directly into the canopy that stretches across the length of the platform coming off the station house at one end to the tower at the other end. The station house is a simple brick building with two doors into the station from the sidewalk along Metropolitan Avenue and its intersection at Rentar Plaza. Inside the station house is the standard fare control with the token booth and turnstiles. The stop is fully accessible because it has no steps and no ADA required tactile warning strip has been added to the platform as of 2009 yet either.
Source:"12 Passengers Led to Safety After Fire on Train Platform" The New York Times: July 17, 1974
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(metropolitanm1) Concrete benches oh the early '80s
1 June, 2009
(metropolitanm2) Looking down the platform with its modern bare silver steel columns
1 June, 2009
(metropolitanm3) The two bumper blocks and the only doors out of the station
1 June, 2009
(metropolitanm4) R160 #6625 stopped on track 1.
1 June, 2009
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(metropolitanm5) Two R160 M trains terminate in the station
1 June, 2009
(metropolitanm6) The doors into the station house from the platform
1 June, 2009
(metropolitanm7) Outside view of the simple redbrick station house
1 June, 2009
(metropolitanm8) A door is open into the subway station next to a suburban type big box Toys'R'Us store
1 June, 2009
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(metropolitanm9) Station signage both modern and 1980s on the side of the station house.
1 June, 2009
(metropolitanm10) A close up of the 1980s silver lettering. The stop for a bullet was either the old M MTA logo or for the M train
1 June, 2009
(metropolitanm11) Inside fare control, the doors out to Metropolitan Avenue's single platform
1 June, 2009
(metropolitanm12) R160A-1 #6625 still stopped on track 1
1 June, 2009
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(metropolitanm13) An empty track and a non-passenger building at Metropolitan Avenue
1 June, 2009
(metropolitanm14) It's a terminus, the cleaning crew is present
1 June, 2009
(metropolitanm15) Some orange construction plywood surrounds what I believe are some 1980s concrete benches that are being replaced
1 June, 2009
(metropolitanm16) Looking down towards the stations tower and the digital Next Train signs.
1 June, 2009
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