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The Orange Line Platforms at State get Boston's most convoluted station award. The station's two tracks are stacked and separated and the platforms are offset from each other with the Forest Hills-bound platform south of the Oak Grove-bound one. This also makes it a very long transfer from the Forest Hills-bound side to the Blue Line but very short from the Oak Grove-bound side. The platforms are connected by a long ramp decorated in colorful colors that connects to a staircase the Oak Grove-bound platform and the Blue Line. The Forest Hills-bound platform has two entrances to call its own, one in the middle of the platform up to Washington Street just south of Milk Street has fare gates directly on the platform and an elevator. There is a second right before the passageway to the Oak Grove-bound platform and blue line open weekdays only where a staircase at street level on the SW corner Devonshire and Water Streets with an old fashioned ornate design. The Oak Grove platform's main entrance is up to the same one as the Blue Line within the State house or via the long passageways to the Forest Hills-bound platform.
All Photos taken on 28 June, 2011 unless otherwise noted, 27-34 on 22 August, 2013

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Approaching the platform for Oak Grove
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Approaching the platform for Oak Grove
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The long corridor to the Forest Hills-bound platform from the Green Line
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The corridor entrance with a sign for the Oak Grove-bound platform
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Almost at the Forest Hills-bound platform little windows offer a glimpse of the track area
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A system map on the wall of the Forest Hills-bound track faces its platform
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Passengers wait for a Forest Hills-bound train
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Getting off of a Forest Hills-bound train
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Starting to walk down the platform
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The main exit to Milk Street from the Forest Hills-bound platform
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Signage for the Blue Line as well from Milk Street although walking at street level would probably be faster
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The staircase and elevator up to Milk Street
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A T logo on the street with a small sign for the Accessible Entrance
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The part time Devonshire Street entrance
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The two faregates from the Devonshire Street entrance
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On the passageway to the rest of the station from Devonshire
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Looking towards the end of the Forest Hills-bound platform on the passageway to the Blue Line and Oak Grove-bound platform
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