145 Street/Broadway
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145th Street is a simple Heins & LaFarge era IRT local station and was the northern terminus of the line on opening day. The station's features are similar to others nearby, notably 157 Street, 86 Street and 79 Street, as well as 137 Street before it's 'modern' 1980s renovation. Each stop has a similar terra cotta panels in the trim that have numerals of the station surrounded by two cornucopias (horns of plenty). Most of the original molding and name exists in the original portion of the station, the extension portion is tastefully similar to the original portion with mosaic 145s in the trim and the mosaic name tablets here look almost the same as the mosaic name tablets in the original portion of the station. The station's platforms are slightly off center from one another, the downtown platform is north of the uptown platform. Still within the northern end of the downtown portion of the station the uptown local track curves and switches onto the middle track, making the Broadway Line two tracks. This means that only uptown trains could ever bypass the station without wrong-railing north of it. During the Skip-Stop era (145 Street was a '9' train station) uptown 1 trains would switch onto the middle track south of the station and not run by the stations platform. The only station during the years of skip-stop service to do this. There are staffed exits with token booths on either platform and each has two exits to the street. There is no free crossover or under
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(145n11) A train of Low-Vs stops at 145 Street on a fan trip, dropping off passengers wishing to photograph it on the middle, express track going through 125th Street.
24 November, 2004
(145n12) The downtown platform, like at many IRT local stops gets quite wide towards it's center where the exit is.
26 June, 2008
(145n13) A close up of a terra cotta 145 with the cornucopias on either side of it as decorations in the station trim.
26 June, 2008
(145n14) Some of the ceiling’s terra cotta detailing is still in place at 145 Street.
26 June, 2008
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(145n15) 145 signs still exist on the I-beams between the tracks. A uptown 1 train is leaving the station in this photo.
26 June, 2008
(145n16) A name tablet at 145 Street with the terra cotta trim above it in the original portion of the station.
26 June, 2008
(145n17) Looking towards an end of the platform at 145 Street, it gets significantly narrower.
26 June, 2008
(145n18) A view towards the other end of the platform. The platform, fairly narrow and with many tiled over columns seems never ending.
26 June, 2008
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(145n19) The change from 1904 terra-cotta molding to the dual contracts extension at 145 Street isn't as noticeable as it could be. There is even a brief era of the two designs overlapping
26 June, 2008
(145n110) A view down the extension portion of the station. There are 145 mosaics in a green trim with a blue border
26 June, 2008
(145n111) A 145 tiled into the trim in the extension portion of the station.
26 June, 2008
(145n112) Little 145s in the center of the walls in the extension portion of the station. They have blue borders
26 June, 2008
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(145n113) A 145th Street name tablet with IND looking lettering under it pointing to the station's only exit at 145th Street.
26 June, 2008
(145n114) Another view of the extension portion of the station at 145 Street, the ceiling gets quite low before the tracks and the fact this part of the station was added later seems a bit evident.
26 June, 2008
(145n115) There are lots of 145s in tile on the platform columns, all have a blue border/trim above the text just before the station's low ceiling.
26 June, 2008
(145n116) Looking across the tracks to a closed off portion of the uptown tracks at 145 Street.
26 June, 2008
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