Franklin Avenue/Fulton Street
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Franklin Avenue is a new modern transfer station and was completely rebuilt when the Franklin Avenue Shuttle was closed between 24 December, 1998 and the Fall of 1999. Before the two stations were not connected, in order to connect between the shuttle (el) and subway you exited a station and received a transfer ticket (Like a bus transfer, When MetroCard was introduced a MetroCard Transfer (like a bus transfer) valid for 15 minutes. The shuttle platform was in very bad condition when it was closed.
Currently: during the reconstruction a three-story, with the subway in the basement, station building was built. The main fare control entrance is on ground level. Proceeding straight brings one to staircases and an escalator (only one, up only) to the single shuttle platform for its single track. There is also a staircase down to the Brooklyn-bound C platform. There is an elevator that makes perhaps the most stops of any subway elevator (four: Brooklyn-bound C, Exit, Manhattan-bound C, and Shuttle). From the shuttle platform a short staircase down leads to a bridge across Fulton Street and to another stairway and elevator down to the Manhattan-bound C platform. That you literally feel like go going down and below the street on. There is another fare control area here at the bottom of the staircase for Manhattan-bound C service with turnstiles and single staircase up to street level. These two exits on the C platform are at the eastern most (front Brooklyn-bound) end of the two side platforms on the four track line. The C platform has has green trim and green name tablets, and there is evidence in form of whited out arrows beneath some of the name tablets of a former exit at the western end of the station.
Art For Transit at Franklin Avenue Arts For Transit at Franklin Avenue
Life and Continued Growth
1999, Faceted glass on wall at top of station building
By Eric Pryor
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(franklinc1) Looking up the long staircase that leads from the Manhattan-bound platform and up, through the sidewalk, to the overpass over Fulton Street and two the main station building for connections to the shuttle train.
14 December, 2003
(franklinc2) Looking down the staircase and up only escalator from the shuttle's high platform down to the main fare control area at Franklin Avenue, in the main station building at Franklin Avenue
14 December, 2003
(franklinc3) Looking down the narrow and columnless Manhattan-bound C platform at Franklin Avenue.
14 February, 2006
(franklinc4) The southern end of a two car R68 Shuttle train that has just terminated at Franklin Avenue, as passengers leave the train to start towards the main station building, for transfers and exits.
29 May, 2009
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(franklinc5) A low-lying fence with a chain-link fence behinds it serves as the back of the fully canopied shuttle platform at Franklin Avenue
29 May, 2009
(franklinc6) Towards the northern end of the shuttle platform it gets much wider when a bench is present and the stairs/escalator down to street level in the station building and passageway to the main station elevator and bridge across the street to the Manhattan-bound C platform.
29 May, 2009
(franklinc7) The northern end of a shuttle train on the now much more empty platform at Franklin Avenue.
29 May, 2009
(franklinc8) Looking back to the shuttle platform from the upper level passageway that leads the elevator and bridge across to Manhattan-bound C trains. This is also where a stained glass Arts For Transit Installation has been installed.
29 May, 2009
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(franklinc9) Another view of the passageway with stained glass along its wall that leads to the main station elevator and bridge across to Manhattan-bound C trains.
29 May, 2009
(franklinc10) Looking down from one of the upper level passageways to the staircase down to the Euclid Ave-bound C platform from the ground level of the large station transfer building'.
29 May, 2009
(franklinc11) Looking across the newly built bridge across Franklin Avenue that leads to the Manhattan-bound C platform.
29 May, 2009
(franklinc12) At the end of the bridge to the Manhattan-bound C platform there is an elevator and a long staircase down to that platform.
29 May, 2009
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(franklinc13) Looking down the long staircase from the bridge to the Manhattan-bound C platform that gives you a feeling of sinking though the street since you rise up very quickly from underground to an overpass.
29 May, 2009
(franklinc14) The bottom elevator bank of the elevator from the Manhattan-bound C platform to its bridge across Fulton Street, the staircase up to the bridge is in the background.
29 May, 2009
(franklinc15) The Manhattan-bound platform at Franklin Avenue, with a sign for the station's exit visible.
29 May, 2009
(franklinc16) The smaller exit area for the Manhattan-bound platform at Franklin Avenue, still with a staffed token booth and three turnstiles out to a single staircase up to street level.
29 May, 2009
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