Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road/IRT Livonia Avenue El
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Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road is the first stop on the Livonia Avenue and is a regular, simple unrenovated elevated station. It has two side platforms for the two track line (although there is space on the elevated structure to add a third, middle track) that are canopied for almost there entire lengths except for at the extreme ends. The station has one exit in the middle of the platform that is located in a small head-house located beneath the tracks where there is a free cross-under. Each platform has two staircases down to this headhouse where the token booth faces the turnstiles. Two exit staircases lead down from the head house to the north side of East 98th Street, across from where Sutter Avenue has a T-junction ending at this street. There is another staircase to the SE corner of Sutter Avenue and East 98th Street, Rutland Road starts at a T-junction, (and begins actually going west) about 20 feet west of one of the staircases down from the station house. Each platform still has its accordion cream colored metal windscreen with column signs that alternate between Sutter Avenue and Rutland Road along the green metal beams that are cantilevered out to hold up the roof the station. The exposed portions of the platforms have a low original looking fence with lampposts on it at regular intervals. This fence is usually painted black but when I was there was painted with red primer paint since the station and the entire elevated line is in the middle of getting a fresh coat of paint. There is some evidence in the form of empty panels where it looks like a sign should be. These were where the old enamel on porcelain station signs were mounted.

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(sutter_rutlandn31) A New Lots Avenue-bound R62 3 train leaves Sutter Av-Rutland Rd to curve and begin running directly over Livonia Avenue, the street it will be above for the rest of its run to New Lots.
22 July, 2009
(sutter_rutlandn32) Looking across to the Manhattan-bound platform at Sutter Av-Rutland Road, the exposed end of the station's platform is visible as well as the canopied section in its middle.
22 July, 2009
(sutter_rutlandn33) Looking down the exposed eastern end of the New Lots-bound platform at Sutter Av-Rutland Road, the fence is currently painted red because of primer paint that will be covered with the standard black color soon.
22 July, 2009
(sutter_rutlandn34) A modern Sutter Av-Rutland Rd sign above the skeleton of where a former enamel on porcelain sign would have been on the exposed portion of the platform.
22 July, 2009
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(sutter_rutlandn35) A close-up of a Sutter Avenue column sign.
22 July, 2009
(sutter_rutlandn36) Looking down the covered portion of the New Lots-bound platform with its regular cream colored windscreen at Sutter Av-Rutland Rd.
22 July, 2009
(sutter_rutlandn37) A Sutter Av-Rutland Rd sign beneath the zebra-stripes of a conductor's stop board, this one has a sticker saying observe platform.
22 July, 2009
(sutter_rutlandn38) Approaching the two staircases at Sutter Av-Rutland Rd that lead down to the stations headhouse and fare control area.
22 July, 2009
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(sutter_rutlandn39) Three doors out of the station house to the staircase off the el down to Rutland Rd & E 98 Street.
22 July, 2009
(sutter_rutlandn310) Looking down Rutland Road as it ends in a T-junction with E. 98th Street, the headhouse that is set beneath the tracks is visible as well as one of three entrance staircases.
22 July, 2009
(sutter_rutlandn311) Looking underneath the elevated to two other entrance staircases to Sutter Av-Rutland Rd.
22 July, 2009
(sutter_rutlandn312) Another view beneath the elevated of the headhouse nestled beneath the two tracks. There is more daylight seeping onto the street because of the gab between the two existing tracks for a third track that was never added.
22 July, 2009
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(sutter_rutlandn313) An entrance staircase to Sutter Av-Rutland Rd, this one doesn't have the usual roof because the elevated above it protects it from the weather.
22 July, 2009
(sutter_rutlandn314) The area just beyond the turnstiles in the small station house at Sutter Av-Rutland Rd.
22 July, 2009
(sutter_rutlandn315) Looking down the long and empty New Lots-bound platform at Sutter Av-Rutland Rd.
22 July, 2009
(sutter_rutlandn316) A R62 New Lots Av-bound 3 train approaches Sutter Av-Rutland Rd to enter it.
22 July, 2009
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(sutter_rutlandn317) A R62 New Lots Av-bound 4 train leaves
1 November, 2012
(sutter_rutlandn318) A platform bench
1 November, 2012
(sutter_rutlandn319) Doors into the station house to leave the station
1 November, 2012
(sutter_rutlandn320) The closed turnstiles, passengers must enter for free through the gate in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
1 November, 2012
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