Church Avenue/Culver Subway
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Church Avenue is the final underground station on the IND before it rises up to join the former BMT Culver Elevated. The station is an express stop with two island platforms and four tracks. Just south of the station are relay track facilities that could turn trains around operating either express or local without any interference to continuing trains. Unfortunately this hasn't been used for regular revenue service in a very long time although on July 5, 2009 the G train was extended to Church Avenue at all times because track work and renovations on the Culver, (Gowanus Canal) viaduct will make it unusable and the next place the G train can terminate is Church Avenue. The station itself was recently renovated and is now completely ADA compliant with three elevators, during this renovation the mezzanine was cut into two separate smaller mezzanines and is now non-continuous, there is also now a closed fenced off area to one side of both mezzanines that was a passageway outside of fare control connecting the two station entrances. At the extreme southern end of the station is the exit to Church Avenue; the closest staircases to the exit are at the extreme southern end of the platforms. This is where the station's only token booth is as well as full time fare control. There are staircases up to the northern side of the intersection of Church Avenue and McDonald Avenue, along with the elevator up to the street that requires an additional ramp to access it. There is another tunnel of decent length extending away from the station's platforms, outside of fare control that leads to the opposite side (the southern side of the intersection) of Church Avenue and McDonald Avenue. This exit has an open mezzanine of decent length as well as public restrooms within fare control, and three staircases down to the platforms. There are two platform elevators at the opposite end from fare control on this portion of the mezzanine that is open and of decent size, they are right at the new wall that has been built to divide the mezzanine into two.
Towards (maybe the second car from it) northern end of the station is the fully unstaffed with simply high entrance/exit turnstiles exit to Albemarle Road it is located at the other end of what was once the station's full-length mezzanine. There is still a decent sized portion of the mezzanine open within fare control with about three staircases down to each platform. This exit has staircases to the southern side of the intersection of Church Avenue and Albemarle Road. The station's trim is purple with church tiled beneath it at various intervals along the local tracks walls. The platform columns are all green.
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(churchf1) Refuse Motor Car R127 #EP007 at one end of a garbage train parked on an unused express track at Church Avenue.
6 June, 2007
(churchf2) Looking down one of the platforms at Church Avenue by a garbage train parked on the express track.
6 June, 2007
(churchf3) Another view down the Coney Island-bound island platform at Church Avenue, between the garbage train and a regular R46 F train.
6 June, 2007
(churchf4) A platform wall at Church Avenue with its purple trim-line at Church Avenue.
6 June, 2007
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(churchf5) Refuse Motor Car R127 EP006 parked at Church Avenue at one end of the garbage train on the unused express tracks.
6 June, 2007
(churchf6) Transfer at Church Avenue between a R46 F train and a garbage train.
6 June, 2007
(churchf7) Looking down the wide mezzanine at Church Avenue that leads to the exit to Church Avenue
6 June, 2007
(churchf8) A plywood wall has been built dividing the mezzanine at Church Avenue into 2, it has a hand written sign saying the mezzanine will be closed from June 2006 to December 2008, well little does this sign say but it is the beginning of the mezzanine being split into two and elevators being installed.
6 June, 2007
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(churchf9) Looking down a portion of the mostly open mezzanine at Church Avenue towards the High Entrance/Exit Turnstiles that lead to the unstaffed exit to Albemarle Road.
6 June, 2007
(churchf10) Approaching two of the staircases down to the Manhattan & Queens F platform at Albemarle Road end of the Church Avenue Station.
6 June, 2007
(churchf11) A close up of the Church tiled text beneath the station's purple trimline.
6 June, 2007
(churchf12) A view down the plywooded over Manhattan-bound island platform at Church Avenue, the plywood is there because the station is being reconstructed.
6 June, 2007
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(churchf13) Looking down the unused express track at Church Avenue on the CI-bound platform towards the elevator down to the platform.
9 June, 2009
(churchf14) A close-up of a Church Avenue column sign.
9 June, 2009
(churchf15) Even through the platforms were renovated at Church Avenue, the station wall trim wasn't, there the same with some tiles missing.
9 June, 2009
(churchf16) Looking down the mezzanine at the Church Avenue end of the station towards the elevators down to the platforms.
9 June, 2009
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