Grand Army Plaza
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Grand Army Plaza is a very unusual IRT local station. The station has one extremely wide island platform for the two local tracks. The island platform is the widest on the IRT, and one of the widest even when the IND is considered. The two express tracks dip down to their own lower level just west (railway north) of the station, but there hasn't been enough distance for the tracks to come any closer together, hence the extremely wide platform. The station has one small, but adequately sized mezzanine towards the center of the platform. There is a single wide staircase up to it, and the turnstiles, while another staircase on the opposite side of the small mezzanine that is exit only, leading to two high exit turnstiles and a view into the back of the token booth. There are additional shorter staircases and passageways that lead to the western side of Grand Army Plaza and staircases up to the street at four of the corners of St. Johns Place, Flatbush Avenue, and the Plaza loop road that basically forms a traffic circle. The station was renovated in the mid-90s, and has a trim that can only faintly be scene because of the lack of light at the of the track walls, where a trim line belongs. There are P's at various intervals in it, donating plaza. As well as three sets of yellow painted I-beam style columns that run the length of the wide island platform.
Art For Transit at Grand Army Plaza Arts For Transit at Grand Army Plaza
Wings for the IRT: The Irresistible Romance of Travel, 1995
Bronze and terra cotta plaques on mezzanine walls
By Jane Greengold
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(grand_army_plazan21) Looking down the wide island platform at Grand Army Plaza with trains in the station on both tracks.
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(grand_army_plazan22) A close up of a Grand Army Plaza column sign on one of the stations numerous columns.
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(grand_army_plazan23) A close up of a mosaic P in the trim above the track walls at Grand Army Plaza.
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(grand_army_plazan24) Another view down the island platform at Grand Army Plaza towards the secondary staircase up to the mezzanine that is exit only.
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(grand_army_plazan25) A close up of a sign telling Bicycles & Strollers not to use the staircase that leads up to High Exit Turnstiles and no special entry gate.
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(grand_army_plazan26) Looking up the wide staircase to that only leads to two High Exit Turnstiles, with its sign telling bikes and strollers not to use it.
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(grand_army_plazan27) Approaching the top of the exit only staircase at Grand Army Plaza with a good view of the back of the token booth and two High Exit Turnstiles.
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(grand_army_plazan28) Approaching the only bank of Turnstiles for the exit that says Flatbush Avenue from the main, wide staircase up to the small mezzanine area at Grand Army Plaza.
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(grand_army_plazan29) A wide view of the small mezzanine area outside of fare control at Grand Army Plaza. The token booth that faces the turnstiles is in view
29 June, 2009
(grand_army_plazan210) The top of one of four exit staircases at Grand Army Plaza.
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