Thursday, April 30, 2009

B/Q Trains - Newkirk Ave. (Day 6, stop #272)

Out:  The station house here is placed in the middle of a brick-paved, pedestrian shopping plaza, which is pretty unique.  In the shopping plaza there is a Mexican place, a Chinese restaurant, a Dunkin’ Donuts, a hair & nail place, a bank, etc.  There are a solid number of people perusing the stores despite the ongoing rain.  It seems like there is a decent number of black/African people over here along with some white and perhaps some Hispanic.  I also saw one sign in Russian.  There aren’t any houses right by the station so I’m not sure what the residential buildings look like.

In:  The station here is now “in the cut”, open to the air but below ground.  The layout is two platform, four track with local and express access.  Almost the entire platform is covered by roof supported by red metal columns on both sides of the platform.  The station house here is decorated and actually has skylights; it also has some 70’s-style beige tiles.