80 Street-Hudson Street is the first stop in Queens and elevated station for A trains coming from Manhattan. West of the station the tracks can be scene gently curving up from being underground. The middle track that isn't used for revenue service curves up in a much steeper manor to get underneath the two mainline tracks and provide an underground yard lead to the Pitkin Yard. The station itself has the standard design for a formerly BMT Liberty Street Line elevated station. There are two-side platforms each with canopies over most of the platforms minus the extreme ends. The station still has two open exits at either end of the platforms. At the eastern end is the full time exit with the standard small fare control area with one staircase down from each platform and one staircase down to either side of Liberty Avenue and 80th Street with turnstiles and the token booth in a small station house below the tracks. There is still a formerly part time exit at the other end of the platform, to 77th Street, very recently it has been made completely automated and now only has some High Entrance Turnstiles and MVMs. The station house is the same size as the full time one to 80th Street.
A Manhattan-bound R44 A train has left 80 Street-Hudson Street with a R44 Lefferts/Rockaways-bound train approaching the station.
A Lefferts/Rockaways-bound R44 A train approaches 80 St-Hudson St.
A Manhattan-bound R44 A train leaves 80 St-Hudson Street to makes its way down to the tunnel portal and stay underground for the rest of its run to 207 Street.
Looking down the simple unrenovated, but in good repair elevated platform at 80 St-Hudson St, with its basic green painted columns holding up the almost full length canopy.
A Lefferts or Rockaways bound R44 A train finishes dropping off its passengers at 80 St-Hudson St and the last car is about to finish leaving the station.
A Lefferts or Rockaways-bound R44 A train has left 80 St-Hudson Street and doesn't have too far to go to the next stop at 88 St-Boyd Avenue.
A High Exit gate has been installed on the mezzanine level of the exit to 77th Street but is caution taped off. It has been added to allow exiting passengers a slightly easier trip for exiting the station with go need to go inside the now unstaffed station house.
Two High Entrance Turnstiles inside the now automated station house exit to 77th Street at 80th Street-Hudson Street.
Another view of the two High Exit Turnstiles in the seemingly empty station house to 77th Street at 80th Street-Hudson Street.
The two old fashioned door frames (since the station is unstaffed, there are no more doors into the station) into the now unstaffed 77th Street exit down from the platform level.
Looking down one of the side platforms at 80th St-Hudson St.
Looking across the three tracks at 80th St-Hudson St, passengers wait for a train in the setting sun.
A 80th St-Hudson Street sign on a platform column holding up the station's canopy.
A 80th St-Hudson St large sing on the standard cream colored windscreen at the station.
Another view across to the sun glinting on the opposite platform at 80 St-Hudson St.
Approaching the single staircase down form the Lefferts/Rockaways-bound side platform to the 80th Street end of the station's station house.
The very long service destinations board on the Lefferts Blvd & The Rockaways platform at 80 St-Hudson St. It still says to transfer to the Blue S shuttle to Rockaway Park, its color has been changed to Grey (although it was always grey on train's destination signs because a blue S was never available)
A slightly ornate metal fence requires passengers to enter the station house to go through the station house before entering the subway system or leaving to the outside world at the full time booth entrance to 80 St.
An interior view of the small station that leads to the exit to 80 St with its three turnstiles.
Last Updated: 27 September, 2013
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