Pennsylvania Avenue/IRT Livonia Avenue El
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The Pennsylvania Avenue Station is a simple elevated stop on the two-track Livonia Avenue el. The station has two side platforms and a single exit that is at the extreme eastern (railway southern) end of the platforms. This exit is in a small headhouse on the elevated structure beneath the tracks so a free cross-under is provided. There is a single staircase down from the both platforms that is at about the very last door of the last car. There is the standard turnstile across from the token booth inside the small headhouse but there is also a High Exit Turnstile that leads directly from the staircase down from the New Lots bound platform to one of the two staircases down to street level. These lead to the NE and SW corners of Pennsylvania Avenue and Livonia Avenue. The platforms when I visited looked quite red courtesy of primer paint since the elevated structure is being repainted but should have the standard cream colored metal windscreens for most of there lengths. The cantilevered metalwork that holds up the windscreen should be painted the standard green and has little Pennsylvania Avenue signs on it. There is a small exposed section at the end opposite the station's exit and this has the standard low black painted metal fence. At the other end of the platform beyond the exit staircases the platforms continues a bit (although no trains ever stop here) and there is another small exposed portion of the platforms that are great places to photograph incoming trains.
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(pennsylvanian31) Looking out of a stopped train at a Pennsylvania Av sign on the platform's windscreen.
29 May, 2007
(pennsylvanian32) A view out of a stopping train at the small exposed western end of the New Lots-bound platform at Pennsylvania Avenue at the portion of the platform that just has a low black fence separating people from the streets of Brooklyn and East New York below.
29 May, 2007
(pennsylvanian33) Looking down Livonia Avenue, a block away from the Pennsylvania Avenue station, with a street sign for New Jersey Avenue visible.
22 July, 2009
(pennsylvanian34) Approaching the Pennsylvania Avenue station house, that's tucked in beneath the elevated structure.
22 July, 2009
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(pennsylvanian35) A closer view of the Pennsylvania Avenue headhouse that is tucked beneath the tracks and has lots of windows.
22 July, 2009
(pennsylvanian36) A side view of one of the two street staircases up to the Pennsylvania Avenue Station.
22 July, 2009
(pennsylvanian37) In front of one of the two street stairs up to the Pennsylvania Avenue Station.
22 July, 2009
(pennsylvanian38) The dusty backside of the station house beneath the elevated at Pennsylvania Avenue Station, some air conditioners protrude from windows in the portion of it that is used by employees of MTA's station department.
22 July, 2009
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(pennsylvanian39) A sign saying Danger: Keep out on the side of the Pennsylvania Avenue's Station house, no further description of what lurks beyond this padlocked door is provided.
22 July, 2009
(pennsylvanian310) Approaching the High Exit Turnstile that allows passengers from the New Lots-bound platform to bypass having to enter the station house to leave the subway system.
22 July, 2009
(pennsylvanian311) A closer view of an old wooden High Exit Turnstile that has been painted red as part of the first layer of primer paint that has been applied to the Pennsylvania Avenue Station.
22 July, 2009
(pennsylvanian312) Three doors into the station house at Pennsylvania Avenue, two have been painted red, one is still its black color, the paint has peeled off in places.
22 July, 2009
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(pennsylvanian313) Approaching the token booth that is in front of its turnstiles at Pennsylvania Avenue.
22 July, 2009
(pennsylvanian314) Doors out to the Manhattan & The Bronx Platform at Pennsylvania Avenue look like they've been whitewashed.
22 July, 2009
(pennsylvanian315) Looking down the New Lots-bound platform at Pennsylvania Avenue, the headlights of a train are just visible approaching the station.
22 July, 2009
(pennsylvanian316) A close up of a small Pennsylvania Avenue sign on a metal beam that holds up the station's canopy.
22 July, 2009
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