Van Siclen Av
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Van Siclen Avenue is an oddie of the J's island plaform stations. This is because its station house is below the middle of the platform, on the south/east side of the elevated line. The station is canopied for decent streach in the middle of the platform. Here there are two staircases down a mezzanine level that lead to a station house built to the south east side of the tracks. A fence keeps trespassers from walking across the Jamaica-bound platform and onto the roof Fare Control is here and that leads to two staircases down to street level on either side of Van Siclen Avenue. Like this entire streach of line, the station was renovated in 2006-07.

Art For Transit at Kosciuszko Street

Arts For Transit at Van Siclen Avenue.

The View from Here, 2008, Faceted glass below station sign structures along the platform
By Barbara Ellmann

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A view of the two staircases up to the Van Siclen Avenue station off in the distance viewed from Van Siclen Avenue.
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Walking up the one of the canopied staircases form the street and getting to the doors into the station house that also has windows looking out down Van Siclen Avenue.
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The doors with in the subway system that lead to the passageway up to the two stiarcases to the platform at Van Siclen Ave.
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Go up either staircase for J Z Manhattan & Brooklyn at Van Siclen Ave.
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Looking back towards the turnstiles in the small station house at Van Siclen Avenue.
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Looking down the canopied portion of the platform at Van Siclen Ave, as a R42 J train prepares to leave.
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A Broad St-bound R42 J train begins to leave Van Siclen Ave.
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A Broad St-bound R42 J train continues to leave Van Siclen Ave.
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One of the metal structures that hold up the station signs and have stained glass in them on the platform at Van Siclen Ave.
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Looking down the platform at Van Siclen Ave, a larger portion of the station has a canopy compared to the other island platform J stations.
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One of the two staircases within the canopied area down to the mezzanine station house and exit at Van Siclen Ave & Fulton St.
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A sign underneath the canopy giving directions for whitch train on witch track at Van Siclen Ave.
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A station name structure with stained glass in it on the platform at Van Siclen Ave.
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Looking down towards one end of the island platform at Van Siclen Ave. There are great views of low-lying buildings on both sides of the tracks.
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R160 #8345, the last car of a Z Skip-Stop train stops at Van Siclen Ave.
26 July, 2013
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A R160 Z train leaves its Skip-Stop station
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The fence to keep passengers from trespassing on the roof of the station house
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The side of R32 #3682
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A R160 Skip-Stop J train approaches the station to bypass it
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A R160 Skip-Stop J train has bypassed Van Siclen Avenue
26 July, 2013
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Sources:
[1] Pierre-Pierre, Garry "Last Click for Token-Only Turnstiles," The New York Times, May 14, 1997. Online edition (accessed 2 January, 2010)

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