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Station: 57th Street (6th Avenue Line)

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IND 6th Avenue Line
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Opened: 7/1/1968

Two tracks, one island platform.

This station was constructed as part of the larger "Chrystie Street" connection project, since a new terminal at the end of the 6th Avenue line would be required for the new services. Provision for the extension from 47th-50th Street to 57th Street was built into the 53rd Street junctions during the original construction of those segments of the line. The 63rd Street cross-river tunnel was in the planning stages and construction on it would begin in the 1970s.

57th Street served as a terminal station until 1988, when the 63rd Street line was connected to it at the north. There is no color tile band, just vertical light beige tile. The mezzanine has extensive use of glass partition walls making up the fare control areas. There are three fare control areas, which are connected by the mezzanine. The south third of the mezzanine features high exit turnstiles and has some chained shut slam gate exits. The station is very clean, well maintained and very plainly functional. The platform is extra wide.

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