Jay St-Borough Hall
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The Jay Street Station is currently undergoing a massive renovation that will completely change the layout of its mezzanine as well as provide a new free underground transfer to the M and R trains at Lawrence Street-MetroTech. The station has four tracks, the outside ones for the A,C and lead to Fulton Street, the inside ones for the F leading to the Culver Line, beyond the station are crossovers between the tracks so trains from the Culver Line can reach the Cranberry Street tubes and 8th Avenue, and vise-versa for Fulton Street trains reaching the Rutgers Street tubes. The station before it's renovations started had a full length mezzanine with three exits, one at its northern end with a turnstiles and a staffed booth during weekdays and High Entrance/Exit gates during other times, a central exit with full time fare control, and a fully unstaffed southern exit at the southern end of the platforms, with only High Entrance/Exit gates. The full length mezzanine was, before the renovations, completely continuous with a narrow passageway outside of fare control fenced alongside one wall and the portion inside fare control for many staircases down to the platforms. The station also has two exits that have escalators and stairs leading to them from street level to the mezzanine, this is because the station is built directly beneath the MTA headquarters at 370 Jay Street, and the former Board of Transportation that built the IND. There is still a silver door along the wall of the Brooklyn-bound F platform where the money trains connections were taken to the vaults of the building before trucks replaced them. The station's platforms have blue columns on the Manhattan-bound platform and fully white tiled columns on the Brooklyn-bound one. Before renovations the trim was a simple blue line with a black boarder along the platform walls with Jay tiled ever so often as the trim. As part of the renovations the platforms have been retiled with a wider blue trim-line and a narrow band of a turquoise blue before the narrow black trim-line.

December 2010 Update: Jay Street's renovation has been completed, and the complex is now called Jay Street-MetroTech and the renovated state has chopped the mezzanine in two, the current configuration is a small mezzanine at the northern end of the platforms with two staircases up from each platform that lead to a bank of unstaffed turnstiles and two High Entrance/Exit Turnstiles. This leads to the escalator exit at the north side of the NYC Transit Builing and a wide staircase that is accessed via a passageway to a wide street stair on the west side of Jay Street at the pedestrian street Myrtle Avenue has become.

The main mezzanine area starts half-way down the platform and multiple staircases and elevators from each platform lead up to a central area where there is the 24-hour booth and bank of turnstiles that lead to a street elevator and the escalator exit inside the the southern corner of the TA building (the NW corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets) across from it is the new transfer to the R train at its now renamed Lawrence Street Station. The corridor consists of a down escalator that begins almost on the IND station mezzanine and leads directly to that station's island platform. This is followed by an elevator to that platform, a staircase is also available that makes its way down via an intermedate landing (to get aligned on the platform) and finally an up escalator that goes streight to the upper mezzanine of the connector. The passageway is so short it almost is non-existent that its amazing a transfer hadn't been built before. The entrances here rightfully now signed for the R as well, there a convienint way to reach that platform. On the south side of the passageway are a pair of High Exit Turnstiles that lead out to two street stairs at the NE corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets. The mezzanine continues for the southern half of the station where the station's artwork is installed curving around providing some views to the platforms, it reaches the southern entrance where a single staircase leads up from each platform to High Exit Turnstiles that lead out to eitherside of Jay Street at the north side of Fulton Street.

Pre-Reconstruction and the Station Under Construction|Present Day
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(jaya1) One of the escalators down to the northern entrance to Jay St-Borough Hall.
22 January, 2005
(jaya2) Looking across the A tracks to a very crowed Brooklyn-bound platform, with lots of passengers waiting for F trains.
24 October, 2005
(jaya3) A Manhattan-bound R38 C train stops at Jay St-Borough Hall at a crowded platform during the PM rush hour.
14 November, 2005
(jaya4) One end of the Manhattan-bound platform at Jay St-Borough Hall.
6 June, 2007
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(jaya5) Looking down an empty Manhattan-bound platform at Jay St-Borough Hall.
6 June, 2007
(jaya6) Looking across to a crowded Brooklyn-bound platform at Jay St.
6 June, 2007
(jaya7) An original mosaic sign for the exit to Willoughby St and Myrtle Ave on the mezzanine at Jay St-Borough Hall.
6 June, 2007
(jaya8) Looking down one of the passageways that connects all of the exits at Jay St-Borough Hall
6 June, 2007
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(jaya9) A wide area of the mezzanine at Jay St outside of fare control, with lots of white tiled columns.
6 June, 2007
(jaya10) MVMs, turnstiles, and an exit staircase for the center exit on the mezzanine at Jay St-Borough Hall.
6 June, 2007
(jaya11) Looking down a passageway, outside of fare control, to the side of the area within fare control and staircases down to the platforms at Jay St.
6 June, 2007
(jaya12) The part time turnstiles at the northern entrance to Jay St-Borough Hall.
6 June, 2007
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(jaya13) The MTA's Reduced-Fare MetroCard Service Center used to be within the escalator and stair area to the northern end of Jay St underneath 370 Jay St at street level.
6 June, 2007
(jaya14) The back of a Queens-bound R42 #4571 A train stopped at Jay St.
27 May, 2008
(jaya15) A close up of a column sign on the Brooklyn-bound (its columns are fully tiled)at Jay St-Borough Hall.
27 May, 2008
(jaya16) Passengers get on and off of R46 #5728, the last car of a Coney Island-bound F train at Jay St-Borough Hall.
27 May, 2008
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