Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd/Liberty St El
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Lefferts Blvd is the terminus of what was originally the BMT Liberty Street elevated line when it opened on September 25, 1915 and taken over by the IND Fulton Street Subway trains on April 29, 1956. Like all terminal stations on the subway it has a layout that is a little different. The station is a two-track stub-terminal with a single island platform. There is a tower at the western end of the platform facing the tracks. A small area between the tower and the beginning of the platform canopy has an old Lefferts Blvd sign and some lampposts still using incandescent bulbs. There are the usual signs along the platform saying witch track for the Next Train. It feels like the platform's canopy (that stretches for the entire platform except for the westernmost car) was replaced during a different time period because the columns holing it up look different than any other station on the line. There are two exits; one staircase leads down past some crew quarters (one door has a sign on it for Radio Dispatched: Train Trouble Control) to an unstaffed exit with one with High Entrance Turnstile and a High Exit Turnstile right out in the open directly below the station platform before walkways lead to staircases down to either side of Liberty Avenue and 116 Street. The staffed entrance is at the typical end of the line position, at the eastern end of the platform where three doors on the platform itself opens to a staircase that leads down to a mezzanine area and exits to the NW and SW corners of Lefferts Blvd and Liberty Avenue. The station will soon recieve and elevator and become ADA compliant although the project keeps getting redesigned and delayed

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My reflection off a Lefferts Blvd platform sign and some antique incandescent lights that still work on the western end of the platform at Lefferts Blvd.
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The most unusual station bench I've scene at any subway station. It is metal and wooden and looks like it belongs in a park, not at a subway station.
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The staircase that can be easily closed down to the exit to 116 Street and Liberty Avenue towards the western end of the platform at Lefferts Blvd.
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Looking down the narrow island platform at Lefferts Blvd, with the usual janitorial supplies a terminus station has .
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A sign and a windscreen on the platform at Lefferts Blvd indicating the ends of the platform for the stations two exits (Lefferts Blvd and Q10 to JFK, or 116 St).
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The train service sign is quite long, and says A To 207 Street, except late nights, with a separate section saying Late nights Shuttle to Euclid Av for A local.
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The staircase down to the mezzanine for the Lefferts Blvd exit at the very end of the Liberty Avenue el, the train goes no further west.
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A R44 A train on layover at Lefferts Blvd.
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Another view down the long and narrow island platform at Lefferts Blvd.
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An older looking sign on the wall of the staircase down to the mezzanine level at Lefferts Blvd for the Q10 to Kennedy Airport.
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The doors out of the mezzanine for the streets of Ozone Park at Lefferts Blvd.
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Looking back towards the bank of turnstiles and the token booth at the staffed entrance to Lefferts Blvd.
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Another relic of the past at Lefferts Blvd above doors into the station says 'IT'S YOUR SUBWAY-Please help us keep it clean'.
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Looking down the sidewalk of Liberty Avenue, before descending the staircase to street level from the Lefferts Blvd exit mezzanine.
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The end of Liberty Avenue El is marked by what else but an ad, in this high visibility location (that does have a clock). An entrance to the subway station is also in this photo.
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Approaching the 116 Street entrance at Lefferts Blvd from street level.
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The staircase up to the unstaffed entrance at 116 St to Lefferts Blvd.
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The underpass between the tracks at the unstaffed 116 St entrance to Lefferts Blvd, with passengers using the High Entrance Turnstile to enter the subway system.
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Looking beneath the tracks at Lefferts Blvd with the two staircases up to 116 Street visible.
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