Newkirk Avenue/BMT Brighton Line
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This Station is currently going under extensive rehabilitation, this summery is of the station before it began going under reconstruction in 2009:
Newkirk Avenue is a Brighton Line Express Station that has definitely seen better days, the red columns on the two narrow island express platforms for the four track line desperately need a paint job, other than these columns there isn't much to describe of this station. Portions of both platforms and the local tracks have been built over by a pedestrian mall, at the center of the station (not including where the station house is) the express tracks are exposed to the elements as well as a good portion of the Brighton-bound platform. The Manhattan-bound platform is more covered. The station house was renovated in the late 1980s with generic white tiled walls. Each platform has a pair of staircases that join up before leading together to a small station house that is located directly above the express tracks, at street level, in the middle of Newkirk Plaza, a one-block pedestrian only shopping strip located between Newkirk Avenue and Foster Avenue.

Art For Transit at Newkirk Avenue Arts For Transit at Newkirk Avenue
Transit Skylight, 1988, Zinc-glazed polycarbonate skylight
By David Wilson
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(newkirkb1) A tired looking Newkirk Avenue column sign on its red column.
13 August, 2008
(newkirkb2) A Manhattan-bound R40-Slant B train approaches Newkirk Avenue.
13 August, 2008
(newkirkb3) R42-Slant #4287 begins to leave Newkirk Avenue to continue its trip to Brighton Express trip to Manhattan.
13 August, 2008
(newkirkb4) A R42-Slant B train, bound for Manhattan has completely left Newkirk Avenue.
13 August, 2008
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(newkirkb5) Looking down the very narrow Brighton Line island platform at Newkirk Avenue
13 August, 2008
(newkirkb6) An orange Q-Brighton Express, To Brighton Beach, weekdays service information sign at Newkirk Avenue, the sign hasn't been correct for eight years, its incorrectness is probably a consequence of vandalism.
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(newkirkb7) One of two tiled around staircases that begin the short ascent up to the small station house at street level.
13 August, 2008
(newkirkb8) On the intermediate landing of the staircases up from the Brighton/Coney Island-bound platform at Newkirk Avenue, looking back towards the daylight visible on the platforms.
13 August, 2008
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(newkirkb9) Three benches provide a small waiting area in the small station house at Newkirk Avenue, the single staircase (that divides into two) to reach each platform is visible.
13 August, 2008
(newkirkb10) An exterior view of the paint-peeling, small Newkirk Avenue Station house, located at street level in the middle of Newkirk Plaza, the areas main shopping area.
13 August, 2008
(newkirkb11) From Newkirk Plaza, a view down the express tracks, through the fence, the Manhattan-bound platform is beneath the plaza, the Brighton/CI-bound one isn't.
13 August, 2008
(newkirkb12) Looking down at a pidgeon feasting on some discarded french fries on a rusting metal canopy protecting Manhattan-bound passengers at Newkirk Plaza.
13 August, 2008
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(newkirkb13) A Manhattan-bound R40-Slant B train leaves Newkirk Avenue, viewed from the fence along Newkirk Plaza.
13 August, 2008
(newkirkb14) R68A #5110 leads a Brighton Beach-bound B train into Newkirk Avenue.
13 August, 2008
(newkirkb15) A wider view looking through the fence of Newkirk Plaza and down the express tracks of the subway station beneath.
13 August, 2008
(newkirkb16) On the Newkirk Avenue Bridge across the subway tracks, the subway station entrance is a bit south of here and a green globe on a lamppost I guess tells pedestrians to walk down the plaza to get to it. The bridges steel has a plaque saying it was built in 1907. This was when this section of the Brighton Line was grade separated. Originally it was a ground-level route with level crossings.
13 August, 2008
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