Atlantic Avenue/Brighton Line
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The Brighton Line's single island platform for the two tracked line at Atlantic Avenue are by far the deepest of any in the station, this is probably because they must cross underneath the LIRR Station before joining the IRT for a shared six-tracked ROW underneath Flatbush Avenue. The staircases and elevator that lead to the long mezzanine artery to connect the station are towards the middle of the platform. There is an additional exit only (as the signs say) exit towards the northern (western) end of the platforms. Two staircases lead up from the platform where a longer staircase, as well as an up escalator (the distance is definitely long enough to warrant an escalator) lead to a small upper mezzanine area where automated fare control is (High Entrance/Exit Turnstiles), and an exit that is at street level within the Williamsburg Savings Bank Building, 1 Hanson Place, the tallest building in Brooklyn. There is another staircase from this landing (closed due to construction when I first visited) down to the main LIRR underground atrium. The platform itself has columns along it that are mostly tiled except for some towards its ends that are bare I-beams painted blue. Most of these columns have Atlantic Avenue signs along them. The platform walls were all retiled over during a 2004 renovation and have a standard carefully mosaiced dual-contracts trim-line at their tops, with A's in it at regular intervals. There are also Atlantic Ave name tablets at regular intervals along the platform walls.

Barclays Center Entrance

September 17, 2012 Update: Today a new entrance opened at the now renamed Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center Station Opened: There are two staircases at almost the eastern (Coney Island-bound) end of the platforms that lead up a small upper landing with a short passageway that leads up passed a few double doors to another staircase before arriving at the new Barclays Center entrance alongside ramps that provide a new, much less crowded connection to IRT 2,3,4 and 5 trains.

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(atlanticb1) A Atlantic Avenue name talbet on the track wall, behind the Manhattan & The Bronx B,Q service times.
2 April, 2006
(atlanticb2) Looking down the Brighton Line's island platform at Atlantic Avenue with its tiled over extra-large support columns.
18 June, 2009
(atlanticb3) Looking down one of the tracks at Atlantic Avenue with its nicely tiled wall visible.
18 June, 2009
(atlanticb4) A Atlantic Avenue name tablet with the six-car stop marker posted directly on it. The A's that make up the simple mosaic trim are also visible.
18 June, 2009
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(atlanticb5) Towards the eastern end of the platform, where it has been extened the island platform's columns become simple, blue painted I-beams instead of the tiled over design.
18 June, 2009
(atlanticb6) One of the narrow staircases on the island paltform up to the mezzanine level for exits and transfers.
18 June, 2009
(atlanticb7) On one of the two staircases up from the Brighton Line platform that leads to the lower landing level for the exit only exit to Hanson Place.
29 June, 2009
(atlanticb8) Approaching the staircase and single escalator that lead up to the exit only exit to Hanson Place from the Brighton Line Platform.
29 June, 2009
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(atlanticb9) Approaching the upper mezzanine level for the Hanson Place exit that is completely unstaffed, just with a couple of High Entrance/Exit Turnstiles.
29 June, 2009
(atlanticb10) Outside of the High Exit/Entrance Turnstiles at the exit only exit from the Brighton Line that leads directly into 1 Hanson Place.
29 June, 2009
(atlanticb11) An old fashioned art-deco era Subway Sign on the wall of the Williamsburg Bank Building (now simply called 1 Hanson Place).
29 June, 2009
(atlanticb12) The signage and architectural details of the entrance to the Brighton Line inside the Williamsburg Bank Building.
29 June, 2009
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(atlanticb13) On the platform at Atlantic Avenue, a sign for the Exit Only exit to Hanson Place.
29 June, 2009
(atlanticb14) The Wall name tablets at Atlantic Avenue
18 June, 2009
(atlanticb15) Looking down one of the tracks at Atlantic Avenue
18 June, 2009
(atlanticb16) A close up of the BAM sign and Q and diamond Q signs, with no service to Coney Island at Atlantic Avenue
18 June, 2009
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Pacific Street-4 Avenue Platforms Upper Connecting Passageway from Atlantic Avenue to Pacific Street IRT (2,3,4,5) Platfroms Lower Connecting Passageway beneath LIRR The Connection to Long Island Rail Road Platforms Atlantic Avenue-B,Q
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