Monday, May 4, 2009

F Train - Van Wyck Blvd.-Briarwood (Day 9, stop #367)

Out:  This is a pretty empty stretch of Queens Blvd. here.  There are plenty of trees around, a few apartments, and a hospital nearby.  In general, though, there’s not a whole to comment on.  It’s still very close to the Van Wyck Expwy, and it looks like there might be some park nearby.  I can’t really tell who lives around here by foot traffic, but I saw a mix of whites, Asians, and Hispanics in the train station.

In:  There is a narrow platform here, with white tiles on the walls.  The layout is two platform, four track with express bypass (even though the E train stopped here this morning).  There is some artwork by children lining the white-tiled tunnel under Queens Blvd.  The lighting is decent.  The station has a black and yellow color scheme, with a yellow tile stripe along the wall and an IND-style mosaic tile station name with a black background.  The stop is a bit dirty but not terrible.  There are blue-grey metal columns next to the platform edge.  The mezzanine is of a decent size with a transit police bureau.