Prospect Avenue/4th Avenue Subway
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Prospect Avenue is a 4th Avenue Subway Line local stop that got the standard cinderblock style renovation in the 1960s that covered up all the original 1910s name tablets and trim lines, along the platform except the trim line is still visible on the platform level fare control areas, weaving its away behind the token booth (there is now only one along the Manhattan-bound platform) and MVMs. It's a mostly brownish colors with Ps in it at various intervals. The station's walls are all off-white except for blue indentation areas where platform signs are. Fare control to directly on each platform towards the middle of each, two staircases lead out from the Manhattan-bound platform, and one from Bensonhurst/Bay Ridge-platform, along 4th Avenue directly beneath the Prospect Expressway between Prospect Avenue (one to the Manhattan-bound platform is at the SE corner) and 17th Street. The station platforms are columnless except for a section at the extreme northern ends, where their painted cream colored and are I-beams, this area was added when the platform was extended to accommodate ten car trains. The station's platforms feel like their isolated because there is almost a full wall between the local and express tracks that are mostly tiled over, like all of the 4th Avenue Subway Local Stations.

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(prospectm1) Looking down the simple Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst-bound platform at Prospect Ave, by its innocuous advertising panels.
5 June, 2009
(prospectm2) A Prospect Av sign on one the blue portions of the wall that add some color. There is an arrow painted on the tiling beneath it directing passengers to the station's only exit.
5 June, 2009
(prospectm3) A Prospect Av column sign in the extension portion of the platform that has an extremely low ceiling.
5 June, 2009
(prospectm4) Another blue walled portion of the platform at Prospect Av with the sign, in the extension portion of the platform that has an extremely low ceiling.
5 June, 2009
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(prospectm5) Looking out of the extended portion of the platform, but its final column towards the rest of the simple Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst-bound platform.
5 June, 2009
(prospectm6) The zebra-stripes conductor's stop boards, one is for a regular ten car train, beneath it is for a eight car train of R160s. There is also a video monitor for the conductor, and the turnstiles to the station's exit aren't far off.
5 June, 2009
(prospectm7) The old trim-line, in the portion of the station outside of fare control, and the more modern 1960s cinderblock style wall that the platform now has at Prospect Avenue.
5 June, 2009
(prospectm8) Looking through the fence to the area outside of fare control at a P in the station's trim at Prospect Avenue.
5 June, 2009
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(prospectm9) A view of the high fence that separates the area with in fare control with the area outside of it, as well as the 'waiting area' bench in view of the token booth, and also the turnstiles are visible at Prospect Avenue.
5 June, 2009
(prospectm10) Looking down the Bensonhurst/Bay Ridge-bound platform at Prospect Avenue towards its southern end.
5 June, 2009
(prospectm11) A close up of a P that's in the only intact portion of the 1910s trim at Prospect Avenue in the fare control area.
29 June, 2009
(prospectm12) Passengers ascend and descend the only entrance staircase to the Bensonhurst/Bay Ridge side of Prospect Avenue. The Prospect Expressway's bridge across 4th Avenue is overhead.
29 June, 2009
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(prospectm13) Looking out from the Prospect Expressway's overpass at the single staircase down to the Bensonhurst & Bay Ridge side at Prospect Ave.
29 June, 2009
(prospectm14) An entrance to the Manhattan-bound platform at Prospect Av, that's directly underneath the Prospect Expressway.
29 June, 2009
(prospectm15) The other entrance the Manhattan-bound platform at Prospect Av, with the Expressway as the backdrop.
29 June, 2009
(prospectm16) Inside the simple and cramped Manhattan-bound fare control area before passing through the turnstiles to its side platform.
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(prospectm17) Getting off of a Bay Ridge-bound R train
1 October, 2012
(prospectm18) The low ceiling of the extension at the northern end of the Bay Ridge-bound platform
1 October, 2012
(prospectm19) The Conductor boards for regular trains and R160 8 Car M trains that haven't stopped here in a few years
1 October, 2012
(prospectm20) Approaching the turnstiles to leave the station from the Bay Ridge-bound platform, the waiting area doesn't allow the token clerk to provide a mindful eye anymore, the only token clerk is now on the Manhattan-bound platform
1 October, 2012
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