Wednesday, March 4, 2009

D Train - Bay 50 St. (Day 5, stop #214)

Out: The neighborhood here is a little downsclae, and the people outside a mix of Asian, Russian and black from what I can see. The streets are kind of dirty, and there is a big green space adjacent to the station.

I can see where the Q tracks branch off from the D, relatively close to the station. There isn’t too much right next to the stop except for a tailoring place and some row houses.

In: On the ride over, I cross the narrow little gully that serves to separate Coney Island from the main part of Brooklyn. It’s pretty pitiful, really. This station is now back to the typical elevated style. The station walls have metal ridged paneling in off white. The roof looks to be in decent shape, too, and is supported by small metal columns. The layout is three track, two platform, with express bypass. Off the far end of the platform I can see over the side. On the platform I see a couple of weird things, such as when some teenagers hit a guy with a pair of sunglasses, and a Chinese guy speaking English in a fake-sounding accent (even though it’s probably real). The mezzanine and stairs are made of wood, and the station house is small and cramped.