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Station: Jay Street-Metrotech (Broadway Line)

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Overview

Opened: 3/11/1920

Transfer here to: IND 8th Avenue/Fulton Street/Rockaway Line

Formerly known as "Lawrence Street-Metrotech", and prior to that, simply "Lawrence Street."

This station features curved side walls with a full length mezzanine with mosaics "to Lawrence Street", and "to Bridge Street". The north fare control is six steps up from the mezzanine. There is a wheel detector signal to enforce speed limits at the north end of the northbound track. This station was extended in the 1970s over a crossing west of the station. The new platform area is column-less; the platform fills the former switch well. There were steel flaps at the end of the original platform that were lifted up and away from the platform edge when trains moved over the switch. With the platform extended a new crossing was built in the tunnel between here and Court Street.

In December, 2010, a transfer corridor opened connecting Jay Street-Borough Hall of the IND with the Lawrence Street-Metrotech Station of the BMT. The project began in 2007 and included full rehabilitation of the Jay Street Station, and installation of full ADA accessibility to both the Jay Street Station and Lawrence Street Station platforms. The new transfer connector runs from the east side of the Jay Street Station mezzanine to the (railroad) north end of the Lawrence Street station, a total distance of about a half-block along Willoughby Street. The station names were changed to reflect this unified station complex.

Compass-west (railroad north) of the Lawrence Street Station, in the tunnel, there was a small platform fitted with a roll-up door (like a loading dock) used by the transit authority's revenue collection trains to make drop offs at TA headquarters located above. The platform is still visible just past the crossover on the Manhattan bound side. Cash is no longer delivered by revenue train; instead, the TA uses armored trucks.

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