Parks Place/Franklin Avenue Shuttle
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Park Place is the only stop on the Franklin Shuttle where there are no transfers. The stop is very simple after the 1998-1999 reconstruction when the shuttle was replaced by buses for 1+ years. This also gave the stop only one track. There was originally an island platform, the track in use is the former Prospect Park-bound track. It is obvious where the other track was. The platform is long enough for only two 75 foot cars. Fare control is towards the southern end of the track, in a large well lit head house that also has the waiting area and a LED display saying where the next train is going. Here there is a ramp, that loops around at one point with stairs providing a more direct walk to Prospect Place or a relatively short staircase to Park Place. The line's embankment is so old and low that Prospect Place and Park Place dip down to go underneath the el but only with 11 foot clearances. The abandoned and removed Deen Street station is just a bit farther north (it had side platforms) and is now completely removed (from 1995 when the station was closed until 1999 the side platforms were still in tacked covered in graffiti). The station is on an embankment. Just south of the station trains rise from an open-cut. Just north an el begins.
Art For Transit at Park Place Arts For Transit at Park Place
Units of the Free, 1999, Wrought Iron Railing Througout the Station
By Isha Shabaka
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(parks1) A Franklin Avenue/Fulton St-bound Franklin Avenue Shuttle train of its special two R68s.
20 February, 2004
(parks2) Looking down the single platform at Park Place towards the short walkway over to the station house.
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(parks3) A view down almost the entire length of the only two car long Park Place Station.
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(parks4) The area where the other track would be it not been removed at Park Place.
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(parks5) A small gate that is at the opposite end of the platform from the station house at Park Place.
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(parks6) Another view down the area where the second track should be at Park Places.
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(parks7) Approaching the Park Place Station along park place. Notice how the street dips beneath the sidewalk to provide a bit more clearance from the Shuttle's embankment.
29 May, 2009
(parks8) The Park Place station entrance from Park Place, notice the unusual sidewalk that is higher than the street here.
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(parks9) The main entrance to Park Place from Park Place with a wide staircase of decent length up to the station house.
29 May, 2009
(parks10) Looking up the two wide, short flights of stairs up to the station house at Park Place.
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(parks11) The low 11 foot, 5 inches, track overpass, over Prospect Places.
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(parks12) The other entrance to Park Place from Prospect Place. It's a long gradual ramp up to the station house.
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(parks13) Looking along the gradual ADA ramp up to the station house at Park Place from the Prospect Place entrance.
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(parks14) Looking through the fence to the area where Park Place used to have a second track.
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(parks15) At one point of the ADA entrance from Prospect Place to Park place there is a staircase with a much longer ADA ramp.
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(parks16) The doors into the station house at Park Place from the Prospect Place entrance.
29 May, 2009
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